Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts


10/20/1967, Smyrna, Georgia, USA

Birth Name

Julia Fiona Roberts


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Julia Roberts is a popular American actress whose breakout role came in the 1990 film Pretty Woman as Vivian Ward. She is the younger sister of actor Eric Roberts and actress Lisa Roberts Gillan.


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Julia was considered for the lead role of Margaret Tate in the successful 2009 film The Proposal, but the part ended up going to Sandra Bullock. It has been said that Julia demanded too much money for the role.

    • In 2001, Julia won a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for Erin Brockovich.

    • Julia has been nominated for six Golden Globe Awards. In 1990, she won Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for Steel Magnolias. In 1991, she won Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical for Pretty Woman. In 1998, she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical for My Best Friend's Wedding. In 2000, she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical for Notting Hill. In 2001, she won Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama for Erin Brockovich. In 2008, she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for Charlie Wilson's War.

    • In 1999, Julia was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for Law and Order.

    • Julia has been nominated for three Academy Awards. In 1990, she has been nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Steel Magnolias. In 1991, she was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Pretty Woman. In 2001, she won Best Actress in a Leading Role for Erin Brockovich.

    • Julia was listed at #68 in Forbes magazine's Celebrity 100 of 2007.

    • Niece, Emma, made her movie debut in Nancy Drew in the lead role of Nancy which premiered in North America on June 15, 2007.

    • While Julia was born in Syma, GA and raised in Atlanta, brother Eric was born in Biloxi, MS and sister Lisa was born in Decatur, GA.

    • Julia was chosen as one of People Magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful People in the World, in May 2007.

    • Julia was engaged to Kiefer Sutherland, but the wedding was called off days before it was scheduled.

    • Julia was listed in the #6 position in the annual Harris Poll of America's top ten favorite movie stars in 2006.

    • Julia was ranked #10 in Star TV's Top 10 Box Office Stars of the 1990s.

    • Julia's father died of cancer when she was only ten years old.

    • Julie auditioned for a role in All My Children but she was turned down.

    • Julie turned down the leading role in the movie Shakespeare in Love.

    • Julia will make her Broadway debut in a revival of Richard Greenberg's Three Days of Rain.

    • Julia has been on People Magazine's list of The 50 Most Beautiful People a record 8 times.

    • Julia is America's highest paid actress, demanding $20 million per film.

    • One of Julia's favorite books is The Alchemist.

    • Julia had to learn to use her right hand for the movie Erin Brockovich because the real Erin was right handed and Julia is left handed.

    • Julia gave birth to twins on November 28, 2004. Their names are Phinnaeus Walter and Hazel Patricia. She gave birth to her third child on June 18, 2007 and his name is Henry Daniel.

    • Julia is a very big fan of Aishwarya Rai.

    • Julia's heritage is Irish.

    • Julia changed her name from Julie to Julia when she went to register for a SAG card. She ran into difficulty due to another actress names Julie Roberts.

    • Julia used to play Clarinet in her school's band.

    • Julia attended Griffin Middle School then moved onto Campbell High School.

    • Julia has an older brother and sister Eric Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillan. Julia also has a younger half sister named Nancy Motes who was born in 1976.

    • Julia got involved with a charity to raise money for research for Rett Syndrome. She allowed them to use her name to promote their cause.

    • Julia married Daniel Moder on July 4, 2002 in New Mexico, at a midnight ceremony.

    • Julia first got married on June 25, 1993 to Lyle Lovett and divorced him on March 22, 1995.

    • Julia wanted to be a Veterinarian when she was younger due to her love of animals.

    • Julia stands 5'9" (1.75 meters) tall in bare feet.

    • Many of Julia's friends call her Jules.

    • Julia was named at her birth Julie Fiona Roberts.

    • Julia had just finished a film where she is the voice of Charlotte in Charlotte's Web.

    • Julia was the voice of Hova in the 2006 movie Ant Bully.

    • Julia is credited for her roles as her real name as well as Julia Moder.

    • Julia and her family have an 82-acre ranch in Taos, New Mexico. The place is also home for seven horses, eleven dogs, and a nanny for Julia's twins, Phinnaeus and Hazel!

    • Julia and husband Danny Moder love the Mexican food at Dos Caminos in NYC.

    • Julia does the voice over for the newer AOL commercials.

    • Julia has a niece, Emma Roberts, who is also in show-biz.

    • In 2004, Julia was named #7 out of 137 on Entertainment Weekly's Must List. She has appeared on the magazine's cover 15 times as of 2008.

    • Julia measurements: 34B-23-34.

    • Julia is a huge fan of Days of Our Lives.

