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Julieta Susana "Julie" Gonzalo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈʝuli ɣonˈsalo]; born September 9, 1981) is an Argentine actress and producer. She starred as Pamela Rebecca Barnes in the TNT drama series Dallas (2012–14). Gonzalo is also known for her roles in films, including Freaky Friday, A Cinderella Story, and Christmas with the Kranks, and on television series Veronica Mars and Eli Stone.

Julie Gonzalo
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Gonzalo at the PaleyFest 2013 forum for Dallas
Julieta Susana Gonzalo

(1981-09-09) September 9, 1981 (age 37)
Buenos Aires, Argentina[1]
OccupationActress, producer
Years active2001–present


Early lifeEdit

Gonzalo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and raised in Miami, Florida, where she began her career as a print model. Her family first emigrated from Argentina when Gonzalo was 7.[2][3] She later became interested in acting as she began taking theatre classes. Gonzalo moved to Los Angeles, and made her feature film debut in a supporting role of 2002 independent romantic comedy I'm with Lucy opposite Monica Potter.[3]


On television, Gonzalo debuted in The WB comedy series Greetings from Tucson. In early 2003, she won the main role of The WB comedy pilot, called Exit 9, but the show was not picked up.[4] The same year, she appeared on NCIS. In 2004, Gonzalo starred opposite Tori Spelling in another pilot Me, Me, Me for UPN, which was also not picked up.[5] She also guest-starred in the pilot episode of Drake & Josh in 2004.

Gonzalo appeared in several films in her early career. In 2003, she had a role as Lindsay Lohan's character's rival in Freaky Friday. She played a similar role the following year in the romantic comedy A Cinderella Story, opposite Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray, and also appeared in DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story and Christmas with the Kranks, as Jamie Lee Curtis' character's daughter. In 2005, she had supporting role in another romantic comedy, Must Love Dogs. Her other credits including 2007 thriller Cherry Crush and the lead role in the 2013 comedy horror movie Vamp U.[6]

In 2006, Gonzalo was cast in a series regular role as Parker Lee on The CW mystery television series Veronica Mars.[3] After the cancellation of the series, she was cast as one of the leads in the ABC comedy pilot called The News.[7] In next year, Gonzalo began starring as Maggie Dekker in ABC legal comedy-drama Eli Stone opposite Jonny Lee Miller. In 2008 she won ALMA Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for role in Eli Stone.[2] The series was cancelled after two seasons in 2009.[8]

Gonzalo was to be the lead in the NBC's not aired science fiction series Day One in 2009.[3] While originally intended to air on NBC midseason in the 2009–2010 TV season with a thirteen-episode season, it was reported on October 1, 2009 that the episode order had been reduced to four and would air as a mini-series.[9] On May 16, 2010, Entertainment Weekly reported that the show would likely never air.[10] She later guest-starred in Castle, Nikita, The Glades and CSI: Miami.[11]

In 2011, Gonzalo was cast as series regular in the TNT revival of Dallas,[12][13] which premiered on June 13, 2012.[14] Her character, Rebecca Sutter, was later revealed to be Pamela Rebecca Barnes, the daughter of the characters Cliff Barnes (Ken Kercheval) and Afton Cooper (Audrey Landers) from the original series.[15][16][17] The series was cancelled after three seasons in 2014. The following years, she starred in a number of Hallmark Channel television movies, and well as guest starred in Grey's Anatomy and Lucifer.


Gonzalo at the 2013 Monte-Carlo Television Festival


Year Title Role Notes
2001 The Penny Game Cherry Moss Short film
2002 I'm with Lucy Eve
2003 Special Vicki Short film
Freaky Friday Stacey Hinkhouse
2004 DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story Amber
A Cinderella Story Shelby Cummings
Christmas with the Kranks Blair Krank
2005 Must Love Dogs June
2007 Silent Night Lucy Short film, also producer
Cherry Crush Desiree Thomas
To Rob a Thief Gloria
Saving Angelo Receptionist Short film
2011 3 Holiday Tails Lisa Direct-to-video
2013 Vamp U Chris Keller/Mary Lipinsky
2014 The List Lara
2015 Waffle Street Becky Adams
2015 I Did Not Forget You Claire Short film
2016 Another Time Audrey Lang Short film
2018 How to Pick Your Second Husband First Jillian James
2019 The Great Illusion[18] Theresa
2019 Flip That Romance Jules Briggs


