Julia Roberts

28 Oct 1967

Actor, Producer

Julia Fiona Roberts was born on October 28, 1967 in Atlanta Georgia. Her brother Eric Roberts, sister Lisa Roberts Gillan and niece Emma Roberts, are also actors. She became a Hollywood star after headlining the 1990's romantic comedy Pretty Woman, which grossed $464 million worldwide. After receiving Academy Award nominations for Steel Magnolias in 1990 and Pretty Woman in 1991, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2001 for her performance in Erin Brockovich. Roberts made her first big screen appearance in the film Satisfaction, released on February 12, 1988. She had previously performed a small role opposite her brother, Eric, in Blood Red. Her first critical success with moviegoers was her performance in the independent film Mystic Pizza in 1988. The following year, she was featured in Steel Magnolias as a young bride with diabetes and got her first Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress. Roberts became known to worldwide audiences when she co-starred with Richard Gere in Pretty Woman in 1990. The role also earned her a second Oscar nomination, this time as Best Actress. Her next box office success was the thriller Sleeping with the Enemy (1991). Also in 1991, She played Tinkerbell in Steven Spielberg's Hook and also played a nurse in the film Dying Young. This work was followed by a two-year hiatus, during which she made no films other than a cameo appearance in Robert Altman's The Player (1992). In 1993, she co-starred with Denzel Washington in The Pelican Brief, based on the John Grisham novel. In 1994, she starred in the comedy I Love Trouble and in the 1995 comedy-drama Something to Talk About. She then starred alongside Liam Neeson in the 1996 film Michael Collins. Robert’s next commercial and critical success was the film, My Best Friend's Wedding in 1997. She starred with Hugh Grant in the 1999 film Notting Hill. That same year, she also starred in Runaway Bride, her second film with Richard Gere. Also in 1999, she starred in the critically panned film Stepmom alongside Susan Sarandon. In 2001, Roberts received the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Erin Brockovich. Later in 2001, she starred in the road gangster comedy The Mexican alongside her longtime friend Brad Pitt. She then starred in the romantic comedy America’s Sweethearts that same year. Roberts would team up with Erin Brockovich director Steven Soderbergh for three more films: Ocean's Eleven (2001), Full Frontal (2002), and Ocean's Twelve (2004). In 2003, Roberts was paid an unprecedented $25 million for her role in the film, Mona Lisa Smile. The following year, she starred alongside Clive Owen, Natalie Portman and Jude Law in the critically acclaimed film Closer (2004), based on the 1997 award winning play by Patrick Marber. Roberts had two films released in 2006, The Ant Bully and Charlotte's Web. Both films were animated features for which she provided voice acting. Also in 2006, Roberts made her Broadway debut as Nan in a revival of Richard Greenberg's 1997 play Three Days of Rain opposite Bradley Cooper and Paul Rudd. Her next film was Charlie Wilson's War, with Tom Hanks (2007) and in 2008; she starred alongside Ryan Reynolds and Willem Dafoe in Fireflies in the Garden, which was released at the Berlin International Film Festival. In her next film, Roberts again starred with Clive Owen in the comedy-thriller Duplicity for which she received her seventh Golden Globe nomination. In 2010, she appeared in the ensemble romantic comedy Valentine's Day, with Bradley Cooper, and starred in the film adaptation of Eat Pray Love. As of 2011, Roberts is set to star alongside Tom Hanks in comedy-drama Larry Crowne. In addition to acting, Roberts has brought to life some of the books from American Girl as films, serving as executive producer alongside her sister Lisa. Roberts had become one of the highest-paid actresses in the world, topping the Hollywood Reporter's annual "power list" of top-earning female stars from 2005 to 2006. As of 2010, Roberts's net worth was estimated to be $140 million. Roberts is married to cameraman Daniel Moder. Together they have three children.

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Filmography (48 titles)

(movie, 2017)
···Wonder
Genre: Drama, Family
Role: Actor (as Isabel Pullman)
(movie, 2017)
···Smurfs: The Lost Village
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Smurfwillow (voice))
(movie, 2016)
···Money Monster
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Patty Fenn)
(movie, 2016)
···Mother's Day
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Miranda)
(movie, 2015)
···Doc Brown Saves The World
Genre: Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Street Woman #1)
(movie, 2015)
···Secret in Their Eyes
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Jess)
(movie, 2014)
···The Normal Heart
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Emma Brookner)
(movie, 2013)
···August: Osage County
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Barbara Weston)
(movie, 2012)
···Mirror Mirror
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Evil Queen)
(movie, 2011)
···Larry Crowne
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Role: Actor (as Mercedes Tainot)
(movie, 2011)
···Love, Wedding, Marriage
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Ava's Therapist)
(movie, 2010)
···Eat Pray Love
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Elizabeth Gilbert)
(movie, 2010)
···Valentine's Day
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Captain Kate Hazeltine)
(movie, 2009)
···Duplicity
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Claire Stenwick)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Role: Producer
(movie, 2007)
···Charlie Wilson's War
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Joanne Herring)
Role: Actor (as Herself)
(movie, 2006)
···Charlotte's Web
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Charlotte the Spider (voice))
(movie, 2006)
···The Ant Bully
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Hova)
(movie, 2004)
6.8Ocean's Twelve
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor (as Tess Ocean)
(movie, 2004)
···Closer
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Anna Cameron)
(movie, 2003)
···Mona Lisa Smile
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Katherine Ann Watson)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Patricia Watson)
(movie, 2002)
···Full Frontal
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Catherine)
(movie, 2001)
···Ocean's Eleven
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Role: Actor (as Tess Ocean)
(movie, 2001)
···America's Sweethearts
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Kathleen "Kiki" Harrison)
(movie, 2001)
···The Mexican
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Role: Actor (as Samantha Barzel)
(movie, 2000)
···Erin Brockovich
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Erin Brockovich)
(movie, 1999)
···Runaway Bride
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Maggie Carpenter)
(movie, 1999)
···Notting Hill
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Anna Scott)
(movie, 1998)
···Stepmom
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 1997)
···Conspiracy Theory
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Alice Sutton)
(movie, 1997)
···My Best Friend's Wedding
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Julianne Potter)
(movie, 1996)
···Everyone Says I Love You
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Von Sidell)
(movie, 1996)
···Michael Collins
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Kitty Kiernan)
(movie, 1996)
···Mary Reilly
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Mary Reilly)
(movie, 1995)
···Something to Talk About
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Grace King Bichon)
(movie, 1994)
···Prêt-à-porter
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Anne Eisenhower)
(movie, 1994)
···I Love Trouble
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Sabrina Peterson)
(movie, 1993)
···The Pelican Brief
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Darby Shaw)
(movie, 1992)
···The Player
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Herself)
(movie, 1991)
···Hook
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Tinkerbell)
(movie, 1991)
···Dying Young
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Hilary O'Neil)
(movie, 1991)
6.3Sleeping with the Enemy
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Laura Burney)
(movie, 1990)
···Flatliners
Genre: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Rachel Mannus)
(movie, 1990)
···Pretty Woman
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Vivian Ward)
(movie, 1989)
7.5Steel Magnolias
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Shelby Eatenton Latcherie)
(movie, 1988)
···Mystic Pizza
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Daisy Arujo)