Julie Cooper (formerly Cooper-Nichol) is the ex-wife of Jimmy Cooper and the widow of Caleb Nichol, as well as the mother of the late Marissa Cooper and Kaitlin Cooper. She is currently single, and she is raising their son, Cooper Atwood with Frank and Gordon.

Character arcEdit


Originally born in Riverside, she left her former boyfriend Lance Baldwin for Jimmy Cooper, and started a new life in Newport Beach. Pregnant at 18 with her first daughter, Marissa Cooper, Jimmy married her. Later, she had a second daughter Kaitlin.

Season 1Edit

When Jimmy stole money from his clients' trust funds, Julie soon divorced him, claiming she deserved better. She soon had a passionate love affair with her daughter's ex-boyfriend, Luke Ward. She also begins to date Kirsten's father, Caleb Nichol.

Season 2Edit

Once she married Caleb Nichol, she became one of the most powerful women in Newport. Her husband made her CEO of his company, the Newport Group, and in order to give it a new look, Julie decided to launch a magazine, Newport Living.

Her fame would soon come back to haunt her, however, when her ex-lover Lance came back into her life. He threatened to release a copy of an adult video she had participated in years earlier, if she did not give him $500,000. When her husband Caleb dismissed her concerns and didn't pay him, Lance released the tape at a party originally intended for the magazine launch.

Outraged and embarrassed, Caleb filed for divorce. According to the marriage agreement, Julie was entitled to a sum of 3 million dollars if and only if she had been married for a period of one year. When Caleb tried to file for the divorce the two had only been married for a period of 11 months and 27 days. In addition to the divorce, Caleb fired Julie as CEO of his company. This was done shortly after he received pictures of Julie kissing Lance at his motel room. The timing of Caleb's attacks would essentially leave her with nothing from the marriage.

Left with the possibility of being poor once again, Julie began to devise plans to regain the life she once had. Lance had offered to kill Caleb, but Julie refused the offer. When Caleb pushed her too far, Julie decided to finish the job herself and attempted to give him an overdose of sleeping pills in his drink. Caleb realized and craftily played at her conscience until she found herself unable to deliver his death blow. Minutes later, he died anyway because of a heart attack.

Season 3Edit

She seemed to be returning to a relationship with her ex-husband Jimmy. The reunion would prove ill-fated, as Jimmy's financial woes separated the two once again, effectively leaving Julie a widow.

Julie then lived outside of Newport in a low-income neighborhood. She then formed the new business venture New Match with friend (and one-time stepdaughter) Kirsten Cohen. Her relationship with Neil Roberts started a romantic affair between the two that led to their engagement.

Season 4Edit

After the death of her daughter Marissa, Julie wants to find the man who killed her. She hires a private investigator and gives the information to Ryan. After Volchok is in jail, Julie finally is able to start over. She breaks up with Neil and manages to stay in his house, while he moves to Seattle. Now she starts to have one night stands with younger men, for example with her German personal trainer or Kaitlin's tennis instructor Spencer Bullit, with whom she starts to transform New Match into an whorehouse, but also with his father Gordon Bullit from Texas. When Frank Atwood returned to Newport to see his son, she welcomes him with an open heart and falls in love with him. She hides their relationship for a long time, but then they start to date officially. Kaitlin doesn't really like having Frank as a stepdad and tries to convince her mother to marry Bullit, but in the end she decides to continue dating Frank. During the earthquake she is locked with her daughter in an ice cream parlour, but she's not harmed. In the last episode of the series she stays single and marries neither Bullit nor Atwood. She then starts college and gets an undergraduate degree.

Memorable QuotesEdit

See Memorable Quotes by Julie Cooper



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