- NAME: Julia Roberts
- OCCUPATION: Film Actress, Television Producer
- BIRTH DATE: October 28, 1967 (Age: 46)
- Did You Know?: Roberts was the first actress to receive a $20 million salary for a single film, for her title role in 2000's Erin Brockovich.
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Smyrna, Georgia
- Full Name: Julia Fiona Roberts
- AKA: Julia Roberts
- ZODIAC SIGN: Scorpio
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Julia Roberts is an Academy Award-winning actress and one of the top box-office earners in Hollywood, known for such films as Steel Magnolias, Pretty Woman and Erin Brockovich.
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Her star appeal even helped draw audiences to the critically panned Runaway Bride, in which Roberts again joined up with her Pretty Woman co-star, Richard Gere.
Roberts made a dramatic breakthrough in 2000, delivering a powerful performance as the title character in Erin Brockovich: a gutsy, struggling single mom. In the film, which is based on a true story,
Brockovich helps lead a fight against a California power company that allegedly poisoned a small town's water supply. Roberts won several awards for her performance in the project, including her first Academy Award. Her $20 million salary for the film was also a Hollywood milestone, making her first woman to receive such a hefty sum.
The following year, Roberts starred in the independent film The Mexican with Brad Pitt and James Gandolfini. While making the movie, she met cameraman Danny Moder. He was married at the time, and Roberts was dating actor Benjamin Bratt. The two became good friends and later embarked upon a romantic relationship, after they had split from their respective partners.
After Erin Brockovich, Roberts took on some light-hearted roles, appearing in Ocean's Eleven (2001) and Ocean's Twelve (2004) alongside George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Andy Garcia. She was the only woman in the cast in the series' first installment, which she said had "its ups and downs." Clooney is well-known for his love of practical jokes on the set, and Roberts did not escape unscathed—she once found herself trapped in her hotel room after her co-stars put shaving cream on her door and blocked it with two heavy potted plants.
On July 4, 2002, Roberts married Danny Moder at her ranch in Taos, New Mexico. The couple welcomed twins Phinnaeus Walter and Hazel Patricia in November 2004. Their third child, son Henry Daniel, was born in June 2007.
Putting her family first, Roberts became more selective about her work. She took on an emotionally challenging part in Closer (2004) with Clive Owen, Natalie Portman and Jude Law. Directed by Mike Nichols, the film explored the complexities surrounding two relationships marked by deceit and infidelity. Roberts then made her Broadway debut in 2006, performing in Three Days of Rain alongside Bradley Cooper and Paul Rudd. While the drama received mixed reviews, it was a huge financial success, earning more than $12 million for a 12-week run.
Roberts then starred in the film Charlie Wilson's War (2007) with Tom Hanks and Philip Seymour Hoffman, receiving a Globe Globe nomination (Best Supporting Actress) for her portrayal of an anticommunist Texas socialite who encourages Congressman Charlie Wilson to support freedom fighters in Afghanistan in their conflict against the Soviet troops in their country.
The actress's next project, 2008's Fireflies in the Garden, boasted an all-star cast, including Willem Dafoe, Emily Watson and Ryan Reynolds. The family drama gave Roberts a chance to work with her husband, Danny, who served as the film's director of photography.
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