Julia Marley is an actress, singer, songwriter, dancer, creator and advocate living in Southern California. Whether it was putting on shows in the living room for her family or singing for her neighbors, performing has always been in her blood.
Julia made her theatrical debut at the shy age of six as a mouse in Southern California Children Theatre's production of Cinderella. She was immediately bitten by the theater bug, and has since performed in numerous productions throughout her community, as well as in Los Angeles.
In 2016, Julia portrayed a Junior Storyteller in Cabrillo Music Theatre's production of Children of Eden, which was her first professional production. As the overture began, Julia knew that this is what she wanted to do for the rest of her life.
At age 14, Julia was the youngest member of the adult ensemble in Cabrillo Music Theatre's The Little Mermaid.
Julia had the honor of working with choreographer Dave Scott of So You Think You Can Dance on Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with 5-Star Theatricals (Previously Cabrillo Music Theatre) . She was then a part of a televised dance concept video, choreographed by Scott. In May of 2018, Julia danced in Dave Scott's piece at the 300th anniversary of Choreographer's Carnival Ball... in front of Janet Jackson!
Besides theatre, Julia enjoys on-camera and commercial work. She portrayed ballet dancer Marlena Vanselm in the short film Far-Fletched, and can be seen in commercials for Hasbro, Disney, and most recently, TNT. One of Julia's most memorable on-camera projects was starring as herself alongside YouTube sensation Meg DeAngelis on the go90 app's web series, Crashed. Julia can also be seen dancing on Season 1 in Netflix's new hit series, Dead to Me, starring Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini. Julia will also appear in Season 2.
In March of 2019, Julia portrayed a Bully Kid in the Southern California Regional Premiere of Matilda - during which she was honored with the Selvin Family "Follow Your Dream" Scholarship. See a behind-the-scenes look of tech rehearsal & opening night on Julia's YouTube Channel: Julia Marley.
Julia was cast as a high school student in Ryan Murphy's Netflix adaptation of the Broadway musical, The Prom. The stellar cast includes Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, James Corden, Keegan-Michael Key, Awkwafina, Kerry Washington, Andrew Rannells, Ariana DeBose, and Jo Ellen Pellman. Choreographed by Tony award winner Casey Nicholaw, The Prom is sure to be loved when released in 2020.
Mentoring performers with special needs is a very special and important part of Julia's life. For six years, she has been mentoring and teaching with Allwayz On Stage, which is an incredible organization that gives young adults the opportunity to be involved in theater. She recently taught a dance workshop while taking photos for her upcoming editorial with The Project for Girls. Check it out:
Julia also produces promotional videos for the company, which can be found on their YouTube Channel: Allwayz On Stage. She was recently honored with Conejo Players Theater's 2019 Youth Advocate Award for her work with people with special needs.
Songwriting is another beloved passion of Julia's. Her first original song, My Place, is OUT NOW on all music platforms, including iTunes, Spotify and YouTube! Make sure to follow her social media (@TheJuliaMarley) and subscribe to her YouTube channel (Julia Marley) to stay updated on her music journey.
When she's not on stage, on set, or in the studio, Julia can be found spending time with her family, friends, and many pets. Julia's zest for life is contagious, and she takes on every day with a positive attitude and a grateful heart.