Julianne Moore Profile
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Julianne Moore

Famous As
Actress
Birth Name
Julie Anne Smith
Birth Date
Dec 3, 1960
Birth Place
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Famous As
Actress
Popular for
As Amber Waves in "Boogie Nights" (1997)
Birth Name
Julie Anne Smith
Birth Date
Dec 3, 1960
Birth Place
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Height
5' 3"
Nationality
American
Hair Color
Red
Eye Color
Green
Education
  • Graduated from Frankfurt American High School in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1979
  • Graduated from the School of The Performing Arts at Boston University in 1983 with a BFA degree in Drama
Father
Peter Moore Smith
Mother
Ann Smith
Brother
Peter Moore Smith III (younger, author)
Sister
Valerie (younger)
Spouse
Sundar Chakravarthy (21-Nov-83 - 12-Oct-85), John Gould Rubin (actor, 3-May-86 - 25-Aug-95), Bart Freundlich (director/screenwriter, since 23-Aug-03)
Son
Caleb (b. 4-Dec-97)
Daughter
Liv Helen (b. 11-Apr-02)

Looking upon the numerous prestigious accolades she has acquired throughout her steady, long career in film industry, it really does not require any further consideration to properly address Julianne Moore as one of the world's greatest actresses people always could admire of. Born Julie Anne Smith to Ann and Peter Moore Smith on December 3, 1960 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, young Julianne, along with the rest of the family members, had to undergo a nomadic life for quite a long time due to his father's occupation as a judge in the U.S Army Judge Advocate General's Corps. Going around various military bases located among others in New Jersey, Texas, Alaska, also Panama, they eventually landed their feet on Germany where the red-haired girl began to flourish her profound interest in acting with the encouragement of her English teacher at Frankfurt American High School.

By the time she encountered her high school graduation in 1979, Julianne had settled her mind to establish herself as a fine thespian, a decision that led to her parents' objection since they preferred to see her undertaking more secure profession rather than becoming an actress. However, they finally gave in when the comely teen came to a compromise that she was willing to continue her education to the college level as long as they permitted her to choose one of the performing arts' branches as her major. Later obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drama from the School of The Performing Arts at Boston University by the year 1983, she optimistically embarked on the journey to reach her dream, heading for the glamorous city of New York to land an acting job.

Making her screen debut in 1984 through a brief role in the daytime serial of "The Edge of Night" (1956-1984), Julianne first came to public notice when she won the Outstanding Ingenue in a Drama Series category at the 1988 Emmy Awards for her dual role in CBS' longtime drama series "As the World Turns" (1956). Joined the show for three years up to 1988, she kept appearing in TV features, such as "I'll Take Manhattan" (1987) and "Money, Power, Murder" (1989) before ventured into film production in the '90s beginning with a minor part in "Tales from the Darkside: The Movie" (1990). Half of this period then saw the elegant actress balanced her career between movies and theater as she was seen in films, like "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" (1992), "The Fugitive" (1993), and "Nine Months" (1995) while also performed onstage in "Uncle Vanya", "Ice Cream with Hot Fudge", and "The Father."

Afterwards delightfully cast by Steven Spielberg himself in his 1997 box-office hit "The Lost World: Jurassic Park," Julianne experienced a turning point in her acting career when she managed to display such a brilliant enactment in her next project, "Boogie Nights" (1997), that she consequently was honored three prestigious awards nominations of Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Screen Actor Guilds Awards by the same year. Unquestionably received considerable recognition across the country, the pale-skinned beauty amazingly repeated the same attainment in 1999 through "The End of the Affair" (1999), even scoring two nominations at Screen Actor Guild Awards as she was also nominated for her role in "Magnolia" (1999).

Subsequently became a highly respected actress in Hollywood, Julianne continued to deliver excellent also convincing portrayals which frequently lauded by critics during the early period of the 2000s. Most notable of these were her 2002 movies of "Far from Heaven" and "The Hours" for she fantastically scored both nominations in Leading and Supporting Role categories at Academy Awards also Screen Actor Guild Awards in 2003. Marked the year 2004 with another stunning performance in Joseph Ruben's thriller mystery flick, "The Forgotten" followed by a first-class turn in "The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio" (2005), she kept adding more high-profile movies in her film resume, starring in "Freedomland" and "Children of Men," both came up in 2006.

Entering year 2007, no less than four movies had billed Julianne in their cast lineup, namely "Next," "Savage Grace," "I'm Not There," plus "Morgan's Summit," which saw her appear opposite Bruce Willis who played a radio host whose thoughts turn to vengeance when a brutal crime affects his life. In the meantime, she has also been attached to topline "Boone's Lick" and "Blindness" for 2008 release, the former seeing the actress as a headstrong woman who drags her family on a rickety wagon from Missouri to Wyoming while the latter one will find her play opposite Daniel Craig under the direction of Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Meirelles.

Aside from her acting career, Julianne has also been known as the spokeswoman for Revlon Cosmetics, Mont Blanc, plus Coach besides tried her hand at producing film in "Marie and Bruce" (2004) as well as "Hateship, Friendship, Courtship," which she also starred in. Taking a look into her private life, this green-eyed actress once married to Sundar Chakravarthy for about two years before tied the knot for the second time with actor John Gould Rubin on May 3, 1986. Sadly, their togetherness only lasted less than 10 years for the couple decided to split in August 1995. However, she ultimately found her true love in Bart Freundlich, a director also screenwriter she first met while filming his work of "The Myth of Fingerprints" (1997), and finally became his wife on August 23, 2003 after giving him two lovely children, Caleb in 1997 and Liv Helen in 2002.