Julia Mackey

Julia was born into an active theatre family in Birmingham, England and moved to Canada when she was three years old. She grew up in Montreal, and received an education degree from McGill University before heading out west in 1993 to pursue acting and writing.

In 1995 she started doing just that with Victoria’s Theatre SKAM, and has since worked with many other theatre companies across Canada.

Since early 2007, Julia has been touring Jake’s Gift to Theatres and Festivals across Canada. In 2009, her work in Jake’s Gift garnered her a nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Lead Role (small theatre category) at  Vancouver’s Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards.

When not touring, Julia lives in Vancouver with her partner, Dirk Van Stralen, an award winning cartoonist, illustrator, actor and the director of Jake’s Gift.


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three photos  © Nicholas Halpin; headshot photo © Michael Ford