Julia Ormond

Actor, Producer, Waitress
A veteran British stage actress who was once Hollywood's "It" girl in the early 1990s, Julia Ormond weathered the transition from silver screen ingnue to nuanced character actor with grace and style. Thrown into the ... Read more »
Born: 01/03/1965 in Surrey, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (47)

Exploding Sun 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Mary 2014 (Movie)

Elizabeth (Actor)

Witches of East End 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Chained 2013 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

Mad Men 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The East 2013 (Movie)

Paige Williams (Actor)

Albatross 2012 (Movie)

Joa (Actor)

The 2012 Independent Spirit Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Week With Marilyn 2011 (Movie)

Vivian Leigh (Actor)

The Music Never Stopped 2011 (Movie)

Dianne Daly (Actor)

Nurse Jackie 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Green 2010 (Movie)

Karen (Actor)

CSI: New York 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Surveillance 2009 (Movie)

Elizabeth Anderson (Actor)

Call + Response 2008 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Che: Part One 2008 (Movie)

Lisa Howard (Actor)

Che: Part Two 2008 (Movie)

Lisa Howard (Actor)

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl 2008 (Movie)

Margaret Kittredge (Actor)

La Conjura de el Escorial 2008 (Movie)

Princess of Eboli (Actor)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008 (Movie)

Caroline (Actor)

I Know Who Killed Me 2007 (Movie)

Susan Fleming (Actor)

Inland Empire 2006 (Movie)

Doris Side (Actor)

Beach Girls 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Searching for Debra Winger 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Nazi Officer's Wife 2003 (Movie)

Reader (Actor)

Resistance 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Prime Gig 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Animal Farm 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

The Barber of Siberia 1999 (Movie)

Jane Callahan (Actor)

Smilla's Sense Of Snow 1997 (Movie)

Smilla Jasperson (Actor)

The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Captives 1996 (Movie)

Rachel Clifford (Actor)

First Knight 1995 (Movie)

Guinevere (Actor)

Sabrina 1995 (Movie)

Sabrina Fairchild (Actor)

The 67th Annual Academy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Legends of the Fall 1994 (Movie)

Susannah Finncannon (Actor)

Nostradamus 1994 (Movie)

Marie (Actor)

The Baby of Macon 1993 (Movie)

Daughter (Actor)

Iron Jawed Angels (TV Show)

Actor

Stalin (TV Show)

Actor

Temple Grandin (TV Show)

Actor

The Wronged Man (TV Show)

Actor

Traffik (TV Show)

Actor

Varian's War (TV Show)

Actor

Young Catherine (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A veteran British stage actress who was once Hollywood's "It" girl in the early 1990s, Julia Ormond weathered the transition from silver screen ingénue to nuanced character actor with grace and style. Thrown into the spotlight with starring roles opposite Brad Pitt in "Legends of the Fall" (1994) and Harrison Ford in Sydney Pollack's "Sabrina" (1995), the ethereal beauty quickly became a household name. Though her A-list actress status waned only a few years after her career break in "Legends," Ormond's sheer force of talent led to her securing more supporting parts in small screen movies like "Varian's War" (Showtime, 2001) and "Iron Jawed Angels" (HBO, 2004). She played motherly roles in a pair of wildly divergent movies, the Lindsay Lohan thriller "I Know Who Killed Me" (2007) and the family oriented "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl" (2008), before reuniting with Pitt for David Fincher's Oscar-nominated drama, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2008). Meanwhile, Ormond began wracking up award nominations for her supporting role opposite Claire Danes in the critically acclaimed biographical drama, "Temple Grandin" (HBO, 2010), and made a return to the big screen to play Vivian Leigh in "My Week With Marilyn" (2011), which assured critics and fans that Ormond's star had never truly faded.

Relationships

Gabriel Byrne Actor

Companion
Met while filming "Smilla's Sense of Snow" (1997) no longer together

Rory Edwards Actor

Husband
Met while performing in a production of "Wuthering Heights" Married 1989 Divorced 1994

John Ormond

Father
Became a millionaire by age thirty left his wife and children when Julia was still young

Josephine Ormond

Mother
Divorced from Ormond's father

Jon Rubin

Husband
Married 1999 Separated 2007 Divorced 2008

Sophie Rubin

Daughter
Born in 2004 father, Jon Rubin

EDUCATION

Cranleigh School

Cranleigh , Surrey

Guildford High School

Guildford , Surrey

Surrey Institute of Art & Design

Attended for one year before leaving to pursue acting

Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art

1988

Milestones

2011

Played Vivien Leigh in "My Week with Marilyn"

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries ("Temple Grandin")

2010

Cast opposite Claire Danes in the biographical TV drama "Temple Grandin"; earned an Emmy (2010) nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

2010

Nominated for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie ("Temple Grandin")

2008

Played Abigail Breslin's mother in the family film "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl"

2008

Re-teamed with Brad Pitt for David Fincher's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

2007

Played Lindsay Lohan's mother in the thriller "I Know Who Killed Me"

2006

Appeared in David Lynch's "Inland Empire"

2004

Co-starred in the HBO film about the American women's suffrage movement, "Iron Jawed Angels"

2001

Had featured role in the Showtime movie "Varian's War"

2001

Acted opposite Vince Vaughn and Ed Harris in "The Prime Gig"; film released direct-to-video after screenings at film festivals

2000

Returned to the London stage in David Hare's "My Zinc Bed"

1999

Starred in Nikita Mikhalkov's epic "The Barber of Siberia"

1997

Signed production deal with Fox Searchlight Pictures

1997

Had lead in "Smilla's Sense of Snow"

1996

Executive produced the documentary "Calling the Ghosts: A Story About Rape, War and Women"

1995

Had title role in Sydney Pollack's ill-fated remake of "Sabrina"

1995

Cast as Guenevere opposite Sean Connery's Arthur and Richard Gere's Lancelot in "First Knight"

1994

Breakthrough role in "Legends of the Fall" with Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins

1994

First feature released in the US, "Nostradamus"

1993

Feature debut, Peter Greenaway's "The Baby of Macon"

1992

Won acclaim for her portrayal of Nadya Alliluyeva, the wife of "Stalin" in the HBO biopic

1991

Starred as Catherine the Great on the TNT miniseries "Young Catherine"

1990

American TV debut, "Traffik"; aired on PBS's "Masterpiece Theatre"

1989

Breakthrough stage role in Christopher Hampton's play "Faith, Hope and Charity"

First acting job was in a TV commercial for cottage cheese

Formed Indican Productions

Bonus Trivia

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Her last name was pronounced "OR-mund."

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"British actors will discuss what the point of the scene is and it's quite an open discussion. Americans, though, discuss what they think THEIR characters should do. I'd say, 'I need your character to do this' – that doesn't work. You have to wait. I put my foot in my mouth a couple of times." – Ormond quoted in USA Today, Jan. 4, 1995

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"Now that Ormond is well situated in Hollywood, will she do the Emma Thompson thing – star in everything, charm up everybody, win Oscars? 'Who knows? The ball isn't in my court, as it were. I'll just continue to work on things I enjoy.' Being Britishly sensible doesn't prevent her from thinking big, however. 'I do have burning ambitions. Along with Godzilla and the rest of the acting community, I'd like to direct.'" – from Movieline Magazine, January/February 1995

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