Julia Roberts

Actor, Producer, Model
One of the few bankable female stars of the 1990s, actress Julia Roberts remained an iconic figure whose assured, winsome performances underscored her undeniable public appeal. Following a breakthrough role in "Mystic ... Read more »
Born: 10/28/1967 in Smyrna, Georgia, USA

Filmography

Actor (118)

Money Monster 2016 (Movie)

Patty Fenn (Actor)

Mother's Day 2016 (Movie)

Miranda (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Secret in Their Eyes 2015 (Movie)

Jessica Cobb (Actor)

The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 - 2011, 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Normal Heart 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

The Normal Heart 2014 (Movie)

Dr. Emma Brookner (Actor)

August: Osage County 2013 (Movie)

Barbara Weston (Actor)

Stand Up to Cancer 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Women's Concert for Change: Live From London 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Mirror Mirror 2012 (Movie)

The Queen (Actor)

Fireflies in the Garden 2011 (Movie)

Lisa Taylor (Actor)

Larry Crowne 2011 (Movie)

Mercedes Tainot (Actor)

The 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Eat Pray Love 2010 (Movie)

Liz Gilbert (Actor)

His Way 2010 (Movie)

Interviewee (Actor)

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Valentine's Day 2010 (Movie)

Captain Kate Hazeltine (Actor)

Duplicity 2009 (Movie)

Claire Stenwick (Actor)

Julia Roberts: American Cinematheque Tribute 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Charlie Wilson's War 2007 (Movie)

Joanne Herring (Actor)

Inside the Actors Studio 1994 - 1997, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

MovieReal 2004 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Murphy Brown 1994 - 1998, 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Soundstage 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Host

Charlotte's Web 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Charlotte the Spider (Voice)

The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ant Bully 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Hova (Actor)

Red Carpet Confidential 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Tell Them Who You Are 2005 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The 77th Annual Academy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Closer 2004 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

Ocean's Twelve 2004 (Movie)

Tess Ocean (Actor)

Grand Champion 2003 (Movie)

(cameo) (Actor)

Mona Lisa Smile 2003 (Movie)

Katherine Ann Watson (Actor)

Revealed With Jules Asner 2001 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 2002 (Movie)

Patricia Watson (Actor)

Full Frontal 2002 (Movie)

Francesca/Catherine (Actor)

The 74th Annual Academy Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Barbara Walters Special (11/16/01) 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

America's Sweethearts 2001 (Movie)

Kiki Harrison (Actor)

GQ's 2000 Men of the Year Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

Garry Marshall 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Joan Rivers: The E! True Hollywood Story 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Ocean's Eleven 2001 (Movie)

Tess Ocean (Actor)

The 2001 MTV Movie Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Performer

The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Mexican 2001 (Movie)

Samantha Barzel (Actor)

Wild Horses of Mongolia With Julia Roberts 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Erin Brockovich 2000 (Movie)

Erin Brockovich (Actor)

Silent Angels 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

Law & Order 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Notting Hill 1999 (Movie)

Anna Scott (Actor)

Runaway Bride 1999 (Movie)

Maggie Carpenter (Actor)

The Entertainment Business 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Performer

In the Wild: Orangutans With Julia Roberts 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Stepmom 1998 (Movie)

Isabel Kelly (Actor)

The 24th Annual People's Choice Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Performer

Conspiracy Theory 1997 (Movie)

Alice Sutton (Actor)

My Best Friend's Wedding 1997 (Movie)

Julianne Potter (Actor)

Everyone Says I Love You 1996 (Movie)

Von (Actor)

Friends 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mary Reilly 1996 (Movie)

Mary Reilly (Actor)

Michael Collins 1996 (Movie)

Kitty Kiernan (Actor)

American Cinema 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Before Your Eyes: Angelie's Secret 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Narrator

Hollywood Stars: A Century of Cinema 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Something to Talk About 1995 (Movie)

