Julianne Moore

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Julianne Moore

Born

12/30/1960, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Birth Name

Julie Anne Smith

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Julie Anne Moor, Julianne Smith, Julie Anne Moore, Julianne Moore- Freundlich
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Biography

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Julianne Moore's career got started thanks to daytime drama As the World Turns. After leaving that show in 1988 Moore has gone on to star in several movies, earning four Oscar nominations in the process. Moore's last TV role was as Nancy Donovan on 30 Rock.

Credits

Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In 2012, Julianne won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie playing Sarah Palin on Game Change.

    • In 1988, Julianne won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Ingenue in a Drama Series playing Frannie Hughes on As the World Turns.

    • Julianne is #20 in AIM's "50 Hottest Redheads."

    • Julianne is a 2008 member of the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet. Members of the cabinet help out using their talents and resources in furthering the cause of the organization.

    • Her nickname is Juli.

    • Julianne is five feet and four inches tall.

    • Julianne's TV debut was playing the role of Carmen Engler on the daytime soap opera The Edge of Night in 1984.

    • In February 2008, Julianne collaborated with the Save The Children charity organization and offered Valentines' Day cards on the Internet -- the proceeds of which will benefit underprivileged kids.

    • Julianne's daughter to Bart Freundlich, Liv Helen Moore Freundlich, was born on April 11, 2002.

    • Julianne released a children's book on September 19 2007. The book, titled Freckleface Strawberry is based on her own childhood when she was bullied about her freckles and red hair.

    • She appeared in commercials for Revlon (2005-2006).

    • After Jodie Foster turned down the chance to reprise her Oscar-winning role of Clarice Starling in Hannibal (2001), several actresses were considered for the part - Moore triumphed over such contenders as Helen Hunt, Gillian Anderson and Cate Blanchett.

    • Julianne was considered for the lead role of Kate McQueen in Fair Game (1995). The part eventually went to Cindy Crawford.

    • She lived in Juneau, Alaska for about a year and a half and attended school there from 1971-1972.

    • Born Julie Anne Smith, she had to change her name when she registered with the Actor's Guild as every variation of her name seemed to be taken. She then combined her first two names and assumed her father's middle name as her surname.

    • She worked briefly as part-time waitress in Boston, Massachussets.

    • Her father, Peter Moore Smith, was a judge in the Army's Judge Advocate General Corps and her mother, Anne Smith, was a psychiatric social worker. She has a younger sister, Valerie.

    • She is a staunch pro-choice advocate and an active member of Planned Parenthood.

    • She received triple nominations from the Screen Actors Guild Awards in both 2000 and 2003.

    • In the year 2003, when she was nominated for two Oscars, Julianne was in competition with her co-stars from The Hours (2002); Nicole Kidman (for The Hours (2002)) and Meryl Streep (for Adaptation. (2002)).

    • She graduated from Boston University's School of the Arts where she majored in Drama and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts.

  • Quotes

    • Julieanne: (revealing she doesn't like strangers talking to her) I simply don't like talking about my acting or the scene or any of that. I need my space. I'm there doing my thing, and to someone who doesn't know me, it will look like they can talk to me. But they can't.

    • Julianne: (revealing her husband thinks she is strange for being drawn to frightening roles) He thinks I'm weird. There was a script I read recently where I was like, 'Oooh, this horrible thing happens and it's really good and then they're all dead!' "He's like, 'What is the matter with you?' I'm like, 'I don't know but I like it.' I've always liked things that are meant to terrify.

    • Julianne: (on filming love scenes) The scariest thing to do for me, frankly, is to kiss an actor because that's very intimate. Whenever you kiss anybody in real life for the first time, it's terrifying. If you have to kiss an actor that you are working with it's equally terrifying.

    • Julianne: (on daughter Liv) Liv is so cute, and she wants to be like Mommy.

    • Julianne: There was a period of time in America where the advertising world actually went to the housewives of America and had them write jingles that would appeal to them, ... It was actually brilliant marketing.

