Julia Barr is an American actress, most famously for her role playingBrooke English on the soap opera, All My Children. She played the rolefor over 30 years, first debuting as Brooke in 1976 and exiting theshow in 2006. Barr made special appearances as Brooke, reprising herrole in both 2010 and 2011. Barr grew up in Fort Wayne, and made heracting debut at the age of 13 in a production of Peter Pan.
Shegraduated as a theater major from the University-Purdue University FortWayne, and went on to spent two years at the Studio Arena Theater inBuffalo, New York. She earned her equity card performing at the StudioArena Theater and starred in a small role in "A Girl in My Soup" whichalso starred Van Johnson. Not long after marrying her first husband,Barr moved to New York City and continued working in the theater untilshe was cast as mafia daughter Serena Szabo on Ryan's Hope. The rolewas supposed to be a two year contract, but the character was writtenoff after only six months. Barr was then cast as the spoiled rich nieceof Phoebe Tyler on All My Children, replacing Elissa Leeds as BrookeEnglish.
Her character quickly became a fan favorite and garnered eightEmmy nominations for her performance, winning in 1990 and again in1998. Barr married husband Richard Hirschlag in 1982, and had adaughter, Alison in 1984. In her spare time Barr works with a varietyof animal rights organizations and is a spokesperson for The Fund ForAnimals. Most recently, she has signed a contract to reprise her famousrole as Brooke English in Prospect Park's online version of All MyChildren. .
|1||The 20th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards||1993||as Herself|
|2||The 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards||2000||as Herself - Past Winner|
|3||The 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards||2001||as Herself|
|4||18th Annual Soap Opera Digest Awards||2003||as Herself|
|5||All My Children 25th Anniversary Special||1995||as Herself|
|6||Daytimes Greatest Weddings||2004||as Brooke Allison English Chandler Martin|
|7||I, the Jury||1982||as Norma Childs|
|8||Soap Life||2012||as Herself|
|9||The 25th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards||1998||as Herself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series|
|10||The 8th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards||1981||as Herself - Nominee|
|11||All My Children||1970||as Brooke English|
|12||All My Children||2013||as Brook English|
|14||Double Talk||1986||as Herself|
|15||More All My Children||2013||as Herself - 'Brooke English'|
|16||One Life to Live||1968||as Brooke English|
|17||Party Planner with David Tutera||2004||as Herself|
|18||Reading Rainbow||1983||as Herself|
|19||Ryans Hope||1975||as Serena Szabo|
|21||The Adams Chronicles||1976||as Molly Adams|
|22||The Rosie ODonnell Show||1996||as Herself|
|23||We Love Soaps TV||2009||as Herself - Guest|