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Julia Rose Buchheit "Julia Barr"
Pine Valley Presence
At A Glance
Born Julia Rose Buchheit on February 8, 1949, Julia grew up as a single child in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She made her acting debut at the age of 13 in a production of Peter Pan. Julia eventually decided to pursue acting as a career. By the time she graduated from college at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, she had performed in 25 professional productions. She spent two years at the Studio Arena Theater in Buffalo, New York.

Barr's first entry into the world of daytime drama came in the form of bad girl Rennie Szabo on Ryan's Hope. Soon after, Barr was invited to join the cast of All My Children, succeeding Elissa Leeds in the role of Broke English. Barr's work on All My Children garnered her eight Daytime Emmy nominations and two Daytime Emmy wins -- 1990 and 1998's Outstanding Supporting Actress trophies

Among AMC trivia that fans may not know about Julia are two fun nuggets: Barr was once a vocalist in a band that she formed with Richard Shoberg (Tom Cudahy). In an addition scene, Barr played the role of Erica Kane opposite David Canary, who was testing for the role of Adam Chandler.

Acting Portfolio
TELEVISION
All My Children
Janet Green
1985 to 1992; 1997; 1998; 2001

All My Children
Natalie Marlowe
1985 to 1992; 1998; July 4, 2001 to Fall 2001

Acting Portfolio
FILM
I, the Jury
Norma Childs
1982
Awards & Acclaim
Daytime Emmys Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1990, 1998)

Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (1991, 1993, 1994, 2001)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (1990, 1998)
Daytime Emmys Nomination, Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (1980, 1981)

Daytime Emmys Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (2003)
Vital Statistics
PLACE OF BIRTH: Fort Wayne, Indiana
DATE OF BIRTH: February 8, 1949
HEIGHT: 5'1"
MARITAL STATUS: Married, Richard Hirschlag [Feb 14, 1982 to Present]
CHILDREN: Daughter, Allison Hirschlag.
News Archives
News Archive: A new love is headed to PV for Brooke. [Mar 6, 2000]
News Archive: Beecroft fired, Brooke loses another love. [Dec 12, 2000]
News Archive: Rumors of Barr's exit making the rounds. [Aug 8, 2005]
News Archive: Barr to stay put for at least another year. [Dec 4, 2005]
News Archive: 30 years and 2 Emmys later, Julia Barr is leaving AMC. [Nov 1, 2006]
News Archive: No farewell Barr, Brooke simply vanish from AMC. [Dec 18, 2006]
News Archive: Internet sites claim Barr is returning to AMC. [Feb 27, 2007]
News Archive: Julia Barr returning as AMC's Brooke English. [Nov 11, 2009]
News Archive: Barr headed back to AMC for a longer stay. [Jan 6, 2010]
News Archive: Barr, David Canary, Ray MacDonnell, and Lee Meriwether headed back to AMC. [Jul 15, 2011]
News Archive: Prospect Park confirms Barr to take part in AMC reboot. [Feb 22, 2013]
News Archive: Julia Barr on new AMC: You will be impressed. [Apr 30, 2013]
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