Moved to Los Angeles, California with her mother the day after her high school graduation.
Attended and graduated from the Chicago Academy for the Arts.
Mother, Sally Boyle, is her assistant.
Was named after the Julie Christie character in Doctor Zhivago (1965).
Auditioned for the title role in Ally McBeal (1997), which went to Calista Flockhart.
Grew up in Chicago, Illinois with Robin Tunney.
She was reportedly a passenger in Jack Nicholson's Mercedes when the car collided with another car in the Hollywood Hills on July 8, 1999. She was dating David Spade at the time, and reportedly fled the scene for fear of being seen romantically with Nicholson.
She is dyslexic.
As a young child, she was extremely shy. Overcame her shyness by taking Irish folk dancing, art classes, and working in a local improv class.
Received her SAG (Screen Actors Guild) card working on Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), even though all of her onscreen time wound up on the cutting room floor.
Good friends with Chris Isaak and Nina Siemaszko.
Attended the Piven Theater Workshop in Evanston, Illinois.
Made the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, along with Sherilyn Fenn and Mädchen Amick while promoting Twin Peaks (1990). [October 1990]
She has Irish ancestry on her father's side, and German, Irish and Italian ancestry on her mother's side.
Paternal grandfather was Charles A. Boyle, a Democratic Party Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Illinois's 12th district, from 1955 to 1959.