Julia Roberts

Highest Rated: 98% The Player (1992)
Birthday: Oct 28, 1967
Birthplace: Smyrna, Georgia
Born October 28th, 1967, Georgia native Julia Roberts was raised in a fervently pro-theater environment. Her parents regularly hosted acting and writing workshops, and both of the Roberts children (Julia and her brother Eric) showed an interest in the performing arts at an early age. Ironically enough, Eric was the first to break into film; in 1978, one year after their father died of lung cancer at 47, Eric Roberts starred in director Frank Pierson's psychological drama King of the Gypsies. Though her older brother would go on to have a solid acting career, it was, of course, Julia Roberts who earned a spot among Hollywood's elite.After making her film debut in Blood Red -- which wouldn't be released until 1989, despite having been completed in 1986 -- and appearing in several late '80s television features, Roberts got her first real break in the 1988 made-for-cable drama Satisfaction. That role, consequently, led to her first significant supporting role -- a feisty pizza parlor waitress in 1989's Mystic Pizza with Annabeth Gish, Lili Taylor, and a then 19-year-old Matt Damon. While Mystic Pizza was not a star-making film for Roberts, it certainly helped earn her the credentials she needed to land the part of Shelby, an ill-fated would-be mother in Steel Magnolias. The 1989 tearjerker found her acting alongside Sally Field and Shirley MacLaine, and culminated in an Oscar nomination for Roberts. While the success of Steel Magnolias played no small part in launching Roberts' career, and undoubtedly secured her role in the mediocre Flatliners (1990) with former flame Kiefer Sutherland, it was director Garry Marshall's romantic comedy Pretty Woman with Richard Gere that served as her true breakthrough role. Roberts' part in Pretty Woman (a good-hearted prostitute who falls in love with a millionaire client) made the young actress a household name and cemented what would become a permanent spot in tabloid fodder. Roberts broke off her engagement with Sutherland in 1991, just three days before they were scheduled to be married, and surprised the American public in 1993, when she began her two-year marriage to country singer Lyle Lovett. Roberts' personal life kept her name in the spotlight despite a host of uneven performances throughout the early '90s (neither 1991's Dying Young or Sleeping With the Enemy garnered much acclaim), as did a reputed feud with Steven Spielberg during the filming of Hook (1991). Luckily, Roberts made decidedly less embarrassing headlines in 1993, when her role alongside future Oscar winner Denzel Washington in The Pelican Brief reaffirmed her status as a dramatic actress. Her career, however, took a turn back to the mediocre throughout the following year; both Prêt-à-Porter and I Love Trouble proved commercial flops, and Mary Reilly (1996) fizzled at the box office as well. The downward spiral reversed directions once again with 1996's Michael Collins and Conspiracy Theory with Mel Gibson, and led to several successful comic roles including Notting Hill with Hugh Grant, Runaway Bride, and most notably, My Best Friend's Wedding with Rupert Everett and a then virtually unknown Cameron Diaz. Roberts' biggest success didn't present itself until 2000, though, when she delivered an Oscar-winning performance playing the title role 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. Officially the highest paid actress in Hollywood, Roberts went on to star in 2001's America's Sweethearts with Billy Crystal, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and John Cusack, as well as The Mexican with Brad Pitt. 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. Indeed, 2001 was a banner year for Roberts; in add

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
81% Ben is Back Holly Burns 2018
84% Wonder Isabel Pullman $132.1M 2017
58% Money Monster Patty Fenn 2016
6% Mother's Day Miranda $29.2M 2016
39% Secret in Their Eyes Jess 2015
94% The Normal Heart Dr. Emma Brookner 2014
66% August: Osage County Barbara Weston $29.3M 2013
24% Jesus Henry Christ Executive Producer $18.9K 2012
50% Mirror Mirror The Evil Queen $65M 2012
21% Fireflies in the Garden Lisa Taylor $37.4K 2011
37% Larry Crowne Mercedes Tainot $35.6M 2011
0% Love Wedding Marriage Ava's Therapist $1.9K 2011
36% Eat Pray Love Liz Gilbert $80.6M 2010
18% Valentine's Day Captain Kate Hazeltine $110.6M 2010
No Score Yet The Friday Night Knitting Club Actor 2010
64% Duplicity Claire Stenwick $40.6M 2009
72% Fuel Actor 2008
80% Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Executive Producer $17.6M 2008
82% Charlie Wilson's War Joanne Herring $66.7M 2007
79% Charlotte's Web Charlotte $82.2M 2006
No Score Yet Molly: An American Girl on the Home Front Executive Producer 2006
62% The Ant Bully Hova $28.2M 2006
No Score Yet Three Days in September Narrator 2006
No Score Yet Felicity: An American Girl Adventure Executive Producer 2005
88% Tell Them Who You Are Actor 2005
55% Ocean's Twelve Tess Ocean $125.5M 2004
68% Closer Anna $34M 2004
No Score Yet Samantha - An American Girl Holiday Executive Producer Producer 2004
34% Mona Lisa Smile Katherine Watson $63.7M 2003
79% Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Patricia 2003
39% Full Frontal Francesca 2002
20% Grand Champion Julia 2002
No Score Yet America: A Tribute to Heroes Actor 2001
82% Ocean's Eleven Tess $183.4M 2001
32% America's Sweethearts Kiki Harrison $93.1M 2001
55% The Mexican Samantha $66.6M 2001
84% Erin Brockovich Erin Brockovich 2000
46% Runaway Bride Maggie Carpenter 1999
83% Notting Hill Anna Scott 1999
45% Stepmom Executive Producer Isabel Kelly 1998
56% Conspiracy Theory Alice Sutton 1997
73% My Best Friend's Wedding Julianne Potter 1997
No Score Yet 50,000,000 Joe Franklin Fans Can't Be Wrong Actor 1997
79% Everyone Says I Love You Von 1996
77% Michael Collins Kitty Kiernan 1996
26% Mary Reilly Mary Reilly 1996
39% Something to Talk About Grace King Bichon 1995
No Score Yet Before Your Eyes: Angelie's Secret Actor 1995
24% Ready to Wear (Prêt-à-Porter) Anne Eisenhower 1994
22% I Love Trouble Sabrina Peterson 1994
52% The Pelican Brief Darby Shaw 1993
98% The Player Herself 1992
26% Hook Tinkerbell 1991
23% Dying Young Hilary O'Neil 1991
21% Sleeping with the Enemy Sara Waters/Laura Burney 1991
48% Flatliners Rachel Mannus 1990
62% Pretty Woman Vivian Ward 1990
70% Steel Magnolias Shelby Eatenton 1989
77% Mystic Pizza Daisy Arujo 1988
No Score Yet Blood Red Maria Collogero 1988
No Score Yet Satisfaction Daryle Shane 1988
No Score Yet Baja Oklahoma Candy Hutchins 1987
No Score Yet Firehouse Actor 1987
No Score Yet Forever Young Actor 1984

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet Busy Tonight
2018
Guest
  • 2018
98% Homecoming
2018
Heidi Bergman
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Appearing Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Running Wild With Bear Grylls
2014
Appearing
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Today
2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Makers
2013-2014
Narrator
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Nature
1982
Appearing Host
  • 2005
  • 2000
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Katrina Ludlow
  • 1999
No Score Yet Murphy Brown
1988
  • 1998
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
Polly
  • 1988

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