Julia Roberts (28.10.1967)
Julia Roberts is one of America's highest paid actresses and is best known for her roles in films such as Pretty Woman and Erin Brockovich.
Julia Roberts: Childhood
Julia Roberts was born in Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, to Walter Grady Roberts and Betty Lou Motes. Her parents were once actors and playwrights. They also founded the Atlanta Actors and Writers Workshop.
Her parents divorced in 1971 and her father passed away after suffering from cancer, when Julia was 10 years old. Her brother, Eric Roberts and sister, Lisa Roberts Gillan are also actors.
After graduating from Campbell High School, Roberts moved with her sister to New York to enroll in acting classes and signed with the Click modelling agency.
Julia Roberts: Acting Career
Julia Roberts' film debut came in 1989, with two scripted words spoken in the film Blood Red. Her TV debut was a role as a young victim of rape in the Crime Story series with Dennis Farina.
In 1988, Roberts landed a role in the independent film Mystic Pizza as well as featuring in the fourth season of Miami Vice. The next year, she had a role in Steel Magnolias that earned her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination. The film also starred Shirley MacLaine, Dolly Parton, Daryl Hannah and Sally Field.
Julia Roberts' big break came in 1990 when she was cast in Pretty Woman, after Meg Ryan and Molly Ringwald both turned down the role, opposite Richard Gere. Her performance landed her a second Oscar nomination and the film was a huge global success.
The following year, Roberts starred in another box office success, Sleeping With The Enemy. The psychological thriller also starred Patrick Bergin as her disturbed husband. That same year, she took the role of Tinkerbell in Steven Spielberg's Hook. The film also starred Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman. 1991 was a busy year for Roberts, as she also starred in Dying Young, with Campbell Scott.
After a brief break, Roberts returned in Robert Altman's The Player in 1992, with a cameo appearance and then in 1993, she co-starred with Denzel Washington in The Pelican Brief. The film was an adaptation of a John Grisham novel and was a huge box office success. 1995 saw Roberts take on a brief appearance in the TV sitcom Friends, which starred Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer. In 1996, Roberts starred in Michael Collins, opposite Liam Neeson.
Following a few commercial flops, Julia Roberts returned with Notting Hill, in which she starred opposite Hugh Grant. The film was directed by Richard Curtis and also starred Rhys Ifans and Gina McKee. Later on in 1999, The Runaway Bride was released; a lighthearted comedy in which she was reunited with Richard Gere. That year, she also appeared in Stepmom, a drama that also starred Susan Sarandon but was badly received by film critics.
2001 saw an improvement in Robert's fortune when she won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance as Erin Brockovich in the film of the same name. This was followed with a starring role in Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's Eleven and Ocean's Twelve as well as Full Frontal, Soderbergh's ill-received blurring of fiction and reality in the lives of Hollywood's stars.
Later in 2001, Roberts also worked with her long-time friend Brad Pitt, when they both starred in the gangster road movie The Mexican.
In 2006, Roberts provided her voice for two animated features, The Ant Bully and Charlotte's Web.
Her next traditional feature film was Charlie Wilson's War, starring Tom Hanks and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
Julia Roberts has also undertaken a number of stage roles, including her debut Broadway performance, in Three Days of Rain, with Bradley Cooper and Paul Rudd.
Julia Roberts: Personal Life
Julia Roberts has been romantically linked with a number of high profile actors, including Kiefer Sutherland, Benjamin Bratt, Matthew Perry and Liam Neeson. She was once engaged to Dylan McDermott but the pair never married. She was also engaged to Keifer Sutherland, but broke off the engagement just three days before they were due to wed.
In 1993, Roberts married Lyle Lovett, though the marriage only lasted two years.
In 2002, Roberts re-married, this time to Daniel Moder. The pair have twins, Hazel Patricia and Phinnaeus Walter as well as another son, Henry Daniel.
This film may be based on RJ Palacio's fictional bestseller, but it approaches its story and characters in a way that feels bracingly true to life. It's also a rare movie that's infused with strong emotions right from the start, but never dips into any kind of sentimentality. Indeed, director-cowriter Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) holds his nerve as he takes the audience into some remarkably moving situations. And most importantly, it's the kind of film that encourages us to make the world a kinder place.
At the centre of the story is 10-year-old Auggie (Room's Jacob Tremblay), who has been homeschooled by his mother (Julia Roberts) and is now entering a mainstream school. Everyone in the family is nervous about this, including his dad (Owen Wilson) and big sister Via (Izabela Vidovic), because Auggie has a facial deformity that makes him a target for small-minded bullies. But his headmaster (Mandy Patinkin) is determined to help smooth the way, introducing him to the sensitive Jack (Suburbicon's Noah Jupe) and the popular boy Julian (Bryce Gheisar). While Jack becomes a friend, Julian's vicious taunts make Auggie's life difficult. Meanwhile, Via is left on her own to face the fact that her best friend (Danielle Rose Russell) seems to be drifting away.
The story is told from a variety of perspectives, which adds surprising insight as the film explores how Auggie's condition affects him and the people around him. The details are so finely observed that the movie often feels almost journalistic in its approach, which makes it that much more involving.
