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Actress Julianne Moore first became known for her role in the soap opera As The World Turns. Her films include The Fugitive, The Hours and Boogie Nights.
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Moore revisited one of film's scariest movies that same year, appearing in a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. She also took over the role of FBI agent Clarice Starling in Ridley Scott's Hannibal (2001). Jodie Foster had originated the part in The Silence of the Lambs (1991).
Moore earned great acclaim for two compelling roles: In Far From Heaven, she plays a 1950s stay-at-home mother whose picture-perfect life unexpectedly shatters. Dennis Quaid plays her husband, who struggles with his sexuality. In The Hours, Moore portrays another 1950s housewife. This time around, her character contemplates freeing herself from her suburban shackles.
One of the most well-regarded actresses of her generation, Moore has continued to tackle a diverse mix of interesting roles. She and Annette Bening starred as a lesbian couple in the 2010 independent dramatic comedy The Kids Are All Right. The couple meets the sperm donor (Mark Ruffalo) who fathered their two children in this critically acclaimed film. On the small screen, Moore had a recurring role as Alec Baldwin's former high school friend on the hit sitcom 30 Rock around this time.
In 2012, Moore gave another compelling performance on the small screen. She earned raves from critics for her spot-on portrayal of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in the television movie Game Change. The real-life role gave Moore her first Emmy Award win. That same year, Moore appeared in two dramatic films: What Maisie Knew and Being Flynn.
Moore was also cast in the remake of Carrie (2013), with Chloë Grace Moretz in the title role. Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, Carrie tells the story of a tormented teen who gets her revenge. Moore plays Carrie's mother in the film.
In addition to acting, Moore has found great success as a children's book author. She drew from her own experiences to write Freckleface Strawberry, which was published in 2007. In 2009, Moore released a follow-up story, Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully.
Moore is married to director Bart Freundlich. The pair met while working together on Freundlich's 1997 film, The Myth of Fingerprints. They live together in New York City with their two children, Caleb and Liv. Moore was previously married to actor John Gould Rubin.
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