Who is Julia Jones?
Julia is an American actress, prhaps best known for her role as Leah Clearwater in the “Twilight” film series, while she’s appeared in a number of other notable roles throughout her career.
Julia Jones Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Julia Jones was born on 23 January 1981, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, the daughter of Frank Jones and Penny Wells. She is of mixed Choctaw, Chickasaw and African-American ancestry on her father’s side, and English through her mother.
She grew up in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, and attended Boston Ballet School from when she was four years old.
Julia matriculated from the historic Boston Latin School, which is the oldest public school in the USA. After which she enrolled at Columbia University, from which she earned a bachelor’s degree in English in 2005.
Julia started her career in 2003, with a minor role in the romantic comedy-drama film “The Look”, which starred Carrie Southworth, Andersen Gabrych and Neal Dodson.
The following year, Julia starred with Eddie Spears and Russell Means in Ricky Schroder’s award-winning sports drama film “Black Cloud”, which tells the story of a young Native American boxer who struggled to balance his cultural identity with his dreams of becoming a boxing champion.
Then in 2008, she played the role of Cherokee Kisum in the film “Hell Ride” – directed by Larry Bishop and produced by Quentin Tarantino, it’s a neo-western biker film, and Jones’ role was a supporting character in the story.
Two years later, Jones played the role of Cassie in the 2010 film “Jonah Hex” which also starred Josh Brolin, John Malkovich and Megan Fox, and was directed by Jimmy Hayward; the movie is about a scarred bounty hunter who is on a mission to stop a terrorist who is trying to unleash Hell on Earth.
Julia Jones gained significant recognition for her role as Leah Clearwater in the “Twilight” film series, which is based on the popular young adult book series written by Stephenie Meyer. Leah is a member of the Quileute tribe, and a close friend of the protagonist, Bella Swan.
Jones appeared in three of the six “Twilight” movies: “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”, and “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2”. Although her performance in the films didn’t win her any awards, it earned her critical acclaim and a loyal fan following.
Other Projects and Continued Success
In 2011 she co-starred as April Cordova in the drama film “California Indian”, alongside Gary Farmer, Mark Boone Junior, and Timothy Andrew Ramos, while in 2012, she had the supporting role in the award-winning romantic comedy film “Missed Connections, which starred Jon Abrahams, Mickey Sumner and Waris Ahluwalia.
She continued with notable roles in films with Native American themes, such as the drama “Winter in the Blood” with Chaske Spencer, David Morse, and Gary Farmer as the main stars.
Two years later, she played the recurring role of Gabriella Langton in four episodes of the television series “Longmire”. Gabriella is a paralegal who works for Walt Longmire, the sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming.
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Then in 2017, Julia played the role of Wilma Lambert in the film “Wind River”, directed by Taylor Sheridan. The movie follows a wildlife officer played by Jeremy Renner, who teams up with an FBI agent (played by Elizabeth Olsen) to investigate the murder of a young Native American woman on a reservation in Wyoming.
Jones’s portrayal of local Native American woman Wilma Lambert, who helps the investigators navigate the community and its traditions, was praised for its authenticity. “Wind River” was a critical and commercial success, receiving numerous award nominations and winning several, including Best Director and Best Picture at the Cannes Film Festival. The movie also starred Graham Greene, Gil Birmingham and Jon Bernthal. She also won the Bronze Wrangler at the Western Heritage Awards and the BAM Award.
The following year, Julia starred as Angelique Mott in the film “Angelique’s Isle”, directed by Michelle Derosier and Marie-Hélène Cousineau. The film is based on a true story of Angelique, a young Anishinaabe woman, and her voyageur husband as they’re stranded on an island in Lake Superior during the copper rush of 1845. She received wide praise for her work on the film, and won the American Indian Movie Award in the category of Best Actress.
In recent years, Julia continued with TV roles. In 2019 she joined the main cast of the Amazon Prime legal drama series “Goliath”, with Billy Bob Thornton in the lead role, playing the role of Stephanie Littlecrow, a Native American activist and community organizer.
The same year, she guest-starred as Omera in the sci-fi western fantasy action series “The Mandalorian”, while from 2021 to 2022, she was Sally, a recurring character in the TV sitcom “Rutherford Falls”.
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Most recently, Julia was chosen for the starring role of Sheriff Angela Bishop in the TV action crime-drama series “Dexter: New Blood”, a continuation of the popular series “Dexter”, which originally aired from 2006 to 2013. Her character was tasked with investigating a string of gruesome murders that are linked to the show’s titular character, Dexter Morgan. She earned a Saturn Award nomination in the category for Best Supporting Actress in a Network/Cable Television Series.
She is currently working on the upcoming sports drama film “Rez Ball”, in which she will star with Amber Midthunder and Jessica Matten.
According to authoritative sources, Julia Jones’s net worth is estimated at $1 million, as of early 2023.
Personal Life, Dating, Married, Husband, Children
When it comes to her personal life, Julia is very secretive about it. According to reports, she’s currently single and focused on her career. In the past, she dated “How I Met Your Mother” star Josh Radnor.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Julia Jones has dark brown hair and brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 8ins (1.73m), weighs approximately 125lbs (56kgs), with vital statistics of 34-24-35, and bra size 34B.