Julia Roberts

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  • Birth Name: Julia Fiona Roberts
  • Birth Place: Smyrna, Georgia, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Biography

A leading leading lady, this effervescent beauty had a handful of supporting parts before rocketing to fame as a hooker with a heart of gold in 1990's Pretty Woman. Soon a superstar, she subsequently tackled diverse roles in a variety of films, but fared best in romantic comedies. She had a steamy love life off-screen as well, with a succession of high-profile relationships (Kiefer Sutherland, Jason Patric, Benjamin Bratt) and a brief marriage to Lyle Lovett. In 2001, Roberts made headlines when she won an Oscar as a gutsy ex-beauty queen in Erin Brockovich. The next year, she married cameraman Danny Moder. After the birth of the couple's twins in 2004, Roberts took a hiatus from acting, sparking rumors of retirement. But she resurfaced in 2006 in the Broadway revival of Three Days of Rain. In June 2007, she gave birth to her third child, Henry Daniel Moder. She continued to successfully mix work and motherhood, striking a praiseworthy balance, through the rest of the decade, as her film grosses passed the $2 billion mark in the U.S. alone.

Awards

  • 2001, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Motion Picture Actress: Winner
  • 1990, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1998, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1990, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2000, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2001, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
  • 1991, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 2014, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 1989, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2000, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1992, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Actress in a Dramatic Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2004, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Motion Picture Actress: Winner
  • 2002, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Motion Picture Actress: Winner
  • 1991, People's Choice Awards — Favorite All-Around Female Entertainer: Winner
  • 1991, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Motion Picture Actress: Winner
  • 1994, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Actress in a Dramatic Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2005, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Smile: Winner
  • 1991, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1998, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Motion Picture Actress: Winner
  • 2001, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2003, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Motion Picture Actress: Winner
  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2014, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominee
  • 2005, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 2013, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2014, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series: Nominee
  • 1989, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Female Lead: Nominee
  • 2001, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actress: Winner
  • 2014, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee
  • 2002, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Nominee
  • 1992, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Actress in a Comedy Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2008, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2005, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Motion Picture Actress: Winner
  • 2000, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Motion Picture Actress: Winner
  • 2010, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Kiefer Sutherland — Ex-fiancé
  • Lisa Roberts Gillan — Sister
  • Walter Roberts — Father
  • Benjamin Bratt — Ex-significant Other
  • Betty Lou Bredemus — Mother
  • Dylan McDermott — Ex-fiancé
  • Emma Roberts — Niece
  • Lyle Lovett — Ex-husband
  • Eric Roberts — Brother
  • Hazel Patricia Moder — Daughter
  • Nancy Motes — Half Sister
  • Phinnaeus Walter Moder — Son
  • Daniel Moder — Husband
  • Henry Daniel Moder — Son

Details

  • Birth Name: Julia Fiona Roberts
  • Birth Place: Smyrna, Georgia, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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