‘GH’ Alum Julie Berman Upped from Recurring to Regular on ‘Casual’

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“General Hospital” alum Julie Berman (ex-Lulu Spencer Falconeri), who recurred in four episodes of the premiere season of “Casual,” has been upped to regular in the series’ upcoming Season 2.

The Hulu comedy follows the post-divorce dating life of Valerie (Michaela Watkins), a 39-year-old therapist with a teenage daughter, Laura (Tara Lynne Barr), who moves in with her younger brother Alex (Tommy Dewey), a bachelor and co-founder of the dating site, Snooger.

Berman plays Leia, Valerie’s carefree assistant. She’s sweet, attractive and promiscuous. Leia offers Valerie a new perspective on what it means to be a sexual women in 2016.

Berman, who played Luke (Anthony Geary) and Laura’s (Genie Francis) daughter Lulu on “General Hospital” from 2005 to 2013, earned three Daytime Emmy Awards for her work on the soap; two for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series in 2009 and 2010 and one for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2013. She announced that she was leaving the soap in 2013 to pursue other projects.

The actress promptly landed a guest-starring role in comedy hit “Two and a Half Men,” followed by a stint in “Jane the Virgin.” In 2015, Berman nabbed a recurring role on “Casual.”

Later that year, Berman was cast in the medical drama “Chicago Med,” once again in a recurring role. Her character, Dr. Samantha “Sam” Zanetti, a smart, sexy surgeon, first appeared on the third episode of the NBC series.