Julie Andrews

  • Birth Name: Julia Elizabeth Wells
  • Birth Place: Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England
  • Profession: Actor, Singer, Writer
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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.

Awards

  • 1964, Grammy — Best Recording for Children: Winner
  • 1972, Emmy — Outstanding Single Program - Variety or Musical (Variety and Popular Music): Nominee
  • 1964, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1968, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
  • 1967, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
  • 1973, Emmy — Outstanding Variety Musical Series: Winner
  • 1965, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment: Nominee
  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Nonfiction Series: Winner
  • 2004, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 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
  • 1969, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Nominee
  • 1987, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1983, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1987, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1970, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
  • 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
  • 1996, Tony — Actress (Musical): Nominee
  • 1965, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1958, Emmy — Actress - Best Single Performance - Lead or Support: Nominee
  • 1982, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1957, Tony — Actress (Musical): Nominee
  • 1961, Tony — Actress (Musical): Nominee
  • 1965, BAFTA Film Awards — Most Promising Newcomer to Film: Winner
  • 1965, Golden Globe — Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 1968, Golden Globe — Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Life Achievement Award: Winner
  • 1966, Golden Globe — Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy: Winner
  • 2010, Grammy — Best Spoken Word Album For Children: Winner
  • 1966, BAFTA Film Awards — Best British Actress: Nominee
  • 2019, Venice Film Festival — Lifetime Achievement: Winner
  • 1973, Emmy — Outstanding New Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Emma Walton Hamilton — Daughter
  • Geoffrey Edwards — Stepson
  • Joanna Lynne Edwards — Daughter
  • Jennifer Edwards — Stepdaughter
  • John Wells — Brother
  • Ted Wells — Father
  • Tony Walton — Ex-husband
  • Ted Andrews — Stepfather
  • Amy Edwards — Daughter
  • Barbara Andrews — Mother
  • Blake Edwards — Husband (deceased)
MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)
MYKAL-MICHELLE HARRIS, ARICA HIMMEL, ETHAN WILLIAM CHILDRESS

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