Julia Silverman was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her first job out of college was an internship at Pittsburgh CLO where she was a driver for the legendary Margaret Hamilton.
In New York, Julia acted in numerous off, and off-off Broadway theatres including LaMama Etc. Her job ushering for the Schubert organization afforded her the invaluable experience of viewing almost every play on Broadway. Landing a small role in Mike Nichols’ Working Girl, precipitated her move to Los Angeles.
Once in Los Angeles, Julia accrued many more Film, TV, and regional theatre credits. To date, Julia has appeared in over 90 plays, 24 films and 12 TV shows, among them the popular Gray’s Anatomy, Parks and Recreation, Gilmore Girls and Ray Donovan. Playing Ewan McGregor’s mother in, “American Pastoral”, also directed by Ewan McGregor, was a recent highlight. She has won three awards on the Film Festival circuit. You may also have seen her in Brad Paisley’s music video, “Simple Things“, a delightful homage to When Harry Met Sally.
Theatre Company memberships in The West Coast Ensemble, Theatre of NOTE, Theatre West and The Group Rep at The Lonny Chapman Theatre brought her some of her favorite LA theatrical experiences – among them “A Thorn in the family Paw” by Garry Kluger, Jules Aaron’s “Equus” with Ian Buchanan, and “The Paris Letter” (for which she received LA Scenie and Eddon awards) as well as “The Mandrake” directed by Jessica Kubzansky.
Julia currently narrates several Planetarium shows at Griffith Observatory. She has run and walked most of LA having completed three marathons and a triathlon. She is a published writer.
At heart she is a Steel Town girl, and continues to cheer the Steelers, Pirates and Penguins.