Julia Roberts

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Biography

Julia Fiona Roberts was born on October 28th, 1967 in Smyrna, Georgia. As a child, she had wanted to be a veterinarian, but by the mid-1980s, had decided on a career in acting. The first movie she filmed was Blood Red in, alongside her brother Eric, who had already found some success in Hollywood. However, despite being completed in 1986, the movie was not released until 1989, which was after Roberts had appeared in other films, including Mystic Pizza (1988).

Roberts' big break came in 1990, when she played the lead in the movie Pretty Woman, though she was third-choice for the role. Her performance earned her an Oscar nomination, a Golden Globe Award, and made her a household name. She went on to star in many more popular films including Sleeping with the Enemy (1991), My Best Friend's Wedding (1997), Notting Hill (1999), Runaway Bride (1999), and Erin Brockovich (2000), which won her an Oscar for Best Actress.

Roberts has used her name and celebrity status to help UNICEF and other charitable organizations. She also narrated a documentary about Rett Syndrome, and helped raise money for research to find a cure.

Trivia

  • Played clarinet in the school band
  • Did her own horseback riding in Runaway Bride
  • Was offered the role of Catherine Tramell in Basic Instinct, but turned it down
  • Lies on her back to have her movie makeup applied, to give it a relaxed look
  • Has never done a nude scene, and says she never will, because "I just don't feel that my algebra teacher should ever know what my butt looks like"


Quotes

  • "The first time I felt I was famous was when I went to the movies with my mom. I had gone to the loo, and someone in the bathroom said in a very loud voice, 'Girl in stall No. 1, were you in Mystic Pizza?' I paused and I said, yeah that was me."
  • "You can be true to the character all you want, but you've go to go home with yourself."

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