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August 'Auggie' Pullman is a 10-year-old boy born with Treacher Collins syndrome which has caused facial birth defects and he's had no fewer 27 surgeries. He has been homeschooled throughout his childhood but is about to enter his first year of mainstream school at Beecher Prep. His parents are, of course, worried that he'll be the subject of bullying - no matter how much they assure him that he's special. Unfortunately, that's just what happens to him, but there are at least some school kids that are determined to build a friendship with him and make him feel welcome. Some kids are reluctant to associate with him, but after hearing some revelatory things, realise that the people they want to be are the people that will love Auggie for who he is.
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Roberts will play the lead character of Eleanor Flood in a small screen adaptation of 'Tomorrow Will Be Different'.
Veteran film actress Julia Roberts is to make the move to television for her first major project on the small screen in nearly 30 years, taking a role in a series based on Maria Semple’s New York Times best-selling novel ‘Today Will Be Different’.
The 49 year old actress, famed for her roles in the likes of Pretty Woman, Notting Hill and Erin Brockovich, will play the lead role in the adaptation of the extremely popular book that was released just a few months ago, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Julia Roberts is to star in a TV adaptation of 'Tomorrow Will Be Different'
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Blake Lively had to clarify some remarks she made about Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ music video.
Blake Lively, the 28-year-old Age of Adaline actor and wife of Ryan Reynolds, wasn’t mocking Taylor Swift with her recent Instagram post. Lively posted a picture in which she joked – as she later clarified in good humour – about being part of a music video for John Legend’s cover of Swift single ‘Bad Blood’.
Blake Lively appearing on Good Morning America in Times Square, New York, in April 2015.
Kate Hudson shared a selfie of Jennifer Aniston on Instagram to mark the first day of filming ‘Mother’s Day’.
It’s rare to see Jennifer Aniston on social media so it came as a surprise when her face popped up on Kate Hudson’s Instagram. Hudson managed to grab a selfie with Aniston on the set of Mother’s Day and shared the picture with her 2.1 million followers. The picture appeared to be on the first day of filming as Hudson marked it ‘Day 1’ so we may see more of Aniston on Hudson’s social media as filming progresses.
Jennifer Aniston at the L.A. premiere of She's Funny That Way in August 2015.
Taylor Swift’s squad just got even cooler as Julia Roberts and Joan Baez join team Swift.
Taylor Swift showed off two awesome new additions to her ever growing Swift Squad during her show at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara on Saturday, Hollywood mega-star Julia Roberts and folk legend Joan Baez. The two joined Taylor on stage during the second of her back to back California concerts which also saw appearances from girlgroups Little Mix and Fifth Harmony.
Ray is a dedicated FBI investigator with a crush on his District Attorney supervisor Claire and a close friendship with his partner Jess. However, all those whimsical circumstances are thrown out of the window when a corpse is discovered in a dumpster in LA. Ray discovers that it's the mutilated body of Jess' teenage daughter, and the devastated pair set out on a vengeful mission to find the perpetrator. Unfortunately, the suspect they pick up - of whose guilt they are convinced - they are forced to let go when no solid evidence is found. Thirteen years later, Ray returns with a new lead, having spent every evening since searching through the US prison system for their murderer. But this time, they're thinking of bringing him down their own way.
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Beaming 'August: Osage County' star Julia Roberts waves at her fans as she arrives outside the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York ahead of her appearance on 'The Late Show With David Letterman'. The show marked her final appearance, with Letterman set to retire this year.
Julia Roberts and Richard Gere joined the rest of the film’s main cast on Tuesday’s ‘Today’ show.
The cast of Pretty Woman were reunited on Tuesday’s edition of the ‘Today’ show, to celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary. Stars Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hector Elizondo and Laura San Giacomo joined director Garry Marshall for a chat with Matt Lauer about how they all came together to make the classic film.
Can you beleive Julia Roberts starred in Pretty Woman 25 years ago!?
During the interview the cast revealed some secrets about the movie, including that initially Richard Gere wasn’t keen on the part of Edward at all. "The joke was you could put a suit on a goat and it would work,” Gere said of his character in the initial script. “So I didn’t get it.”
Batkid is about to be immortalised on film.
Apparently Julia Roberts is making a Batkid movie. That’s a thing now. If you’re a little confused right now, here’s the rundown. Batkid is Miles Scott, a 9-year-old boy from San Francisco and a cancer survivor. Miles asked the Make-A-Wish foundation to make him Batman’s sidekick for one day. As Make-A-Wish started to organize and gather volunteers to make Miles’ wish come true, more and more volunteers started popping up, until the entire city was involved in Miles’ day of fighting crime around town.
In autumn of 2014, Batkid fought the villains of Gotham to make San Francisco safer for all.
The Julia Roberts production is set to be a remake of the upcoming documentary Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around The World. "It's thrilling to me that Ms. Roberts and her team watched our film and were so moved by it that they want to dedicate their time and creative capital to make sure the widest audience possible will know and love Miles’ story and the spirit of this intimate special event that went global, as much as we do," read a statement from Dana Nachman, who directed the documentary and will exec produce the new film (quote via The Hollywood Reporter).
Date of birth
28th October, 1967
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