Juel Bestrop – Bio, Age, Facts, Family of Mike Mendel’s Wife


Juel Bestrop (born in 1960) is an American Casting Director and Celebrity Partner from Studio City, Los Angeles, California. She is best known as the spouse of Mike Mendel (American television producer).

He is extremely popular for working in the two best animation TV series called “The Simpsons” and “Rick and Morty“. In Fact, Mendel also won four Emmy Awards for his work in the successful show.

The producer started his solo career with the TV show “All My Children” in 1985. Some of the other programs he produced in his profession are Drawn Together, Jerry Maguire, Sit Down, Shut Up, The Oblongs, Big, Napoleon Dynamite, etc.

On September 22, 2019, Mike Mendel passed away at the young age of 54. As per Wikipedia, the producer died of natural causes on Sunday night in his home in Studio City. His death news was first revealed by Bestrop through a publication house.


Personal Affairs, Spouse & Children

The 59-years-old Juel Bestrop tied the knot with her husband “J. Michael Mendel” many years ago after dating each other for a while. However, the couple never revealed anything about their marriage date and venue.

Later, Juel gave birth to their kids named Jesse and Jacob Mendel. Mike Mendel’s spouse and her late partner remained very private about personal life. Moreover, they don’t share many details about their family and tries to stay away from the limelight.


Real Full Birth Name Juel Bestrop.
Nick name Juel.
Profession Casting Director.
Famous for Being the Wife of Mike Mendel (American television producer).
Age (As of 2019) 59 years old.
Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday 1960.
Birthplace/Hometown The United States of America.
Nationality American.
Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian) Straight.
Gender Female.
Ethnicity White Caucasian Descent.
Religion Christianity.
Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign) not available.
Current Residence Studio City, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Social Media Account Stats Instagram: NA.
Twitter: —
Facebook: —
Debut Film: Sneakers (1992).
TV Show: New Girl (2012).
Movies 1. The Hangover.
2. Door to Door.
3. Primary Colors.
4. Dr. Dolittle 2.
5. Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny.
6. Drillbit Taylor.
7. Are We There Yet?
8. Heartbreakers.
9. One Night at McCool’s.
10. The Shaggy Dog.
11. A Thousand Words.
12. Equilibrium.
13. The Cable Guy.
14. Kicking and Screaming.
15. All About Steve.
16. Sweet Home Alabama.
17. The Break-Up.
18. Austin Powers in Goldmember.
19. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.
20. Daddy Day Care.
21. Meet Dave.
22. Rock of Ages.
23. Going the Distance.
24. The Unborn.
25. I, Robot.
26. Due Date.
27. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.
28. Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.
29. Scary Movie 5.
30. Starsky and Hutch.
31. Anchorman.
32. Blades of Glory.
33. Zoolander.
34. Ghost Rider.
35. Scary Movie 2.
36. Project X.
37. Norbit.
Awards 1. won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series, Movie or Special.
2. got nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series.
Physical Statistics
Height (Tall) Feet & Inches: 5′ 6″.
Centimeters: 168 cm.
Meters: 1.68 m.
Weight Kilograms: 55 Kg.
Pounds: 121 lbs.
Bra Size 34B.
Body Measurements (Breast-waist-hips) 35-27-36.
Shoe Size (UK) 6.
Tattoo details? NA.
Eye Color Hazel.
Hair Color Greyish-white.
Parents Father: Name not Known.
Mother: —
Siblings Brother: Not Known.
Personal Life Relationship
Marital Status Widow.
Dating History? Love Affair with her boyfriend.
Boyfriend None.
Husband/Spouse Name J. Michael Mendel.
Son Jesse and Jacob.
Daughter will update.
Highest Qualification Graduate with a Bachelors degree.
School Local High School.
Alma Mater. Will update.
Hobbies & Favorite Things
Favorite Celebrities Actor: Tom Hanks.
Actress: Sandra Bullock.
Dream Holiday Destination Paris.
Favorite Color White.
Love to do Reading, Theatre Play & Artwork.
Favorite Food French Cuisine.
Net worth (approx.) $1.5 million US dollars (As of 2019).
Salary, Income & Earnings


Some Lesser Known Facts about Juel Bestrop

  • Juel Bestrop was born to her father, and mother in 1960 in the United States of American. In 2019, her age is 59 years old.
  • As of her career, she made debut with the film named “Sneakers” in 1992 where she worked as one the casting directors along with Risa Bramon Garcia.
  • In 1999, Bestrop won an Emmy for Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series, Movie, or Special.
  • The award was given to her for her work as the casting executive for 1998’s movie Winchell.
  • Mike Mendel’s wife also received a nomination in 2003 for Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or Special for the project “Door to Door“.
  • Later, the director earned third Emmy award nomination in the category Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series for the TV series “New Girl” in 2012.
  • As of now, she owns and runs her business “Juel Bestrop’s Casting“.

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  • The celebrity spouse also works with casting associates named Stephanie Rabinowitz and Julie Berger.
  • Some of her other popular works are in movies such as The Hangover, Primary Colors, Heartbreakers, One Night at McCool’s, Sweet Home Alabama, The Break-Up, Going the Distance, The Unborn, I, Robot, Due Date, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Scary Movie 2, Scary Movie 5, Ghost Rider, etc.



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