Julia Sweeney was born on October 10, 1961 in Seattle, Washington, USA. The
oldest in a family of five children, Julia quickly found a talent for imitating voices and characters. After successful appearances
in high school plays, she decided to put aside acting while she keep on her economic studies at the University of Washington.
After she graduated she moved to Los Angeles to work as an accountant for Columbia Pictures. Once there, she decided on a
whim to sign up for classes with the improvisational comedy troupe The Groundlings. It only took one class to convince her
that acting was her true calling. At a Groundlings performance, she was discovered by "Saturday Night Live" producer Lorne
Michaels and she stayed for four seasons. A few months after leaving the show, her brother, and then herself, were diagnosed
with cancer. Her experiences led her to write and star in the critically acclaimed one-woman play "God Said Ha!" The film
version of the play earned the Golden Space Needle Award, while her recording earned her a Grammy nomination for best comedy
album. Julia Sweeney currently resides
in Los Angeles and continues to perform standup.