Julie Garfield won the Theater World and the Variety Drama Critics’ awards for her performance as Sonya in the Roundabout Theater production of Uncle Vanya. She has appeared on Broadway with Zero Mostel in The Merchant, directed by John Dexter; Neil Simon’s The Good Doctor, directed by Michael Bennett and A.J. Antoon; Death of a Salesman, directed by and starring George C. Scott; and, Poor Murderer, directed by Herbert Berghof. She was highly praised for her performance as Vassilissa in Livieu Ciulei’s production of The Lower Depths at Arena Stage, where she also appeared in The Dance of Death, with Rip Torn and Viveca Lindfors. She played Ranevskaya in the Actors’ Studio (member) production of The Cherry Orchard directed by Bryna Wortman and Frank Cosaro; and earlier as Varya at the Goodman Theater with Nancy Marchand, directed by Brian Murray. She also appeared in numerous off-Broadway productions, including Rosario and the Gypsies; The Modern Ladies of Guanabacoa; Broken Eggs; and, Cleveland and Halfway Back, at Ensemble Studio Theater (member); The Chekhov Sketchbook, directed by Tony Giordano; Me and Molly; Second Avenue; The Sea at the Manhattan Theater Club; and others, plus many plays in regional theaters. Some of Miss Garfield’s film work: Goodfellas, (Robert De Niro’s wife); Stanley and Iris; Men of Respect; The Hospital; The Front; John and Mary; Ishtar; and Love Story. She appeared on televison on “LA Law”; “The Profiler”; “Brooklyn Bridge”; “Michael Hayes, U.S. Attorney”; and a starring role in a television soap series, “Forever”.
Julie has been very happily teaching classes at T. Schreiber studios for the past ten years.
In 2002, she narrated and helped create the documentary, “The John Garfield Story”, for Turner Classic Movies – a tribute to her father.
Julie Garfield, daughter of legendary actor John Garfield, is proud of the fact that she is one of the few remaining teachers in this country who has studied with all of the great master teachers.
Julie graduated from the Neighborhood Playhouse in 1969, where she studied with Sanford Meisner. She then went on to classes with Robert Lewis and Stella Adler. She was invited to attend sessions at the Actors' Studio in the early 1970s, and became a member in 1980, where she worked with Lee Strasberg. She has also studied with William Esper, Allan Miller, Warren Robertson, Jack Waltzer, Milton Katselis, and Larry Moss.
Julie began teaching in 1984 while working on and off Broadway, and taught briefly at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, The Strasberg Institute, and The Ensemble Studio Theatre. From 1984-1990, and again from 2000 - 2004, Julie was an adjunct professor at New York University Tisch Film School, where she taught Actors Craft to aspiring undergraduate film students.
Julie spent the years from 1990 to 1999 living and working in Los Angeles, where she taught a Meisner intensive at The Actors Studio West. She also taught a course at UCLA Extension, and ran a private class in Hollywood on and off for 9 years.
In the summer of 1999, she was invited to teach a one-month intensive in Venice, Italy.
Since returning to New York, she has been teaching classes at the T. Schreiber School in Meisner Technique, Sense Memory, and scene study. She is currently teaching an intermediate/advanced scene study/script class at Schreiber, and coaching privately.