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Julianne Moore Biography

Birth Name:
Julie Anne Smith
Birth Place:
Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
Profession
Actor

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

  • 2015Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: winner
  • 2015Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: winner
  • 2015Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: nominated
  • 2015Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actress: winner
  • 2015BAFTA Film Awards-Best Leading Actress: winner
  • 2015Canadian Screen Awards-Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2015IFTA Film & Drama Awards-Best International Actress: winner
  • 2014Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 2014National Board of Review-Best Actress: winner
  • 2014Cannes Film Festival-Best Actress: winner
  • 2014Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Actress (Runner-up): winner
  • 2014Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: winner
  • 2013Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: winner
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: winner
  • 2012Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: winner
  • 2011BAFTA Film Awards-Best Leading Actress: nominated
  • 2011Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: nominated
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2010Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 2010Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2008Independent Spirit Awards-Robert Altman Award: winner
  • 2008Vancouver Film Critics-Best Performance by an Actress in a Canadian Film: nominated
  • 2003Berlin Film Festival-Silver Bear for Best Actress: winner
  • 2003BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2003Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: winner
  • 2003Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actress: winner
  • 2003Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated
  • 2003Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2002National Board of Review-Best Actress: winner
  • 2002Toronto Film Critics Association-Best Actress: winner
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2002Chicago Film Critics Association-Best Actress: winner
  • 2002Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Actress: winner
  • 2002Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2002Venice Film Festival-Best Actress: winner
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2002Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2000BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2000Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2000Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1999National Society of Film Critics-Best Supporting Actress (Runner-up): winner
  • 1999National Board of Review-Best Supporting Actress: winner
  • 1999Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1998Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1997National Society of Film Critics-Best Supporting Actress: winner
  • 1997Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actress: winner
  • 1997Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1997Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1997Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1996Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: nominated
  • 1994Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Female: nominated

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