Fast Facts

  • Was in a coma for three days following a car accident in 1981.
  • Costarred with his wife, Eliza, in 1994's Love Is a Gun.
  • MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch pitted clay versions of him and his sister Julia in a bout against Donny and Marie Osmond.
  • Appeared in videos for Ja Rule, the Killers, Mariah Carey and Akon.
  • Narrated the unabridged audio book version of Stephen King's Quitters, Inc.

Awards

  • 1979, Golden Globe — New Star of the Year - Actor: Nominee
  • 1985, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1986, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1984, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 2009, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 2015, Independent Spirit Awards — Robert Altman Award: Winner

Relationships

  • Eliza Roberts — Wife
  • Dana Wheeler-Nicholson — Ex-fiancée
  • Betty Lou Motes — Mother
  • Emma Roberts — Daughter
  • Kelly Cunningham — Ex-significant Other
  • Nancy Motes — Half Sister
  • Sandy Dennis — Ex-significant Other
  • Julia Roberts — Sister
  • Keaton Simons — Stepson
  • Walter Roberts — Father
  • Lisa Roberts Gillan — Sister
  • Morgan Simons — Stepdaughter
  • Hazel Patricia Moder — Niece
  • Phinnaeus Walter Moder — Nephew
  • Henry Daniel Moder — Nephew

College

  • Attended Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England; Attended American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York, NY

Details

  • Birth Name: Eric Anthony Roberts
  • Birth Place: Biloxi, MS
  • Birthday: April 18, 1956, Aries
  • Profession: Actor
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