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Nicknames: "Jules"
Birthdate: (45)
Birthplace: Tempe, AZ, USA
Occupation: Television personality, writer, former fashion model
Managed by: Liz B.
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Immediate Family

    • Matthew
      ex-husband
    • Lee
      mother
    • Will
      ex-husband's son
    • Jake
      ex-husband's son
    • Sarah
      stepdaughter

About Julie Ann Soderbergh (White)

Julie Ann Soderbergh (née White), known professionally as Jules Asner, is an American television personality, writer, and former fashion model. She is best known for her years as a long-time E! personality.

At the age of sixteen Jules was discovered at a modeling convention in Scottsdale, Arizona. She began her career as an Elite model. Jules and Cindy Crawford shared a bunkroom in the early years of her modeling career. In 1986, Jules graduated from McClintock High School in Tempe. She attended UCLA graduating with a degree in Political Science. In her early 20's she was briefly married to Matthew Asner. On May 10, 2003 she married movie director Steven Soderbergh. Soderbergh often credits Asner with influencing his female characters.

During her peak with the network she hosted six hours of programming daily. Among the series she hosted were Revealed with Jules Asner, E! News Live and Wild On! as well as many live specials for the network. She received a Prism Award as well as a Gracie Award for her interview show 'Revealed with Jules Asner'.

Asner left E! in 2003 shortly before the ouster of then network President, Mindy Herman. An article in the Los Angeles Times mentions that Herman stole gifts and mail intended for Asner.

In 2004 Jules signed a development deal with Sony Pictures Television to produce and host her own daytime talk show, Life & Style. The show was often referred to as a 'younger version of The View'. She was later joined by Cynthia Garrett, Lynne Koplitz, and Kimora Lee Simmons. Although cleared in 90% of the country, Sony was never able to secure a New York clearance for the show and the series was canceled after one season.

Prior to joining E!, Asner was an entertainment reporter for Reuters Television, Good Morning England, HCTV, The Entertainment Show on Sky Television, and Extra. Jules also hosted Live by Request on A&E and was a segment director and producer on now defunct tabloid show, Hard Copy.

The Weinstein Company/Miramax Books purchased the publishing rights to her first novel, Whacked. The book was released June 3, 2008. "Whacked" was a top ten fiction bestseller on Amazon, and was in its third printing within the novel's first month of release.

In her thirties, the former model was sometimes included in magazine rankings of "sexy" women.

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