Religion: not determined yet
Other Names: Julie Williams
First Appearance: The Walking Dead #7 (Apr. 2004): "Miles Behind Us, Part 1"
Number of Appearances: 9
Teams/Affiliations: Rick's zombie apocalypse survivor group
Enemy of: unnamed old man at country store
Romantic Interest: Chris
Family/Relative: Tyreese (father)
Occupation: high school student
Note: Chris's girlfriend; committed suicide in the prison
Julie was the daughter of Tyreese.
While living in the prison with Rick Grimes' band of zombie apocalypse survivors, Julie made a suicide pact with her boyfriend Chris, mostly due to pressure coming from him. The idea was for them to kill themselves and be together for eternity. But Julie pulled the trigger on her gun earlier than Chris did, and Chris ended up killing himself.
Immediately after dying at her own hand by gunshot, Julie reanimated as a zombie. Rick Grimes saw what happened, and it was then that he realized that everybody was infected the zombie virus, and that everybody would automatically become a zombie when the died, regardless of whether or not they were bitten by a zombie.
Julie's last name was never revealed in the comic book series. But in an announced list of "Walking Dead" action figures, Tyreese's last name was given as "Williams," which would be Julie's name as well, making her "Julie Williams."
BELOW: Tyreese warns his daughter and her boyfriend to keep their hands to themselves: A few days ago, zombies attacked Tyreese and his fellow survivors while they were trying to find a new place to live at Wilshire Estates. Tyreese couldn't find his daughter Julie, until he found her alone with her boyfriend Chris, beginning to engage in what appeared to be heaving making out or petting. He didn't have time to address what was going on then, as he had to get them to safety from the zombies. Now, relatively safe on the Greene farm, Tyreese gives them a warning about their behavior. Julie and Chris say little to Julie's father in response, but after Tyreese leaves they talk, making it clear that although they have not had sex yet, they plan to when "the time is right." The conversation between Chris and Julie also reveals the seeds of what will later be revealed to be a suicide pact between them so that they can be together "for the rest of eternity."
Tyreese: Okay, guys. We need to talk.
Tyreese: Don't "Dad" me, young lady. This isn't going to go on right under my nose. I just don't have time to put up with this. I don't want to have to worry about you two fooling around all the time. I don't want to have to keep an eye on you on top of all the other sh-- I've got to do. You want to get pregnant? Do you not see how dangerous that would be? I don't know how Rick and Lori are dealing with it the way they are. This isn't a game. I know you two think you're in love but you're young... Think about what you're doing. *sigh* Just keep your hands to yourselves.
[Tyreese walks away.]
Chris: See? I told you we needed to go ahead and do it. I want to be together with you for the rest of eternity. I don't want your father to stand in the way of that.
Julie: I know... I just don't want to do it until the time is right. We have to wait.
Chris: Fine, Julie. We'll play it your way... But I don't want to wait forever.
Source: The Walking Dead #10 (July 2004): "Miles Behind Us, Part 4", pg. 20, panels 1-3. Written by Robert Kirkman. Art by Charlie Adlard. See also: sexual morality; afterlife; eternity; Tyreese; Chris; Julie
BELOW: Julie and Chris obtain guns, and their suicide pact is foreshadowed: Although the details about what is going to happen have not yet been revealed to readers when this scene was published, Julie and Chris will eventually be revealed to have a suicide pact together. Their plan is to commit suicide simultaneously so that they can be together for eternity.
Chris: Finally. I thought that bastard would never let us have guns. It's going to be so much easier now.
Julie: Yes. We'll do it as soon as the time is right. I love you, Chris.
Chris: I love you, too.
Source: The Walking Dead #11 (Aug. 2004): "Miles Behind Us, Part 5", pg. 22, panels 5-7. Written by Robert Kirkman. Art by Charlie Adlard. See also: suicide; Chris; Julie