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Julianne Moore



Boasting talent, versatility, and one of the most distinctive heads of hair in Hollywood, Julianne Moore has proven herself equally adept in both mainstream blockbusters and smaller, more intelligent films. The daughter of a military judge and a Scottish social worker, Moore was born in Fayetteville, NC, on December 3, 1961. After attending Boston University, she began her acting career via the taxing world of soap opera. From 1985 until 1988, she was best-known for her role as Franny Hughes on As the World Turns. The part, which on occasion required her to play twins, won Moore a 1988 Daytime Emmy Award.



The actress made her entrance into the big-screen arena with a 1990 debut in the schlocktastic Tales From the Darkside: The Movie (which also featured Steve Buscemi). Two years later, after making various TV movies, Moore reappeared in feature films with supporting parts in Curtis Hanson's tale of a babysitter gone bad, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, and the comedy The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag. The following year, her exposure increased further thanks to roles in four different films that ranged from the half-baked thriller Body of Evidence to the sweetly quirky Benny and Joon to the big-budget smash The Fugitive to Robert Altman's epic Short Cuts. The last film gave Moore literal exposure in addition to the more figurative kind: she was required to play one scene naked from the waist down, something that predictably won the attention of critics and filmgoers.



The intermittent praise that had been afforded Moore was amplified in 1994 with her performance as Yelena in Vanya on 42nd Street. The object of adjectives ranging from "luminescent" to "radiant" to "revelatory," the actress went on to play a very different character in Todd Haynes' Safe (1995). Moore won an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her portrayal of a woman (literally) sickened by the environment around her and further proved that she was an actress of distinct versatility. The same year she again demonstrated this ability with a starring role opposite Hugh Grant in the comedy Nine Months.



Following a turn as one of Picasso's numerous lovers in Surviving Picasso (1996), a lead in the family drama The Myth of Fingerprints (she would later have a son with the film's director, Bart Freundlich), and a substantial part in The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Moore nabbed what was one of the plum roles of her career in Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights. For her portrayal of a porn actress, she won Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations.



A substantial role as an erotic artist in Ethan Coen's and Joel Coen's The Big Lebowski followed in 1998, along with a turn as Marion Crane's sister in Gus Van Sant's Psycho remake. The next year, Moore starred in a number of high-profile projects, beginning with Robert Altman's Cookie's Fortune, in which she was cast as the dim sister of a decidedly unhinged Glenn Close. A portrayal of the scheming Mrs. Cheveley followed in Oliver Parker's An Ideal Husband, with a number of critics asserting that Moore was the best part of the movie. The actress then enjoyed another collaboration with director Anderson in Magnolia, an epic telling of nine interweaving stories inspired by Short Cuts and featuring an impressive cast that included Anderson regulars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Philip Baker Hall, and John C. Reilly. The same year, Moore also starred in the drama The End of the Affair, with Ralph Fiennes and Stephen Rea, and portrayed a grieving mother in A Map of the World, which premiered at the 1999 Toronto Film Festival.



2001 found the popular actress stepping into dark territory with the role of FBI Agent Clarice Starling in Ridley Scott's Hannibal, the long-awaited and eagerly anticipated follow-up to Jonathan Demme's numbingly suspenseful Silence of the Lambs. A few short months later, Moore lightened the mood substantially with her humorous turn as a bumblin

