ORIGINAL COSTUME DESIGNER
About: Julie Weiss holds credits in film, television, theater, and opera and has served on faculty at UCLA and Stanford. She has twice been honored with an Academy Award® nomination for Best Costume Design, for her work on Terry Gilliam’s sci-fi thriller 12 Monkeys and Julie Taymor’s biographical drama Frida, for which Weiss was also nominated for a BAFTA Award and Costume Designers Guild (CDG) Award. Additionally, she received CDG Awards for her work on the Oscar®-winning Best Picture American Beauty and, more recently, the ice-skating comedy hit Blades of Glory. She received the Career Achievement Award from the Costume Designers Guild in both film and television. Weiss’s recent credits include Greyhound starring Tom Hanks and directed by Aaron Schneider, Hitchcock starring Anthony Hopkins and directed by Sacha Gervasi, the thriller Get Low with Robert Duvall, the period romantic drama Shanghai, the historical ensemble dramas Bobby and Hollywoodland, and the comedy remake Fun with Dick and Jane. A two-time Emmy winner and nine-time nominee, Weiss received Emmy and CDG Award nominations for the HBO movie Mrs. Harris starring Annette Bening. She won Emmy Awards for her work on the miniseries A Woman of Independent Means starring Sally Field, and the telefilm The Dollmaker starring Jane Fonda. Among her Broadway credits, Weiss received a Tony Award nomination for her costume designs in the original production of The Elephant Man. She has designed Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, directed by Rob Ashford and featuring Scarlett Johannson, and Ann, directed by Benjamin Endsley-Klein, featuring Holland Taylor. She also has designed numerous productions for Artistic Director Gordon Davidson at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, and Destiny of Desire, directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela of the Latino Theater Company of Los Angeles. Weiss received a Helen Hayes Award for Best Costumes on Destiny of Desire at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.