Julie Andrews

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Julia Elizabeth Wells
  • Birth Place: Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/01/1935, Libra
  • Profession: Actor; singer; writer
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Julie Andrews Fast Facts:
  • Made her Broadway debut in 1954 with a featured role in The Boy Friend. In 2003, she directed a revival of the same musical at the Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, N.Y.
  • Although she originated the part of Eliza Dolittle in My Fair Lady on Broadway in 1956, Audrey Hepburn played the role in the 1964 film. At the Academy Awards, Andrews won Best Actress for her film debut in Mary Poppins while Hepburn wasn't even nominated. 
  • In 1996, was the only person involved with the Broadway production of Victor/Victoria to be nominated for a Tony. She declined the honor because she felt the others were "egregiously overlooked."
  • Has written a number of children's books, many with daughter Emma; published an autobiography, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years, in 2008.
  • Named a Dame Commander, Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II on December 31, 1999.
  • Singing range spanned an impressive four octaves before 1997, when Andrews underwent throat surgery that she claims ruined her singing voice. 
  • Was a Kennedy Center Honors recipient in 2001.
  • Julie Andrews Relationships:
  • Blake Edwards - Husband (deceased)
  • Jennifer Edwards - Stepdaughter
  • John Wells - Brother
  • Ted Wells - Father
  • Barbara Andrews - Mother
  • Amy Edwards - Daughter
  • Emma Walton Hamilton - Daughter
  • Geoffrey Edwards - Stepson
  • Joanna Lynne Edwards - Daughter
  • Tony Walton - Ex-husband
  • Ted Andrews - Stepfather
  • Julie Andrews Awards:
  • 1973 Emmy: Outstanding Variety Musical Series - Winner
  • 1972 Emmy: Outstanding Single Program - Variety or Musical (Variety and Popular Music) - Nominee
  • 1995 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program - Nominee
  • 1967 Golden Globe: Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites) - Winner
  • 2005 Emmy: Outstanding Nonfiction Series - Winner
  • 1961 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Nominee
  • 1973 Emmy: Outstanding New Series - Nominee
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 1964 BAFTA Film Awards: Most Promising Newcomer to Film - Winner
  • 1982 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1964 Grammy: Best Recording for Children - Winner
  • 1957 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Nominee
  • 1996 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Nominee
  • 2010 Grammy: Best Spoken Word Album For Children - Winner
  • 1965 Golden Globe: Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 1964 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 1958 Emmy: Actress - Best Single Performance - Lead or Support - Nominee
  • 1987 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1969 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1971 Golden Globe: Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1983 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Life Achievement Award - Winner
  • 1980 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1973 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1966 Golden Globe: Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1970 Golden Globe: Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites) - Winner
  • 1987 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1965 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment - Nominee
  • 1968 Golden Globe: Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites) - Winner
  • 1968 Golden Globe: Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1969 Golden Globe: Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites) - Winner

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