Julianne Moore Biography

Birthday: 1960-12-03
Place of Birth: Fayetteville, North Carolina USA
Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m)
Wiki Biography: The daughter of a military judge and a Scottish social worker, Julianne Moore was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina on December 3, 1960. She spent the early years of her life in over two dozen locations around the world with her parents before she finally found her place at Boston University, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree in acting from the School of the Performing Arts. After graduation (in 1983), Julianne moved to New York and worked extensively in theater, including appearances off-Broadway in two Caryl Churchill plays, Serious Money and Ice Cream With Hot Fudge and as Ophelia in Hamlet at The Guthrie Theatre. But despite her formal training, Julianne fell into the attractive actress' trap of the mid-1980's: TV soaps and miniseries. She appeared briefly in the daytime serial "The Edge of Night" (1956) and from 1985 to 1988 she played two half-sisters Frannie and Sabrina on the soap "As the World Turns" (1956). This performance later led to an Outstanding Ingénue Daytime Emmy Award in 1988. Her subsequent appearances were in mostly forgettable TV-movies, such as Money, Power, Murder. (1989) (TV), The Last to Go (1991) (TV) and Cast a Deadly Spell (1991) (TV). She made her entrance into the big screen with 1990's Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990), where she played the victim of a mummy. Two years later, Julianne appeared in feature films with supporting parts in The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992) and the comedy The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992). She kept winning better and more powerful roles as time went on, including a small but memorable role as a nurse who spots Kimble Harrison Ford and attempts to thwart his escape in The Fugitive (1993). (A role that made such an impression on Steven Spielberg that he cast her in the Jurassic Park (1993) sequel without an audition in 1997). In one of Moore's most distinguished performances, she recapitulated her "beguiling Yelena" from Andre Gregory's workshop version of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya in Louis Malle's critically acclaimed Vanya on 42nd Street (1994). Director Todd Haynes gave Julianne her first opportunity to take on a lead role in Safe (1995). Her portrayal of Carol White, an affluent L.A. housewife who develops an inexplicable allergic reaction to her environment, won critical praise as well as an Independent Spirit Award nomination. Later that year she found her way into romantic comedy, co-starring as Hugh Grant's pregnant girlfriend in Nine Months (1995). Following films included Assassins (1995), where she played an electronics security expert targeted for death (next to Sylvester Stallone and Antonio Banderas) and Surviving Picasso (1996), where she played Dora Maar, one of the numerous lovers of Picasso (portrayed by her hero, Anthony Hopkins). A year later, after co-starring in Spielberg's The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), opposite Jeff Goldblum, a young and unknown director, Paul Thomas Anderson asked Julianne to appear in his movie, Boogie Nights (1997). Despite her misgivings, she finally was won over by the script and her decision to play the role of Amber Waves, a loving porn star who acts as a mother figure to a ragtag crew, proved to be a wise one, since she received both Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. Julianne started 1998 by playing an erotic artist in The Big Lebowski (1998), continued with a small role in the social comedy Chicago Cab (1997) and ended with a subtle performance in Gus Van Sant's remake of Psycho (1960). 1999 had Moore as busy as an actress can be. She starred in a number of high-profile projects, beginning with Robert Altman's Cookie's Fortune (1999) , in which she was cast as the mentally challenged but adorable sister of a decidedly unhinged Glenn Close. A portrayal of the scheming Mrs. Cheveley followed in Oliver Parker's An Ideal Husband (1999) with a number of critics asserting that Moore was the best part of the movie. She then enjoyed another collaboration with director Anderson in Magnolia (1999) and continued with an outstanding performance in The End of the Affair (1999), for which she garnered another Oscar nomination. She ended 1999 with another great performance, that of a grieving mother in A Map of the World (1999), opposite Sigourney Weaver.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
I'll Take Manhattan India West 1987 Drama
The Fugitive Dr. Anne Eastman 1993 Action
Roommates Beth Holzcek 1995 Comedy
Ladies Man 2000 Comedy
The Forgotten Telly Paretta 2004 Drama
Next Callie Ferris 2007 Action
The Kids Are All Right Jules 2008 Family
Game Change Sarah Palin 2012 Drama
Dead Boss Sarah Palin 2012 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie 1990
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag Elinor 1992
The Hand that Rocks the Cradle Marlene Craven 1992 0
Benny & Joon Ruthie 1993 0, 0
Body of Evidence 1993 Drama, Romance, Thriller
The Fugitive Dr. Anne Eastman 1993 Action, Adventure, Crime
Short Cuts Marian Wyman 1993 Comedy, Drama
Vanya on 42nd Street Yelena 1994 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Roommates Beth Holzcek 1995 Comedy, Drama
Safe Carol White 1995 Drama
Nine Months Rebecca Taylor 1995 Comedy, Romance
Assassins Electra 1995 Action, Thriller, Crime
Surviving Picasso Dora Maar 1996
The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997 0
The Myth of Fingerprints Mia 1997 Drama, Comedy
Boogie Nights Amber Waves 1997 Drama
The Big Lebowski Maude Lebowski 1998 0
Psycho Lila Crane 1998 Horror, Mystery, Thriller
The End of the Affair Sarah Miles 1999 0
An Ideal Husband Mrs. Laura Cheveley 1999 Comedy, Romance
The Ladies Man 2000
A Map of the World Theresa Collins 2000 Drama
The Shipping News Wavey Prowse 2001 0
Evolution Allison Reed 2001 Sport, 0, 0
Hannibal Clarice Starling 2001 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Far from Heaven Cathy Whitaker 2002 Drama, Romance
The Forgotten Telly Paretta 2003 0
The Hours Laura Brown 2003 Drama
Laws of Attraction Audrey Woods 2004 Comedy, Romance
Freedomland Brenda Martin 2006 0, Game Show
Trust the Man Rebecca 2006
Next Callie Ferris 2007 0, Sport
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio Evelyn Ryan 2007 Drama
Savage Grace Barbara Baekeland 2007 Drama
Marie and Bruce Marie 2008 Comedy, Drama
Chloe Catherine 2010
The Kids Are All Right Jules 2010 Comedy, Drama
Crazy, Stupid, Love. Emily 2011 0, 0
Being Flynn Jody Flynn 2012 Drama
What Maisie Knew Susanna 2013
The English Teacher Linda Sinclair 2013 Comedy, Drama
Don Jon Esther 2013 Comedy
Carrie Margaret White 2013 Drama, Horror
Maps to the Stars Havana Segrand 2014 Drama
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Alma Coin 2014 Sport, 0
Non-Stop Jen Summers 2014 0
Seventh Son Mother Malkin 2014 Adventure, Family, Fantasy
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 Alma Coin 2015 0
Freeheld Laurel Hester 2015 0
Still Alice Dr. Alice Howland 2015 Drama
Magnolia Linda Partridge 2016