Julia Jones (born January 23, 1981) is an American actress, known for playing Leah Clearwater in The Twilight Saga films and Kohana in the HBO series Westworld.[1][2]

Julia Jones
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Jones in November 2011
Born (1981-01-23) January 23, 1981 (age 39)
Alma materColumbia University
OccupationActress
Years active2003–present

Early life and educationEdit

Julia Jones was born January 23, 1981 in Boston, Massachusetts. She identifies as being of English, African American, Choctaw and Chickasaw descent.[3][failed verification][4] Jones studied at the Boston Ballet School from the age of 4. She began working in commercials and local theatre when she was eight.[5] Jones graduated from the historic Boston Latin School, the oldest public school in America, and later Columbia University with a degree in English.[3]

CareerEdit

Jones has modeled in catalogues for Levi Strauss & Co., Gap Inc., Esprit Holdings, and L'Oréal. She appeared in Chuck Wicks's music video for "Hold That Thought".

Jones appeared in a number of independent films before being cast in the Quentin Tarantino produced biker remake Hell Ride, which premiered at Sundance in 2008. She played Dr. Kaya Montoya on ER in its final two seasons. In 2009, she appeared in the Culture Clash play, Palestine, New Mexico, at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.[6] In 2010, Jones was cast in Jonah Hex and in the last three installments of The Twilight Saga. Jones stated that she enjoyed seeing her character Leah Clearwater transform into her wolf form with the use of CGI.[7] In 2015, she played the female lead opposite Adam Sandler in The Ridiculous 6 and Gab on the Netflix series Longmire. She also made an appearance on the 2019 Disney+ Series The Mandalorian

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2003 The Look Gigi
2004 Black Cloud Sammi
2007 The Reckoning Gina Short film
2008 Hell Ride Cherokee Kisum
2008 Three Priests Abby
2010 Jonah Hex Cassie
2010 The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Leah Clearwater
2011 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Leah Clearwater
2011 California Indian April Cordova
2012 Missed Connections Tess Wright
2012 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 Leah Clearwater
2012 Rich Girl Problems Celeste Short film
2013 Winter in the Blood Agnes First Raise
2015 The Ridiculous 6 Smoking Fox
2017 Wind River Wilma Lambert
2018 Tao of Surfing Amber
2018 Angelique's Isle Angelique Mott
2019 Cold Pursuit Aya
2019 Think Like a Dog Bridget Post-Production

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2008 ER Dr. Kaya Montoya Recurring role; 4 episodes
2012 In Plain Sight Heather Pierce Episode: "Reservations, I've Got a Few"
2013 The Thanksgiving House Victoria Television film
2015 Longmire Gabriella Langton Recurring role; 4 episodes
2017 High School Lover Samantha Winters Television film
2018 Westworld Kohana Recurring (season 2)
2019 Goliath Stephanie Littlecrow Main cast (Season 3)
2019 Star Wars: The Mandalorian Omera Guest star

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 7, 2010. Retrieved December 3, 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Empire (2018-04-10). "Westworld Adds Tao Okamoto, Julia Jones And More For Season 2". Empire. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  3. ^ a b Janice O'Leary (2009). "Twilight's Julia Jones: A Wolf in Chic Clothing". Retrieved September 24, 2013.
  4. ^ ICMN Staff (July 26, 2014). "The Hot List, Part II: Must-See Native Actresses". Indiancountrytodaymediannetwork.com. Archived from the original on Aug 7, 2017. Retrieved April 21, 2015.
  5. ^ "Tag: Feature - Improper Bostonian". Improper.com. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Photo Flash: PALESTINE, NEW MEXICO Opens at Mark Taper Forum". Losangeles.broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Alex Meraz, Chaske Spencer and Julia Jones (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) Interview | Celebrity Interviews". showtimes.com. 11 March 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2019.

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