    • After George Clooney and Brad Pitt found out that Julia was going to be joining them in Ocean's Eleven,they sent her a card that read: "We heard that you get 20 per film" and in it was a $20 bill; the joke was that she reportedly gets $20 million per film.

    • Julia lies on her back to have her make-up applied before going onto a film set - she insists it gives her a relaxed look.

    • Julia is very involved with UNICEF.

    • Julia is left-handed.

    • Julia asked Congress to provide funding so Rett syndrome could be researched further in May 2002(as said in Reader's Digest).

    • Julia did a PBS film on orangutans and a film in Mongolia on wild horses (as said in Reader's Digest).

    • Julia loves animals-she has dogs, horses and geese (as said in Reader's Digest).

  • Quotes

    • Julia Roberts: (on walking the red carpet at movie premieres) The red carpet is just terrifying, awful. It's scary out there, but it's nice.

    • Julia Roberts: (when asked about the possibility of a sequel to Pretty Woman) I don't think so! No one wants to see an old hooker, do they?

    • Julia Roberts: (vowing never to retire from Hollywood) Let's get a couple of things straight. It hasn't been years and years since I made a movie. I'm not coming back from the dead - I've just had two kids! I have no intention of retiring, but I do think it's impossible to do movie after movie, because there aren't that many good films made. But I already have an acting project set for this year. I start shooting Duplicity with Clive Owen in the spring.

    • Julia Roberts: (on losing pregnancy weight) It's 97% genetics and 3% get your ass moving!

    • Julia Roberts: (on her second pregnancy) We had almost given up hope. But nature took its course soon after we stopped looking at the calendar and taking temperatures.

    • Julia Roberts: I'm just an ordinary person who has an extraordinary job.

    • Julia Roberts: The first time I felt I was famous was when I went to the movies with my mom. I had gone to the loo, and someone in the bathroom said in a very loud voice, 'Girl in stall No. 1 were you in Mystic Pizza? I paused and I said, yeah that was me.

    • Julia Roberts: You know it's love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you're not part of their happiness.

    • Julia Roberts: You can be true to the character all you want, but you've got to go home with yourself.

    • Julia Roberts: A fever is an expression of inner rage.

    • Julia Roberts: I believe that two people are connected at the heart, and it doesn't matter what you do, or who you are or where you live; there are no boundaries or barriers if two people are destined to be together.

    • Julia Roberts: I don't get angry very often. I lose my temper rarely. And when I do, there's always a legitimate cause. Normally I have a great lightness of being. I take things in a very happy, amused way.

    • Julia Roberts: I don't think I realized that the cost of fame is that it's open season on every moment of your life.

    • Julia Roberts: I enjoy hats. And when one has filthy hair, that is a good accessory.

    • Julia Roberts: I guess what I like the least about this is would be that there doesn't seem to be too much interest or room for the simple truth.

    • Julia Roberts: I just think that in the big scheme of the world, the way media deals with people in show business, is that the fiction it fodders is so salivated after and so the simple truth doesn't really seem to serve much of a purpose.

    • Julia Roberts: I just want to make a point that it's not just great teachers that sometimes shape your life. Sometimes it's the absence of great teachers that shapes your life and being ignored can be just as good for a person as being lauded.

    • Julia Roberts: I love romantic comedies. I like to watch them and I like to be in them. It's something that's increasingly difficult to find that spark of originality that makes if different than the ones that come before.

    • Julia Roberts: I think less is more when it comes to kissing in the movies.

    • Julia Roberts: I wouldn't do nudity in films. For me, personally... To act with my clothes on is a performance; to act with my clothes off is a documentary.

    • Julia Roberts: Show me a person who doesn't like to laugh and I'll show you a person with a toe tag.

    • Julia Roberts: I'm too tall to be a girl. I'm between a chick and a broad.

    • Julia Roberts: I've never had to pretend to be having sex with somebody. I'm like the queen of the foreplay dissolve.

    • Julia Roberts: If you love someone, you say it, right then, out loud. Otherwise, the moment just passes you by.

    • Julia Roberts: It's funny when people say, 'I don't think Julia likes me.' Honey, if I don't like you, you're going to know about it.

    • Julia Roberts: Love is not love, without a violin playing goat.

    • Julia Roberts: My boyfriend keeps telling me I've got to own things. So, first I bought this car. And then he told me I oughta get a house. 'Why a house?' 'Well, you gotta have a place to park the car.'

    • Julia Roberts: My real hair color is kind of a dark blonde. Now I just have mood hair.

    • Julia Roberts: I can catch poop in my hand and just be like, 'Okay!'

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