Oct. 28th, 1967
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Julia Roberts' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2010 - Valentine's Day
2010 - Eat, Pray, Love
2009 - Duplicity
2008 - Fuel
2008 - Fireflies in the Garden
2007 - Charlie Wilson's War
2006 - The Ant Bully
2006 - Charlotte's Web
2004 - Closer
2004 - Tell Them Who You Are
2004 - Ocean's Twelve
2003 - Mona Lisa Smile
2002 - Full Frontal
2002 - Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
2001 - America's Sweethearts
2001 - The Mexican
2001 - Ocean's Eleven
2000 - Erin Brockovich
1999 - Runaway Bride
1999 - Notting Hill
1998 - Stepmom
1997 - My Best Friend's Wedding
1997 - Conspiracy Theory
1996 - Everyone Says I Love You
1996 - Mary Reilly
1996 - Elmo Says Boo
1996 - Michael Collins
1995 - Something to Talk About
1994 - I Love Trouble
1994 - Prêt-à-porter
1993 - The Pelican Brief
1992 - The Player
1991 - Hook
1991 - Dying Young
1991 - Sleeping with the Enemy
1990 - Pretty Woman
1990 - Flatliners
1989 - Steel Magnolias
1988 - Satisfaction
1988 - Mystic Pizza
Guest TV Roles
Julia Fiona Roberts (born October 28, 1967) is an American actress and producer.
Roberts was born in Atlanta, Georgia, at Crawford Long Hospital (now Emory University Hospital Midtown), to Betty Lou (née Bredemus) and Walter Grady Roberts on October 28, 1967. She is of English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, German, and Swedish descent. Her father was a Baptist and her mother a Roman Catholic, and she was raised as the latter. Her older brother, Eric Roberts, from whom she was estranged until 2004; sister Lisa Roberts Gillan; and niece Emma Roberts are also actors
Roberts' parents, one-time actors and playwrights, met while performing theatrical productions for the armed forces. They later co-founded the Atlanta Actors and Writers Workshop in Atlanta, Georgia, off Juniper Street in Midtown. While her mother was pregnant with Roberts, she and her husband ran an acting school for children in Decatur, Georgia. The children of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King attended the school; Yolanda Denise King worked closely with Walter Roberts as her acting coach. As a thank-you for their service, Mrs. King paid the hospital bill when Roberts' mother gave birth to her.
Roberts' mother filed for divorce in 1971 with the divorce being finalized early in 1972. Roberts lived in Smyrna, Georgia in 1972, where she attended Fitzhugh Lee Elementary School, Griffin Middle School, and Campbell High School. Her mother married Michael Motes, who was abusive and often unemployed and whom Julia despised. Motes had a daughter, Nancy Motes, in 1976. Roberts' father died of cancer when she was ten. In 1983, her mother divorced Motes, citing cruelty and stating that marrying him was the biggest mistake of her life.
Roberts wanted to be a veterinarian as a child. She played clarinet in the band in school. After graduating from Smyrna's Campbell High School, she headed to New York to pursue a career in acting. Once there, she signed with the Click Modeling Agency and enrolled in acting classes.
She became a Hollywood star after headlining the romantic comedy Pretty Woman(1990), which grossed $464 million worldwide. After receiving Golden Globe Awards and Academy Award nominations for Steel Magnolias (1989) and Pretty Woman, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Erin Brockovich (2000). Her films Mystic Pizza (1988), The Pelican Brief (1993), My Best Friend's Wedding (1997), Notting Hill (1999), Runaway Bride (1999), Ocean's Eleven (2001), Ocean's Twelve (2004), Charlie Wilson's War (2007), Valentine's Day (2010), Eat Pray Love (2010), and Mirror Mirror (2012) have collectively brought box office receipts of over $2.6 billion, making her one of the most successful actresses in terms of box office receipts.
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. Her fee for 1990's Pretty Woman was $300,000; in 2003, she was paid an unprecedented $25 million for her role in Mona Lisa Smile (2003). As of 2010, Roberts's net worth was estimated to be $140 million.
Roberts has been named one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" eleven times, tied with 'Halle Berry'. In 2011, she was named one of the "100 Hottest Women of All-Time" by Men's Health. In 2001, Ladies Home Journal ranked her as the 11th most powerful woman in the United States.
Roberts reportedly had romantic' relationships with actors 'Jason Patric', 'Liam Neeson', 'Dylan McDermott', and Matthew Perry'. On June 25, 1993, she married country singer Lyle Lovett; the wedding took place at St. James Lutheran Church in Marion, Indiana. They separated in March 1995 and subsequently divorced. From 1998 to 2001, Roberts dated actor 'Benjamin Bratt'.
Roberts and her husband, cameraman Daniel Moder, met on the set of her film The Mexican in 2000, while she was still dating Bratt. At the time, Moder was married to Vera Steimberg. He filed for divorce a little over a year later, and after it was finalized, he and Roberts wed on July 4, 2002, at her ranch in Taos, New Mexico. Together, they have three children: twins Hazel Patricia Moder and Phinnaeus "Finn" Walter Moder (b. 2004) and Henry Daniel Moder (b. 2007).
- Cited as America's Favorite Movie Star in a Harris Poll conducted in 2001.
- Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1990 and 1991.
- Measurements: 34B-23-34 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
- Lies on her back to have her make-up applied before going onto a film set -- she insists it gives her a relaxed look.
- Frequently works with 'Steven Soderbergh' (qv)
- She has Irish ancestry.
- Played clarinet in the band. She attended Griffin Middle School and then Campbell High School.
- Was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2005 and appeared on the cover of the May 9, 2005 issue.