Grace (Actor)

Hollywood's Leading Ladies With David Sheehan 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

I Love Trouble 1994 (Movie)

Sabrina Peterson (Actor)

Movie News Hot Summer Sneak Preview 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Prêt-à-Porter 1994 (Movie)

Anne Eisenhower--"Houston Chronicle" Reporter (Actor)

The Barbara Walters Special (11/09/93) 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Pelican Brief 1993 (Movie)

Darby Shaw (Actor)

Entertainers '91: The Top 20 of the Year 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Player 1992 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Dying Young 1991 (Movie)

Hillary O'Neil (Actor)

Hook 1991 (Movie)

Tinkerbell (Actor)

Sleeping With the Enemy 1991 (Movie)

Laura Burney/Sara Waters (Actor)

The Barbara Walters Special (02/06/91) 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Flatliners 1990 (Movie)

Rachel Kinberg (Actor)

Pretty Woman 1990 (Movie)

Vivian Ward (Actor)

The 62nd Annual Academy Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Performer

Blood Red 1989 (Movie)

Marisa Collogero (Actor)

Steel Magnolias 1989 (Movie)

Shelby Eatenton Latcherie (Actor)

Crime Story 1986 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Mystic Pizza 1988 (Movie)

Daisy Araujo (Actor)

Satisfaction 1988 (Movie)

Daryle Shane (Actor)

Firehouse 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

Baja Oklahoma (TV Show)

Actor

Happiness Sold Separately (Movie)

Elinor (Actor)

Red Nose Day (TV Show)

Herself

Three Days in September (TV Show)

Narrator
Producer (9)

Jesus Henry Christ 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Extraordinary Moms 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Stepmom 1998 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Felicity: An American Girl Adventure (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Happiness Sold Separately (Movie)

(Producer)

Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Samantha: An American Girl Holiday (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Friday Night Knitting Club (Movie)

(Producer)
Music (1)

Everyone Says I Love You 1996 (Movie)

("All My Life") (Song Performer)

Biography

One of the few bankable female stars of the 1990s, actress Julia Roberts remained an iconic figure whose assured, winsome performances underscored her undeniable public appeal. Following a breakthrough role in "Mystic Pizza" (1988), Roberts earned critical acclaim and award recognition for her portrayal of the ill-fated Shelby in "Steel Magnolias" (1989). But it was her performance as a hooker with a heart of gold opposite Richard Gere in "Pretty Woman" (1990) that propelled Roberts into the upper tier of Hollywood actresses. Roberts quickly became one of the highest paid stars - male or female - in the world, eventually raking in $25 million for a film. Equally in the limelight for a torrent of high-profile and often rocky romances, Roberts managed to maintain an output of projects that consistently topped the box office. While sometimes accused of lacking the chops to be a serious actress, she erased all doubts with her Oscar-winning performance in "Erin Brockovich" (2001), as well as other acclaimed roles in "Closer" (2004) and "Charlie Wilson's War" (2007), all of which underscored Roberts' unique ability to be both a huge box office draw and an accomplished performer.

Relationships

Benjamin Bratt Actor

Companion
Began dating November 1997 Acted together 1999 when she made guest appearance on historic 200th episode of "Law & Order" (NBC) Split spring 2001

Daniel Day-Lewis Actor

Companion
Dated c. 1994-95 No longer together

Lyle Lovett Actor

Husband
Introduced by Susan Sarandon during filming of "The Player" (1992) Married on June 25, 1993 in Marion, IN Divorced on March 22, 1995

Pat Mannochia

Companion
Former hockey player Couple dated c. 1995 to 1996

Dylan McDermott Actor

Companion
McDermott played Roberts' husband in "Steel Magnolias" (1989) Briefly engaged in the 1990s No longer together

Hazel Moder

Daughter
Born November 28, 2004; twin of Phinnaeus Walter; father, Daniel Moder Father, Daniel Moder

