Who is Julie Ann Emery?

Julie Ann Emery was born in Crossville, Tennessee USA, on 16 January 1975 – her zodiac sign is Capricorn, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress, film writer and director, who has appeared in more than 60 movies and TV series, while she’s probably known best for her portrayal of Betsy Kettleman in the critically acclaimed crime series “Better Call Saul”. It was created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, stars Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn and Jonathan Banks, and follows the life of the criminal attorney Jimmy McGill, one of the main characters in one of the most popular series of all time “Breaking Bad”.

“Better Call Saul” has been airing since 2015, and has won 36 of the 284 awards for which it’s been nominated, including 39 Primetime Emmy nominations.

Early life and education

Julie was raised in Crossville by her father Gary Emery who was a dairy farmer, and her mother Janice (nee Fields) who was a computer analyst. Because she hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, most people believe Julie to be an only child.

She became interested in acting while attending Cumberland County High School, Julie was a member of its drama club and appeared in various plays performed at the school. She was 16 years old when she started appearing in theatre plays, such as “Bye Bye Birdie” and “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”.

Julie matriculated in 1993, and then enrolled at Webster University’s Conservatory in St. Louis, Missouri, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in acting in 1997. She continued appearing in plays for the following five years, prior to launching her career on TV.

Roles in TV series

Julie made her debut TV series appearance with her portrayal of Amy, in the 2002 episode “What Women Don’t Want” of the comedy “The Drew Carey Show”, and gained recognition in the same year when cast to play the supporting character Leah Barnes, in the drama “First Monday”. It was created by Donald P. Bellisario and Paul J. Levine, starred Joe Mantegna, James Garner and Charles Durning, and follows the lives of both liberals and conservatives who are on the Supreme Court; the series was nominated for two awards, including a Primetime Emmy.

Julie Ann Emery

The following years saw Julie play supporting characters in a couple of critically acclaimed series, such as the romantic drama “Providence”, the mystery science fiction drama “Taken”, and the romantic drama “ER”. Between 2003 and 2005, she played Jennifer Sampson, one of the main characters in the crime drama “Line of Fire”; it also starred Leslie Bibb and Leslie Hope, and follows the lives of a mobster and an FBI agent. The series was nominated for five awards, including a Primetime Emmy. By the end of the 2000s, Julie had made a guest appearance in an episode of various series, including the mystery crime drama “The Inside”, the crime comedy drama “Bones” and the fantasy drama “Ghost Whisperer”.

Between 2009 and 2011, she starred as Emily in the comedy “Then We Got Help!”, and in 2014, Julie appeared as Ida Thurman in four episodes of the crime thriller drama “Fargo”. Created by Noah Hawley, it starred Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman and Allison Tolman, and follows the people living in Fargo, North Dakota; the series has been airing since 2014, and has won 66 awards, including six Primetime Emmys, while it has been nominated for 245 other awards.

Three of Julie’s most recent roles in TV series have been in three episodes of the action adventure comedy “Catch-22” in 2019, 33 episodes of the hit adventure fantasy drama “Preacher” between 2017 and 2019, and 11 episodes of the crime drama “Bosch” in 2020 and 2021.

Roles in movies

Julie made her debut film appearance with her portrayal of Sal, in the 2002 horror “Reality Check”, while she was then cast to appear in the 2002 family comedy “Another Pretty Face”, and the 2004 drama “Capital City”.

She attracted some attention with her portrayal of Casey in the 2005 romantic comedy “Hitch”, directed by Andy Tennant, and which starred Will Smith, Eva Mendes and Kevin James. It follows the life of a man who’s teaching other men to woo the women whom they have fallen for, while he has now fallen in love with a hardened journalist; the movie won four of the 28 awards for which it was nominated. Some of Julie’s other film roles in the 2000s were in the 2005 family drama “Snow Wonder”, the 2006 short drama “Gillery’s Little Secret”, and the 2007 drama “Pictures of Hollis Woods”.

In 2013, she was cast to star as Claire in the segment “Homeschooled” of the comedy “Movie 43”, a compilation of short movies directed by Elizabeth Banks and Steven Brill, and also starred Emma Stone, Richard Gere and Stephen Merchant.

The film won four of the nine awards for which it was nominated.

Three of Julie’s most recent roles in movies have been in the 2019 comedy drama “3 Days with Dad”, the action drama “Walkaway Joe”, and the comedy “Teenage Badass” both in 2020.

Other credits

Between 2009 and 2011, Julie wrote, produced and directed various episodes of the series “Then We Got Help!” She’s currently directing the upcoming romantic movie “The Ghost in Your Library”.

She’s made a guest appearance in a number of talk-shows, most recently in “Celebrity Page”, “Noches con Platanito” and “Damn Dirty Geeks”.

Awards and nominations

Julie was nominated for a 2012 Indie Series Award (ISA) for Best Actress (Comedy), for her performance in “Then We Got Help!”

Love life and husband

Julie prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, but has still let her fans have a glimpse into it. On 25 September 2001, she exchanged vows with the American actor, film producer and composer Kevin Earley, in a private ceremony attended by only a couple of their closest friends and family members. The two met in 1995, while they were both attending Webster Conservatory. Kevin has six acting credits, and is perhaps still known best for his portrayal of Ramses in the 2006 film “The Ten Commandments: The Musical”.

Julie and Kevin don’t have children together, and most people believe this to be because they want to focus on their careers, however, there are also those who claim that perhaps one of the two is infertile; none of this has been addressed by Kevin and Julie.

As of December 2021, Julie’s married to Kevin Earley, and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Julie is quite active on Instagram, and apparently enjoys the attention which she’s receiving from her close to 20,000 followers; she’s uploaded over 1,500 pictures onto the network, most of which feature her spending time with her friends and family.

She’s physically quite active, and enjoys cycling and roller-skating with her friends, while she also has several training sessions at the gym every week, mostly because it’s important for her acting career to stay fit.

Julie is into travelling, and her acting career has taken her to various US states, as well as to a couple of European countries, including Spain and England.

Late at night, Julie likes to watch movies starring her favorite actor and actress, Al Pacino and Meryl Streep, such as “Scent of a Woman”, “Scarface” and “Kramer vs. Kramer”.

Age, measurements and net worth

Julie’s age is 46. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).

As of December 2021, her net worth has been estimated at up to $5 million.

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