Who is Julie Gonzalo and is the ‘Freaky Friday’ Actress Married?

Age/Date of Birth:
40 years old (9 September 1981)
Height:
5 feet, 7 inches (1.73 m)
Ethnicity/Race:
Hispanic
Nationality:Argentine
American
Husband or Boyfriend:N/A
Parents:N/A
Net Worth: $10 million

If you were a fan of the popular soap opera, Dallas, then you will most definitely know Julie Gonzalo. The Argentine-born actress has carved out a niche for herself in Hollywood thanks to some unforgettable roles she has played over the years. In a career spanning two decades, Gonzalo has appeared in several movies and TV series including Dallas, Freaky Friday and Veronica Mars, etc. She has also received several accolades and is considered to be one of TV darlings in contemporary Hollywood. Discover more facts about Gonzalo below including details about her formative years as well as love life.

Julie Gonzalo’s Background

Julieta Susana Gonzalo is an actress who was born on the 9th of September 1981 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She holds dual Argentine and American nationalities while her ethnicity is Hispanic. Gonzalo spent the first seven years of her life in Argentina. In her childhood, the actress had an accident that resulted in an injury that left a scar on the bridge of her nose.

Her family subsequently immigrated to the United States, specifically Miami, where she started taking theatre classes in earnest. Gonzalo showed such great promise that her parents allowed her to relocate to Los Angeles to pursue her aspirations. She later made her professional acting debut in 2001; appearing in a short film titled The Penny Game.

The Actress Grew Up In A Closely-knit Family

The Hispanics are renowned for their strong family values and the case is no different for Gonzalo. The actress did not just grow up with her parents but her grandmother and great-grandmother who all contributed to her upbringing. Her nuclear family consists of her father, mother, and a brother named Diego.

Gonzalez obviously has her family to thank for their support in the early stages of her entertainment career. Though they originally settled in Miami (where her mom still lives) after immigrating to the US, her parents did not hesitate to let her move to Hollywood to pursue her dreams of becoming a movie star.

Though private when it comes to her family life, Gonzalo does occasionally celebrates her family through social media posts. Like mother’s day of 2020 when she took to the gram to posts photos of her mother.

The Actress Faced The Initial Struggle of Blending into American Schools

Leaving Argentina at the age of 8 to the US meant that Gonzalo would have to complete her education in the US and the first challenge she faced was with the change in language and, of course, making new friends. The actress had to learn English and first attended Ruth K. Broad Bay Harbor Elementary School and later Highland Oaks Middle School. She received her high school education at North Miami Junior High School.

Her Acting Career: Movies and TV Shows

Since her 2001 debut, Julie Gonzalo has featured in over 25 films including I’m With Lucy, Great Family, DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, Christmas with the Kranks, A Cinderella Story, Must Love Dogs, Cherry Crush, To Rob a Thief, Saving Angelo, 3 Holiday Tails, Waffle Street, and Freaky Friday.

Freaky Friday is a 2003 fantasy/comedy which revolves around Dr. Tess (played by Jamie Lee Curtis) and Anna (Lindsay Lohan), a mother-daughter duo who often butt heads on several issues. Things later take an interesting turn after both ladies accidentally exchange bodies and are forced to walk in each other’s shoes. In the film, Gonzalo portrayed the role of Stacey, Anna’s best friend-turned-archenemy. The movie was a box office hit as it grossed $160.8 million on a budget of just $20 million.

On the small screens, Julie Gonzalo has featured in series such as Supergirl, CSI: Miami, Nikita, Castle, Veronica Mars, NCIS, Grey’s anatomy, and Dallas.

Dallas is a TNT series that ran from 2012 to 2014. It revolved around the Ewings, a wealthy Dallas family with an interest in oil and ranching. The two main protagonists in the series are John Ross; who is bent on oil, money, and power, and Christopher; who is more interested in the welfare of the family’s ranch as well as exploring alternative sources of energy.

Who is Julie Gonzalo and is the 'Freaky Friday' Actress Married?
Julie Gonzalo as Rebecca Stutter in Dallas

The film featured the duo of Jesse Metcalf and Josh Henderson (as Christopher and John Ross respectively) while Gonzalo portrayed the scheming Rebecca Sutter. She received several accolades for her performance including a nomination for favorite TV actress in a drama series at the 2012 ALMA Awards.

With a career that has spanned over a decade and a half as an actress, Julie Gonzalo has got a lot of things going well for her. In terms of her earnings from the various film roles she has played, the actress’s net worth is reported to be about $8 million. On the other hand, she takes home an average annual salary of $900, 000.

A highlight of Her Most Popular And Successful Gigs

Movies

  • A Cinderella Story (2004)
  • Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
  • Must Love Dogs (2005)
  • Cherry Crush (2007)
  • To Rob a Thief (2007)

TV Shows

  • Veronica Mars (2006–2007, 2019)
  • Eli Stone (2008–2009)
  • Dallas (2012–2014)
  • Supergirl (2019–present)

Awards and Nominations

  • Eli Stone – ALMA Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2008) – Won
  • Eli Stone – ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (2009) – Nominated
  • Dallas – ALMA Award for Favorite TV Actress in a Drama Series (2012) – Nominated
  • Dallas – Imagen Award for Best Supporting Actress in Television (2013) – Nominated

Is Julie Gonzalo Married or Dating Anyone? 

The answer to this puzzle is in the negative. The Dallas star has never been married. She is also quite secretive about her love life as there have been no reports of her being romantically linked with other people. Meanwhile, even though Gonzalo is quite taciturn about her private life, she has no qualms turning up the heat on the screens.

The actress has featured in several romantic films and has portrayed numerous love roles. She has even gone ahead to reveal that her favorite TV relationship was the one that involved her character in the TV series, Eli Stone. Eli Stone is an ABC fantasy/comedy which follows Eli, a high-flying attorney who becomes a do-gooder after experiencing a series of prophetic visions. In the series, Gonzalo portrayed the role of Maggie, a junior attorney who wholeheartedly believes in, and supports Eli’s mission. On the other hand, the character of Eli Stone was played by Jonny Lee Miller. The two later develop a close rapport as well as a great partnership.

Profile Summary 
First Name:Julieta
Last Name:Gonzalo
Also Known As:
Julie
Sex/Gender:
Male
Profession:
Actress
Famous For:Freaky Friday, Christmas with the Kranks
Colleges/Universities Attended:
N/A
Educational Qualifications:
N/A
Religion:
Christianity
Birthday & Zodiac
Age/Date of Birth:
40 years old (9 September 1981)
Zodiac Sign:Virgo
Birth Place:
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nationality:Argentine
American
Ethnicity/Race:
Hispanic
Country of Residence:
United States of America (USA)
Physical Attributes
Height:
5 feet, 7 inches (1.73 m)
Weight:
131 pounds (59 kg)
Eye Colour:
Hazel
Hair Color:
Brown
Other Body Measurements:
N/A
Relationships
Marital Status:
Not Married
Spouse/Partner:
N/A
Family and Relatives
Father:
N/A
Mother:N/A
Children:
N/A
Siblings:Diego - Brother
Other Relatives:
N/A
Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth:
$10 million
Salary:$950,000 annually
Source of Wealth:
Acting career

Banks Onuoha
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