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Kingsman: The Golden Circle
  • Actor
2017
85% Maggie's Plan
  • Georgette
2016
No Score Yet Wonderstruck
  • Actor
2016
70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
  • President Alma Coin
2015
48% Freeheld
  • Laurel Hester
2015
61% Maps to the Stars
  • Havana Segrand
2015
13% Seventh Son
  • Mother Malkin
2015
88% Still Alice
  • Dr. Alice Howland
2015
65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
  • President Alma Coin
2014
67% Altman
  • Actor
2014
60% Non-Stop
  • Jen Summers
2014
48% Carrie
  • Margaret White
2013
81% Don Jon
  • Esther
2013
42% The English Teacher
  • Linda Sinclair
2013
87% What Maisie Knew
  • Susanna
2013
4% 6 Souls
  • Cara
2013
51% Being Flynn
  • Jody Flynn
2012
65% Game Change
  • Sarah Palin
2012
78% Crazy, Stupid, Love.
  • Emily
2011
83% Florent: Queen Of The Meat Market
  • Actor
2011
93% The Kids Are All Right
  • Jules
2010
51% Chloe
  • Catherine Stewart
2010
No Score Yet Morgan's Summit
  • Actor
2010
85% A Single Man
  • Charlotte
2009
68% The Private Lives of Pippa Lee
  • Kat
2009
43% Blindness
  • Doctor's Wife
2008
76% I'm Not There
  • Alice Fabian
2007
38% Savage Grace
  • Barbara Baekeland
2007
28% Next
  • Callie Ferris
2007
No Score Yet Movies 101
  • Actor
2007
92% Children of Men
  • Julian Taylor
2006
27% Trust the Man
  • Rebecca
2006
23% Freedomland
  • Brenda Martin
2006
No Score Yet The Naked Brothers Band Movie
  • Actor
2005
58% The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
  • Evelyn Ryan
2005
No Score Yet Movies 101
  • Actor
2005
31% The Forgotten
  • Telly Paretta
2004
17% Laws of Attraction
  • Audrey Woods
2004
No Score Yet Marie and Bruce
  • Marie
  • Executive Producer
2004
No Score Yet Without Apparent Motive
  • Actor
2004
87% Far From Heaven
  • Cathy Whitaker
2003
81% The Hours
  • Laura Brown
2002
34% World Traveler
  • Dulcie
2002
55% The Shipping News
  • Wavey Prowse
2001
No Score Yet Beckett on Film
  • Actor
2001
42% Evolution
  • Allison
2001
39% Hannibal
  • Clarice Starling
2001
11% The Ladies Man
  • Audrey
2000
84% Magnolia
  • Linda Partridge
1999
67% The End of the Affair
  • Sarah Miles
1999
65% A Map of the World
  • Theresa Collins
1999
85% An Ideal Husband
  • Mrs. Cheveley
1999
86% Cookie's Fortune
  • Cora Duvall
1999
37% Psycho
  • Lila Crane
1998
50% Chicago Cab
  • Distraught Woman
1998
81% The Big Lebowski
  • Maude Lebowski
1998
No Score Yet Double Date Night: The Big Lebowski
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Hellcab
  • Actor
1998
92% Boogie Nights
  • Amber Waves
1997
60% The Myth of Fingerprints
  • Mia
1997
51% The Lost World - Jurassic Park
  • Dr. Sarah Harding
1997
33% Surviving Picasso
  • Dora Maar
1996
15% Assassins
  • Electra
1995
27% Nine Months
  • Rebecca Taylor
1995
85% Safe
  • Carol White
1995
89% Vanya on 42nd Street
  • Yelena
1995
29% Roommates
  • Beth
1995
95% Short Cuts
  • Marian Wyman
1993
96% The Fugitive
  • Dr. Anne Eastman
1993
75% Benny & Joon
  • Ruthie
1993
14% The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag
  • Elinor
1992
6% Body of Evidence
  • Sharon Dulaney
1992
63% The Hand that Rocks the Cradle
  • Marlene
1992
No Score Yet Cast a Deadly Spell
  • Connie Stone
1991
No Score Yet The Last to Go
  • Marcy
1991
35% Tales from the Darkside: The Movie
  • Susan
1990
No Score Yet I'll Take Manhattan
  • Actor
1987

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Marriage Ref
2010-2011
  • Panelist
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
  • Appearing
92% Difficult People
2015
  • Actor
No Score Yet Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.
2012
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Billy on the Street
2011
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Sesame Street
1969
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
2015
  • Guest
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
81% 30 Rock
2006-2013
  • Nancy Donovan
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest

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