|Name:||Julia Anne Meade-Hunt|
|Affiliation:||Virginia Regional Hospital|
Ethan Hunt (estranged)
|Played by:||Michelle Monaghan|
|First appearance:||Mission: Impossible III|
|Last appearance:||Mission: Impossible – Fallout|
Julia Anne Meade-Hunt is the estranged wife of Ethan Hunt. She did not know about her husband working for Impossible Mission Force until after Ethan had to rescue her from getting held hostage by Owen Davian. Later, her death was faked in Croatia, as Ethan found out that they had to be separated in order to keep her safe.
Courtship with EthanEdit
Ethan met and fell in love with Julia while on a "heli-boarding" trip at Lake Wanaka. To keep her from finding out about his work with Impossible Mission Force, he told her, as well as her friends and family (the latter consisting of her siblings, Melissa and Rick, and their widowed mother), that he studies traffic patterns for the Virginia Department of Transportation. Ethan and Julia married shortly before he set off on a two-day "business trip", actually a search for Owen Davian.
Kidnapping and RescueEdit
Davian eventually kidnapped Julia, and threatened to kill her if Ethan didn't hand over the Rabbit's Foot. Ethan managed to find her in Shanghai, but not before Davian planted a micro-explosive into Ethan's head. Ethan helped Julia prepare for the arrival of Davian's men by handing her a Beretta 92F handgun, and instructing her how to reload and shoot with it. He also informed her that she needed to electrocute him to deactivate the explosive, which she proceeded to do. Rogue agent John Musgrave found the couple before Ethan could regain consciousness, but Julia shot Musgrave to death, then revived Ethan with CPR.
When Julia asked Ethan how she ended up in China, he finally confessed to her about his involvement with the IMF. He told her that the information was top-secret, but she assured him that he could trust her. Ethan brought her to the IMF headquarters in Virginia, where she met the other agents including Luther Stickell, Zhen Lei and Declan Gormley, before taking her on their honeymoon.
Presumed Murder in CroatiaEdit
In Croatia, Ethan and Julia were both together until Hunt realized that the only way to protect her from IMF's enemies was to fake her death. Agent William Brandt was assigned to watch the family, following Ethan one day as he went for a jog. Brandt assigned two men to watch Julia before he left and after returning, he found them both unconscious and Julia gone. Days later, Brandt was told that what was left of Julia's body had been found. In apparent retaliation for his wife's murder, Hunt killed six Serbian nationalists linked to the crime, and was sent to Rankow Prison as a result.
Under Ethan's ProtectionEdit
In reality, the IMF invented this cover to allow Hunt to infiltrate the prison, in the hope of gaining information in regards to a Swedish-born Russian terrorist named Kurt Hendricks, code-named Cobalt. Julia, now safe, was kept a secret by Ethan, who had to keep his distance from her.
When Ethan and his team visited Seattle after defeating Cobalt, Ethan absolved Brandt of guilt for Julia's death by assuring him that she did not actually get killed in Croatia. This made Brandt the only other IMF agent aware of the complete details of Julia's survival (according to Benjamin Dunn, some of the agents had received word that Julia still lives, but the couple's marriage fell through). Shortly after Brandt left Ethan to sit alone, Julia caught Ethan's attention from across the bay. Ethan and Julia gazed at each other, until Julia went to meet some friends at a nearby restaurant.