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Eric Roberts Biography

Birth Name:
Eric Anthony Roberts
Birth Place:
Biloxi, Mississippi, United States

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


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