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Overview (3)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameJuliet Rose Landau
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Juliet Landau, the daughter of Martin Landau and Barbara Bain, co-starred in Tim Burton's highly acclaimed Ed Wood (1994) as "Loretta King" and starred opposite Whoopi Goldberg and Armin Mueller-Stahl in New Line Cinema's Theodore Rex (1995) as "Dr. Veronica Shade". She portrays "Drusilla" in the television dramas Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) and Angel (1999), and will next be seen co-starring in Henry Jaglom's latest film, Going Shopping (2005). Some of the diverse independent films in which she has starred include "Citizens of Perpetual Indulgence" (2000), Direct Hit (1994), Life Among the Cannibals (1999), Ravager (1997), Carlo's Wake (1999) opposite Michael Chiklis, Christopher Meloni and Rita Moreno, and Repossessed (2002), opposite JoBeth Williams. Juliet has received outstanding notices for leading roles in the theatre, including Clifford Odets' "Awake and Sing!" at the Pittsburgh Public Theatre and, in Los Angeles, "Uncommon Women and Others", "The Pushcart Peddlers", "Billy Irish", "We're Talking Today Here", "How to Steal an Election", "Failure of Nerve", the West Coast premiere of "Irish Coffee" and the world premiere of the musical "The Songs of War". She was a professional ballerina and is a member of the Actors Studio.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Deverill Weekes (2 October 2009 - present)

Trivia (6)

Her sister is producer Susan Landau Finch.
Daughter of Martin Landau and Barbara Bain
Currently resides in Los Angeles.
Her parents moved to London, England when she was a child. She studied both acting and classical ballet at the American school in London, before returning to the States at the age of 18.
Auditioned for the role of "Duchess de Polignac" in Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette (2006) but lost out to Rose Byrne.
Sister-in-law of Roy Finch.

Personal Quotes (5)

I have an action figure, and so do my parents, so it's odd that we all have these dolls of ourselves. It's a little bit surreal but kind of fun. You can play with the whole family.
I like working in both movies and television. Television is faster, not very much rehearsal and a lot of material is shot in a day. Big budget movies are luxurious in terms of the schedule. Independent films often shoot fast as well.
I loved dancing. I still use my dance background in the different physicality's of each character I work on. Once I started studying acting, I was energized and excited by the verbal exchange, having a conceptual communication of what was being expressed. As a dancer, I was technically very proficient. But for me, dancing was always about expressing something more. With acting you add the component of language to the above.
I've been really fortunate in the fact that I've gotten a chance to do a real wide range of all different kinds of characters. Drusilla is amazing, and is such a rich character, and then to go from that and work on a New York Italian character, to get that diversity of roles. That's what makes me tick. I love that I've gotten a chance to do a lot of that.
I've always wanted to do a period movie, to do something the turn of the century and I'm really fascinated by that whole time period. It's been really so interesting through Buffy to get to visit some of that. Although I can say that corsets aren't really very comfortable.

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