Year Title Role Notes
2002–2003 Greetings from Tucson Kim Modica 2 episodes
2003 Exit 9 Brooke TV pilot
NCIS Sarah Schaefer Episode: "Hung Out to Dry"
2004 Drake & Josh Tiffany Margolis Episode: "Hug Me, Brother: Pilot"
Me, me, me Pearl TV pilot
2006–2007 Veronica Mars Parker Lee Series regular, 20 episodes
2007 The News Gretchen Holt TV pilot
2008–2009 Eli Stone Maggie Dekker Series regular, 25 episodes
ALMA Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2008)
Nominated – ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (2009)
2009 Day One Kelly Series regular, not aired series
2010 Castle Madison Queller Episode: "Food to Die For"
Nikita Jill Morelli Episode: "Kill Jill"
The Glades Kim Nichols Episode: "Breaking 80"
2011 CSI: Miami Abby Lexington Episode: "Match Made in Hell"
2012–2014 Dallas Pamela Rebecca Barnes Series regular, 40 episodes
Nominated – ALMA Award for Favorite TV Actress in a Drama Series (2012)
Nominated – Imagen Award for Best Supporting Actress in Television (2013)[19]
2016 Pumpkin Pie Wars[20] Casey Television film
2017 Falling for Vermont Angela Young/Elizabeth Television film
2018 The Sweetest Heart Maddie Television film
2018 Grey's Anatomy Theresa Episode: "Fight for Your Mind"
2018 Lucifer Jessica Johnson Episode: "High School Poppycock"
2019 Flip that Romance Jules Briggs Television Film


  1. ^ "About Julie". Retrieved 29 May 2009.
  2. ^ a b "Julie Gonzalo Biography". TV Guide. November 28, 2012. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d "Julie Gonzalo Biography – BuddyTV". Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Shows A-Z – exit 9 on wb". Retrieved 2013-11-14.
  5. ^ "Shows A-Z – me, me, me on UPN". Retrieved 2013-11-14.
  6. ^ "Vamp U Very Much for New Poster and Trailer from Comedy Horror". Horror Asylum. January 22, 2013. Retrieved March 26, 2013.
  7. ^ "Pilots: 'Mars' Co-Star Lands at ABC". Zap2it. 2007-03-19. Retrieved 2013-11-14.
  8. ^ "Your Last Chance to See Julie Gonzalo in ABC's "Eli Stone"". Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  9. ^ Michael Schneider (2009-10-01). "NBC opts to air Day One as miniseries". Variety. Retrieved 2013-11-14.
  10. ^ Bierly, Mandi (2010-05-16). "NBC fall schedule: Possible farewell movies for Law & Order and Heroes". Archived from the original on 2010-05-19. Retrieved 2013-11-14.
  11. ^ "Julie Gonzalo Credits". 2012-11-28. Retrieved 2013-11-14.
  12. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "TNT's Dallas Reboot Adds Jesse Metcalfe And Julie Gonzalo". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2013-11-14.
  13. ^ Jeffery, Morgan (February 11, 2011). "Jesse Metcalfe confirmed for Dallas". Digital Spy. Retrieved July 12, 2011.
  14. ^ "Dallas review: TNT's sequel stays true to the original". June 13, 2012. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
  15. ^ Melody Chiu and Alison Schwartz (August 11, 2012). "Julie Gonzalo Had to Keep Dallas Finale Bombshell a Secret". People. Retrieved March 26, 2013.
  16. ^ Kate Stanhope (January 2013). "Dallas' Julie Gonzalo on Unleashing the Real Rebecca: 'You Can't Underestimate Her'". TV Guide. Retrieved March 26, 2013.
  17. ^ Bierly, Mandi (2013-04-10). "Dallas: Julie Gonzalo on Pamela and John Ross' wedding". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2013-11-14.
  18. ^ McNary, Dave (2 June 2018). "Film News Roundup: Bill Bellamy, Julie Gonzalo to Star in Horror Film 'The Great Illusion'". Retrieved 27 November 2018.
  19. ^ Jon Weisman. "Trio of ABC Shows, Selena Gomez Nominated for Imagen Awards". Variety. Retrieved 2013-06-24.
  20. ^ "ABOUT PUMPKIN PIE WARS – Cast". Retrieved 17 October 2016.

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