Julia Roberts who is synonymous to ‘Erin Brockovich’ is one of the highly acclaimed contemporary actresses.
This article will tell you about her bio, quick facts, childhood, early life, career, personal life, and net worth.
|Full Name||Julia Fiona Roberts|
|Date of Birth||October 28, 1967 AD|
|Age||54 Years (as of 2021)|
|Birthplace||Smyrna, Georgia, United States|
|Father||Walter Grady Roberts|
|Mother||Betty Lou Motes|
|Siblings||Lisa Roberts Gillan, Eric Roberts, Nancy Motes|
|Spouse||Lyle Lovett, Daniel Moder|
|Children||Phinnaeus Moder, Hazel Moder, Henry Daniel Moder|
|Net Worth||$255 million (estimated in 2021)|
Julia Roberts is a popular actress and known for her roles in movies like “Pretty Woman”, “Steel Magnolias” and “Erin Brockovich”. As a child, she dreamed of devoting herself to many careers, but not as an actress. However, as she got older, she realized her true talent and embarked on her journey to become an actress. She even dropped out of school midway to pursue her dreams of becoming an actress. Julia landed in New York, where she trained as an actress and, meanwhile, worked as a model to support herself financially. Gradually, she got her first break on TV and then, given her potential as an actress, she made it to the big screen.
Julia Roberts didn’t get full roles at first, but even with her meager roles, she performed well enough to be recognized. The film, which marked a milestone in her career, was “Steel Magnolia”, which won her the “Golden Globe” award for the first time. Her first major role was in the movie “Pretty Woman” which made her very popular and made it clear that she was here to stay. She then cemented her position in the industry with her role on “Erin Brockovich” and even today, she has a large following.
Childhood and Early Life:
Julia Roberts was born on October 28, 1967, in Smyrna, Georgia to Walter Grady Roberts and Betty Lou Predemus. She has two siblings Eric Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillan and a half-sister, Nancy Muts. Her parents divorced in 1972 and since then, she has lived with her mother and has been educated in institutions such as Fitzhugh Lee Elementary School, Griffin Middle School, and Campbell High School. After completing her studies, she enrolled at Georgia State University but dropped out to pursue an acting career. She traveled to New York where she joined acting classes and at the same time worked as a model with “Click Modeling Agency”.
In 1987, Julia Roberts appeared in the drama “Crime Story” and the episode was titled “The Survivor”. She made her big-screen debut with the movie “Al Reda” in 1988. In the same year, she starred in the critically acclaimed movie “Mystic Pizza”. She also appeared in the TV crime series “Miami Vice” in 1988. The following year, she appeared in two interviews in the movie “Blood Red”. In 1989, she starred in “Steel Magnolias” in a supporting role, which earned her a “Golden Globe” and an “Academy Award” nomination. Her great movie “Pretty Woman” was released in 1990. She starred in this movie and her performance was very well received.
Julia’s upcoming 1990s releases include movies like Flatliners, Sleeping with the Enemy, Hook, Dying Young, The Player, The Pelican Brief, I Love Trouble, Prêt-à-Porter, Something to Talk About, Michael Collins, Mary Reilly, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Stepmother, Notting Hill, Conspiracy Theory, and Runaway bride. ”During the same period, she also appeared on TV screens such as “Friends” (Season Two) and “Sesame Street.” From 2001 to 2005, she appeared in several movies including America’s Sweethearts, The Mexican, Erin Brockovich, Ocean’s Eleven, Grand Champion, Full Frontal, Closer, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Mona Lisa Smile, and Ocean Twelve. Then she appeared in the music video for Dave Matthews’ 2005 song “Dreamgirl”.
In 2006, Julia Roberts worked in two animated films “The Ant Bully” and Charlotte’s Web as an anchor. In the same year, she also made her Broadway debut with “Three Days of Rain”. The following year, she starred in the Charlie Wilson war movie. After that she appeared in “Fireflies in the Garden” and “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl” that were released in 2008. The following year, she starred alongside actor Clive Owen in the movie “double standard”. In 2010, her film projects included the romantic comedies “Valentine’s Day” and “Eat Pray Love”. The following year, she starred alongside actor Tom Hanks in the romantic comedy “Larry Tomatoes”.
In 2012, Julia Roberts played a negative role in the fictional comedy “Mirror”, which is based on the German fairy tale “Snow White”. The following year, she acted in August: Osage County, and her performance in this film earned her the nominations for several major awards such as Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Critics’ Choice Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award. Her next project was her appearance in the second season of the documentary series “Makers: Women Who Make America” in 2014, where she played the role of “Women in Hollywood”. She also appeared in the Givenchy Spring / Summer 2015 campaign. Her next films were “The Secret in His Eyes” and “The Money Monster”.
Julia Roberts and singer Lyle Lovett entered the wedding lock on June 25, 1993, at St. James Lutheran Church located in Marion, Indiana. However, the marriage did not last long and the couple divorced about two years after their marriage. She had several alleged relationships with actors Dylan McDermott, Jason Patrick, Kiefer Sutherland, William Neeson, Matthew Perry, and Benjamin Pratt. On July 4, 2002, she married cinematographer Daniel Moder and the wedding took place in Taos, New Mexico. The couple has three children namely Hazel, Phinnaeus, and Henry. She has participated in many charitable organizations such as “UNICEF” and “Chime for Change” that is initiative of “Gucci”.
Julia Roberts has an estimated net worth of almost $255 million (estimated in 2021).