Julie Gonzalo started acting in 2001 with the short comedy film ‘The Penny Game’. The following year, she made her film debut with a supporting role in the romantic comedy ‘I'm with Lucy’ and also debuted on television with a guest appearance on the The WB sitcom ‘Greetings from Tucson’. In 2003, she bagged the main role in The WB comedy pilot, ‘Exit 9’, which unfortunately was not adapted into a full series. The same year, she played the antagonist Stacey Hinkhouse in the fantasy comedy film ‘Freaky Friday’, appeared in an episode of the police procedural series ‘NCIS’, and acted in the short film ‘Special’. She landed starring role in another pilot called ‘Me, Me, Me’ for UPN in 2004, which again got cancelled. However, she featured in the pilot episode of the teen sitcom ‘Drake & Josh’ that year, apart from appearing in several movies including the romantic comedy ‘A Cinderella Story’, the sports comedy ‘DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story’, and the Christmas comedy film ‘Christmas with the Kranks’.
She went on to play a supporting role in the 2005 romantic comedy ‘Must Love Dogs’. Her big break came when she was cast in the main role of Parker Lee on The CW mystery television series ‘Veronica Mars’ in 2006. She portrayed the role in all 20 episodes of the third season of the series till 2007, and later reprised it in an episode of the renewed fourth season of the series years later in 2019. In the meantime, she produced and acted in the short film ‘Silent Night’ and acted in another short film called ‘Saving Angelo’ in 2007. Also that year, she starred in the failed pilot for an ABC television comedy series called ‘The News’ and appeared in movies like the thriller ‘Cherry Crush’ and the Spanish-language action comedy film ‘Ladrón que roba a ladrón’. Gonzalo, who can speak Spanish fluently, interacted in Spanish during press events for the latter film, which earned her a dedicated fan base in Latin America.
In 2008, Julie Gonzalo was cast in the main role of Maggie Dekker opposite Jonny Lee Miller in ABC’s legal comedy-drama series ‘Eli Stone’. While the series was cancelled in 2009 after two seasons, she won the ‘ALMA Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series’ in 2008 for her role and was nominated in the same category the next year as well. She was cast as the lead character in the 2009 NBC science fiction series ‘Day One’, which was reduced from a 13-episode first season to a four-episode miniseries but was still not aired on television. That year, she also had a brief appearance on the Mexican telenovela ‘Mañana es para siempre’. In the following years, she continued to make guest appearances on various television series such as ‘Castle’ (2010), ‘Nikita’ (2010), ‘The Glades’ (2010) and ‘CSI: Miami’ (2011), and played the lead role of Lisa Haynes in the direct-to-video Christmas romance movie ‘3 Holiday Tails’ (2011). She was next cast as series regular Rebecca Sutter in the TNT revival of the soap opera ‘Dallas’ in 2012 and her role was later revealed to be the main character Pamela Rebecca Barnes, the daughter of original series characters Cliff Barnes and Afton Cooper. She was nominated for an ‘ALMA Award’ and an ‘Imagen Award’ for her portrayal of the character in three seasons until the series was cancelled in 2014. During this period, she acted in films like ‘Vamp U’ (2013) and ‘The List’ (2014), and made a guest appearance on the series ‘Mobsters’ (2013)
Throughout the past decade, Julie Gonzalo has starred in a series of made-for-television movies on the Hallmark Channel including ‘Pumpkin Pie Wars’ (2016), ‘Falling for Vermont’ (2017), ‘The Sweetest Heart’ (2018), ‘Flip that Romance’ (2019), ‘Jingle Bell Bride’ (2020) and ‘Cut, Color, Murder’ (2022). She played the starring role of marriage therapist Jillian James in the 2018 comedy film ‘How to Pick Your Second Husband First’, which later premiered on the Hallmark Channel as ‘How to Train Your Husband’ in 2020. Between 2019 and 2021, she portrayed in the main role of Andrea Rojas/Acrata in the superhero television series ‘Supergirl’. Her other recent television credits included a brief role in the telefilm ‘Ur in Analysis’ (2015) and guest appearances on series such as ‘Grey's Anatomy’ (2018), ‘Lucifer’ (2018) and ‘The Good Doctor’ (2021). On the big screen, she played major roles in the comedy-drama film ‘Waffle Street’ (2015) and the crime thriller ‘A Dark Foe’ (2019), apart from a small role in the romantic comedy film ‘Alex & The List’ (2017). She also acted in the short films ‘I Did Not Forget You’ (2015), ‘Another Time’ (2016) and ‘Punching Bag’ (2018).