Julia Roberts (28.10.1967)
Julia Roberts is one of America's highest paid actresses and is best known for her roles in films such as Pretty Woman and Erin Brockovich.
Julia Roberts: Childhood
Julia Roberts was born in Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, to Walter Grady Roberts and Betty Lou Motes. Her parents were once actors and playwrights. They also founded the Atlanta Actors and Writers Workshop.
Her parents divorced in 1971 and her father passed away after suffering from cancer, when Julia was 10 years old. Her brother, Eric Roberts and sister, Lisa Roberts Gillan are also actors.
After graduating from Campbell High School, Roberts moved with her sister to New York to enroll in acting classes and signed with the Click modelling agency.
Julia Roberts: Acting Career
Julia Roberts' film debut came in 1989, with two scripted words spoken in the film Blood Red. Her TV debut was a role as a young victim of rape in the Crime Story series with Dennis Farina.
In 1988, Roberts landed a role in the independent film Mystic Pizza as well as featuring in the fourth season of Miami Vice. The next year, she had a role in Steel Magnolias that earned her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination. The film also starred Shirley MacLaine, Dolly Parton, Daryl Hannah and Sally Field.
Julia Roberts' big break came in 1990 when she was cast in Pretty Woman, after Meg Ryan and Molly Ringwald both turned down the role, opposite Richard Gere. Her performance landed her a second Oscar nomination and the film was a huge global success.
The following year, Roberts starred in another box office success, Sleeping With The Enemy. The psychological thriller also starred Patrick Bergin as her disturbed husband. That same year, she took the role of Tinkerbell in Steven Spielberg's Hook. The film also starred Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman. 1991 was a busy year for Roberts, as she also starred in Dying Young, with Campbell Scott.
After a brief break, Roberts returned in Robert Altman's The Player in 1992, with a cameo appearance and then in 1993, she co-starred with Denzel Washington in The Pelican Brief. The film was an adaptation of a John Grisham novel and was a huge box office success. 1995 saw Roberts take on a brief appearance in the TV sitcom Friends, which starred Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer. In 1996, Roberts starred in Michael Collins, opposite Liam Neeson.
Following a few commercial flops, Julia Roberts returned with Notting Hill, in which she starred opposite Hugh Grant. The film was directed by Richard Curtis and also starred Rhys Ifans and Gina McKee. Later on in 1999, The Runaway Bride was released; a lighthearted comedy in which she was reunited with Richard Gere. That year, she also appeared in Stepmom, a drama that also starred Susan Sarandon but was badly received by film critics.
2001 saw an improvement in Robert's fortune when she won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance as Erin Brockovich in the film of the same name. This was followed with a starring role in Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's Eleven and Ocean's Twelve as well as Full Frontal, Soderbergh's ill-received blurring of fiction and reality in the lives of Hollywood's stars.
Later in 2001, Roberts also worked with her long-time friend Brad Pitt, when they both starred in the gangster road movie The Mexican.
In 2006, Roberts provided her voice for two animated features, The Ant Bully and Charlotte's Web.
Her next traditional feature film was Charlie Wilson's War, starring Tom Hanks and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Julia Roberts has also undertaken a number of stage roles, including her debut Broadway performance, in Three Days of Rain, with Bradley Cooper and Paul Rudd.
Julia Roberts: Personal Life
Julia Roberts has been romantically linked with a number of high profile actors, including Kiefer Sutherland, Benjamin Bratt, Matthew Perry and Liam Neeson. She was once engaged to Dylan McDermott but the pair never married. She was also engaged to Keifer Sutherland, but broke off the engagement just three days before they were due to wed.
In 1993, Roberts married Lyle Lovett, though the marriage only lasted two years.
In 2002, Roberts re-married, this time to Daniel Moder. The pair have twins, Hazel Patricia and Phinnaeus Walter as well as another son, Henry Daniel.
Beaming 'August: Osage County' star Julia Roberts waves at her fans as she arrives outside the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York ahead of her appearance on 'The Late Show With David Letterman'. The show marked her final appearance, with Letterman set to retire this year.
Julia Roberts - American actress Julia Roberts and David Letterman's musical director Paul Shaffer were photographed as they arrived at the Ed Sullivan Theater ahead of the 'Late Show with David Letterman' in New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 13th May 2015
Julia Roberts and Richard Gere joined the rest of the film’s main cast on Tuesday’s ‘Today’ show.
The cast of Pretty Woman were reunited on Tuesday’s edition of the ‘Today’ show, to celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary. Stars Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hector Elizondo and Laura San Giacomo joined director Garry Marshall for a chat with Matt Lauer about how they all came together to make the classic film.
Can you beleive Julia Roberts starred in Pretty Woman 25 years ago!?
During the interview the cast revealed some secrets about the movie, including that initially Richard Gere wasn’t keen on the part of Edward at all. "The joke was you could put a suit on a goat and it would work,” Gere said of his character in the initial script. “So I didn’t get it.”
