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Julia Campbell
Born (1962-03-12) March 12, 1962 (age 60)
Years active1984–present
Spouse(s)Bernard White (1988–??)
Jay Karnes (1997–present)

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.


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, Herman's Head, Ally McBeal, Malcolm in the Middle, Seinfeld ("The Frogger" episode), Friends, House, The Mentalist, The Practice, The Pretender, and Dexter.[1]

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".[1]

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.[2] She is married to actor Jay Karnes. Before that, she was married to actor Bernard White.[1]



Year Title Role Notes
1990 Opportunity Knocks Annie Malkin
1991 Livin' Large Missy Carnes
1997 Romy and Michele's High School Reunion Christie Masters
1998 Rough Draft Juliette
2000 Bounce Sue
2001 Thank Heaven Victoria Brady
2005 Kicking & Screaming Janet Davidson
2006 Tillamook Treasure Kathryn Kimbell
2012 Arcadia Mrs. Acres


Year Title Role Notes
1984-1985 Ryan's Hope Katie Thompson Greenberg TV series
1986 Santa Barbara Courtney Capwell Regular role
1987 Werewolf Sally Episode: "Running with the Pack"
1987–88 Women in Prison Vicki Springer Main role
1989 Knight & Daye Janet Glickman Episodes: "Pilot", "New York! New York?", "Goodbye, Mr. Scrimshaw"
1990 Johnny Ryan Eve Manion TV film
1992 Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life Jilly Blue TV film
1992 The Witches of Eastwick Jane Hollis TV film
1992 Herman's Head Elizabeth Recurring role (season 2)
1993 Cutters Lynn Fletcher Main role
1993 Murder, She Wrote Sharon Baskin Episode: "A Virtual Murder"
1994 Twilight Zone: Rod Serling's Lost Classics Maureen Segment: "Where the Dead Are"
1994 The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Hollywood Follies Kitty TV film
1994 Blue Skies Ellie Baskin Main role
1995 A Whole New Ballgame Meg O'Donnell Main role
1995 Party of Five Monica Episode: "Best Laid Plans"
1996 Men Behaving Badly Cherie Miller Main role (season 1)
1996 Champs Doris Heslov Main role
1998 Seinfeld Lisi Episode: "The Frogger"
1998 Legion of Fire: Killer Ants! Laura Sills TV film
1998 Poodle Springs Miriam 'Muffy' Blackstone-Nichols TV film
1998 The Practice A.D.A. Fields Episode: "Reasons to Believe"
1998 The Pretender Kristi Kincaid Episode: "Someone to Trust"
1998–99 Martial Law Melanie George Recurring role (season 1)
1999 A Slight Case of Murder Patricia Stapelli TV film
1999 Oh, Grow Up Julie Sheffield TV film
2000 Bull Dr. Mary Parker Episode: "To Have and to Hold"
2000 Friends Whitney Episode: "The One with the Engagement Picture"
2000 Hey Neighbor Barbara TV film
2001 Judging Amy Calla Hawkins Episodes: "Redheaded Stepchild", "Hold on Tight"
2001 Reba Caroline Episode: "You Make Me Sick"
2002 Rose Red Ellen Rimbauer TV miniseries
2002 Ally McBeal Kelly Bridgeman Episode: "The New Day"
2003 Crossing Jordan Maddy Whitford Episode: "Fire and Ice"
2004–05 Still Standing Shelly Episodes: "Still Neighbors", "Still Fast", "Still Using"
2005 Malcolm in the Middle Donna Episode: "Mrs. Tri-County"
2006 Two and a Half Men Francine Episode: "And the Plot Moistens"
2006 3 lbs Roberta Mack Episode: "Lost for Words"
2007 Desperate Housewives Muriel Episode: "Now You Know"
2007 Pushing Daisies Emma Newsome Episode: "Corpsicle"
2008 In Treatment Olivia Episodes: "Sophie: Weeks Five & Eight"
2008 The Shield Ellen Carmichael Episode: "Family Meeting"
2009 Heroes Mary Campbell Episode: "Trust and Blood"
2009 Scrubs Mrs. Fremont Episode: "My ABC's"
2009 Big Love Vicky Nabors Episode: "Come, Ye Saints"
2009 House Melanie Episode: "The Softer Side"
2009 Hawthorne Beth Johnson Episode: "The Sense of Belonging"
2009 The Cleaner Marcia Fisher Episode: "Path of Least Resistance"
2009 The Mentalist Nina Hodge Episode: "Red Menace"
2009 Dexter Sally Mitchell Recurring role (season 4)
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Janet Marie Marsh Episode: "Lost & Found"
2010 No Ordinary Family Nina Claremont Episode: "No Ordinary Marriage"
2010 The Event Val Buchanan Episodes: "I Haven't Told You Everything", "A Matter of Life and Death"
2010 Lie to Me Carol Ashland Episode: "Beyond Belief"
2011 The Craigslist Killer Susan McAllister TV film
2011 CSI: Miami Gretchen Cambridge Episode: "Stiff"
2011 Criminal Minds Martha Slade Episode: "Painless"
2011, 2016 Awkward Tamara's Mom Episodes: "Queen Bee-atches", "Living in Sin"
2012–13 Austin & Ally Penny Dawson Episodes: "Backups & Breakups", "Chapters & Choices", "Partners & Parachutes"
2013 Justified Eve Munro Episodes: "Truth and Consequences", "Outlaw"
2016 Recovery Road Pamela Granger Episodes: "The Weaklings", "Your Side of the Street", "(Be)coming Clean"
2016 Who Killed JonBenét? Patsy Ramsey TV film
2018–19 The Resident Vivian Betournay Episodes: "Nightmares", "Stuck as Foretold"
2019 Tell Me a Story Cora Episodes: "Writer’s Block", "Number One Fan"


  1. ^ a b c Julia Campbell at IMDb
  2. ^ "Julia Campbell Biography (1963-)". Retrieved 10 January 2016.