The film was a flop at the box office, but still has a cult following. Within a matter of months, after moving back to L.A., Julia's brother Michael was diagnosed with cancer, and so was she. Her experiences led her to write and star in "God Said, 'Ha!'" Produced by Quentin Tarantino and released theatrically by Miramax, the film version of the play earned the Golden Space Needle Award for best directing, while Sweeney's recording earned her a Grammy nomination for best comedy album. Sweeney's second monologue, "In The Family Way" chronicles the adoption of her daughter from China. This show played in New York City at the Ars Nova Theater as well as in Los Angeles at the Groundlings Theater. In the summer of 2006, Julia was asked by the Hollywood Bowl to perform "In The Family Way" with a new original score written especially for her show by Anthony Marinelli, and this was performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Sweeney's third monologue, "Letting Go of God" ran for ten months to sold out crowds at the Hudson Backstage Theater in Los Angeles, and then also played in New York City at the Ars Nova Theater. This show has earned her the best reviews she has ever gotten for her stage work. This monologue has also been made into a film which will be released sometime during 2008. In the meantime, Julia has worked as a producing consultant on "Desperate Housewives" and she was a consultant for three seasons on "Sex & the City." She has also worked as an actress in film, in Pulp Fiction, Clockstoppers, Stuart Little, Beethoven 3 & 4, Stuart Saves his Family, Coneheads, among others.
In television she has been a series regular on "George & Leo," and "Maybe It's Me" as well as making guest starring appearances on 3rd Rock From The Sun, Frasier, Mad About You and Sex & the City, among others. Julia is originally from Spokane, Washington and she attended the University of Washington in Seattle where she majored in Economics and European History. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her daughter, Mulan. Read more on Last.fm.
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