Julia Carter Hoffman; September 18th, 1927.
Julia Hoffman was born into a qusi-middle class family in New York City. She grew up on the Upper East Side, with her mother, a stay at home wife, and father, a stock broker, and younger sister, Cynthia. However, times fell rough for the Hoffman family during the Depression. Cynthia caught a rare blood disease and died when Julia was only 12. This led to turmoil between her parents and with the fleeting economy, and lacking in jobs, Julia’s father killed himself, right in front of Julia. Her mother soon starting taking on all the blame for the unfortunate events surrounding the Hoffman family and went mad, believing that evil spirits were haunting her for no reason. Julia spotted her mother chanting in tongues and had her committed.
However, all was not doom and gloom for Julia, her grades earned her a full scholarship to study Psychology at the prestigious Stanford University. After graduating from school she visited her mother, at the institution she was placed in while Julia could not care for her. The very next day after the visit, Julia received a telephone call that her mother had hung herself, claiming everything was her fault. Julia had no family anymore. So in an effort to hide her emotions, she turned to booze, just like her father. She did not love and she couldn’t find a good reason to stay in New York City.
One of Julia’s professors sent in an application for the position of the new head of the Windcliff Sanitarium medical facility. Julia learned of this after the facility invited her. She packed up and moved, and never looked back. While at Windcliff, she studied with the hematologist, and picked up on how to examine the blood and disorders with them. She later caught word of the strange family from Collinsport, the Collins themselves, and that they were in need of some help. Julia left straight for Collinwood Manor and has lived there ever since, treating what’s left of the family. She now finds herself not only in the company of the current Collins, but their ancestor who just so happens to be a Vampire, Barnabas Collins. Also, she employs a lot of hypnotism in her sessions, with the help of a family heirloom she discovered, the hypomedallion.
Once Julia moved into Collinwood, she too fell under the Collins’ curse and became terribly obsessiveness about her appearance and grew more and more vain. Mix that with her alcoholic like personality and pill-popping attitude, she now only sought for one thing, immortality. So when Barnabas comes into the picture, and she finds out his secret, Julia take advantage of all the juiciness and lies to him about having the ability to change him back to a mortal, while really she is draining his blood and placing it into her own body to become immortal. She goes as far as to give him oral sex to try and get as much of his gift, into her. However, Barnabas catches her in the process of the transfusion, and becomes so enraged he kills her the only way he knows how, by feasting on her blood, and Willie and Barnabas dump her in the sea.
Little did Barnabas know, she was clever enough to foresee this. So when she is “killed” by Barnabas, by him sucking her blood, he failed to realize that she was already immortal, so when he sucked her blood, he merely placed her unconscious for a few days. She awoke at the bottom of the ocean floor, tied up and trapped, but with her new Vampire-like powers, she was able to bend and bite the rope that held her down to the cinder block. Julia washed up on shore and was saved by none other than Angelique’s shipping company.
Dr. Hoffman is not really so much a Vampire, as much as an immortal being who has the speed of a vampire. She had her fangs fixed to look more human like. She did however develop the ability to have her nails become razor sharp. Her new goal in life is to earn as much respect in the psychology world, and to explore as much as possible since she has all the time in the world now. She does not wish to have child due to her immortality and most likely will not fall in love with anyone she doesn’t deem worthy of sharing her gift with, but then again, she has always tried to be as independent as she could, since the most important man in her life, her father, was such a coward and fuck-up.
Though, she now resides back at Collinswood, by an extended invitation from Barnabas himself. Julia has got word out though to the world of her expertise in the mental health care field and has attracted some pretty interesting characters. As of right now, she is conflicted with her emotions and may want to actually give a man the chance at her heart, something she protected from plenty.