Henry Moder

Son
Born June 18, 2007; father, Daniel Moder

Phinnaeus Moder

Son
Born November 28, 2004; twin of Hazel Patricia; father, Daniel Moder

Danny Moder Director of Photography

Husband
Met on the set of "The Mexican" in 2000 and they began an affair; Moder was married to Vera Steinberg Moder when his relationship with Roberts began in summer 2001; he filed for divorce from Steinberg in October 2001 Married July 4, 2002 in Taos, NM

Betty Motes

Mother
Divorced from Roberts' father in 1971

Nancy Motes

Half-Sister
Born c. 1976

Liam Neeson Actor

Companion
Met while filming "Satisfaction" (1988) Together from 1988-90; lived together in Venice, CA Later co-starred together in "Michael Collins" (1996)

Ross Partridge Actor

Companion
Couple dated in late 1996 No longer together

Jason Patric Actor

Companion
Began dating 1991 Traveled to Ireland together after Roberts broke her engagement with Kiefer Sutherland just days before they wed Split 1992

Matthew Perry Actor

Companion
Met while filming an episode of "Friends" (NBC) in 1995 Briefly dated No longer together

Emma Roberts Actor

Niece
Born Feb. 10, 1991 to Eric Roberts and Kelly Cunningham; played the lead on Nickelodeon's "Unfabulous" and in the films "Aquamarine" (2006) and "Nancy Drew" (2007)

Eric Roberts Actor

Brother
Born April 18, 1956 Stayed with father in Atlanta, GA after parents' divorce Estranged from sisters

Walter Roberts

Father
Born in February 1930 Wed Betty Motes in 1955 after touring military bases in a production of "George Washington Slept Here," directed by Ron Howard's father Rance Co-founded Atlanta Actors and Writers Workshop with wife in 1963 Divorced from Roberts' mother in 1971 Died of cancer in March 1977

Lisa Roberts Production Manager

Sister
Born in 1965; moved with her sister and mother to Smyrna, GA after her parents' divorce

Kiefer Sutherland Actor

Companion
Met while co-starring in "Flatliners" (1990); Sutherland left his wife and children to move in with Roberts Marriage was scheduled for June 14, 1991, however their relationship ended just five days before their planned wedding

EDUCATION

Campbell High School

Smyrna , Georgia 1985
First stage role was as Elizabeth Dole in the school's annual mock-election campaign

Milestones

2012

Starred in the fantasy comedy "Mirror Mirror" opposite Lily Collins as Snow White

2011

Co-starred in "Larry Crowne" with Tom Hanks, who also co-wrote and directed

2010

Starred in "Eat Pray Love," based on Elizabeth Gilbert's memoir; Roberts portrayed the author who, after a painful divorce, goes on a life-changing journey through Italy, India, and Indonesia

2010

Joined an ensemble cast for the Garry Marshall directed romantic comedy "Valentine's Day"

2009

Re-teamed with Clive Owen to play corporate spies in "Duplicity"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress

2007

Re-teamed with director Mike Nichols for "Charlie Wilson's War," playing a Texan socialite opposite Tom Hanks; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress

2006

Voiced the title character in live-action/computer-animated feature film "Charlotte's Web," based on the book by E.B. White

2006

Made stage debut in the Broadway revival of Richard Greenberg's play "Three Days of Rain"

2004

Executive produced the "An American Girl" movies, which aired on Disney Channel; based on the popular American Girl dolls and books

2004

Co-starred with Clive Owen and Jude Law in Mike Nichols' "Closer," an adaption of the Broadway play

2004

Returned with the original cast for "Ocean's Twelve," directed by Soderbergh

2003

Played a free-spirited teacher at a women-only college in "Mona Lisa Smile"

2002

Co-starred with Blair Underwood in the Soderbergh directed "Full Frontal"

2002

Reunited with Clooney for "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," which he also directed

