Capital: € 180 million
Age: 52
Born: 10/28/1967
Country of origin: United States of America
Source of wealth: actress
Last updated: 2022

Short introduction

Julia Roberts is a Hollywood actress and producer. She made her acting debut in 1987 in the film Firehouse. Her big breakthrough came in 1990 with Pretty Woman, in which she played alongside Richard Gere. Today she is one of the most popular and highest paid actresses in Hollywood. Her trademark is her friendly, broad smile, with which she has enchanted millions of people. Despite her fame, Julia Roberts has always stayed down to earth and made the headlines for her performance, not through escapades.

Early life

Julia Fiona Roberts was born on October 28, 1967 in Smyrna, Georgia, USA, the youngest of three children. Julia’s parents Betty Lou and Walter Grady Roberts were both actors and writers and had met during a theater production. Julia Roberts attended Smyrna’s Campbell High School and played clarinet at school. She dreamed of becoming a veterinarian, but decided to act after graduating from high school in 1985. She went to New York, enrolled in acting classes and worked as a part-time model. Julia fought for many years before she could celebrate success in mainstream cinema.

Career

Julia Roberts has been an actress for over 30 years and has starred in over 60 films. She was the first woman to claim and get a $ 20 million salary for the role in a film (Erin Brockovich). Her films all gross over $ 200 million at the box office. Julia Robert’s career began after she appeared in steel magnolias alongside famous actresses such as Shirley MacLaine and Sally Field in 1989. In 1990 she starred in Pretty Woman, a comedy about a romance between a prostitute and a business magnate, played by Richard Gere. The film became a huge hit and made Roberts famous. In the 1990s, she continuously played leading roles in films such as Flatliners, The enemy in my bed, The nudes, Power of Love, My best friend’s wedding and side by side, for which she also worked as a producer. In 2000, Roberts founded her own production company, Shoelace Productions. She later played with Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Matt Damon in the blockbuster comedy Ocean’s 11 and the sequel Ocean’s 12. In 2006, she lent her voice to the spider Charlotte in the animated film Piggy Wilbur and his friends. This year, she made her Broadway debut in Three Days of Rain and received mixed reviews. After starring in Eat Pray Love in 2010, Roberts worked with Hanks again in Larry Crowne. In Spieglein Spieglein, a comedic version of the Snow White story, she played the role of the evil queen. In the 2015 feature film Before Her Eyes, Roberts portrayed an FBI agent whose daughter is raped and murdered. In 2018, she played in Homecoming, her first television series. Throughout her career, Roberts has supported numerous charities, including UNICEF and the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

Career highlights

Julia Roberts won an Oscar for her leading role in Erin Brockovich. She was nominated three more times for Steel Magnolias, Pretty Woman and In August in Osage County. She has won three out of eight nominations for the Golden Globe Award. In addition, she received numerous smaller awards such as the Jupiter, People’s Choice Award and MTV Movie Award.

Famous quotes

– True love does not come to you, it must be within yourself.
– You know that it is love if you only want that person to be happy, even if you are not part of their happiness.
– Fever is an expression of inner anger.
– You can be as true to the film character as you want, but you have to go home with yourself.
– I think that less is more when it comes to kissing in the film.
– It’s funny when people say, “I don’t think Julia likes me. Darling, if I don’t like you, you’ll find out.

Amazing facts

Julia Roberts does not give success tips, in interviews she prefers to talk about beauty tips and child rearing. She has English, German, Swedish, Irish, Scottish and Welsh ancestors, but only speaks English herself. Roberts has been named “World’s Most Beautiful Woman” five times by People magazine, a record. The advertising poster for Pretty Woman doesn’t show her own body, rather her face was copied onto the body of a model.

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