Julia Roberts Biography: Age, Religion, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children, Movies, TV Shows

Posted By Lorenza Nicholas May 10, 2024

Biography

Julia Fiona Roberts (born 28 October 1967) is a gifted American actress who has left an indelible mark on the entertainment landscape with her multifaceted portrayals.

Her on-screen endeavours have garnered widespread acclaim, earning her prestigious accolades such as an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and three Golden Globe Awards. 

Across her illustrious career, Julia Roberts has exemplified remarkable versatility and acting prowess, cementing her status as one of Hollywood’s most revered and honoured stars.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Julia Fiona Roberts
Stage Name: Julia Roberts
Born: 28 October 1967 (age 56 years old)
Place of Birth: Smyrna, Georgia, United States
Nationality: American
Education: Georgia State University, Smyrna’s Campbell High School
Height: 1.73 m
Parents: Walter Grady Roberts, Betty Lou Bredemus
Siblings: Eric Roberts, Lisa Roberts Gillan, Nancy Motes
Spouse: Daniel Moder (m. 2002), Lyle Lovett (m. 1993–1995)
Boyfriend • Partner: Kiefer Sutherland (1990-1991), Benjamin Bratt (1998-2001), Pat Mannochia (1996), Matthew Perry (1995-1996), Ethan Hawke (1995), Daniel Day-Lewis (1995), Jason Patric (1991-1992), James Foley (1991), Dylan McDermott (1988-1989), Liam Neeson (1988-1990), Sean Penn, Billy Idol (1984), Dodi Fayed (1991)
Children: Hazel Moder, Phinnaeus Moder, Henry Daniel Moder
Occupation: Actress • TV Personality
Net Worth: $250 million (USD)

Early Life & Education

Julia Roberts, an acclaimed American actress, was born in Smyrna, Georgia, on October 28, 1967. Raised by her parents, Walter Grady Roberts (father) and Betty Lou Bredemus (mother), Julia grew up alongside her three siblings: Eric Roberts, Lisa Roberts Gillan, and Nancy Motes

Notably, her niece, Emma Roberts, has also found fame as an actress and singer.

Following her education at Smyrna’s Campbell High SchoolJulia Roberts pursued further studies at Georgia State University, although she did not complete her degree.

Career

Julia Roberts embarked on a remarkable acting journey, initially captivating audiences with roles in films like Mystic Pizza (1988) and Steel Magnolias (1989). These early performances laid the foundation for her promising career. 

However, her iconic portrayal in the romantic comedy Pretty Woman (1990), opposite Richard Gere, catapulted her to global stardom. Julia‘s magnetic performance in the film earned her widespread acclaim and an Academy Award nomination, firmly establishing her as one of Hollywood’s most beloved talents.

Julia Roberts has showcased her exceptional versatility throughout her illustrious three-decade-long career, seamlessly transitioning between romantic comedies and poignant dramas. In the 1990s, she graced the screen in a string of box office hits such as My Best Friend’s WeddingNotting Hill, and Runaway Bride

Despite her success in romantic comedies, Julia demonstrated her acting range by clinching an Academy Award for her role in Erin Brockovich (2000), showcasing her ability to excel in dramatic roles.

Over the years, Julia Roberts has continued to captivate audiences with her diverse performances, from the heist thriller Ocean’s Eleven (2001) to the introspective drama Eat Pray Love (2010). With exciting projects on the horizon, including Ticket to Paradise (2022) and Leave the World Behind (2023), Julia Roberts remains an enduring icon in Hollywood, celebrated for her immense talent and enduring charm.

Awards & Nominations

Academy Awards

  • Won: Best Actress (2001) for “Erin Brockovich”
  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actress (1990) for “Steel Magnolias”
  • Nominated: Best Actress (1991) for “Pretty Woman”
  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actress (2014) for “August: Osage County”

Golden Globe Awards

  • Won: Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (1991) for “Pretty Woman”
  • Won: Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama (2001) for “Erin Brockovich”
  • Won: Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film (2019) for “Homecoming” (Nominated for season 1)

British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA)

  • Won: Best Actress in a Leading Role (2001) for “Erin Brockovich”
  • Nominated: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (2014) for “August: Osage County” 

Social Media

  • Instagram handle:@juliaroberts
  • Facebook handle: Julia Roberts
  • Twitter handle:@JuliaRoberts. 

Personal Life

Julia Roberts, aged 56, has embarked on two marital journeys. Her first venture into matrimony was with country singer Lyle Lovett in 1993, but their union ended after two years. In 2002, she found enduring love with cinematographer Daniel Moder, with whom she shares three beautiful children: Hazel ModerPhinnaeus Moder, and Henry Daniel Moder

Despite initial whispers of their relationship overlapping with Moder‘s previous marriage, Julia and Daniel have defied the odds, celebrating over two decades of a fulfilling and harmonious partnership.

In addition to her marriages, Julia Roberts has traversed the romantic landscape with several notable figures. She was engaged to Kiefer Sutherland from 1990 to 1991 and has been romantically linked to Benjamin Bratt (1998 – 2001), Pat Mannochia (1996), Matthew Perry (1995 – 1996), Ethan Hawke (1995), Daniel Day-Lewis (1995), Jason Patric (1991 – 1992), James Foley (1991), Dylan McDermott (1988 – 1989), Liam Neeson (1988 – 1990), and Sean Penn

Furthermore, there are whispers of a brief encounter with Billy Idol in 1984 and rumoured dalliances with Dodi Fayed in 1991.

Filmography

  • Early career (1980s)
  • Mystic Pizza (1988)
  • Steel Magnolias (1989)
  • Pretty Woman (1990)
  • Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
  • Hook (1991)
  • The Pelican Brief (1993)
  • Something to Talk About (1995)
  • Michael Collins (1996)
  • Mary Reilly (1996)
  • My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)
  • Conspiracy Theory (1997)
  • Notting Hill (1999)
  • Runaway Bride (1999)
  • Erin Brockovich (2000) – won Academy Award for Best Actress
  • The Mexican (2001)
  • Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
  • America’s Sweethearts (2001)
  • Full Frontal (2002)
  • Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
  • Mona Lisa Smile (2003)
  • Closer (2004)
  • Ocean’s Twelve (2004)
  • Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)
  • Fireflies in the Garden (2011)
  • Eat Pray Love (2010)
  • Mirror Mirror (2012)
  • August: Osage County (2013)
  • Secret in Their Eyes (2015)
  • Money Monster (2016)
  • Wonder (2017)
  • Ben Is Back (2018)
  • Ticket to Paradise (2022)
  • Leave the World Behind (2023)

Net Worth

Julia Roberts has become one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood, earning a massive net worth of $250 million. This impressive fortune resulted from her successful acting career, which has spanned over several decades.




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