2001

Played a personal assistant to a movie star in "America's Sweethearts"

2001

Joined all-star ensemble cast in Steven Soderbergh's remake of "Ocean's Eleven" as the estranged wife of George Clooney's Danny Ocean

2001

Co-starred with Brad Pitt in "The Mexican"

2000

Won an Academy Award for her role as "Erin Brockovich," a based on fact tale of a legal secretary who championed a case of water poisoning into a class action lawsuit

1999

Reteamed with Garry Marshall and Richard Gere for "Runaway Bride"

1999

Starred opposite Hugh Grant in the romantic comedy "Notting Hill"

1999

Made rare TV dramatic guest appearance on an episode of "Law & Order"; garnered an Emmy nomination

1998

Narrated and appeared in the PBS' special "In the Wild: Orangutans With Julia Roberts"

1998

Producing debut, "Stepmom"; played the title role of Ed Harris' young girlfriend competing with his ex-wife (Susan Sarandon)

1998

Appeared as herself on an episode of the CBS sitcom "Murphy Brown"

1997

Made a box-office hit comeback with the romantic comedy "My Best Friend's Wedding"

1996

Portrayed Kitty Kiernan, erstwhile lover to "Michael Collins" in Neil Jordan's biopic of the Irish patriot

1996

Co-starred in the Woody Allen directed musical comedy "Everyone Says I Love You" as Allen's love interest; also sang "All My Life" for the soundtrack

1996

Took on a dramatic role as the British maid to Dr. Jekyll in "Mary Reilly"

1995

Guest starred on an episode of the hit NBC sitcom "Friends"

1994

Had rare box office disappointment and teamed with Nick Nolte in "I Love Trouble"

1993

Starred opposite Denzel Washington in "The Pelican Brief"

1992

Appeared as herself (in a movie-within-the-movie) in Robert Altman's "The Player"

1992

Formed a two year semi-exclusive production deal between her own YMA Productions and Joe Roth's Caravan Pictures

1991

Played Tinkerbell in Steven Spielberg's "Hook"

1991

Starred as an abused wife on the run from her husband in the surprise hit "Sleeping With the Enemy"

1990

Breakthrough screen performance, the title role in "Pretty Woman"; first screen pairing with Richard Gere under the direction of Garry Marshall; garnered Best Actress Academy Award nomination

1989

Received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination as Shelby, the doomed diabetic bride in "Steel Magnolias"

1988

Appeared in first TV-movie, "Baja Oklahoma" (HBO)

1988

Played first leading film role in "Mystic Pizza"

1988

First released film, "Satisfaction"

1987

Made TV debut on "The Survivor" episode of NBC's "Crime Story"

1986

Made film acting debut in "Blood Red," co-starring brother Eric (released in U.S. in March 1989)

Formed Shoelace Productions

Moved to NYC immediately after high school graduation; lived with sister Lisa; worked briefly as a Click model

Raised in Smyrna, GA

Bonus Trivia

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In 1993, Roberts became the highest-paid actress to date, reportedly receiving $8.5 million per film. For "Mary Reilly" in 1996, she reportedly earned $10 million while a year later, she was paid $12 million for "Conspiracy Theory." In 1999, Roberts cracked the $20 million mark, making her once again the highest-paid female actor in Hollywood.

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On her rocky relationship with the press: "Everybody has a job to do, I appreciate that. But at the same time, my job is to act, not to clear things up, not to fill in the dotted lines of the ifs, ands, buts, whys and hows of my life. I have too often succumbed to the pressure of feeling that's my responsibility. I have been fleeced enough times, lied about enough times, raked over the coals, misrepresented, misunderstood and misconceived enough." – Roberts quoted in Rolling Stone, July 14, 1999

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On April 27, 2012, Roberts and her "Ocean's Eleven" co-star George Clooney filed a joint lawsuit against Digital Projection, Inc. and Beyond Audio for allegedly using their names and images to promote their products.

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