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Julia Roberts

An Academy Award winner for Erin Brockovich, Julia Roberts has appeared in many of Hollywood's most successful fi lms, worked with the industry's most esteemed directors, and her fi lms have grossed more than $2.5 billion worldwide. She fi rst came to the attention of audiences with her critically acclaimed role in Mystic Pizza. She received her fi rst Academy Award nomination for her role in Steel Magnolias. Her next fi lm, Pretty Woman, was the top-grossing fi lm of 1990 and brought Roberts her second Academy Award nomination. Her memorable performance in that fi lm was followed by a series of notable fi lms including Flatliners, Sleeping With the Enemy, Dying Young, The Pelican Brief and Something to Talk About.

Most recently, Roberts starred in Eat Pray Love, based on Elizabeth Gilbert's best-selling memoir Eat, Pray, Love and directed by Ryan Murphy. Additionally, Roberts starred opposite Clive Owen in Duplicity, directed by Tony Gilroy, and appeared in the ensemble romantic comedy Valentine's Day, directed by Garry Marshall.

Roberts also starred with Liam Neeson in Neil Jordan's Michael Collins, and in Woody Allen's romantic musical comedy Everyone Says I Love You. In 1997, she starred in the box-offi ce smash My Best Friend's Wedding, directed by P.J. Hogan, and the Richard Donner-directed thriller Conspiracy Theory, co-starring Mel Gibson. Roberts starred opposite Susan Sarandon and Ed Harris in the Chris Columbus fi lm Stepmom. In 1999, she starred in two box-offi ce hits: Notting Hill, co-starring Hugh Grant and directed by Roger Michell, and Runaway Bride, in which she reteamed with her Pretty Woman co-star and director, Richard Gere and Garry Marshall.

Since 2000's Erin Brockovich, she has appeared in Mona Lisa Smile and America's Sweethearts, both from Revolution Studios. She has starred in three fi lms by director Steven Soderbergh: Ocean's Eleven, Ocean's Twelve and Full Frontal. She also appeared with her Ocean's co-star, Brad Pitt, in The Mexican, directed by Gore Verbinski, and she starred in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, the directorial debut of her Ocean's co-star George Clooney. She has worked with director Mike Nichols on both Closer and Charlie Wilson's War, opposite Tom Hanks.

Roberts provided the voice of Charlotte in the animated fi lm Charlotte's Web and made her Broadway debut in Richard Greenberg's Three Days of Rain.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2011.
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Julia Roberts Facts

Birth NameJulie Fiona Roberts
BirthdayOctober 28, 1967 (56)
BirthplaceSmyrna, Georgia, USA
Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is Julia Roberts compared to you?
Awards2001 Academy Awards: Best Actress (for Erin Brockovich)
2001 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama (for Erin Brockovich)
2001 MTV Movie Awards: Best Female Performance (for Erin Brockovich)
2001 BAFTA Awards: Actress in a Leading Role (for Erin Brockovich)
1991 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical (for Pretty Woman)
1990 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture (for Steel Magnolias)

Selected Filmography

Closer (2004)
Ocean's Twelve (2004)
America's Sweethearts (2001)
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Notting Hill (1999)
Hook (1991)
Pretty Woman (1990) (breakthrough)
Steel Magnolias (1989)
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