Julia Anne Sweeney an actress, comedian, and author born in 1959 in Spokane, Washington. Drawn to imitating voices and inventing characters as a child, this oldest child, daughter of a lawyer and a homemaker moved to Los Angeles after college and worked as an accountant for Columbia Pictures and United Artists. In 1988, she enrolled in classes with an improvisational comedy troupe which led to Sweeney joining the cast of Saturday Night Live from 1990-1994. Julia’s personal traumatic life experiences contributed to her monologue God Said Ha! Winning the 1996 New York Comedy Festival’s Audience Award and the Golden Space Needle Award. Ms. Sweeney chronicled her daughter’s adoption from China with her monologue In the Family Way and her search for a higher deity in Letting Go of God. Julia Anne Sweeney made her mark on several television shows, movies, and This American Life. She is truly an inspiration to cure life’s challenges with laughter.