Julie White was born in the Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, California. She and her family moved to Austin, Texas, to take up ranching when she was three years old. She started acting in local plays and became a semi-professional at 16. While she was playing the lead role in the musical, The Baker’s Wife, the show’s authors encouraged her to take her talent to New York City. After graduating from high school, she followed their advice, enrolling as a history major at Fordham University.
On Broadway, White appeared in a production of Wendy Wasserstein’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Heidi Chronicles. In 2006, she received rave reviews for The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane which then went on to broadway. She won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play for her performance, over fellow nominees Angela Lansbury, Vanessa Redgrave, Swoosie Kurtz and Eve Best.
White’s most high profile television role to date was as Nadine, the quirky neighbor on Grace Under Fire. White joined the show when it launched in 1993 and appeared in the first four seasons. White has subsequently made several guest appearances on HBO’s Six Feet Under as Mitzi Dalton-Huntley and on NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Dr. Anne Morella. White also appeared on Desperate Housewives as Amanda in the Season Two finale but chose to turn down a recurring role when she was offered the role in The Little Dog Laughed.
Julie is probably best known to Supanova fans for the role of Judy Witwicky, mother of the main human character Sam Witwicky, in Transformers and its sequels Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and the upcoming Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Her character has consistently provided comic relief in these action Blockbusters and is much loved.
In 2008, White received a Drama Desk Award nomination for her role in the play From Up Here. In 2009, she appeared in the HBO original movie Taking Chance starring Kevin Bacon. She also lent her voice to the 2009 computer-animated film Monsters vs. Aliens.
Julie looks forward to seeing all her fans at both the Sydney and Perth shows and will be appearing each Saturday 10.30am to 5.30pm and each Sunday 11am to 5pm for autograph* and photo* sessions and Q&A sessions at each expo.
* Autograph ($30 each) and photograph ($40 each) fees apply.
- Guest confirmed health and other commitments pending