Chick To Watch: Julie Benz
OK, I know this one comes a little late, Julie Benz has been acting since 1990. However, since we just launched about six weeks ago, I’m allowing it.
At The Dude Society, we like chicks who can go from playing the cardigan wearing, goodie homemaker on a show, to the oiled up sexy photo shoot girl (See Photo Exhibit A).
I first noticed Julie Benz as the receptionist in 1997’s As Good as It Gets, in a very funny scene with Jack Nicholson. Fast forward, years later, I am watching Dexter and I can’t put my finger on where I recognize this smiling face from, yet it looked so familiar. Then it hit me.
Julie Benz and Jack Nicholson in As Good as It Gets
Julie has been in many TV shows and movies, but is probably best known as Rita, on Dexter. This offers a nice segue into my next point, which is, if you haven’t yet watched Dexter it’s time to drop what you’re doing and do it.
Dexter has completed 5 seasons, with a 6th likely forthcoming in the fall. Season 1, 2, and 4 are absolutely amazing. Seasons 3 and 5 are entertaining, don’t get me wrong, but don’t quite live up to the high bar set by the others.
So, be it On-Demand, Netflix, or whatever, you must watch Dexter. Seasons 1-4 are out on bluray, so for the best viewing experience you should rent or buy them.
Julie Benz can currently be see on No Ordinary Family on ABC, Tuesdays at 8pm.