Julianne Moore Biography



Julianne Moore is one of the most gifted and charismatic actresses of our time.

She is playing in commercial and independent movies. All screen genres are immune to her. American actress, "Oscar" fourfold nominee, Berlin Movie Festival winner, Venice Movie Festival thrice price-holder.

Julianne Moore was born on December 3, 1960 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, the USA.

Her mother was a psychiatrist, and her father was a military judge. Because of her father`s service specificity her family moved from place to place dozens of times. Julianne family changed their location 23 times before they finally found their place at Massachusetts. Julianne attended an American college in Frankfurt am Main (Germany), after graduating from which in 1979 she entered the School of Arts at Boston University.

Aristocratic appearance and natural ginger hair are giving away her British roots which have always been in a value in Hollywood. When she registered at Screen Actors Guild she had to change her name to Julianne. At the same time she changed her father’s last name into her grandfather surname and became Moore.

After graduation Julianne moved to New York, where she worked as a waitress for a while before she appeared briefly in TV daytime serial "The Edge of Night". Fared well Julianne has got a role in a popular those times in the USA soap "As the World Turns" after which she received her first Emmy Award. Julianne made her entrance into the big screen in 1990 playing in “Tales from the Darkside” movie.

Over some time she began to receive more severe suggestion and soon she was able to boast with Harrison Ford collaboration in the film "The Fugitive". Such a small work was enough to make famous film directors notice her. She made her breakthrough appearing in the thriller "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle".

These last two roles of her made such an impression on Steven Spielberg that he casted her in the "Jurassic Park" sequel "Lost World" without an audition.

Another director, Paul Anderson, asked Moore to appear in his movie "Boogie Nights" where she played the role of Amber Waves, an addict porn star. As a result, Moore was nominated for "Oscar" for a stunning performance of her role. The same year, on December 4 she bore her first child, which together with her husband Bart Freundlich she named Cal.

After a short break in the movie starring, which was associated with birth and baby care, Moore returned back to the cinema getting this time a role in Coen brothers movie “The Big Lebowski” and after which performing in a global project - a remake of the 1960 film "Psycho".

1999 was the most intense with roles in Moore career when she had a chance to work with many famous directors. The most notable movies of this year include such works as "Cookie’s Fortune", "An Ideal Husband", "Magnolia" and "End of the Affair" for which she garnered another Oscar nomination.

Soon, Julianne Moore has reached a qualitatively new level, brilliantly staring in the role of housewife Cathy Whitaker in the drama "Far From Heaven", made in 1950 films style. In addition to numerous accolades from the side of movie critics Moore has got another one, the third in her career, annual Academy Award nomination.

On April 11, 2002 the actress gave a birth to her second child - a daughter named Liv Helen.

After a long break in movie starring, associated with the birth of a child, Moore returns to the cinema industry in 2004 and takes part in different advantageous film projects among which successfully passed into the theaters thriller "The Forgotten" (which collected more than $ 117 million around the world).

The expected Alfonso Cuaron dramatic thriller "Children of Men", where the actress starred as the head of the rebels in a world immersed into chaos due to loss of ability to continue the race, was released in 2006. The film was selected as a contestant at the Venice Festival in 2006.

In addition to this, in autumn 2006 the world saw the romantic comedy "Trust the man," directed by her husband Bart Freundlich. Except Moore in the movie such famous actors as David Duchovny and Maggie Gyllenhaal are starring.

Also the actress has been shooting in the science fiction action film directed by Lee Tamahori "The Prophet" which tells us about a man who can see the future. Beside her Nicolas Cage starred in the same movie.

2010 began with two dramas - "Chloe" which tells us a story about relations of a married woman and a young girl named Chloe.

In March Moore appeared opposite Colin Firth in the well-received American drama "A Single Man", where she played a role of the hero’s best friend.

2013 Julianne Moore received the 2,507th star on Hollywood Boulevard's "Walk of Fame"

Personal Life

The actress was twice married: first to John Gould Rubin (1986-1995), and then to director Bart Freundlich (a couple living together since 1996; official marriage was registered in August 2003). Moore and Freundlich have two children: son named Caleb (born on December 4, 1997) and daughter Liv Helen (born on April 11, 2002).

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