Julie Benz

With a chameleon-like ability to transform from a bubbly blonde to a tortured brunette, actress Julie Benz won a Golden Satellite Award for her role as beloved Rita Bennett on Showtime’s award-winning series Dexter.

Benz recurred on the CBS medical drama A Gifted Man, and also starred in the TNT movie Ricochet. She also appeared on ABC’s No Ordinary Family, followed by a stint on Desperate Housewives. Throughout her career, Benz has starred in an array of cult classics including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Roswell, as well as the Steven Spielberg-produced alien abduction miniseries Taken.

On the big screen, she starred opposite Sylvester Stallone in 2008’s Rambo, as the vengeful, blue-collar wife of a murdered cop in The Punisher: War Zone, and as one of Jigsaw’s victims in the fifth chapter of the popular Saw franchise.

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