Who is Julianna Guill?
Julianna Guill was born on 7 July 1987, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA, and is an actress, perhaps best known for her work in the film “Friday the 13th playing the character Bree, which was released in 2009. Other projects she’s worked on include “Glory Daze”, “The Resident”, and “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce”.
The Wealth of Julianna Guill
As of early-2020, Julianna Guill’s net worth is estimated to be over $500,000, earned through a successful career in acting since 2004, appearing in various mainstream projects. She’s also worked on several web series and independent projects during her career.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
Julianna grew up in North Carolina alongside two siblings. At a young age, their parents encouraged them in the arts as all children loved to act and sing. Performing in the family helped build their confidence, and she also took up dance lessons. She learned jazz, ballet and tap dancing, continuing to develop her skills while a student at RJ Reynolds High School. She also joined the school choir, which helped with her singing ability.
After matriculating from high school in 2005, she enrolled at New York University, taking up a degree in theatre.
The university is known to be one of the most historical and prestigious schools in the US – its history dates back to the early 1800s, and the school has various prominent alumni, some of which have made waves in the acting profession. During her time there, she began participating in local theatre productions, but desiring to find more work in Hollywood, she moved to Los Angeles after graduating.
Rise to Fame
After moving to Los Angeles, Guill started auditioning, which led her to work in several mainstream television shows, mostly as a guest.
Some of her projects during this period included “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, “How I Met Your Mother” and “One Tree Hill”. One of her first regular roles was in the show “My Alibi”, which aired on Take180, and aired for 18 episodes, telling the story of a group of students who become locked together in a room as punishment for a prank no one is confessing to. They later talk about the events leading to their lock-up, as well as the various twists that occurred along the way. Other stars of the show included Alison Brie and Zachary Burr Abel.
Her next project would be the series “Glory Daze”, which aired for a season on TBS. It follows the story of college freshmen who start to adjust to college life, with most of them opting to join a fraternity. She also had a few film projects during this period, mostly independent films such as “Costa Rican Summer”. She also had a lead role in the movie “Road Trip: Beer Pong” which was released straight to DVD.
“Friday the 13th”
In 2009, Julianna gained one of her most notable roles, in the film “Friday the 13th” which is a reboot of the 1980 film series that popularized the horror character, Jason Voorhees.
The film was directed by Marcus Nispel who is known for the revival of various other horror films of the past. The film starred her alongside Jared Padalecki, Aaron Yoo, and Danielle Panabaker, and tells the story of a man searching for his missing sister, who was last known to be camping by a lake. The script of the film was inspired by the first four “Friday the 13th” films, with the mask taken from the design of the third.
The film also delved a little deeper into the character of the slasher, giving him a bit of origin but not showing too much so that the audience would not sympathize with the killer.
The film received generally negative reviews, as many critics felt that the film didn’t add anything new to the franchise, but relied on outdated tropes of the past. Despite that, the film performed well at the box office, easily exceeding its budget.
Work After Friday the 13th
After “Friday the 13th”, Julianna appeared in the television movie “My Super Psycho Sweet 16” which aired on MTV, and reprised his role in the sequel which was released the following year. She continued her work in horror with the 2012 film “The Apparition”, starring alongside Ashley Greene and Sebastian Stan. The film follows the story of three students who must deal with a supernatural threat they summoned.
She also had roles in other films showing her versatility, as she appeared in several comedies. She worked alongside Steve Carell in “Crazy, Stupid, Love” in which she had a minor role; the film is about a man who is taught how to pick up women at bars, as he handles the aftermath of his divorce. She also worked with Alison Brie once more when she made a guest appearance in “Community”, then in 2014 she was cast as a regular in the television show “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce”, portraying Becca Riley. The show aired on Bravo, and is based on the book series “Girlfriends’ Guide” which was written by Vicki Iovine.
The show ran for five seasons, and Julianna was a part of the show for four years. One of her latest projects is the TV show “The Resident”, a medical series in which she has the recurring role of Jessie Nevin.
Julianne married Ben McMillan in 2015 after dating for a few years. He is a writer and producer, though little is known about his work. Their marriage was held at Martha’s Vineyard located in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. They have a child together, and the family is often featured on her social media. During her free time, she’s been exploring other ventures such as wine and alcoholic drinks. She also recently gained an interest in production and the behind-the-scenes work on films.