Fast Facts

  • Won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Ingenue in a Drama Series in 1988 for her career-launching role on the CBS soap opera As the World Turns.
  • Made her big-screen debut in Tales From the Darkside: The Movie (1990).
  • Met her third husband, director Bart Freundlich, while acting in his 1996 film Myth of Fingerprints.
  • Donated a suit from the 1999 drama The End of the Affair to an auction benefiting Planned Parenthood.
  • Bought the movie rights to the book Raveling, which was written by her brother, Peter Moore Smith, in 2001.
  • Starting with Freckleface Strawberry in 2007, has authored a series of children's books about her experiences growing up; an off-Broadway musical inspired by the books debuted in 2010.
  • Has been a spokesmodel for Bulgari, Revlon and Talbots.
  • Is a longtime supporter of the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, a nonprofit dedicated to finding a cure for the genetic disorder.

Awards

  • 2002, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1999, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2002, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1999, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2010, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Leading Actress: Nominee
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2003, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2015, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: Nominee
  • 2002, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2000, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2000, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Winner
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actress: Winner
  • 2015, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Leading Actress: Winner
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Winner
  • 2002, Venice Film Festival — Best Actress: Winner
  • 1998, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1997, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2015, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Winner
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  • 2011, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: Nominee
  • 2014, Cannes Film Festival — Best Actress: Winner
  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2014, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 2015, Canadian Screen Awards — Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2015, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Female Lead: Winner
  • 2010, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2013, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Winner

Relationships

  • Anne Smith — Mother
  • Peter Moore Smith — Brother
  • John Gould Rubin — Ex-husband
  • Liv Helen Freundlich — Daughter
  • Caleb Freundlich — Son
  • Bart Freundlich — Husband
  • Peter Moore Smith — Father
  • Sundar Chakravarthy — Ex-husband

College

  • Boston University, School of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, United States (BFA, 1983)

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  • Birth Name: Julie Anne Smith
  • Birth Place: Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
  • Birthday: December 3, 1960, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor
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