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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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Wonder Trailer


August 'Auggie' Pullman is a 10-year-old boy born with Treacher Collins syndrome which has caused facial birth defects and he's had no fewer 27 surgeries. He has been homeschooled throughout his childhood but is about to enter his first year of mainstream school at Beecher Prep. His parents are, of course, worried that he'll be the subject of bullying - no matter how much they assure him that he's special. Unfortunately, that's just what happens to him, but there are at least some school kids that are determined to build a friendship with him and make him feel welcome. Some kids are reluctant to associate with him, but after hearing some revelatory things, realise that the people they want to be are the people that will love Auggie for who he is. 

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Pretty Woman Indeed! Julia Roberts Named World's Most Beautiful Woman Yet Again


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At nearly 50 years old, Julia Roberts is still winning awards for her beauty. This year marks the fifth time the actress has been named the World's Most Beautiful Woman - quite the record as the title has only previously been snapped up twice by the same person.

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Twenty-six years after the 'Pretty Woman' star first won the World's Most Beautiful Woman title by People in 1991, she is now on to her fifth time being named so after subsequent wins in 2000, 2005 and 2010. Jennifer Aniston was last year's Most Beautiful, marking her second time after 2004.

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Julia Roberts - Actors and celebrities attends the premiere for "Money Monster" at the Palais de Festival for the 69th Cannes Film Festival. at Cannes Film Festival - Cannes, France - Thursday 12th May 2016

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Blake Lively Wasn’t 'Throwing Shade' At Taylor Swift - She’s Actually 'Obsessed' With The ‘Bad Blood’ Singer


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Blake Lively, the 28-year-old Age of Adaline actor and wife of Ryan Reynolds, wasn’t mocking Taylor Swift with her recent Instagram post. Lively posted a picture in which she joked – as she later clarified in good humour – about being part of a music video for John Legend’s cover of Swift single ‘Bad Blood’.

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Read More: Blake Lively Shares The ‘Perks Of Breastfeeding’ With Beautiful Instagram Post.

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Kate Hudson Shares Instagram Selfie With Social Media Shy Jennifer Aniston


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It’s rare to see Jennifer Aniston on social media so it came as a surprise when her face popped up on Kate Hudson’s Instagram. Hudson managed to grab a selfie with Aniston on the set of Mother’s Day and shared the picture with her 2.1 million followers. The picture appeared to be on the first day of filming as Hudson marked it ‘Day 1’ so we may see more of Aniston on Hudson’s social media as filming progresses.

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Julia Roberts And Joan Baez Become The Latest Members Of Taylor Swift's Squad


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Taylor Swift showed off two awesome new additions to her ever growing Swift Squad during her show at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Saturday, Hollywood mega-star Julia Roberts and folk legend Joan Baez. The two joined Taylor on stage during the second of her back to back California concerts which also saw appearances from girlgroups Little Mix and Fifth Harmony.

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Secret In Their Eyes Trailer


Ray is a dedicated FBI investigator with a crush on his District Attorney supervisor Claire and a close friendship with his partner Jess. However, all those whimsical circumstances are thrown out of the window when a corpse is discovered in a dumpster in LA. Ray discovers that it's the mutilated body of Jess' teenage daughter, and the devastated pair set out on a vengeful mission to find the perpetrator. Unfortunately, the suspect they pick up - of whose guilt they are convinced - they are forced to let go when no solid evidence is found. Thirteen years later, Ray returns with a new lead, having spent every evening since searching through the US prison system for their murderer. But this time, they're thinking of bringing him down their own way.

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Video - Julia Roberts Smiles At Fans On Arriving At 'Letterman'


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.

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Julia Roberts - George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jodie Foster, and Jack O'Connell on the set filming 'Money Monsters' - New York City, New York, United States - Saturday 18th April 2015

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'Pretty Woman' Cast Reunites To Celebrate Film's 25th Anniversary, As Movie's Original Ending Is Revealed


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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.

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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.”

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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

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Julia Roberts Is Producing A Remake Of The Not-Yet-Released Batkid Documentary


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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. 

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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).

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Julia Roberts, Derek Hough & Rose McGowan Attend 10th Annual GLSEN Respect Awards [Pictures]


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Julia Roberts, Derek Hough and Rose McGowan were amongst the celebrities in attendance at the 10th Annual GLSEN Respect Awards held at the Beverly Wilshire, Los Angeles on Friday 17th Oct.

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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.

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Julia Roberts Tuesday 28th June 2011 'The Late Show with David Letterman' at the Ed Sullivan Theater - Arrivals New York City, USA

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Julia Roberts and David Letterman Wednesday 4th August 2010 outside The Ed Sullivan Theater for 'The Late Show' with David Letterman Show New York City, USA

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Julia Roberts

Date of birth

28th October, 1967

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.75


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Julia Roberts Movies

Wonder Trailer

Wonder Trailer

August 'Auggie' Pullman is a 10-year-old boy born with Treacher Collins syndrome which has caused...

Money Monster Movie Review

Money Monster Movie Review

A sleekly made thriller with a sparky sense of humour, this is also a rare...

Mother's Day Trailer

Mother's Day Trailer

Mother's Day is the latest in the series of Garry Marshall's films which include Valentine's...

Secret in Their Eyes Movie Review

Secret in Their Eyes Movie Review

It's rare for an American remake to be scruffier than the original, but this film...

Money Monster Trailer

Money Monster Trailer

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Secret In Their Eyes Trailer

Secret In Their Eyes Trailer

Ray is a dedicated FBI investigator with a crush on his District Attorney supervisor Claire...

The Normal Heart Movie Review

The Normal Heart Movie Review

It's taken nearly 30 years to bring Larry Kramer's passionate, award-winning play to the screen,...

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August: Osage County Movie Review

August: Osage County Movie Review

Tracy Letts adapts his own prize-winning play into a blistering depiction of one of cinema's...

August: Osage County Trailer

August: Osage County Trailer

The Weston family know they are probably one of the most dysfunctional families around, but...

Mirror Mirror Movie Review

Mirror Mirror Movie Review

Both lavishly produced and light-hearted in tone, this fractured fairy tale aspires to be The...

Mirror Mirror Trailer

Mirror Mirror Trailer

We all know the tale of Snow White: the girl with hair as black as...

Fireflies In The Garden Trailer

Fireflies In The Garden Trailer

As a child, Michael and his father Charles have had a tense relationship. Charles would...

Larry Crowne Movie Review

Larry Crowne Movie Review

A painfully squishy centre completely undoes this rom-com, although it's difficult to know what might...

Larry Crowne Trailer

Larry Crowne Trailer

Larry Crowne is one of the best employees at the local big-box store where he...

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