|Born||April 4, 1954|
New York City, New York, U.S.
Julie Carmen (born April 4, 1954) is an American actress, dancer and a licensed psychotherapist. She came to prominence onscreen in the 1980s, winning the Venice Film Festival Best Supporting Actress Award for her role in John Cassavetes' film, Gloria (1980), opposite Gena Rowlands.
Carmen was born in New York City of Spanish and Cuban ancestry. Her acting training was with Sanford Meisner at Neighborhood Playhouse and with Uta Hagen at HB Studios. Carmen was on the Board of Directors of both Women in Film for three years and IFP/West for six years.
She has starred in a variety of films including Night of the Juggler (1980), Comeback (1982) opposite Eric Burdon, Last Plane Out (1983), Condo (1983) Blue City (1986), Robert Redford's The Milagro Beanfield War (1988), Fright Night Part 2 (1988) as vampire Regine Dandrige, Paint It Black (1989), John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness (1995), NYPD Blue (1999) and King of the Jungle (2000) opposite John Leguizamo. In 2012 she played a supporting role in Last Weekend and later starred in Dawn Patrol (2014).
Carmen appeared on television as the female lead in the 1992 NBC mini-series Drugs Wars: The Cocaine Cartel, as well as playing the mother of Angelina Jolie's character in the 1997 Hallmark Entertainment miniseries True Women and the female lead opposite Val Kilmer in Gore Vidal's Billy the Kid directed by Billy Graham. Julie played female lead opposite George C. Scott in two made for television movies, Finding the Way Home and Curacao (also called Deadly Waters). She was a series regular, as Linda Rodriguez Kirkridge, on the short-lived ABC sitcom Condo (1983), and guest starred in three first-season (1990) episodes of the HBO original comedy series Dream On.
She danced on Broadway in Luis Valdez's Zoot Suit, and was resident choreographer at INTAR under the direction of Max Ferra. She studied dance at the Merce Cunningham and Erik Hawkins Studios, and Pilates with Joseph Pilates at the original studio in NYC, which led to her 1979 teaching position at Ron Fletcher's Pilates Studio in Los Angeles. In 2007, she played the lead role Liz Estrada at the Getty Villa's commissioned update of Lysistrata. In 2015, she returned to television, appearing as a series regular in the independent TV pilot Myrna as Stefie, the ex-wife of the title character.
In addition to her career in acting she has subsequently pursued academics, having since become a licensed and practicing psychotherapist. She earned a B.S. from the State University of New York Empire State, a master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch College, and is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. She is also certified through the International Association of Yoga Therapists and Yoga Alliance at the ERYT-500 level.
Carmen was trained as a drama therapist by Ramon Gordon of Cell Block Theater. She designed and led the drama therapy and yoga therapy programs at Passages Drug and Alcohol Residential Treatment Center. She was a yoga therapist at Monte Nido Eating Disorder Centers and the Los Angeles School Districts Program for Pregnant Teens.
She was referenced in actress Suzanne Somers' book, Ageless: The Naked Truth About Bioidentical Hormones in the chapter titled Julie Carmen Yoga.
|1980||Night of the Juggler||Maria|
|1982||The Man on the Wall||Viktoria|
|1983||Last Plane Out||Maria Cardena|
|1986||Blue City||Debbie Torres|
|1988||The Milagro Beanfield War||Nancy Mondragon|
|1988||Lovers, Partners & Spies||Madonna|
|1988||Fright Night Part 2||Regine Dandridge|
|1989||Paint It Black||Gina Bayworth|
|1991||Kiss Me a Killer||Teresa|
|1991||Cold Heaven||Anna Corvin|
|1995||In the Mouth of Madness||Linda Styles|
|2000||King of the Jungle||Mona|
|2005||Angels with Angels||Graciella|
|2014||Last Weekend||Maria Castillo|
|2014||Dawn Patrol||Laura Rivera|
|2018||You Can't Say No||Matilda|
|2019||Windows on the World||Elena|
|1978||Guiding Light||Carmen Monvales||2 episodes|
|1979||Can You Hear the Laughter? The Story of Freddie Prinze||Rose||TV film|
|1980||Lou Grant||Teresa Davis||Episode: "Indians"|
|1981||300 Miles for Stephanie||Rosa Sanchez||TV film|
|1981||Nero Wolfe||Dr. Lydia Proctor||Episode: "What Happened to April"|
|1981||She's in the Army Now||Pvt. Yvette Rios||TV film|
|1981||Fire on the Mountain||Cruza Peralta||TV film|
|1982||Cassie & Co.||Sheila||Episode: "The Golden Silence"|
|1982||Cagney & Lacey||Carmen||Episode: "Beyond the Golden Door"|
|1983||Condo||Linda Rodriguez||Main role|
|1983||Remington Steele||Gina Barber||Episode: "Steele Knuckles and Glass Jaws"|
|1984||The Fall Guy||Estrelita||Episode: "Rabbit's Feet"|
|1984||T. J. Hooker||Julie Mendez||Episode: "Gang War"|
|1984||Who's the Boss?||Teresa||Episode: "Angela's First Flight"|
|1984||Matt Houston||Fran||Episode: "Caged"|
|1984||Highway to Heaven||Elena Simms||Episode: "Hotel of Dreams"|
|1985||Airwolf||Teresa Guzman||Episode: "Prisoner of Yesterday"|
|1985||Fame||Diane Petit||Episode: "Who Am I, Really?"|
|1985||The Twilight Zone||Mary Ellen Bradshaw||Segment: "Wish Bank"|
|1985–1986||Falcon Crest||Sofia Stavros||Recurring role (season 5)|
|1988||Beauty and the Beast||Luz Corrales||Episode: "Ozymandias"|
|1988||Police Story: Burnout||Kathy||TV film|
|1989||Gideon Oliver||Carlotta Guzman||Episode: "The Last Plane from Coramaya"|
|1989||Billy the Kid||Celsa||TV film|
|1989||Manhunt: Search for the Night Killer||Pearl Carrillo||TV film|
|1989||The Neon Empire||Miranda||TV film|
|1990||Dream On||Nina Ferrara||Episodes: "Three Coins in the Dryer", "Trojan War", "Up the River"|
|1991||Finding the Way Home||Elena||TV film|
|1992||Drug Wars: The Cocaine Cartel||Judge Sonia Perez-Vega||TV miniseries|
|1994||Seduced by Evil||Rayna||TV film|
|1995||Diagnosis: Murder||Moriah Thomas||Episode: "The Bela Lugosi Blues"|
|1995||ER||Mrs. Lafferty||Episode: "Motherhood"|
|1995||The Omen||Rita||TV film|
|1996||Top Gun: Fire at Will||Amanda Moore||Video game|
|1997||True Women||Cherokee Lawshe||TV film|
|1998||Gargantua||Dr. Alyson Shaw||TV film|
|1999||NYPD Blue||Nydia||Episode: "I'll Draw You a Map"|
|1999||Touched by an Angel||Elisa Morante||Episode: "The Letter"|
|2000||City of Angels||Vanessa Medina||Episode: "Weenis Between Us"|
|2000||The Expendables||Jackie||TV film|
|2016||NCIS||Mrs. Medina||Episode: "Home of the Brave"|
https://cal.lmu.edu/event/lmux191012 this verifies some of Julie Carmen's teaching positions at Loyola Marymount University