    • Julianne Moore: Last summer we rented this little house by the beach; it was me, my husband Bart and our two kids. All I can say is that I did more laundry than I ever thought was possible. My son likes to play in his socks outside. Every five minutes I'm like, 'Those socks are filthy. Hand them over right now.' Suddenly I'd be standing there with another mound of laundry.

    • Julianne (on playing David Duchovny's wife on "Trust The Man"): I love David, and I think we had this nice energy together and we feel like we're a realistic couple. He's funny and smart, and we're really good friends. We have been for a long time, so there's a degree of comfort there. That was one of the nice things about working on this movie.

    • Julianne (asked if her husband's script for 'Trust The Man' was too close to reality): No, I liked the fact that my character is an actress but she's also someone who has a job. She has to go to work, and she needs to do all these normal things, and that's the reality of my life. The reality of living with an actress is different from the fantasy. The fantasy is that you've got this very glamorous woman at your beck and call, not someone with a retainer in your bed!

    • Julianne (how she keeps her relationship with her husband alive): I guess we're lucky. I don't think either of us takes the relationship for granted, and we certainly don't take our children for granted. I think that's something: the miracle of happy, healthy children. We're all in that together.

    • Julianne (on working with her husband who directed 'Trust The Man'): He is great to work with, but we have two kids who have to be at school every day, get picked up and taken to basketball. We have a house, and it was Christmas, so by the time everything was over we were fried. He got mad at me because I said, 'I don't think we can do this again!'

    • Julianne Moore: [Further evidence of the movie's skewering of accepted wisdom can be found in the character of Kelly, the bitter, alcoholic spouse played by Harrelson. Rather than making him a simple villain, the film takes a more realistic, nuanced approach.] It was a complicated relationship, ... He was an alcoholic. This was a time when no one understood it was a disease, and it was just a problem you were supposed to deal with in your own family. I think Woody brought a tremendous amount of empathy and humanity to a really difficult part.

    • Julianne Moore: It spans a 10-year period from about, like, 1955 to about 1965, ... Women didn't receive the same kind of education. You weren't expected to have a job. Birth control was not legal until the early '60s.

    • Julianne Moore: Susan Smith is psychotic. Brenda Martin has been ravaged by grief. She's self-punishing. She's loved in the community.

    • Julianne Moore:There was a period of time in America where the advertising world actually went to the housewives of America and had them write jingles that would appeal to them, ... It was actually brilliant marketing.

    • Julianne Moore: (Comedy) is ridiculously hard. And if the rhythm is not right, if the music or the line is not right, it's not funny.

    • Julianne Moore: You know, comedy's hard. With drama, you have a responsibility to the emotional truth, but with comedy, you have emotional truth and you have technique on top of it.

    • Julianne Moore: I was a bookworm, and very skinny with big, thick glasses. I never went on dates and guys were afraid of me because I was smart. So I got contact lenses, started to dress a little better and tried not to talk about Plato with boys. It worked!

    • Julianne Moore: In grade school, I was a complete geek. You know, there's always the kid who's too short, the kid who wears glasses, the kid who's not athletic. Well, I was all three.

    • Julianne Moore: I'm looking for the truth. The audience doesn't come to see you, they come to see themselves.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • She is a fantastic actress - i love her!

    9.6
    Julianne Moore is, in my opinion, a very good actress. I have loved all of the films i saw with her in. She often gets overlooked, to the point of not even having a forum on her page on Tv.com.



    i love her, she is one of my personal favourite actresses, in fact she is second in my list. She has done some really good films, such as laws of attraction, the hand that rocked the cradle, the forgotten (which wasn't brilliant but would have been worse if it wasn't for her), nine months etc.



    I really want to see boogie nights, i here shes great in that!



    She is a great actress in my opinion!moreless
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    8.0
    I only really know her from being in Evolution but I now know that she was in Jurassic Park 2. In Evolution she plays a clumbsy but beautiful and smart character which actually wouldn't have been all too hard to play but she still did it perfectly. I am really looking forward to seeing her with Nicholas Cage in Next.
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