Dreyfus was born on 24 January 1966, in Paris. She was born to Pascale Audret and Francis Dreyfus. The acting was in her blood, as her mother was a French stage actress. She died in July 2000 in a road accident. Her parents had divorced after eight years of marriage; her father is a music producer and the founder of the Dreyfus Records. A woman who can speak, English, Japanese, and French fluently were onto spotlight by anchoring commercials in Japan.
When she was in the United Kingdom, she joined the Institute of Oriental Languages, and Civilization, and learned Japanese in 1995. In the University of Paris, she took a course on interior and architecture as she was interested in the Japanese culture. Connected more towards the language and culture, she studied for six months about interior designing and working on it simultaneously. When she moved to Tokyo working in a part-time job as a studio designer, she was offered to teach the Japanese language in a channel. In 1988, NHK, a TV show, she helped people by teaching them to learn the Japanese language. Dreyfus appeared as judge in a cookery show who had later acknowledged as ‘Iron Chef.’ They named her ‘Gaijin Toronto’ which means ‘Foreign Talent.’ After that, Julie started to appear in top channels of Japan, and that created her path in films.
‘Toki Rakujitsu’ (1992) was her debut movie. On a film festival in Japan, she met
. Being remembered on seeing her from billboards of Tokyo, and impressed with her knowledge she was offered to play a role in Kill Bill (2003). In 1995, she gave the English debut movie ‘A Feast at Midnight’ directed by Justin Hardy. Since it gave her an international launch and she also did the second volume of the Kill Bill in (2004). Movies like, ‘Legal Aliens’ (1998), ‘Bathory’(2000), ‘Tokyo!’ and ‘Vinyan’(2008), and few more. Her French movie Jean Moulin had been released on 2002; she acted as a supporting role. Some of the television series she cast are ‘Sekai Fushigi Hakken’ in 1986, ‘Ryori No Tetsujin’ in 1995 and ‘The Crow: Stairway to Heaven’ in 1998 gave her international recognition.
The role ‘Francesca Mondino’ won her ‘Screen Actor’s Gild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture’ for ‘Inglourious Basterds’; it is about the epic war of Tarantino. Her performance in O-Ren Ishii’s
as an assassin, who is also physically challenged, robbed the heart of people. The cast is about a French interpreter and wife of a Nazi party head. A book was published which was written by her known as; ‘Do You Know This Paris of Julie.’