As an Artist, Julie has enjoyed a career 

 which has included Music, Television, 

Stage, and Film for over 30 years.

 

As an Artist, Julie has enjoyed a career
 which has included Music, Television,
Stage, and Film for over 30 years.
 

Music

About Julie

 

Picking up a guitar at 10 years old, self-taught, (okay, one of the nuns at my school taught me G, D, and A!). I quickly began to write and performed an original song as a freshman at a school assembly.

I was an outsider in school, too tall, too talkative, and having a back brace for three years in high school for scoliosis, left me feeling awkward and alone. But when I could sing, none of that mattered.  

I didn’t need to be the most popular, or the prettiest, even kids who were not very nice during the school day somehow were touched by my songs, and slowly there was respect. Being able to express yourself and connect with other people gave my life purpose and allowed me to feel good about myself.

I was blessed to be part of Mr. Rose’s Award-winning Jazz Ensemble at Folsom High School, then part of the Musical Theatre of North Bay, and at 19, I met Tommy Gentry, a fantastic jazz pianist and mentor which launched my professional singing career.  With talented Rand Allen, we headlined at the Hyatt Regency’s One Up rooftop lounge and created our own cabaret show in San Francisco.

Touring in small venues and clubs in Europe and North America was a tremendous experience, connecting me with people from all over the world and led me to producing my first CD, “Sheddin’ My Skin”, with Beth Ravin, in 1998, and “Struck By Lightning” in LA in 2000 with my longtime friend, Dave Meros.  It was a true joy to go back into the studio with Dave in 2016 and produce the current EP “Love is Like the Rain” with a full orchestra on several of the songs.

Stage

JCB as Raffaela Ottanio
JCB as Raffaela Ottanio


After performing in and around San Francisco, and in Regional Theater for Williamstown Theater Festival, I moved to New York to take over for Karen Akers in a starring role for Tommy Tune’s “Grand Hotel: The Musical” on Broadway for 18 months. A dream come true and so much fun!

Television

JCB as Vekor with Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard
JCB as Vekor with Patrick Stewart as Jean-Luc Picard

 

In January 1991, I moved from New York to Los Angeles and quickly began working in television.  As a guest star on “Star Trek, The Next Generation” and “Deep Space Nine”, I fulfilled another dream, being part of the Sci-Fi Universe!  My role on “Babylon 5” as “Na’Toth” followed and created my relationship with fandom throughout the world.  I was also blessed to work on great shows like,  “Becker”, “JAG”, “Raven”, Sliders, and Beverly Hills 90201, among others. 

 Film

Thoughts of Suicide poster



After returning to Los Angeles, I began writing scripts, (Gee, who doesn’t?) and had some success in working with other writers on their projects as a consulting producer, ”Silent Hearts” which aired on Lifetime, the Award winning short “Passing Darkness”, cult favorite feature“ Hunter Prey” and the just released feature “Displacement”.

I returned to acting in 2010 with the role of “Tammy Tennis” in the feature film, “All About Evil” starring Natasha Lyonne and Thomas Dekker and formed a production company, (Sibling Rivalry Pictures) with my Emmy Award-winning brother Stephen Andrich to create, “Thoughts of Suicide on an Otherwise Lovely Day”.  A short film I wrote, produced, and starred in based on my life, was nominated for Best Short film on the festival circuit.  In 2013 I had the pleasure of starring in the Award Winning short, “The Call” for Director/Writer Kenneth Mader.

 

Coaching

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In my travels I found one truth: We all want FEEL Love. The ability to love yourself and others is how we stay connected. Others loving us is great, but if you can’t feel love for yourself no one else’s love will ever be enough. This brought me to my philosophy “Love First” and in 2000 I created the audio book, “Love First, The Beginning” and began working in the motivational speaking world. “Love First and the Artist” followed in 2002 from which I created a hands-on workshop with leading Casting Directors to explain the process of auditioning. I recorded this book in the summer of 2016. “Love First and Business” is also in the works and I do speaking engagements to businesses about how to maintain self respect and balance at work. Look for that audio book in 2018!

 

What’s Next?

 

 

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