Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore

Dec. 3rd, 1960
Born in
Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA
5' 4"

Julianne Moore's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
I'll Take Manhattan TV Show
I'll Take Manhattan

Main Movie Roles

2010 - The Kids Are All Right
2009 - A Single Man
2009 - The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
2009 - Chloe
2008 - Eagle Eye
2008 - Blindness
2007 - Next
2007 - Savage Grace
2006 - Children of Men
2006 - Freedomland
2005 - Trust the Man
2004 - The Forgotten
2004 - Laws of Attraction
2002 - The Hours
2002 - Far from Heaven
2001 - The Shipping News
2001 - Hannibal
2001 - Evolution
2000 - The Ladies Man
1999 - The End of the Affair
1999 - Magnolia
1999 - An Ideal Husband
1998 - Psycho
1998 - The Big Lebowski
1997 - Jurassic Park: The Lost World
1997 - Boogie Nights
1995 - Nine Months
1995 - Assassins
1994 - Vanya on 42nd Street
1993 - The Fugitive
1993 - Short Cuts
1993 - Body of Evidence
1993 - Benny & Joon
1992 - The Hand that Rocks the Cradle

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Nancy Donovan
Herself - Host
[Complete List]


The daughter of a military judge and a Scottish social worker, Julianne Moore was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina on December 3, 1960. She spent the early years of her life in over two dozen locations around the world with her parents before she finally found her place at Boston University, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree in acting from the School of the Performing Arts. After graduation (in 1983), Julianne moved to New York and worked extensively in theater, including appearances off-Broadway in two Caryl Churchill plays, Serious Money and Ice Cream With Hot Fudge and as Ophelia in Hamlet at The Guthrie Theatre. But despite her formal training, Julianne fell into the attractive actress' trap of the mid-1980's: TV soaps and miniseries. She appeared briefly in the daytime serial "The Edge of Night" (1956) and from 1985 to 1988 she played two half-sisters Frannie and Sabrina on the soap "As the World Turns" (1956). This performance later led to an Outstanding Ingénue Daytime Emmy Award in 1988. Her subsequent appearances were in mostly forgettable TV-movies, such as Money, Power, Murder. (1989) (TV), The Last to Go (1991) (TV) and Cast a Deadly Spell (1991) (TV). She made her entrance into the big screen with 1990's Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990), where she played the victim of a mummy. Two years later, Julianne appeared in feature films with supporting parts in The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992) and the comedy The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992). She kept winning better and more powerful roles as time went on, including a small but memorable role as Harrison Ford (I)'s colleague in The Fugitive (1993). (A role that made such an impression on Steven Spielberg that he cast her in the Jurassic Park (1993) sequel without an audition in 1997). In one of Moore's most distinguished performances, she recapitulated her "beguiling Yelena" from Andre Gregory's workshop version of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya in Louis Malle's critically acclaimed Vanya on 42nd Street (1994). Director Todd Haynes gave Julianne her first opportunity to take on a lead role in Safe (1995). Her portrayal of Carol White, an affluent L.A. housewife who develops an inexplicable allergic reaction to her environment, won critical praise as well as an Independent Spirit Award nomination. Later that year she found her way into romantic comedy, co-starring as Hugh Grant (I)'s pregnant girlfriend in Nine Months (1995). Following films included Assassins (1995), where she played an electronics security expert targeted for death (next to Sylvester Stallone and Antonio Banderas (I)) and Surviving Picasso (1996), where she played Dora Maar, one of the numerous lovers of Picasso (portrayed by her hero, Anthony Hopkins). A year later, after co-starring in Spielberg's The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), opposite Jeff Goldblum, a young and unknown director, Paul Thomas Anderson asked Julianne to appear in his movie, Boogie Nights (1997). Despite her misgivings, she finally was won over by the script and her decision to play the role of Amber Waves, a loving porn star who acts as a mother figure to a ragtag crew, proved to be a wise one, since she received both Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. Julianne started 1998 by playing an erotic artist in The Big Lebowski (1998), continued with a small role in the social comedy Chicago Cab (1997) and ended with a subtle performance in Gus Van Sant's remake of Psycho (1960). 1999 had Moore as busy as an actress can be. She starred in a number of high-profile projects, beginning with Robert Altman (I)'s Cookie's Fortune (1999) , in which she was cast as the mentally challenged but adorable sister of a decidedly unhinged Glenn Close. A portrayal of the scheming Mrs. Cheveley followed in Oliver Parker (I)'s An Ideal Husband (1999) with a number of critics asserting that Moore was the best part of the movie. She then enjoyed another collaboration with director Anderson in Magnolia (1999) and continued with an outstanding performance in The End of the Affair (1999), for which she garnered another Oscar nomination. She ended 1999 with another great performance, that of a grieving mother in A Map of the World (1999), opposite Sigourney Weaver.

  • She is one of the elite ten thespians to have been nominated for both a Supporting and a Lead Acting Academy Award in the same year. In 2003, she was nominated for a Supporting Oscar for her role in _The Hours (2002)_ (qv), and in the Lead category for her role in _Far from Heaven (2002)_ (qv). The other nine are 'Fay Bainter' (qv), 'Teresa Wright (I)' (qv), 'Barry Fitzgerald (I)' (qv) (he has been nominated in both categories for the same role in the same movie), 'Jessica Lange' (qv), 'Al Pacino' (qv), 'Sigourney Weaver' (qv), 'Emma Thompson (I)' (qv), 'Holly Hunter' (qv), 'Cate Blanchett' (qv) and 'Jamie Foxx' (qv).
  • Daughter, 'Liv Freundlich' (qv) (b. 11 April 2002). Father is 'Bart Freundlich' (qv).
  • Chose to remain uncredited in her role as the voice of "Aria" in the 2008 movie _Eagle Eye (2008)_ (qv).
  • Worked briefly as part-time waitress in Boston, MA.
  • Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 1996.
  • Son, 'Caleb Freundlich' (qv) (b. 4 December 1997). Father is 'Bart Freundlich' (qv).
  • (Nov 1999) Moved into $900,000 3-bedroom loft in Greenwich Village.
  • Her brother, 'Peter Moore Smith' (qv), is an author and has written the book "Raveling" for which Julianne Moore has bought the film rights.

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