Julie was born into a theatrical family. Her mother was the renowned Yiddish stage and film actress Helen Beverley and her father was the award winning actor Lee J. Cobb. Her grandparents on her mother’s side were also performers and theater owners. Involved in theater at Beverly Hills High School with classmates Richard Dreyfuss and Albert Brooks among others, she followed her pursuit to San Francisco State University.
She left college to begin working in Los Angeles. She has appeared in over seventy television programs in her over forty year career. She’s remembered as Jill Pembroke on the CBS series Charles in Charge and has had recurring roles on Knot’s Landing, Family Ties, Magnum P.I., Hearts Afire, Judging Amy and others. At Company of Angels Theater she was awarded the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for her performance as Maggie in Arthur Miller’s After the Fall and won the same honor in addition to the Dramalogue Award for her direction of Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men.
Julie is also a published writer. Her column The Path appeared in the magazine journal Country Connections for several years. Trained and certified by Coaches Training Institute, she worked with clients helping them realize their most productive selves. Her daughter Rosemary Morgan continued in the family business as an actress before becoming a practicing attorney. The first film Julie wrote and directed, Night Vet, won best short at Lady Filmmakers Festival.