March 30, 1965
Born to actors Martin Landau and Barbara Bain, it's no wonder that Los Angeles native Juliet Landau pursued a career in acting. She originally began her entertainment career as a professional ballerina and studied acting in London until she was 18, before garnering widespread critical acclaim for her part as Loretta King in Tim Burton's offbeat Oscar winning biopic "Ed Wood" in 1994, which also starred Landau's father. The success of the film, and the attention that Landau received for her role, led to more offers for parts in films and television, including a part co-starring alongside Whoopi Goldberg in "Theodore Rex" along with more notable work in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Landau played the powerful and psychic vampire, Drusilla, from 1997 until 2003 and would reprise her role in Joss Whedon's "Buffy" spinoff, "Angel" from 2000 to 2004. After her work on "Buffy" and "Angel," Landau would do more voiceover work in the 2000s, lending her voice to the animated series "Justice League" in 2005 and video games like "BioShock" and "Ben 10: Alien Force - Vilgax Attacks." Despite not receiving the more leading roles that she had enjoyed earlier in her career, Landau remained active in the late 2000s and early 2010s by landing the starring role of the worn-down wife of a doctor, Charlotte Weiland, in the highly anticipated "The Yellow Wallpaper" in 2010, a film based on the classic feminist short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.