Julie Oda

Kevin Kenerly and Julie Oda in 'Earnest.'
Kevin Kenerly and Julie Oda in ‘Earnest.’

Julie Oda has been very active raising a family since leaving the Oregon Shakespeare Festival five years ago. Before joining OSF, Oda graduated from Mills College, trained at San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theatre and acted in New York. She and her husband, Raleigh Grantham, own Ashland’s Tudor House vacation rentals.

We visited in her colorful and inviting Tudor home, while her children napped.

JO: I was with the company for eight seasons, from 2000 to 2007, and cast in a wide variety of roles, including Cecily in “The Importance of Being Earnest,” Hermia in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and Celia in “As You Like It.”

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