Born: February 14, 1968
Birthplace: Tempe, Arizona, U.S.
Jules Asner (born February 14, 1968) is a writer, U.S. television personality, and former fashion model. Since 2003 she has been married to director Steven Soderbergh.
Asner was born Julie Ann White in Tempe, Arizona. Aged 16, she was discovered at a modeling convention in Scottsdale, Arizona. She began her career as an Elite model. She shared a bunkroom with Cindy Crawford during the early years of her modeling career. In 1986, she graduated from McClintock High School in Tempe. She attended college at the University of California, Los Angeles.
She married movie director Steven Soderbergh in their New York apartment on May 10th, 2003. Soderbergh often credits his wife with influencing his female characters.
Asner is known as a long-time 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! as well as many live specials for the network. She received a Prism Award as well as a Gracie Award for her interview show Revealed with Jules Asner.
Prior to 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 now defunct tabloid show, Hard Copy.
Miramax Books purchased the publishing rights to her first novel, Whacked. The book was released June 3, 2008. Whacked was a top ten fiction bestseller on Amazon, and was in its third printing within its first month of release.
According to The Playlist, sources confirmed that Asner wrote the screenplay for 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." Asner previously did uncredited rewrite work on Magic Mike and several of his other films.
Asner has sometimes been included in magazine rankings of "sexy" women: