Born in Vienna, Julia Stemberger was known at the age of 19 with her cinema debut "Herzklopfen" (1984). Soon after this theatrical engagements followed, including "The farmer as millionaire" at the Salzburg Festival (Director: Jürgen Flimm), "Der Schwierige" (Director: Jürgen Flimm), 1988, the Burgtheater debut in "The Merchant of Venice" (directed by Peter Zadek), 1998/90 just there Desdemona directed by George Tabori, Antony and Cleopatra at the Salzburg Festival (directed by Peter Stein), Eliza in My fair Lady at the Vienna Volksoper and working with numerous other theaters in Munich and Vienna and at the Thalia theater in Hamburg.
Julia Stemberger is also seen regularly in television and movie productions, including "The King of St. Pauli" in 1998, "Love in Africa" in 2002, "My beautiful daughter" in 2004.
1999-2005 she held and was the Artistic Director of the Mondsee days with the musician Christian Altenburger. She received numerous awards, among others the French performer Price, Romy and the Golden Lion. In 2008 she could be seen in the family production "Mikado" in Vienna, in the summer of 2008 followed "Wahlverwandschaften" in Reichenau under the direction of Hermann Beil. Also in summer 2008, the 13-part series ARD was to see "Die Stein" in which Julia Stemberger plays the main role of the dedicated teacher Stein. 2009/2010 engagement at the Renaissance Theater Berlin ("Merry festivals and Season's Greetings"), numerous readings and concerts with the Austrian Salonisten. 2010 was a "Shadow of memory" in ARD, it was followed by the second part of "Die Stein".
In 2011 she was the Marschallin in "Der Rosenkavalier", 2012, she played "Anna Karenina", both under the direction of Hermann Beil at the Festspiele Reichenau.
In December 2012, followed "Jeanne D'Arc" by Arthur Honegger in Gärtnerplatztheater Munich, in January 2013 there were shootings of the ZDF in Australia and the United Arab Emirates, and in July 2013 she performed in Arthur Schnitzler's "Einsamer Weg" at the Festival Reichenau. Since January 2014, Julia Stemberger is seen in the Berlin Schlossparktheater as Queen in "The Kings Speech" and from April 2014 she is seen in "The shots of Sarajevo", directed by Herbert Föttinger an der Josefstadt in Vienna.
In July 2014, she played the Genia in "Das Weite Land" at the Festival in Reichenau.
2015 follows Ella Rentheim in Ibsen's "John Gabriel Borkman", directed by Alfred Kirchner at the Festival Reichenau.