Julie Berry Bio, Age, Family, Survivor, Jeff Probst, Dancing With The Stars

Julie Berry Biography

Julie Berry (full name: Julie Catherine Berry) is an American television personality, youth mentor, and television producer. Berry is best known for competing on the reality competition show Survivor. She is also known for her relationship with survivor’s host Jeff Probst.

Growing up in Maine, Berry attended Gorham High School. At Gorham she played soccer and softball, and also took a physics class taught by Bob Crowley, the eventual winner of Survivor: Gabon. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in family and community development from East Carolina University. Berry spent her junior year of college at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), as part of a student exchange program. Berry would then return to CSUN for her Master of Science degree in educational psychology and counseling.

She was accepted into the Peace Corps in December 2003 but she finally did not join. Berry has been a story assistant and producer on several TV shows, including Dancing With the Stars and The Bachelor. She practices as a marriage and family therapist (MFT) in Los Angeles where she resides. Prior to her stint on Survivor, she had worked as a youth mentor.

Julie Berry and former partner Jeff Probst

With her travel-partner Kasey Stewart who is also a former contestant on The Bachelorette, they earned themselves a Guinness World Record for “fastest time to travel to all seven continents.” The pair recorded a time of three days, 20 hours, four minutes, and 19 seconds.

Julie Berry Age

Julie Catherine Berry was born on 15 December, 1980 in Lewiston , Maine, U.S. The television producer is 38 years old as of 2018.

Julie Berry Family

Berry is a Native American from the Maliseet tribe. She was adopted at the age of four by an engineer, Les Berry and his wife Judith Berry, an adoption lawyer. As a result of then adoption, Berry was separated from her biological sister and she whom she did not see again for another two decades.

She also gained an older brother, Chris from her adoptive family. Berry finally reunited with her biological sister and she considers it the most magical and important experience of her life.

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After the production of Survivor: Vanuatu, the series’ host, Jeff Probst sent Berry an e-mail just to say hello and shortly thereafter, the two began dating. They did not make their relationship public until the live airing of the Vanuatu reunion show when, as the closing credits rolled. At that time, Probst began holding Berry’s hand in front of the studio and viewing audience. Probst expressed his gratitude for Berry in an interview with People magazine. Probst went ahead to say; “I finally met someone who could teach me about love…Julie’s given me a sense of balance I’ve never had. It’s like fingers interlacing.”

Is Jeff Probst Married To Julie Berry? The couple dated for three years but by 2008, they were no longer dating. Julie has not talked about the relationship but in a 2012 appearance on Rob Cesternino’s podcast, Berry talked about how she probably won’t ever come back on Survivor because of that former relationship.

Julie Berry Survivor

Julie was one of 18 people selected for the cast of Survivor: Vanuatu, the series’ ninth season overall in 2004. On meeting the show’s host, Jeff Probst, for the first time, Jeff knew at that time that he definitely wanted her on the show. She was originally placed in the Yasur tribe at the start of the game. It was an all female tribe group and on Day 11, Berry was one of only two women switched to the previously all-male Lopevi tribe (the other being Twila Tanner).

After merging, Tanner and Berry pondered between sticking with their Lopevi alliance or returning to their old all-female Yasur alliance. Finally, they chose to re-align with the women. Berry won the reward: a picnic lunch at the final five reward challenge.

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She also chose Chris Daugherty to enjoy the reward with her, hoping that he would join her in eliminating Tanner. Chris ended up siding with Tanner, and Berry was voted out, giving her a fifth-place finish overall and making her the fifth member of the jury.

Julie wept openly before proceeding to ask Daugherty if their friendship had been real or not at the final tribal council. She then followed that up with a make-or-break question to determine which finalist would get her vote. Finally, Berry voted for Daugherty over Tanner for the title of Sole Survivor.

Julie Berry Dancing With The Stars

Berry has acted as a producer on the American dance competition television series Dancing With The Stars.

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