Julia Benson at 2011 Wizard World Chicago
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Julia Benson (born Julia Anderson; 26 June 1979) is a Canadian actress. She played the character Vanessa James in the science fiction series Stargate Universe .
Stargate Universe is a Canadian-American military science fiction television series and part of MGM's Stargate franchise. It follows the adventures of a present-day, multinational exploration team traveling on the Ancient spaceship Destiny several billion light years distant from the Milky Way Galaxy. They evacuated there and are now trying to figure out a way to return to Earth, while simultaneously trying to explore and to survive in their unknown area of the universe. The series, created by Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper, premiered in the United States on Syfy on October 2, 2009. The series featured an ensemble cast and was primarily filmed in and around Vancouver, BC, Canada. A second season of 20 episodes was announced by Syfy in December 2009.
Benson trained as a ballet, tap, jazz dancer since age six.She graduated from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) in 2001 with a degree in theatre and psychology. She trained as an actress at David Mamet's Atlantic Theater Company in New York City.
Ballet is a type of performance dance that originated during the Italian Renaissance in the fifteenth century and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. It has since become a widespread, highly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary based on French terminology. It has been globally influential and has defined the foundational techniques used in many other dance genres and cultures. Ballet has been taught in various schools around the world, which have historically incorporated their own cultures and as a result, the art has evolved in a number of distinct ways. See glossary of ballet.
Tap dance is a type of dance characterized by using the sounds of tap shoes striking the floor as a form of percussion. The sound is made by shoes that have a metal "tap" on the heel and toe. There are several major variations on tap dance including: flamenco, rhythm (jazz) tap, classical tap, Broadway tap, and post-modern tap. Broadway tap is rooted in English theatrical tradition and often focuses on formations, choreography and generally less complex rhythms; it is widely performed in musical theatre. Rhythm tap focuses on musicality, and practitioners consider themselves to be a part of the jazz tradition. Classical tap has a similarly long tradition which marries European "classical" music with American foot drumming with a wide variation in full-body expression. Post-modern or contemporary tap has emerged over the last three decades to incorporate abstract expression, thematic narrative and technology.
The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a public research university with campuses in Vancouver and Kelowna, British Columbia. Established in 1908, UBC is British Columbia's oldest university. The university is ranked among the top 20 public universities worldwide and among the top three in Canada. With an annual research budget of $600 million, UBC funds over 8,000 projects a year.
Benson played the role of Anna in the 2007 film Road to Victory about a stripper who falls in love with a football player who is unable to sexually perform due to an injury. She trained with a dancer from Brandi's strip club in Vancouver, British Columbia.
A striptease is an erotic or exotic dance in which the performer gradually undresses, either partly or completely, in a seductive and sexually suggestive manner. The person who performs a striptease is commonly known as a "stripper" or exotic dancer.
Erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, is a type of sexual dysfunction characterized by the inability to develop or maintain an erection of the penis during sexual activity. Erectile dysfunction can have psychological consequences as it can be tied to relationship difficulties and self-image.
Strip clubs are venues where strippers provide adult entertainment, predominantly in the form of striptease or other erotic or exotic dances. Strip clubs typically adopt a nightclub or bar style, and can also adopt a theatre or cabaret-style. American-style strip clubs began to appear outside North America after World War II, arriving in Asia in the late 1980s and Europe in the 1978, where they competed against the local English and French styles of striptease and erotic performances.
From 2009 to 2011, Benson appeared as 2nd Lt. Vanessa James in both seasons of TV science fiction series Stargate Universe . Her performance in the show's first season episode "Pain" earned her a 2010 Leo award as "Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series".
|2005||Crazy Late||Sarah Jones||Short film|
|2007||Road to Victory||Anna|
|2008||Blonde and Blonder||Last Dancer in Line|
|2008||Robin, Chuck, and Shirley||Shirley Sutherland||Short film|
|2009||Scott's Lands||Melissa||Short film|
|2009||Everything's Coming Up Rosie||Catherine||Short film|
|2012||Now and Forever||Lucy Redd||Short film, completed|
|2012||Death Do Us Part||Kennedy||Post-production|
|2013||Kid Cannabis||Julie Morgan||Post-production|
|2013||Leap 4 Your Life||Julianna||Post-production|
|2013||That Burning Feeling||Joyce||Filming|
|2014||Death Do Us Part||Kennedy Jamieson||Producer, Writer|
|2014||What an Idiot||Jackie||Post-production|
|2015||Dead Rising: Watchtower||Amy|
|2017||My Little Pony: The Movie||Additional voices|
|2018||To All the Boys I've Loved Before||Ms. Kavinsky|
|TBA||The Ferret Squad||Marcie||In production|
|2003||Tru Calling||Tara||Episode: "Past Tense"|
|2005||The Dead Zone||Crying Girl||Episode: "The Collector"|
|2006||The Evidence||Sadie McAbee||Episode: "Stringers"|
|2006||Stargate Atlantis||Willa||Episode: "Irresistible"|
|2007||Masters of Horror||Abbey Addison||Episode: "Right to Die"|
|2007||My Neighbor's Keeper||Mom||TV film|
|2007||Reaper||Gloria||Episode: "All Mine"|
|2007||Supernatural||Woman at Bar||Episode: "Sin City"|
|2007||Whistler||James||Episode: "Passion Plays"|
|2007||Aliens in America||Clerk||Episode: "Church"|
|2008||Past Lies||Sarah||TV film|
|2008||The Unquiet||Christina||TV film|
|2009||Mr. Troop Mom||CC Turner||TV film|
|2009||Harper's Island||Officer Tyra Coulter||Episode: "Snap"|
|2009||SGU Stargate Universe Kino||Vanessa James||Episode: "Covered Kino"|
|2009–11||Stargate Universe||Lt. Vanessa James||Recurring role (36 episodes)|
|2010||The Ex-Convict's Guide||Shirley Sutherland||Episodes: "Be Gracious", "Respect the Rules of the House", "Do Not Convert Your Host's Possessions - Into Weapons",|
"Remember to Bid Your Host a Gracious Farewell!"
|2010||Lying to Be Perfect||Joy||TV film (Lifetime)|
|2010–11||SGU Stargate Universe Kino||Vanessa James||Episodes: "Wait for It", "Favorite Meal of All Time", "One Long Endless Night", "All the Stages"|
|2011||Shattered||Hostess||Episode: "Unaired Pilot"|
|2011||Hiccups||Penelope||Episode: "Welcome Back Potter"|
|2011||R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour||Mom||Episodes: "Brush with Madness", "Sick"|
|2011||Earth's Final Hours||Chloe Edwards||TV film|
|2012||Mr. Young||Bianca Boyd||Episode: "Mr. Sci-Fi"|
|2013||Chupacabra vs. the Alamo||Tracy||TV film (Syfy)|
|2014-15||Cedar Cove||Jeri Drake||Episodes: "Trials and Tribulations", "One Day at a Time", "Point of No Return", "Secrets and Lies", "Stand and Deliver", "Resolutions and Revelations", "Hello Again", "A Helping Hand", "Civil War", "Batter Up", "Runaway", "The Good Fight"|
|2017||A Bramble House Christmas||Molly||Television film (Hallmark)|
|2018||Marrying Father Christmas||Ellie Whitcomb||Television film (Hallmark Movies and Mysteries)|
|2019||The Order||Professor Robin Benson||3 episodes|
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