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Julia Ormond Biography

Birth Name:
Julia Karin Ormond
Birth Place:
Epsom, Surrey, England

Fast Facts

  • First acting job was in a TV commercial for cottage cheese
  • Big break came when she was cast in Christopher Hampton's play Faith, Hope and Charity, for which she won the London Drama Critics' Award for Best Newcomer in 1989
  • Has been a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime; has worked with FilmAid International to show films at refugee camps
  • A longtime fan of Mad Men, Ormond guest starred on the series after expressing her interest in appearing on the show to creator Matthew Weiner, who later asked her to read for a part


  • 2018AACTA Awards-Best Lead Actress: nominated
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: winner
  • 2009Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated