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Julianne Moore

Julianne MooreAKA Julie Ann Smith

Born: 3-Dec-1960
Birthplace: Fort Bragg, NC

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Boogie Nights, Short Cuts

As a child, Julianne Moore's family moved dozens of times due to her father's career in the Army. She was short, non-athletic girl who wore glasses. While attending high school in Germany, she cut her hair, replaced her glasses with contact lenses, and was surprised by the change in the way people treated her. Still, early in her career, Moore was told that she was not attractive enough to succeed in the movies. Her first professional acting jobs were in off-Broadway productions, but she soon got a role in the soap opera The Edge of Night. From there, she moved into a duel role as half sisters Frannie (the good one) and Sabrina (the evil one) on another soap, As the World Turns, for which she received an Emmy as "Outstanding Ingenue" in 1988.

She made her prime time acting debut in a glitzy-trashy miniseries of Judith Krantz's I'll Take Manhattan, starring Valerie Bertinelli. Her first movie was Slaughterhouse II, an abysmal Canadian thriller from 1988, and her first American film role came two years later, as a mummy's victim in Tales from the Dark Side: The Movie When she was rejected for a role in Robert Altman's The Player, it wasn't because she was not pretty enough. Instead, producers told her she was "too beautiful".

During the 1990s, though, Moore was the one of the busiest actors in Hollywood, filming 24 movies, including Louis Malle's Vanya on 42nd Street and Nine Months, where she played Hugh Grant's pregnant girlfriend. She was the suspicious doctor in The Fugitive with Harrison Ford, and in Altman's Short Cuts, Moore delivered a long, confessional monologue to her husband, played by Matthew Modine, while she was nude from the waist down. That people remember what she was saying is a testament to her skill as an actress.

She has never shied away from nudity, appearing at least partially nude in five movies, including a memorable sex scene with Mark Wahlberg in Boogie Nights, with Moore telling him to "Come inside me".

Father: Peter Smith (U.S. Army judge advocate general)
Mother: Ann Smith (psychiatrist)
Brother: Peter Moore Smith (author)
Husband: John Gould Rubin (stage producer, m. 3-May-1986, div. 25-Aug-1995)
Husband: Bart Freundlich (director, dated 1996-2000, m. 23-Aug-2003, one son, one daughter)
Son: Cal (b. 4-Mar-1997)
Daughter: Liv Helen (b. 11-Apr-2002)
Boyfriend: Michael De Luca (ex)

    High School: Frankfurt American High School, Frankfurt, Germany (1979)
    University: BFA Drama, School of the Arts, Boston University (1983)

    Endorsement of Revlon
    Afghanistan World Foundation Celebrity Committee
    American Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet (2005)
    John Kerry for President
    Planned Parenthood
    Risk Factors: Former Smoker

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Non-Stop (27-Jan-2014)
    Carrie (7-Oct-2013)
    The English Teacher (26-Apr-2013)
    Don Jon (18-Jan-2013)
    What Maisie Knew (Sep-2012)
    Being Flynn (2-Mar-2012) · Jody Flynn
    Game Change (28-Feb-2012) · Sarah Palin
    Crazy, Stupid, Love (28-Jul-2011) · Emily
    The Kids Are All Right (25-Jan-2010) · Jules
    Shelter (2010)
    Chloe (13-Sep-2009) · Catherine Stewart
    A Single Man (11-Sep-2009) · Charley
    The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (9-Feb-2009)
    Blindness (14-May-2008)
    I'm Not There (3-Sep-2007)
    Savage Grace (18-May-2007) · Barbara Baekeland
    Next (25-Apr-2007)
    Children of Men (3-Sep-2006)
    Freedomland (17-Feb-2006) · Brenda Martin
    The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie (23-Oct-2005) · Herself
    The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (28-Sep-2005)
    Trust the Man (12-Sep-2005) · Rebecca
    The Forgotten (24-Sep-2004) · Telly
    Laws of Attraction (4-Apr-2004) · Audrey Woods
    Marie & Bruce (19-Jan-2004)
    The Hours (18-Dec-2002) · Laura Brown
    Far from Heaven (1-Sep-2002) · Cathy Whitaker
    The Shipping News (18-Dec-2001) · Wavey Prowse
    World Traveler (5-Sep-2001) · Dulcie
    Evolution (8-Jun-2001)
    Hannibal (9-Feb-2001) · Clarice Starling
    Welcome to Hollywood (27-Oct-2000) · Herself
    The Ladies Man (10-Oct-2000)
    Magnolia (8-Dec-1999)
    The End of the Affair (2-Dec-1999) · Sarah Miles
    A Map of the World (13-Sep-1999)
    An Ideal Husband (16-Apr-1999)
    Cookie's Fortune (22-Jan-1999) · Cora Duvall
    Psycho (4-Dec-1998) · Lila Crane
    Chicago Cab (14-Mar-1998)
    The Big Lebowski (15-Feb-1998) · Maude Lebowski
    Boogie Nights (8-Oct-1997) · Amber Waves
    The Myth of Fingerprints (6-Sep-1997)
    The Lost World: Jurassic Park (23-May-1997) · Sarah Harding
    Surviving Picasso (4-Sep-1996)
    Assassins (6-Oct-1995) · Electra
    Nine Months (12-Jul-1995) · Rebecca Taylor
    Safe (23-Jun-1995)
    Roommates (3-Mar-1995)
    Vanya on 42nd Street (13-Sep-1994) · Yelena
    Short Cuts (1-Oct-1993)
    The Fugitive (6-Aug-1993)
    Benny & Joon (16-Apr-1993) · Ruthie
    Body of Evidence (15-Jan-1993) · Sharon Dulaney
    Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country (1993) · Herself
    The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (21-Aug-1992)
    The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (10-Jan-1992) · Marlene
    Cast a Deadly Spell (7-Sep-1991)
    Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (4-May-1990) · Susan
    I'll Take Manhattan (1-Mar-1987)

Appears on the cover of:
Entertainment Weekly, 13-Dec-2003, DETAILS: Her Turn Now -- With Far from Heaven and The Hours, Julianne Moore has a double shot at Oscar


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