Julia Roberts - Julia Roberts is back at work on the set of "The Secret In Their Eyes" after her mom's sudden death last week. The actress was joined by her co star Nicole Kidman who could'nt stop smiling after arriving on set with curly hair and comes out with straight hair an hour later. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 23rd February 2015
Cinderella premieres as 45 Years wins two prizes at Berlin Film Festival, sequels premiere in London and Los Angeles, Julia Roberts cries on-set and trailers arrive for films starring Adam Scott, Samuel L. Jackson and Charlie Hunnam...
The Berlin Film Festival wrapped up last weekend after the premiere for Disney's new live-action version of Cinderella, and stars Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Lily James and Richard Madden, plus director Kenneth Branagh were all on hand for the event.
Julia Roberts and Chiwetel Ejiofor - Shots from the set of 'The Secret in Their Eyes' as actress Julia Roberts films an emotional scene. Julia could be seen crying on set with her co-star Chiwetel Ejiofor in Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 17th February 2015
The Oscar nominated actor sat down with Jimmy Kimmel and dished on his first meeting with the ‘Friends’ star.
He’s just picked up a SAG award for his performance in The Theory of Everything and an Oscar could be next, but Eddie Redmayne still finds himself getting starstruck in Hollywood. Appearing on Tuesday night’s edition of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live', the British actor described mingling with Tinseltown’s elite at award shows as, "completely surreal” and "endlessly exciting”.
Eddie Redmayne, after collecting his SAG award for The Theory of Everything
The 33 year old actor said he feels "like a kid in a candy store” when attending all the glitzy Hollywood award shows, admitting that it still feels "completely surreal" to come face to face with "all these people you've long admired.”
Batkid is about to be immortalised on film.
Apparently Julia Roberts is making a Batkid movie. That’s a thing now. If you’re a little confused right now, here’s the rundown. Batkid is Miles Scott, a 9-year-old boy from San Francisco and a cancer survivor. Miles asked the Make-A-Wish foundation to make him Batman’s sidekick for one day. As Make-A-Wish started to organize and gather volunteers to make Miles’ wish come true, more and more volunteers started popping up, until the entire city was involved in Miles’ day of fighting crime around town.
In autumn of 2014, Batkid fought the villains of Gotham to make San Francisco safer for all.
The Julia Roberts production is set to be a remake of the upcoming documentary Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around The World. "It's thrilling to me that Ms. Roberts and her team watched our film and were so moved by it that they want to dedicate their time and creative capital to make sure the widest audience possible will know and love Miles’ story and the spirit of this intimate special event that went global, as much as we do," read a statement from Dana Nachman, who directed the documentary and will exec produce the new film (quote via The Hollywood Reporter).
Roberts will help adapt the documentary, 'Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World', for the big screen.
Julia Roberts has signed on to bring the amazing and heartwarming story of 'Batkid' to the big screen, in a film based on Miles Scott’s story. Scott, a five-year-old leukaemia sufferer, made headlines in 2013 when he was granted the chance to be Batkid by the Make-a-Wish foundation.
Roberts will also star in the 'Batkid' movie
Roberts will adapt Miles’ story from the crowdfunded documentary Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World. which is set to premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival on Jan. 24.
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At 47-years-old, the Hollywood actress has become the new face of the fashion brand's spring 2015 campaign.
Hollywood star Julia Roberts has been named as the new face of Givenchy's Spring 2015 campaign, and for anyone wondering why the 47-year-old actor was given the modelling gig, the fashion brand's creative director Riccardo Tisci thinks she "represents such a mature woman."
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The 47 year-old actress recently opened up the pressures in Hollywood for women to go under the knife.
As well as being one of Hollywood's most talented actresses, Julia Roberts is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful, but unlike many of her fellow colleagues she has never opted to undergo a facelift, a decision that could have potentially damaged her career.
Roberts has never had any cosmetic surgery done
In the midst of the media frenzy surrounding the obvious change in Renee Zellweger's facial appearance, Roberts offers her explanation as to why there is a lot of pressure on female stars to go under the knife.
Check out the pictures from the 10th Annual GLSEN Respect Awards, held on Friday 17th Oct.
Julia Roberts was at the event to receive the Humanitarian Award.
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is an organisation founded in 1990 which focuses on ensuring school environments are safe for every pupil. The organisation's awards ceremony is held annually and is usually attended by a range of celebrities.
Misty Upham is still missing in Washington State, while her father says she was on medication for mental health problems.
Misty Upham, the acclaimed Native American actress best known for starring in the movie adaptation of August: Osage County alongside Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep, is missing in Washington state. Police say the actress has not been seen for six days.
Misty Upham has now been missing for six days - she is thought to have been suicidal at the time of her dissaperance
According to Reuters, Ms Upham was last spotted walking by herself from an apartment on Sunday near Auburn, 20 miles south of Seattle. She was reported missing by her father on October 6.
Continue reading: 'August: Osage County' Actress Misty Upham Missing in Washington State
Date of birth
28th October, 1967