Our Favourite Accountants from TV and Movies – Julia Sweeney
Better known for her gig on Saturday Night Live, and Raquel in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, Julia Sweeney actually started out her career as an accountant.
After graduating with a double major in economics and European history at the University of Washington, Sweeney moved to Los Angeles where she worked as an accountant for Columbia Pictures and United Artists.
In 1988, while still working as an accountant, Sweeney enrolled in classes with the improvisational comedy troupe The Groundlings, eventually being selected to be part of the troupe's Sunday Company. It was at The Groundlings that she began to develop characters, which she would later bring to the stage, film, and television.