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Julia Roberts Biography                      KOREAN(한국어)

Born As

 Julie Fiona Roberts

Occupation

 Actress

Date of Birth

 October 28, 1967

Place of Birth

 Smyrna,
 Georgia. USA

Sign

 Sun in Scorpio,
 Moon in Virgo

Height

 1,75 m

Hair

 chatain clair

Eyes

 brown

Education

 High school

Relations

 Father: Walter
  (vacuum salesman)

 Mother: Betty
  (secretary)

 Brother: Eric (actor)

 Sister: Lisa
  (actress);

 Ex-husband:
  Lyle Lovett
 (singer,songwriter,actor)

 Ex-companions:
 
Liam Neeson (actor),
 Dylan  McDermott (actor)
 Kiefer Sutherland (actor)
 
Jason Patric (actor)
 
Ethane Hawke (actor)
 
Daniel Day-Lewis (actor)

 Current companion:
 
Benjamin  Bratt (actor)

Fan Mail

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 Beverly  Hills,  CA 90211 USA

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Awards

1989

Academy

  Best Supporting   Actress

N

Steel Magnolias

1990

Golden Globe

  Best Supporting   Actress

W

Steel Magnolias

1990

Academy

  Best Actress

N

Pretty Woman

1990

British Academy Award

  Best Actress

N

Pretty Woman

1991

Golden Globe

  Best Actress  (Musical or Comedy)

W

Pretty Woman

1997

Golden Globe

  Best Actress in   Musical or Comedy   Picture

N

My Best Friend's Wedding

W = Winner  ;  N = Nominee

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Julie Fionna Roberts was born in Smyrna, Georgia, on October 28,1967. Julia's hometown of Smyrna is located Northwest of Atlanta on Highway 285. Julia stands 5'9" tall and has hazel eyes.

Julia is the daughter of a vacuum cleaner salesman (Walter Roberts) and a church secretary (Betty Motes). Her parents divorced when she was four, and her father, with whom Roberts shared a deep attachment, died of cancer when she was just nine. Julia has said that the death of her father altered every philosophy of life she ever had. While both of her parents were experienced in acting, it was Julia's goal in life to become a veterinarian. However, following graduation from Campbell High School in Smyrna, and some journalism studies at Atlanta University, Julia joined her sister Lisa in New York and set out for an acting career. Not having much luck at first, Julia's brother Eric talked the director of "Blood Red" into allowing his sister to join the cast in 1986.

"Mystic Pizza" and "Satisfaction" were released in 1988, which introduced Julia and her talents to the public. One year later "Steel Magnolias" almost instantly made Julia "America's Sweetheart" as she played the role of Shelby amidst veteran actresses such as Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Dolly Parton, Darryl Hannah, and others. Julia's acting career was established. "Pretty Woman" followed the next year and suddenly (with a lot of hard work) the shy young girl from Smyrna was a celebrity, with all that goes with stardom.

Julia
married Lyle Lovett, the country music star, on June 25, 1993; the marriage ended on March 22, 1995. However, the two are still good friends today. Julia's brother, Eric Roberts, is also an actor. She has one sister - Lisa, and a half-sister - Nancy. The actress has several puppies and German shepherd-husky mix named "Diego." Julia's hobby is knitting, and it is reported that she knits on the set between scenes and even teaches those on the set how to knit. Julia Roberts owns a duplex apartment in New York, a house in the Hollywood Hills, and a fifty acre retreat near Taos, New Mexico.

Her production company is named "Shoelace Productions" and is located in New York City and her film agency is ICM (International Creative Management); Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas is Julia's agent. Julia's publicist is Nancy Seltzer and Associates, located in Los Angeles, CA. It is estimated that "America's Sweetheart" has grossed over $1.6 billion worldwide in her short career.

Julia is a charitable person, not for the headlines, but because she remembers what it is like to be poor. To need help from others. She has given of her time and resources to UNICEF as well as other charitable organizations. She has made trips to Haiti, India and other parts of the planet promoting goodwill and peace helping others in need.

 

 

Between the late '80s and early '90s, Julia Roberts was among Hollywood's top draws.
Though not always taken seriously as a dramatic actress -- indeed she is at her best in romantic comedy or light drama -- Roberts has a special mischievous charm coupled with a wide-eyed vulnerability that translates into a screen charisma reminiscent of a young Audrey Hepburn. Like Hepburn, Roberts possesses an atypical beauty. Pencil thin, long-legged and sporting a thick curly mane of auburn hair upon her head, she is more coltish than elegant. Her great hazel eyes and impossibly large mouth are capable of much expression, particularly joy when she cuts loose with a broad grin and a braying laugh. Unlike Hepburn, Roberts projects a gal-next-door wholesomeness rather than an air of cool sophistication.
A born Southerner, Roberts grew up hanging around the theater people who attended her parents' Actors and Writers Workshop in their Atlanta home. Both she and her brother Eric Roberts were interested in acting and it was he who made it to movies first.
Roberts moved to New York after high school, but did not catch a break right away even though she did manage to score an agent. She made her film debut playing a supporting role opposite her brother in Blood Red, which though completed in 1986 was not released until 1989.
She appeared in a couple of made-for-TV movies and one low-budget feature, Firehouse (1987) before getting her first real break in the made-for-cable drama Satisfaction (1988). This led to a large supporting role in Mystic Pizza (1989). Her portrayal of a strong-headed pizza parlor co-owner who seduces a wealthy preppie earned Roberts acclaim and led to her playing the doomed Shelby opposite Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine and Dolly Parton in the melodramatic comedy Steel Magnolias (1989). Her portrayal earned Roberts an Oscar nomination and made her a star. For her next film, Roberts attempted to branch off into more serious waters playing a medical student who starts tinkering with life-after-death experiences with four other medical students in the uneven Flatliners (1990). During production, Roberts became involved with co-star Kiefer Sutherland. Later in 1990, she had her greatest success to date starring opposite Richard Gere in Garry Marshall's sentimental romantic- comedy Pretty Woman (1990). The film was a runaway international hit and Roberts became a household name.
But despite her sudden rise to superstardom, her career faltered as her subsequent films, particularly Dying Young (1991), have been of uneven quality. Matters weren't helped when her break-up with Sutherland went public. After shooting her scenes as Tinker Bell in Steven Spielberg's Hook (1991), Roberts took some time off to repair her personal life, though she did appear briefly in Robert Altman's The Player (1992). In 1993, she married off-beat country singer Lyle Lovett (they amicably divorced two years later) and then made a successful come back in The Pelican Brief (1993). Her career picked up the following year with I Love Trouble and Pret-a -Porter, neither of which did much to further her career. The much-heralded Mary Reilly (1996) was a box-office fizzle, but Roberts career began picking up again with Michael Collins and
Conspiracy Theory (both 1996). In 1997, Roberts made a triumphant return to romantic comedy in the darkly funny My Best Friend's Wedding.
                                                                                 -- Sandra Brennan, All-Movie Guide --

 

 

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