Julia Fox Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Julia Fox is an Italian-American actress and model born on February 2, 1990. She gained attention for her first major role in the 2019 movie Uncut Gems where she was nominated for the Breakthrough Actor Award at the Gotham Awards later that year. Beyond acting she’s known for her unique fashion sense and active presence on social media.

In October 2023, Fox published her first book a memoir titled Down The Drain. Alongside the book, she released a single with the same title. She also co-hosts a podcast on Spotify named Forbidden Fruits with Niki Takesh.

Full NameJulia Fox
Date of BirthFebruary 2, 1990
Place of BirthMilan, Italy
OccupationActress, Model, Artist
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
SpousePeter Artemiev (m. 2018; div. 2020)
Children1 (son, Valentino)
Net Worth$1 million

Julia Fox Early Life and Education

Julia Fox Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Julia Fox was born in Milan, Italy. Her mom Gracie is Italian and her dad Thomas Fox is American and worked as a contractor. Her parents split when she was young. Julia has two siblings.

She spent her early years with her grandfather in Saronno a small town near Milan while her mom finished college. During this time her dad lived on a boat near New York City. In Italy, she lived in a small apartment with her mom’s family and grew up in a Catholic home. When she turned six she moved to New York City to live with her dad in Manhattan while still visiting her mom in Italy.

At 14, Julia Fox returned to Italy to stay with a family near her mom’s hometown and attended a private Catholic school. She left that family because of issues with smoking and skipping school then stayed alone in her mom’s empty apartment until going back to New York.

Growing up Julia faced periods of homelessness and had a tough relationship with her parents. Her dad could be verbally abusive and her mom wasn’t always around when Julia visited leading to explosive arguments. At 15 she left home to live with her boyfriend who was involved with drugs. After he got jailed and sent her a death threat she moved in with a friend.

As a teenager, Julia worked various service jobs at a shoe store an ice cream shop, and a pastry shop. She even worked briefly as a dominatrix after finding a job online. She partied went clubbing and got into trouble with the law like being caught shoplifting and facing credit card fraud charges.

At 16, Julia Fox attempted suicide and was hospitalized where she was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. She also struggled with heroin addiction and overdosed at 17 nearly dying. Julia attended the New School in New York briefly for media studies but eventually dropped out.


Julia Fox Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Julia Fox began her career as a fashion designer starting a successful women’s knitwear line called Franziska Fox together with her friend Briana Andalore. She’s also worked as a model including posing for Playboy’s final nude edition in 2015 and as a painter and photographer. Julia self-published two photography books: “Symptomatic of a Relationship Gone Sour: Heartburn/Nausea” in 2015 and “PTSD” in 2016. In 2017 she hosted an art exhibit titled “R.I.P. Julia Fox” featuring silk canvases painted with her blood.

She’s been part of campaigns for Tiffany & Co. Diesel Coach New York and Supreme and has appeared in editorials for several prestigious magazines like Vogue CR Fashion Book and Interview. Julia has graced the covers of Vogue Czechoslovakia Elle Brasil and New York Magazine.

Julia made her film debut in the 2019 movie “Uncut Gems” by the Safdie brothers playing the role of Howard Ratner’s mistress. She met the Safdie brothers almost ten years earlier at a café in Manhattan. Her performance earned her a nomination for Breakthrough Actor at the 2019 Gotham Awards.

She also starred in Ben Hozie’s film “PVT Chat” as Scarlet a cam girl released in February 2021 and appeared in “No Sudden Move” released in July 2021.

In late 2022, Julia Fox starred in the drama “Puppet” and is set to portray Carrie White in the biopic “Upper Cut” based on White’s memoir. She’s also lined up for the dark comedy “The Trainer” alongside Vito Schnabel and Steven Van Zandt directed by Tony Kaye expected to release soon.

Beyond acting Julia wrote and directed a short film called “Fantasy Girls” released in 2021 and was previously involved in owning a nightclub in New York City named Happy Ending.

Her memoir titled “Down the Drain” released in October 2023 draws inspiration from several notable authors and is set to be adapted into a TV series by Joey Soloway. In February 2024 Julia performed her debut song at Charli XCX’s Party Girl DJ set for The Boiler Room named after her memoir.

Net Worth

Julia Fox has an estimated net worth of $1 Million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The main source of Julia Fox’s net worth comes from her career as an actress and model. She has appeared in movies and worked in fashion, which has contributed to her earnings and overall wealth.

Personal life

Julia Fox Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

In November 2018, Julia Fox got married to Peter Artemiev who is a private pilot. They lived together in Yorkville Manhattan but their marriage ended in divorce in July 2020. They have a son named Valentino born on January 17, 2021. Fox revealed his birth on February 14 of the same year. In October 2022, she shared that she struggled with postpartum depression after giving birth.

Fox also disclosed that she deals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) and is on the autism spectrum. She mentioned having bipolar disorder in an episode of the podcast Forbidden Fruit that she co-hosts.

In 2019, a close friend of Fox’s died from a fentanyl overdose. This tragedy deeply impacted Fox and reinforced her commitment to sobriety.

In January 2022, Fox confirmed in an article for Interview magazine that she was in a relationship with rapper Kanye West. However, they broke up the following month. After their breakup, a fake headline circulated online claiming West ended the relationship because he didn’t like Fox “going goblin mode” which led to the term “goblin mode” gaining popularity. Fox clarified that the headline was untrue.