Who is Julia Roberts?
Julia Roberts is an award-winning actress and producer from Smyrna, Georgia, probably known for her role in the movie Erin Brockovich, which earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress. She first gained fame for her role as Vivian Ward in the romantic comedy Pretty Woman. She is one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood throughout the 90s. Julia has starred in a number of box-office hits Sleeping with the Enemy, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Ocean’s Eleven, Valentine’s Day, Money Monster, and Wonder, among many others.
|Birth Name||Julia Fiona Roberts|
|Date of Birth||October 28, 1967|
|Place of Birth||Smyrna, Georgia, U.S.|
|Age||53 years old|
|Ethnicity||English, Irish, German, Scottish, Swedish, and Welsh|
|Height||5 feet 9 inches or 175 cm|
|Weight||58 kg or 128 lbs|
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
|Distinctive Features||Her Smile|
- Father – Walter Grady Roberts (1933-1977)
- Mother – Betty Lou (née Bredemus)
- Siblings – Eric Roberts (Older Brother) (Actor), Lisa Roberts Gillan (Sister) (Actress), Nancy Motes (Younger Half-Sister) (Died – February 9, 2014)
- Relatives – Emma Roberts (Niece) (Actress, singer), Michael Motes (Stepfather), Eileen Sellars (Stepfather)
Roberts went to Fitzhugh Lee Elementary School, Griffin Middle School, and Campbell High School in Smyrna, Georgia. After high school, she joined Georgia State University but dropped out to pursue a career in acting.
She is of English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, German, and Swedish descent. Even though Jula was raised a Christian, she started practicing Hinduism as she got older. In 2010, she revealed that she is an ardent devotee of the guru Neem Karoli Baba (Maharaj-ji), a picture of whom drew Roberts to Hinduism.
As a result, she named her three children after Hindu gods; Laxmi for Hazel, Ganesh for Phinnaeus and Krishna Balram for Henry.
Julia Roberts Personal Life
Lyle Lovett (m. 1993; div. 1995) – Julia started dating country musician Lyle Lovett in 1993, who was 10 years older than her. They got engaged on June 24, 1993 ,and married on June 27, 1993 ,at St. James Lutheran Church in Marion, Indiana. After two years of married life, they parted their ways.
Daniel Moder (m. 2002) – She began dating American cinematographer Daniel Moder in 2001 and married on July 4, 2002. The couple has three children – Hazel Patricia Moder, Phinnaeus “Finn” Walter Moder; both born on November 28, 2004, and Henry Daniel Moder (born – June 18, 2007).
Apart from that, Julia Roberts had dated Daniel Day-Lewis (1995), Ethan Hwake (1995), Mathew Perry (1995 – 1996), Pat Manocchia (1996), Benjamin Bratt (1998-2001), and George Clooney (2000).
Julia starred as Babs in 1987 film Firehouse. Her breakthrough role as Daisy Arujo came the following year with the coming-of-age film Mystic Pizza.
In 1987, Roberts appeared in NBC’s drama series Crime Story for her role as Tracy in just 1 episode titled “The Survivor”.
Playing Vivian Ward in the 1990 romantic comedy Pretty Woman and as Shelby Eatenton Latcherie in the 1989 film Steel Magnolias.
America Online, L’Oreal, Lancôme, Nationwide Insurance, Gianfranco Ferré (received $5 millions), Caffè Lavazza, Givenchy, etc.
Julia Roberts Net Worth
Julia Roberts has an estimated net worth of $250 million US dollars as of 2020. She’s one of the most successful actresses in the history of Hollywood who had given several box office hits throughout her career. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s, she was the highest-paid actresses of that time, who easily took $300 thousand Us dollars for her casting in the 1990’s Pretty Woman. And, in 2003, she made $25 million US dollars for her role in Mona Lisa Smile.
Even though, Roberts isn’t active in films as she used to be, she takes more than $25 million US dollars for her roles in films. She has earned a prestigious name for herself in the industry. She owns several real estate properties across different cities in the United States. Her Green Mansion in Los Angeles is a eco-friendly house located in Malibu. she also owns “Californian Home” in the Venice district on the westside of Los Angeles, California.
Julia isn’t a big fan of cars, who has Toyota Pirus, a hybrid car.
She has signed a $50 million deal with the fashion brand Lamcome, making her one of the elite endorses in the industry. She is their global brand ambassador.
Julia Roberts Favorites
- Bangles – Melinda Maria
- Mascara – Définicils Precious Cells
- Case – Coach cosmetic case
- Shampoo – Serge Normant Dry
- Rub – Bonnie’s Tasty Herb Rub
Julia Roberts Facts
Julia has been named People magazine’s “World’s Most Beautiful Woman” a record five times.
If she wasn’t an actress, she would have probably be a veterinarian.
She has won three Golden Globe Awards (out of eight nominations) and has been nominated for four Academy Awards for her film acting, winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Erin Brockovich (2000).
Roberts made her Broadway debut on April 19, 2006, as Nan in a revival of Richard Greenberg’s 1997 play Three Days of Rain opposite Bradley Cooper and Paul Rudd.
She featured in The Hollywood Reporter’s “Top 10 Highest Paid Actress” for consecutive years from 2002 to 2005.
Roberts launched a production company Red Om Films with her sister, Lisa Roberts Gillan, and Marisa Yeres Gill.
Throughout her career, Julia has been associated with numerous charities.
She rendered her voice for Mother Nature in the 2014 short film for Conservation International.