Julia Campbell

For other people named Julia Campbell, see Julia Campbell (disambiguation).
Julia Campbell
Born (1962-03-12) March 12, 1962
Redstone Arsenal, near Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1984–present
Spouse(s) Bernard White (1988–??)
Jay Karnes (??–present)
Children 2

Julia Campbell (born March 12, 1962) is an American film and television actress. Her most noted role to date was "mean girl" Christie Masters in Romy and Michele's High School Reunion.[1]


Campbell had a starring role in the feature film, Tillamook Treasure (2006), in which she plays Kathryn Kimbell, the mother of the story's lead character. She has appeared on such television shows as Still Standing, Martial Law, and Herman's Head, Ally McBeal, Seinfeld ("The Frogger" episode), Friends, House, The Mentalist, The Practice, The Pretender, and Dexter.[2]

Some of her earliest notable roles were on the daytime soap operas Ryan's Hope (in which she played Ryan granddaughter Maura "Katie" Thompson) and Santa Barbara (in which she played Courtney Capwell) and the comedy film Livin' Large. In 2009, she guest starred on the NBC drama Heroes as Mary Campbell, mother of a new recurring character, Luke, in the episode "Trust and Blood".[2]

She appeared on the last episode of the series The Shield, on which her husband Jay Karnes played the character of Dutch Wagenbach, as a lawyer for Dutch's partner, Steve Billings, who is instantly attracted to Dutch.

Personal life

Campbell was born in Redstone Arsenal, near Huntsville, Alabama, the daughter of a model mother and an army officer father.[3] She is married to actor Jay Karnes. Before that, she was married to actor Bernard White.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
1986 The Eleventh Commandment Felicia
1987 Body Count
1990 Opportunity Knocks Dr. Annie Malkin
Johnny Ryan Eve Manion TV movie.
1991 Livin' Large! Missy Carnes
1992 Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life Jilly Blue TV movies.
The Witches of Eastwick Jane Hollis
1994 Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics Maureen Segment "Where the Dead Are"
The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Hollywood Follies Kitty TV movie.
1997 Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Christie Masters
1998 Rough Draft Juliette
Legion of Fire: Killer Ants! Laura Sills TV movies.
Poodle Springs Miriam 'Muffy' Blackstone-Nichols
1999 A Slight Case of Murder Patricia Stapelli
2000 Hey Neighbor Barbara
Bounce Sue
2001 Thank Heaven Victoria Brady
2002 The Funkhousers Mom TV movie.
2005 Kicking & Screaming Janet Davidson
2006 The Tillamook Treasure Kathryn Kimbell


Year Title Role Notes
1984 Ryan's Hope Katie Thompson 5 episodes 1984-1985
1986 Santa Barbara Courtney Capwell 2 episodes
1987 Werewolf Sally Ep: Running with the Pack
Women in Prison Vicki Springer 13 episodes 1987-1988
1989 Knight & Daye Janet Glickman Ep: Pilot
Ep: New York! New York?
Ep: Goodbye, Mr. Scrimshaw
1992 Herman's Head Elizabeth 5 episodes
1993 Cutters Lynn
Murder, She Wrote Sharon Baskin Ep: A Virtual Murder
1994 Blue Skies Ellie
1995 A Whole New Ballgame Meg O'Donnell 7 episodes
Party of Five Monica Ep: Best Laid Plans
1996 Champs Doris 6 episodes
Men Behaving Badly Cherie Miller Ep: The Bed
Ep: Jamie's in Love
1998 Seinfeld Lisi Ep: The Frogger
The Practice A.D.A. Fields Ep: Reasons to Believe
The Pretender Kristi Kincaid Ep: Someone to Trust
1999 Martial Law Melanie George Ep: Extreme Measures
Ep: Captive Hearts
Ep: Nitro Man
Ep: Requiem
Ep: End Game
Oh, Grow Up Julie Sheffield
2000 Bull Dr. Mary Parker Ep: To Have and to Hold
Friends Whitney Ep: The One with the Engagement Picture
2001 Judging Amy Calla Hawkins Ep: Hold on Tight
Reba Caroline Ep: You Make Me Sick
2002 Rose Red Ellen Rimbauer TV mini-series
Ally McBeal Ms. Bridgeman Ep: The New Day
2003 Crossing Jordan Maddy Whitford Ep: Fire and Ice
2004 Still Standing Shelly Ep: Still Neighbors
Ep: Still Fast
Ep: Still Using
Malcolm in the Middle Donna Ep: Mrs. Tri-County
2006 Two and a Half Men Francine Ep: And the Plot Moistens
3 lbs. Roberta Mack Ep: Lost for Words
2007 Desperate Housewives Muriel Ep: Now You Know
Pushing Daisies Emma Newsome Ep: Corpsicle
2008 In Treatment Olivia Ep: Sophie: Week Five
Ep: Sophie: Week Eight
The Shield Ellen Carmichael Ep: Family Meeting
2009 Scrubs Mrs. Fremont Ep: My ABC's
Heroes Mary Campbell Ep: Trust and Blood
Big Love Vicky Nabors Ep: Come, Ye Saints
House Melanie Ep: The Softer Side
Hawthorne Beth Johnson Ep: The Sense of Belonging
The Cleaner Marcia Fisher Ep: Path of Least Resistance
The Mentalist Nina Hodge Ep: Red Menace
Dexter Sally Mitchell 5 episodes
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Janet Marsh Ep: Lost & Found
No Ordinary Family Nina Claremont Ep: No Ordinary Marriage
Lie to Me Carol Ashlen Ep: Beyond Belief
2011 Awkward Tamara's Mother Ep: Queen Bee-atches
CSI: Miami Gretchen Cambridge Ep: Stiff
Criminal Minds Martha Slade Ep: Painless
2012–2013 Austin and Ally Penny Dawson Ep: Backups & Breakups
Ep: Chapters & Choices
Ep: Partners & Parachutes
2013 Justified Eve Munro 2 Episodes


  1. Profile, pqasb.pqarchiver.com, June 20, 2008; accessed March 20, 2015.
  2. 1 2 3 Julia Campbell at the Internet Movie Database
  3. "Julia Campbell Biography (1963-)". Retrieved 10 January 2016.
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