Julie Mintz is an American alternative singer-songwriter, musician, and actress. The south Texas-bred, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter joined Moby's band as a backup singer and keyboardist in 2011. In 2015, Moby produced her debut EP "The Thin Veil" culled from a collection of over fifty songs Mintz had written before joining his band. The sound has been described as Gothic Americana, while Entertainment Weekly calls Mintz's music "an elegant and bewitching blend of Americana and orchestral pop that sits somewhere between Gillian Welch and Lana Del Rey. Julie Mintz was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. She graduated valedictorian of her class and earned a National Merit Scholarship. Her songwriting is deeply informed by her first after-school job: working at a cemetery and funeral home on the Gulf of Mexico, which included driving a hearse with a body in the back. Mintz recalls, "I was a cheerleader in high school, so I used to show up to work at the funeral home in my cheerleading uniform. At the time it was all really scary to me, but I think it ties into me eventually writing this very Gothic music, and this thread throughout my songs about the idea of dying alone"; Mintz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. On a summer break from college, Mintz booked her first professional acting role in the Tobe Hooper horror film, Crocodile. She went on to earn her degree in three years and graduated early from college in order to move to Los Angeles full time. Mintz has sung and appeared in over 30 national advertisements for brands such as Gap, Heineken, Mercedes, AT&T, Target, American Airlines, Coors Light, Sprint and an advertisement directed by Academy Award winning cinematographer Wally Pfister. While she has written songs on piano since childhood, it was during her time working as an actress that she bought herself a Gibson J-300 and began composing on guitar. While Mintz honed her songwriting, she acted in films directed by Martin Brest and Spike Lee and opposite Christopher Walker, Rosanna Arquette, and Ryan Gosling. As a recording artist, Mintz has had her music placed in projects by directors J.J. Abrams and Paul Haggis. She has also appeared as a musical guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Mintz's debut five song EP "The Thin Veil" produced by Moby was released jointly on Manimal Records (Warpaint, Bat for Lashes) and her own label Daughters of Cain Records on May 5, 2015. In November 2017, Mintz performed at The Hollywood Bowl with Moby and iconic British DJ Pete Tong. The following year, she released her debut album 'Abandon All Hope of Fruition'; Mintz has volunteered as a Wish Coordinator for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which serves children with life-threatening illnesses. She has also performed in support of The Humane Society, Mercy For Animals, Emily's List, The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, and Al Gore's Climate Reality Project.
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