Julia Roberts is an American actress who gained fame as a leading actress from the romantic-comedy movie ‘Pretty Woman’. For the movie, she has won three Golden Globe Awards and four Academy Awards nominations. Before, she had already established as a supporting actress from the film ‘Steel Magnolias’.
Moreover, she is one of the highest-paid Hollywood actresses who have collected several awards including Academy Awards and Golden Awards. She has appeared in films like ‘Notting Hill’, ‘Erin Brockovich’, ‘Charlie Wilson’s War’, ‘Eat Pray Love’, and ‘Wonder Day’, amongst others. Scroll below to discover more information on her personal life, career, and net worth.
Caption: The American actress, Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts: Bio, Family, Education
The veteran and talented actress, Roberts was born on 28 October 1967, in Smyrna, Georgia. She was born as Julia Fiona Roberts to deceased parents Betty Lou Bredemus (1934–2015) and Walter Grady Roberts (1933–1977). She has a mixed ethnicity of English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, German, and Swedish. Though she grew up in Catholic religion, her father was Baptist and mother Roman Catholic. She has two biological siblings: Eric Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillan. And she also had one younger half-sibling, Nancy Motes who died in 2014.
Her parents got divorced in 1972 while she was just five years old. In the same year, her mother re-married with Michael Motes. After that, she moved to Smyrna, Georgia and attended Fitzhugh Lee Elementary School. Later, she transferred to Griffin Middle Scholl and then Campbell High school. Her stepfather was kind of abusive and usually remained unemployed. So in 1983, her mother and stepfather separated and walk their ways. Meanwhile, her biological father died of cancer in 1977.
During her school days, she had played the clarinet in the school band while carrying a dream of being a veterinarian. However, she later shifted her dream career to be acting and drop out of Georgia State University. Then she began to pursue her acting career and signed the Click Modeling Agency as well as attended acting classes.
Julia Roberts: Career & Life Achievements
She started her acting career from the film ‘Satisfaction’ in 1988 as a band member for a summer gig. But before that, she appeared in a minor role in 1987 opposite her brother Eric in the film ‘Blood Red’ but released in 1989. Also, in 1987, she made an appearance in an episode of the television series ‘Crime Story with Dennis Farina’. She got a big break when she first got an Academy Award nomination for the film ‘Steel Magnolias’. she there appeared as a young bride with diabetes for which she won Golden Globe Award in Motion Picture Best Supporting Actress.
However, she got widely recognized when she appeared opposite to actor Richard Gere in the movie ‘Pretty Woman’ in 1990. Therefore, the role gained her second OSCAR but this time for Best Actress. The movie became super blockbuster grossing $463.4 million worldwide. In 1991, she worked in another commercially successful thriller film ‘Sleeping with the Enemy’ followed by role Tinkerbell in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Hook’.
But she became the news of headlines when she disappeared from the screen for two years. Then she appeared in another commercially successful movie ‘The Pelican Brief’ in 1993. After appearing in films like ‘I Love Trouble’, ‘Pret-a-Porter’, and ‘Something to Talk About’, she appeared as a guest in ‘Friends’ second season’s episode ‘The One After the Superbowl’.
In 1997, she appeared along with Cameron Diaz in the global box-office hit film ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’. At the end of 1990, she played in another blockbuster movie ‘Runaway Bride’ opposite to Richard Gere and Garry Marshall. She appeared in 2003 ‘Mona Lisa Smile’ along with Julia Stiles, Kristen Dust, and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Her other film credits include 2004 ‘Ocean’s Twelve’ series, 2010 ‘Valentine’s Day’, 2011 ‘Larry Crowne’, 2012 ‘Mirror, Mirror’, 2015 ‘Secret in Their Eyes’, 2016 ‘Money Monster’, and 2018 ‘Ben is Back’, among others. She has also been executive producer for television films like 2003 ‘Freedom: A History of US’, 2005 ‘Felicity: An American Girl Adventure’, and 2018 ‘Homecoming’, amongst others.
Julia Roberts: Personal Life & Husband
The gorgeous lady has been in quite a few relationships before her marriage in 2000. She has married cameraman Daniel Moder whom she met on the set of the film ‘The Mexican’ in 2000. During that time, she dated was still dating the actor Benjamin Bratt but separated since her marriage. On the other hand, the cameraman was in the process of divorce to his first wife, Vera Steinberg. After his divorce, the couple exchanged on 4 July 2002 at her ranch in Taos, New Mexico.
Together, the couple had produced three children: first twins daughter and son in November 2004. While their second child, son born in June 2007. Previously, he dated actor Jason Patric, Liam Neeson, Dylan McDermott, and Matthew Perry. Also, she was briefly engaged to Canadian actor, Kiefer Sutherland. After two years of his separation, she married country singer Lyle Lovett. They wedded at St. James Lutheran Church in Marion, Indiana. However, their marriage relationship didn’t go well and separated in 1995. After that, she dated actor Benjamin from 1998 to 2001 while she met her future husband.
Caption: Julia Roberts and her husband Daniel Moder
Moreover, she began to believe and practice Hinduism since 2010 and is a devotee of the guru Neem Karoli Baba. Further, she has also named her children after Hindu gods: Laxmi for Hazel, Ganesh for Phinnaeus, and Krishna Balram for Henry.
Julia Roberts: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Talking of her earnings and incomes, she has made a huge wealth from her acting career in Hollywood. The widely famous celebrity also makes a profitable amount from her production company ‘Red Om Films’. Therefore, her net worth has an estimation of around $220 million. Currently, she lives in Malibu, California with her family in a house worth over $6.4 million. She has also bought two more houses including another house in Malibu.
She is highly active over different social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. On Instagram, she has an account @juliaroberts with 8.1 million followers. She has an unverified Twitter account @JuliaRoberts with 506k followers. But it seems she is not active on Facebook but has a fan page under her name.
Julia Roberts: Body Measurements
The beautiful actress has a slim and fit body that stands to a tall height of 5 feet 8 inches or 1.75 meters. Her perfect body weighs around 58 kg and measures 34-25-36 inches. She has dyed her hair ti iconic vibrant red hair color and light brown eye color.