Julia Jones at the Internet Movie Database Julia Jones (born January 23, 1981) is an American actress best known for playing Leah Clearwater in the 2010 film The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, the third film based on the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. Julia Jones was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Jones studied at The Boston Ballet School from the age of 4. She began working in commercials and local theatre when she was eight. Jones graduated from the historic Boston Latin School, the oldest school in America, and later Columbia University with a degree in English.She has modelled in catalogues for Levi’s, The Gap, Esprit, and L’Oreal.
Jones is part Chickasaw, Choctaw, and African American and has called herself “multi-ethnic”. She appeared in Chuck Wicks’ music video for Hold That Thought. In 2009, she appeared in the Culture Clash play, Palestine, New Mexico, at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.