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Monday, March 23, 2009

Julia Roberts
Sign : Scorpio
Hair : Chatain Clair
Eyes : Brown

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A lady having million dollar smile was born on 28 October 1967 to Walter and Betty. Her father, Walter was a vacuum cleaner salesman, actor, and writer, and her mother, Betty, was a church secretary and actress. As she is surrounded by theater people, she attended her parents' Actors and Writers Workshop in their Atlanta home. She has a elder brother Eric and a elder sister Lisa. Both Julia and her brother Eric Roberts were interested in acting. It was her brother, Eric, who led the way, breaking into film in 1978 when Julia was eleven. Her parents divorced because of because of financial difficulties, while her mother remarried Michael Motes. Her mother Betty-Lou stayed in Smyrna with her two daughters, while Walter moved to Atlanta and took the older brother Eric with him. Her father died of cancer when he was 47 and she was nine.

Before Acting
In Smyrna, Julie would attend the Fitzhugh Lee Elementary School, Griffin Middle School and Campbell High School. She learned to ride at the riding school opened by her paternal grandfather on his retirement. She loved animals in general, following the local vet on his rounds and often returning home with stray or injured creatures. So Julia wanted to be a veterinarian as a child.

While at school, she would be teased for her big mouth and glasses. Though she would occasionally take part in Shakespeare plays. There was, though, tennis - she was on the school team -and poetry. She spent the time reading, making several important discoveries, in particular Walt Whitman's classic collection of poetry, Leaves Of Grass. She would read this every day for months, later growing to love the works of Faulkner, Hardy, Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Graduating from High School in 1985, Julia joined her sister Lisa and brother Eric in New York to go to theater school. Along with attending acting classes, she was working at Baskin-Robbins and at the Ann Taylor designer boutique on Fulton Street at the foot of Manhattan.

Although she found herself an agent, she couldn't find work right away, no acting jobs came her way. She was even turned down for the soap "All My Children". Needing a SAG card to get work, she discovered there was already an actress named Julie Roberts. Thus was Julia Roberts created. Eventually she signed up with the Click modeling agency but hated the work - after the persecution she'd suffered at school, she still considered herself to be radically unattractive, and consequently an imposter.

Debut Movie
Julia's debut film was "Blood Red" with brother Eric as supporting actress. Roberts appeared in a couple of made for TV movies and one low budget feature "Firehouse".

Roberts got her first real break in "Satisfaction", although this was not a star making film. But this led to a large supporting role in "Mystic Pizza". In 1990, Julia starred in the life after death movie "Flatliners" with Kiefer Sutherland and Kevin Bacon. Sutherland attracted Julia's attention and became the first of her many high profile romances.

Big Hit - Pretty Woman
Julia become a star with a romantic comedy "Pretty Woman" opposite Richard Gere. The film was an international hit and the movies she made after Pretty Woman could not compete with its success.

Roberts broke off her engagement with Sutherland in 1991. In 1991 Julia married country singer Lyle Lovett. But the marriage didn't hold. Just 2 years after Julia and Lyle were divorced.

In early 90's, "Dying Young" and "Sleeping With the Enemy" didn't make any success. While "Hook" also released in 1991. In 1993 Julia made a spectacular come back in "The Pelican Brief". and reaffirmed her status as a dramatic actress. But after that both "Pret-A-Porter" (1994) and "I Love Trouble" (1994) are commercial flops also "Mary Reilly" (1996) fizzled at the box office.

In 1997, Roberts made a return to romantic comedy in "My Best Friend's Wedding", and continued her romantic comedy with "Notting Hill" (1999) and "Runaway Bride" (1999).

Oscar Winning Performance
Year 2000 gives a biggest success to Roberts, her Oscar-winning performance in Steven Soderbergh's "Erin Brockovich". The film, based on the true story of Erin Brockovich, a single mother who, against all odds, won a heated battle against corporate environmental offenders, earned Roberts a staggering 20-million-dollar salary.

In 2001, Julia starred in movies "America's Sweethearts" with Billy Crystal, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and John Cusack and "The Mexican" with Brad Pitt. Although these movies were not very successful. While on the set of The Mexican, Roberts met cameraman Danny Moder, whom she would marry in 2001 almost immediately after ending a four-year relationship with fellow actor Benjamin Bratt.
Along with these movies, she starred in "Ocean's 11" with former co-stars Brad Pitt and Matt Damon, and for the first time with George Clooney and Don Cheadle.
In year 2002, she starred in a couple of films "Full Frontal" and "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind".
In 2003, Julia stars in the movie "Mona Lisa Smiles", which is expected to be very successful.
In 2004, "Ocean's Twelve" was released following "Closer" in 2005, based on the Patrick Marber play and directed by Mike Nichols.
Now her upcoming movies are "The Ant Bully" and "Charlotte's Web".

Off screen Julia Roberts
She is among the highest paid stars in the world (male or female) and owns homes in New York, the Hollywood hills and Taos, New Mexico.
She likes dogs and knitting, and works, for UNICEF as well as Paul Newman's Hole In The Wall Gang and a charity attempting to find a cure for Rett Syndrome, a sometimes fatal disease which randomly attacks girls between the ages of 2 and 6.
She also runs a production company, called 'Shoelace Productions'. Its first production was "Stepmom". Later would come "Mona Lisa Smile" and a superbly witty TV series called "Queens Supreme", following the backstage antics of judges and starring Annabella Sciorra and Oliver Platt.

She has made trips to Haiti, India, and other countries promoting peace, goodwill, and help for others in need.
She has been named one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" a record-setting eight times.

Julia's Marriage Life

  • In 1991, Roberts was engaged to actor Kiefer Sutherland, but ended the relationship just days before the wedding.
  • Julia ran off to Europe with Jason Patric, and the two were eventually a couple after she and Kiefer broke up.
  • In 1991 Julia married country singer Lyle Lovett. But the marriage didn't hold. Just 2 years after Julia and Lyle were divorced in 1995. Due to their respective career demands keeping them apart, but they still remain friends.
  • Julia also briefly dated "Friends" star Matthew Perry and Daniel Day-Lewis.
  • For a time she lived with actor Liam Neeson.
  • Dated Benjamin Bratt from 1998 to 2001.
  • Roberts met cameraman Danny Moder, on the set of her movie "The Mexican" in 2000. He was already married to Vera Steimberg Moder, but they eventually divorced. Julia and Danny were married on July 4, 2002, in Taos, New Mexico. They became the parents of oddly named twins, Hazel Patricia Moder and Phinnaeus Walter Moder on November 28, 2004.

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