Julie Herrod has been married to Phillip Francis Lumsden since 1992 and after over three decades, they have one of the longest marriages. Expanding on her life, Herrod made it to the limelight as a child actress. Throughout her acting career, she made a name for herself with role translations in The Doctors and the Nurses and NET Playhouse.
With this rise in career, there was so much expectation that she will be one of the greatest entertainers in the industry as the years move, however, this has not been the case as she has not been seen on screen. Thus raising the question of what she is up to. It turns out that she stepped away from the glamour of showbiz to life as a tour guide and animal shelter volunteer.
Julie Herrod got Married to her Lifelong Partner, Phillip Francis Lumsden after She Stopped Acting68-year-old Julie Herrod is married to Phillip Francis Lumsden, an American tour guide with Coit Tower. The pair walked down the aisle on August 1, 1992. Details about their relationship timeline are not clear with regard to how they met and started dating.
But looking at the date they tied the knot, there are indications that it happened a few years after she made her last screen appearance in the 1967 movie Wait Until Dark. Based on this, we may not be wrong to assume that her marriage with Lumsden came at the end of a career that she had launched at the tender age of 5.
It would be recalled that Julie grew up around acting as her father, Ralph Herrod, was a director at CBS-TV and founder of Playwright Opportunity Theatre in Greenwich Village.
According to IMDB, she has appeared in three movie roles during her acting career. Also, she was in a Broadway show before she disappeared from the screen as mentioned earlier.
Focusing on her marriage, Julie and Lumsden have been together for more than 30 years. Thus, making their union a lasting one considering the high divorce rates among popular people.
Is Julie Herrod a Mother?
Considering her lifelong marriage to the same man, you may be curious to know if they welcomed a child or not. Well, we have not found any evidence to suggest she is a mother.
Moreso, from her social media updates, she loves spending time with her fur kids, by this we mean, she is a dog mom who dedicates time to being with them.
The Former Actress is Now a Dogwalker and Tour Guide
Despite Julie Herrod’s long absence, the former child actress has managed to start other lines of work. According to her LinkedIn profile, the New College of Florida Alum is a part-time tour guide at Coit Tower in Telegraph Hill as well as a copy editor, proofreader, and copywriter. She started working at one of San Francisco’s notable landmarks in 2018 and from what we know of her husband, this is something that they both share in common.
Away from being a guide at Coit, she has been a freelance copy editor since 2002. Through her experience in this line of work, Julie worked with organizations like;
- Crimson Life Sciences
- San Francisco Animal Care & Control
- Full Belly Bus
- Backbeat Books
She is a Certified Dog Walker
Looking at the clients that she provided proofreading services to, you may be curious about some of them being into animal care. It turns out that Herrod is a certified dog walker who received her certificate from Dogsafe Canine First Aid in 2016. Aside from all her other activities, she volunteers with the San Francisco Animal Care & Control Center. At the center, she provides services that range from walking dogs to in-kennel enrichment for the animals.
Prior to this, Herrod’s love for animals started during her internship with WildAid. This was back in 2010 and it lasted till 2011. Following this, she went into animal volunteering, and ever since, she has not turned back.
In fact, her love for animals has led to adjustments in her lifestyle. According to her, she does not consume animal products, drives, nor does she use products like soap because they are harmful to the environment and ‘friends who live in the ocean’.