- 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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Fireflies in the Garden was shown during the Berlin Film Festival and released abroad, but was not given a theatrical run in the United States.
Returning to American cinemas in 2009 with Duplicity, Roberts reunited with her Closer co-star, Clive Owen. She explained her two-year absence from the American movie scene to People magazine, saying, "I don't have the bug to work. I have the bug to make good movies, and those don't come along very often." While the film was not a huge hit, critics heralded Roberts's return. "It is an undeniable thrill to see her again," wrote Lisa Schwarzbaum in Entertainment Weekly.
In addition to acting, Roberts has worked behind the scenes. She served as an executive producer on the short-lived TV series Queens Supreme (2003) and on TV adaptations of the American Girl stories, including 2008's Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, starring Abigail Breslin as the title character.
In 2010, she appeared in both the ensemble comedy Valentine's Day and the drama Eat Pray Love—a film adaptation of the best-selling book by Elizabeth Gilbert. The following year, she starred with Tom Hanks in the film Larry Crowne, about a man who reinvents himself after experiencing a midlife crisis. Not long after, she was cast alongside Mark Ruffalo in the TV film The Normal Heart (2014).
Roberts transitioned into the fantasy realm as the evil queen in Mirror Mirror (2012), the retelling of the classic fairy tale Snow White. She starred in the film alongside actors such as Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane and Lily Collins. Despite the addition of Roberts to the already well-known cast, the film received lackluster to mediocre reviews. The following year she appeared in the film August: Osange County, co-starring Abagail Breslin, Ewan McGregor and Meryl Streep.
As one of the world's most popular actresses, Roberts will undoubtedly continue to juggle her life as a self-described "domestic goddess" in the coming years. "Acting fulfills me in a creative way ... and it gives me something to talk about at dinner," she told Allure magazine.
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