Jules Asner

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Jules Asner
Asner at Venice Film Festival 2012
Julie Ann White

(1968-02-14) February 14, 1968 (age 55)
Occupation(s)Entertainment journalist, former fashion model
TelevisionRevealed with Jules Asner
Matthew Asner
(m. 1992⁠–⁠1996)
(m. 2003)

Jules Asner (born Julie Ann White; February 14, 1968) is an American screenwriter, author, former entertainment journalist, television personality, and model.

Early life[edit]

Asner was born Julie Ann White in Tempe, Arizona.[1] At age 16, she was discovered at a modeling convention in Scottsdale, Arizona. She began her career as an Elite model. She shared a bunk-room with Cindy Crawford during the early years of her career. In 1986, she graduated from McClintock High School in Tempe.

She attended UCLA.[citation needed]


Asner was a longtime E! personality. During her peak with the network, she hosted six hours of programming daily. Among the series she hosted were Revealed with Jules Asner, E! News Live and Wild On!. She also hosted many live specials. Asner received a Prism Award[2] and a Gracie Award for her interview show Revealed with Jules Asner.[citation needed]

Before joining E! Asner was an entertainment reporter for Reuters Television Good Morning England, The Entertainment Show on Sky Television, and Extra. She hosted Live by Request on A&E and was a segment director and producer on Hard Copy.

Miramax Books purchased the publishing rights to her first novel, Whacked. It was released on June 3, 2008.[3] Whacked was a top-ten fiction bestseller on Amazon and was in its third printing within its first month of release.[citation needed]

Asner wrote the screenplay for husband Steven Soderbergh's film Logan Lucky. She chose to use the pseudonym Rebecca Blunt because she did not want the "story" surrounding the film to be that "Soderbergh was directing his wife's script." In 2018, a Twitter account belonging to TheRebeccaBlunt posted photos of Asner and Soderbergh behind the scenes working on Logan Lucky. Asner previously did uncredited rewrite work on Magic Mike and several of Soderbergh's other films.[4]

Personal life[edit]

From 1992 to 1996, she was married to Matthew Asner and took his surname, making her the daughter-in-law of actor Ed Asner.

She married film director Steven Soderbergh in their New York apartment on May 10, 2003. Soderbergh often credits his wife with influencing his female characters.[5]


  1. ^ Jules Asner profile at Film Reference.com
  2. ^ "NIDA Announces 8th Annual "PRISM" Award Winners". National Institute on Drug Abuse. April 29, 2004. Retrieved January 18, 2021.
  3. ^ Asner, Jules. (2009). Whacked. Weinstein Books. ISBN 978-1-60286-076-6. OCLC 290478749.
  4. ^ Perez, Rodrigo (July 27, 2017). "Logan Lucky Screenwriter Revealed". The Playlist. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  5. ^ Gary Susman (May 13, 2003). "Out of Sight". Entertainment Weekly.

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