Julie Gonzalo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈʝuli ɣonˈsalo]; born September 9, 1981) is an Argentine-American actress and producer. She is starring as Pamela Rebecca Barnesin the TNT drama series Dallas. Gonzalo also known for her roles in films including Freaky FridayA Cinderella Story and Christmas with the Kranks, and well on television series Veronica Mars and Eli Stone.


 [hide*1 Early life

Early life[edit]Edit

Gonzalo was born in Buenos AiresArgentina and raised in MiamiFlorida, where she began her career as a print model.[2][3] She later became interested in acting as she began taking classes in theatre. She moved to Los Angeles, and made her feature film debut in a supporting role of 2002 independent romantic comedy I'm with Lucyopposite Monica Potter.[3]


[1][2]Gonzalo at Paleyfest 2013

On television, Gonzalo debuted in The WB comedy series Greetings from Tucson. In early 2003, she won main role of The WB comedy pilot, called Exit 9, but show not was picked up to series.[4] In next year, Gonzalo starred opposite Tori Spelling in another not picked up pilot Me, me, me for UPN.[5] She also guest-starred in the pilot episode of Drake & Josh in 2004, and also appeared on NCIS in 2003.

Gonzalo appeared in several films in her early career. In 2003, she had role as Lindsay Lohan's rival in Freaky Friday. In next year she starred as Shelby, the cheerleader in romantic comedy A Cinderella Story opposite Hilary Duff, and Chad Michael Murray, and also appeared in DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story and Christmas with the Kranks, asJamie Lee Curtis' daughter. In 2005, she had supporting role in another romantic comedy, Must Love Dogs. Her other credits including 2007 thriller Cherry Crush and the lead role in the 2013 comedy horror movie Vamp U.[6]

In 2006, Gonzalo was cast in a series regular role as Parker Lee on The CW mystery television series Veronica Mars.[3] After the cancellation of the series, she was cast as one of the leads in the ABC comedy pilot called The News.[7] In next year, Gonzalo began starring as Maggie Dekker in ABC legal comedy-drama Eli Stone opposite Jonny Lee Miller. In 2008 she won ALMA Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for role in Eli Stone.[2] The series was cancelled after two seasons in 2009.[8]

Gonzalo was to be the lead in the NBC's not aired science fiction series Day One in 2009.[3] While originally intended to air on NBC midseason in the 2009–2010 TV season with a thirteen-episode season, it was reported on October 1, 2009 that the episode order had been reduced to four and would air as a mini-series.[9] On May 16, 2010,Entertainment Weekly reported that the show would likely never air.[10] She later guest-starred in CastleNikitaThe Glades and CSI: Miami.[11]

In 2011, Gonzalo was cast as series regular in TNT revival of Dallas.[12][13] The series premiered on June 13, 2012.[14] She originally played the role of Rebecca Sutter,Christopher Ewing's wife, but later revealed that her character is Pamela Rebecca Barnes, the daughter of longtime Ewing family rival Cliff Barnes (Ken Kercheval) and Afton Cooper (Audrey Landers).[15][16] In second season she was lead vixen of series, and later wife for Josh Henderson's character John Ross Ewing III.[17]



Year Title Role Notes
2001 The Penny Game Cherry Moss Short film
2002 I'm with Lucy Eve
2003 Special Vicki Short film
2003 Freaky Friday Stacey Hinkhouse
2004 DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story Amber
2004 A Cinderella Story Shelby Cummings
2004 Christmas with the Kranks Blair Krank
2005 Must Love Dogs June
2007 Silent Night Lucy Short film, also producer
2007 Cherry Crush Desiree Thomas
2007 To Rob a Thief Gloria
2007 Saving Angelo Receptionist Short film
2011 3 Holiday Tails Lisa
2013 Vamp U Chris Keller/Mary Lipinsky
2014 The List Lara


Year Title Role Notes
2002–2003 Greetings from Tucson Kim Modica 2 episodes
2003 Exit 9 Brooke TV pilot
2003 NCIS Sarah Schaefer Episode: "Hung Out to Dry"
2004 Drake & Josh Tiffany Margolis Episode: "Hug Me, Brother: Pilot"
2004 Me, me, me Pearl TV pilot
2006–2007 Veronica Mars Parker Lee Series regular, 20 episodes
2007 The News Gretchen Holt TV pilot
2008–2009 Eli Stone Maggie Dekker Series regular, 25 episodes

ALMA Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2008) Nominated - ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series (2009)

2009 Day One Kelly Series regular, not aired series
2010 Castle Madison Queller Episode: "Food to Die For"
2010 Nikita Jill Morelli Episode: "Kill Jill"
2010 The Glades Kim Nichols Episode: "Breaking 80"
2011 CSI: Miami Abby Lexington Episode: "Match Made in Hell"
2012–present Dallas Pamela Rebecca Barnes Series regular

Nominated - ALMA Award for Favorite TV Actress in a Drama Series (2012) Nominated - Imagen Award for Best Supporting Actress in Television (2013)

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