Julia Fiona Roberts is an Oscar-winning actress probably best known for her roles in “Steel Magnolias,” “Erin Brockovich,” “Eat Pray Love” and “Pretty Woman.” She’s been named People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” eleven times and in 2011 was named one of the “100 Hottest Women of All-Time” by Men’s Health. She is notably not on social media.
Julia Roberts was born and raised in Georgia and both of her parents were actors. She is of English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, German and Swedish descent. She at first wanted to become a veterinarian, but gave it up when she realized she had an “inability to deal with science on a brainiac kind of level.”
Once she graduated from Campbell High School, Julia Roberts attended Georgia State University, but didn’t graduate. Instead, she moved with her brother to New York City to pursue acting. She made her debut on the TV series “Crime Story,” but it was her role in “Mystic Pizza” that got her attention. Other roles followed, including “Steel Magnolias” and the mega-hit “Pretty Woman,” for which she received a Best Actress nomination. (Apparently, a slew of big-name actresses at the time had turned it down).
As for her career, she said, “I’m just an ordinary person who has an extraordinary job.” She’s also known for her smile. “I don’t get angry very often. I lose my temper rarely…normally I have a great lightness of being. I take things in a very happy, amused way.”
Julia Roberts would go on to command a $20 million salary for her film roles, the first woman ever in Hollywood. She told Allure, “Acting fulfills me in a creative way…and it gives me something to talk about at dinner.” We haven’t seen her nude in film for a reason. “I wouldn’t do nudity in films. To act with my clothes on is a performance. To act with my clothes off is a documentary.”
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Julia Roberts has been romantically linked with Liam Neeson, Dylan McDermott, Keifer Sutherland (in which she called off their wedding only days before the ceremony) and Benjamin Bratt. She later married, although briefly, Lyle Lovett. She later met cameraman Danny Moder on the set of “The Mexican.” They married at her ranch in Taos, New Mexico in 2002 where they served hot dogs, hamburgers and corn on the cob.
She gave birth in 2004 to twins and in 2007 to a boy. In that time, she picked up knitting as a hobby. “You know, I’m a like a total geek, right? First of all, I sit on the set and knit. It’s a very social hobby, as opposed to reading at work – I can chat with people and be fully engaged.”
Aside from acting, she also produces, including the TV series “Queens Supreme.” Julia Roberts is married and resides in New Mexico.