Julia Nolan was a houseguest on Big Brother 17.

Julia was a part of the season's Twin Twist, along with her sister, Liz Nolan. Julia and Liz competed and voted as a pair and switched every few days, with 10 to 15 minutes to update each other on what is going on within the house. The twins made it through the first five evictions, so they got to compete as two separate HouseGuests. She was aligned with Liz and Austin Matelson and was a part of the Sixth Sense and Scamper Squad alliances.

During Week 11, both Austin and Liz were nominated by Steve Moses for eviction. During the Power of Veto competition, Julia chose to challenge Austin instead of John McGuire due to Vanessa Rousso convincing her that it was the only way she would not go up next to her sister. However, this backfired as Austin was able to remove himself from the block by winning the Power of Veto, leaving Julia as the replacement nominee. The twins decided that Liz had a better shot at winning the game than Julia, so the two of them asked the others to evict her despite not being the target.

The others honored their wish, and a unanimous 3-0 vote evicted Julia. She placed 6th and became the 6th member of the jury. On finale night, she voted for Liz to win.


Retrieved from CBS.com

Age: 23
Hometown: Miami
Current City: Miami
Occupation: Marketing Intern
Three adjectives that describe you: Adventurous, enthusiastic and funny.
Favorite Activities: Gardening, walking and hiking, crossfit and painting.
What do you think will be the most difficult part about living inside the Big Brother house: The most difficult part about living in the Big Brother house would be getting along with everyone. Also, choosing who to form alliances with because you truly cannot trust anyone since everyone wants to win that monaaaay.
Which past Big Brother cast member did you like most: Obviously Mike "Boogie" from season two because he was hilarious to watch and he didn't care whose toes he had to step on in order to form alliances.
What are you afraid of: Death, needles and lemon seeds.
Finish this sentence: My life’s motto is…"You do what you love and f**k the rest"
What would you take into the house and why: My GoPro to take sick pictures of my experience, an iPod to listen to music while i work out and candles because they relax me.

Tall, blonde, gorgeous.... And there's two of them! Julia and her twin sister, Liz, make quite the statement when they enter a room together. The twins do everything together, down to their matching breast augmentations, which were done on the same day. Julia is known as the feisty, more "tomboy" of the two. She's super athletic and loves surfing, rock climbing, soccer, and CrossFit. A bit of a man-eater, Julia says, "Liz dates for love, and I date for fun." Having overcome Leukemia when she was 6, Julia is definitely a fighter and will bring that mentality into the BB house and knows she has the will to get to the end, with or without her sister.[1]

Big Brother 17

Competition History

Week 1 Not in the House*
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 7 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 8 HOH Loss
POV Not Picked
Week 9 HOH Loss
POV Loss
Week 10 HOH Loss
POV Loss
HOH Loss
Week 11 HOH Loss
POV Loss
  • While playing as Liz, Julia played the second, third, and fifth Heads of Household competitions. She reached the tie-breaker of the third HoH, Gronk Pong, but lost all three competitions.

Have/Have-Not History

Week 1 Not in the House
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6 Have-Not
Week 7 Have
Week 8 Have
Week 9 Have
Week 10 Have-Not
Week 11 Have/Have-Not Phase Over

Voting History

Week Position Voted for With Majority?
1 Not in House
6 Clay Honeycutt Yes
7 Shelli Poole Yes
Jackie Ibarra Yes
8 Becky Burgess Yes
9 John McGuire Yes
10 Post-POV Nominee
POV Holder James Huling Yes
11 Post-POV Nominee
Finale Jury Member Liz Nolan No

Post Big Brother

  • Julia attended the premiere of Big Brother 20.[2]
  • Julia and her sister Liz Nolan appeared in the 2020 movie "Birds Of Prey" as extras during a club scene.


Julia's Cast Photo for The Challenge: War of the Worlds



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