The Biography of Julia Roberts Made by Albina Kirillova, first-year student of the Institute of Civil Protection
Early Life Actress Julia Fiona Roberts was born on October 28, 1967, in Smyrna, Georgia. She was the youngest of three children and surrounded by creative persons. Her parents were both actors and playwrights who founded the Atlanta Actors and Writers Workshop. Also they ran a children's acting school in Decatur, Georgia while they were expecting Julia. Unfortunately Julia’s parents divorced in 1971. At first Roberts wanted to become a veterinarian, but she gave up this dream when she realized that she had "an inability to deal with science on a brainiac kind of level." After graduating from high school in 1985, Roberts moved to New York City to live with her sister, Lisa, who, along with Roberts's brother, Eric, was trying to become popular actor.
In childhood Julia was called the funniest girl in school.
Big Break In New York, Roberts also joined the family business, getting a guest appearance on the television series Crime Story (1986-88). She really caught the public's eye, however, as the wild but vulnerable Daisy in Mystic Pizza (1988). The following year, Roberts cemented her status as a rising star in Steel Magnolias (1989), appearing alongside such acting legends as Shirley MacLaine and Sally Field, and earning an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She was also in the center of attention for her relationships with actors Liam Neeson and Dylan McDermott. After that, Roberts's career became really successful . She played a woman of pleasure who falls in love with a client (Richard Gere) in the box-office hit Pretty Woman (1990). For her convincing acting, Roberts received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. A few career mistakes followed that role: Dying Young (1991) received mixed reviews, as did Hook (1991), which revived the story of Peter Pan. Both films also appeared disappointments at the box office. Around this same time, Roberts canceled her wedding to actor Kiefer Sutherland, her co-star in 1990's Flatliners.
Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland
Mature Roles After taking a break, Roberts got another great role in the thriller The Pelican Brief (1993) with Denzel Washington. She then surprised fans with a quick marriage to country singer and songwriter Lyle Lovett the same year. The marriage didn’t last long, the couple lived together a bit longer than a year and a half. In film Mary Reilly (1996) Roberts appeared in a obviously unglamorous role, playing a maid who works for Dr. Jekyll. Viewers didn’t like film at all. But Julia soon returned to her image of America's sweetheart, acting in such romantic comedies as My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) with Dermot Mulroney and Notting Hill (1999) with Hugh Grant. Her talent even helped draw the public attention to the severely criticized Runaway Bride, in which Roberts again reunited with her Pretty Woman co-star, Richard Gere. After that Roberts starred in film The Mexican with Brad Pitt and James Gandolfini. While shooting the movie, she met camera operator Danny Moder. He was married at the time, and Roberts was dating actor Benjamin Bratt. Julia and Danny became good friends and later started a love relationship, after they had parted with their partners.
Stills from the film The Mexican
Career Success After Erin Brockovich, Roberts took up some amusing roles, having appeared in Ocean's Eleven (2001) and Ocean's Twelve (2004) together with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Andy Garcia. She was the only woman in the team in the first film, which she said had "its ups and downs." Clooney is known for his love of pranks on location, and Roberts did not escape them - she once found herself locked in her hotel room after her co-stars put shaving cream into a keyhole and blocked it with two heavy plant pots. On July 4, 2002, Roberts married Danny Moder at her rancho in Taos, New Mexico. The couple had twins Phinnaeus Walter and Hazel Patricia in November 2004. Their third child, son Henry Daniel, was born in June 2007. Giving a priority to her family, 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 studied the difficulties surrounding two couples. Roberts then debuted on Broadway in 2006, performing in Three Days of Rain along with Bradley Cooper and Paul Rudd. While critics didn’t like the drama, it was a great financial success, earning more than $12 million for a 12-week run.
Julia Roberts and her family
Later Roles In 2010, she starred in the comedy Valentine's Day and the drama Eat Pray Love - a film version of the best-seller by Elizabeth Gilbert. The following year, she played opposite Tom Hanks in the romantic comedy Larry Crowne, about a man who finds himself after a middle-age crisis. Soon after, she was played alongside Mark Ruffalo in the TV film The Normal Heart (2014). Roberts turned into an 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. The following year she appeared in the film August: Osange County, co-starring Abagail Breslin, Ewan McGregor and Meryl Streep. Her performance in it earned her nominations for the Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics' Choice Award and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. It is her fourth Academy Award nomination.
Julia Roberts in the film Larry Crowne
List of literature 1) www.biography.com 2) www.kino-teatr.ru 3) www.mega-stars.ru
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