julia marie peterson
julia marie peterson
Welcome, I’m Julia! An actor living in NYC and working world wide.

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Photo by Victor Juca.  Photo of Julia Marie Peterson

Photo by Victor Juca.

Photo of Julia Marie Peterson


Julia is co-starring in Bacurau, a Brazilian thriller, directed by acclaimed filmmakers Kleber Mendoca Filho and Juliano Dornelles. The film, which is in every major film festival this year, has taken home the Jury-Prize at The Festival de Cannes and the ARRI/Osram Award for Best International Film at the Filmfest Munchen. Julia plays an American assassin opposite Udo Kier’s hostile leadership.

The film is being distributed by Kino Lorber in North America, and will be released March 6, 2020.



Julia is working with the dynamic theatre company On The Road Repertory Theatre, spearheaded by the acclaimed acting coach Alice Spivak. The play, written by Geneva James, is a delicate glimpse into the lives of conjoined twins in the social media age. Julia plays their psychiatrist and adopted mother in the stage reading at:

The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row on December 8th and 9th, 2019 at 7:30pm.


Photo by Alice Spivik

Photo of Julia Marie Peterson, Maris Jones, Lavinia Jones Wright, Dana Segl

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BRAVE: A Celebration of Female Strength Through Music

This coming Monday a group of talented females from all over the country will get together at NYC’s The Bitter End to support The Covenant House.

Monday, October 21st, 7pm


Photo Credit: Joseph DeAngelis

Photo Credit: Joseph DeAngelis


Some of my favorite credits include….


Feature Film

Bacurau ( Cinescopia, Jury Prize Cannes 2019 ), Julia ( Supporting ), Dir. Kleber Mendonça Filho & Juliano Dornelles


Deathtrap ( Mountain Rep Theatre, CO ), Myra, Dir. Kyle Dean Stefan

Phoenix Rising ( Living Lotus Project, NYC ), Angela, Dir. Laura Gosheff

La Bestia: Sweet Mother ( HERE Arts Center, NYC ), Suzette, Dir. Suzanne Karpinski

Laundry & Bourbon (The Barrow Group, NYC), Hattie, Dir. Alice Spivak

Electra ( TheatreRow, NYC; U.S. Tour), Electra, Dir. Leonidas Loizidis

Iphigenia In Tauris ( TheatreRow, NYC; North American Tour ), Iphigenia, Dir. Leonidas Loizidis

Woyzeck ( The Chain, NYC ), The Doctor, Dir. Chad Chenail

Othello ( Downtown Shakespeare, NYC ), Bianca, Dir. Geoffrey Horne

Measure for Measure ( Downtown Shakespeare, NYC ), Mistress Overdone, Dir. Geoffrey Horne

The Seagull ( Downtown Shakespeare, NYC ), Masha, Dir. Geoffrey Horne

Adam’s Gifts ( World Premiere by Peter Filichia, NYC, Mary/Lisa, Dir. Daniel Neiden

Tears of Anatolia (World Premiere by Mustafa Kaymak, NYC ), Daye, Dir. Awoye Timpo

The Ophelia Project (World Premiere by Poiesis Theatre Company, NYC ), Ophelia, Dir. Naum Panovski

Bug ( Randolph Summer Theatre, VA ), Agnes, Dir. Mace Archer


Julia has a Classical Acting Degree from LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) and a B.F.A. from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. She is currently studying at the Philadelphia School for the Alexander Technique and will earn her teaching certificate in 2021.


Teaching & Coaching

Julia coaches actors for drama school auditions, professional auditions and acting gigs. She works with actors to build character around textual circumstances, sensory experience and imagination.

Julia currently facilitates programs for Parkinson patients that center around singing, breathing and the Alexander Technique. She works exclusively with the program Sing For Your Health which conduct workshops in NYC and NJ.

For more info please contact Julia at contact@juliamariepeterson.com