Julia Roberts Early Life
On October 28, 1967, Julia Fiona Roberts was born in Smyrna, Georgia. Her parents, Walter Grady Roberts and Betty Lou Bredemus, met while appearing in military theater productions. They later went on to co-found the Actors and Writers Workshop in Atlanta.
The children of Coretta Scott King and Martin Luther King Jr. attended their children’s acting school in Decatur, Georgia, which they also operated. Roberts moved to Smyrna, Georgia when her parents’ divorce was finalized in the early 1970s.
There she eventually completed her high school education at Campbell High School. She attended Georgia State University briefly after graduation before moving to New York to pursue an acting career.
She joins the Click modeling agency after arriving in the city and participates in acting training. Emma Roberts, Julia’s niece, and Eric Roberts, her older brother, are also actors. However, Julia and Eric were estranged for some time before 2004.
Acting career of Julia Roberts
In 1988, Liam Neeson and Justin Bateman’s film “Satisfaction”, also starring Julia Roberts, was released. She also made appearances in “Crime Story” in a February 1987 episode, the 1988 independent film “Mystic Pizza,” and supporting role in “Steel Magnolias”, among other early endeavors (1989).
She earned her first Golden Globe nomination (for Best Supporting Actress) and her first Academy Award nomination (for Best Actress) for her work in “Steel Magnolias” (for Best Supporting Actress).
Her breakthrough performance was in the 1990 film Pretty Woman, in which she co-starred with Richard Gere. She received a second Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her portrayal of a sassy independent prostitute and a second Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) for the same role.
With a worldwide gross of $463.4 million, “Beautiful woman” set a record for ticket sales for a romantic comedy in the United States. She was paid $300,000 for the film. Flatliners (1990), Sleeping with the Enemy (1991), The Pelican Brief (1993), My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997) and Notting Hill (1999) are some of her other notable works of the 1990s (1999).
Roberts was paid $20 million for his efforts in the film “Erin Brockovich,,” which is based on the biography of environmental activist Erin Brockovich. Roberts won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the $256.3 million international hit, which was a critical and financial success.
She was one of the highest-paid actresses of the 1990s thanks to her A-list reputation, and was the first actress to appear on The Hollywood Reporter’s list of the 50 most powerful women in entertainment since the list was published in 1992.
Ocean’s Eleven (2001), Ocean’s Twelve (2004), Charlie Wilson’s War (2007), Valentine’s Day (2010), Eat Pray Love (2010), August: Osage County (2013), Money Monster (2016) and Wonder are some of the Roberts’ other notable films (2017).
Roberts received $25 million in royalties for his 2003 film “Mona Lisa Smile” which was unheard of at the time. She is one of the highest-grossing actresses in Hollywood as a result of the fact that her films have grossed a total of over $2.8 billion at the worldwide box office.
Julia Roberts Other projects and endorsements
Roberts co-owns the production business Red Om Films with Marisa Jerez Gill and her sister Lisa Roberts Gillen. Roberts served as executive producer for Red Om on the first four American Girl films, which were released between 2004 and 2008.
She actively supports a number of non-profit organizations, especially UNICEF. She joined the Earth Biofuels Advisory Board and was appointed Chair. She also worked as a voice actor, narrating the 2000 documentary “Silent Angels” on the neurodevelopmental disease Rett syndrome and giving Mother Nature a voice for a 2014 short video produced by Conservation International in order to promote awareness of climate change.
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Roberts signed an endorsement deal with Gianfranco Ferre in 2006 and she received $6 million in compensation. Since 2009, she has been working as an ambassador for the Lancome Paris brand worldwide. In 2010, she signed a five-year contract with Lancome, for which she was paid $50 million.
Personal life of Julia Roberts
Roberts has dated famous actors such as Matthew Perry, Jason Patrick, Kiefer Sutherland, Dylan McDermott and Liam Neeson. On June 25, 1993, she married country singer Lyle Lovett. They divorced shortly after their separation in March 1995.
On the set of her movie “The Mexican” since 2000, she has been dating cameraman Daniel Moder. She and actor Benjamin Bratt were still dating at the time, while Moder was still legally married to Vera Steimberg.
After his divorce from Steimberg was finalized, Moder married Roberts on July 4, 2002, in Taos, New Mexico. Roberts and Moder are the parents of three children.
Julia Roberts Net Worth
American actress Julia Roberts is well known and has a fortune of 250 million dollars. Her photo from 1990 “Beautiful woman” made her a famous Hollywood actress. She easily makes $20-$30 million a year between movie salaries and endorsements.