Birth Name: Julie Anne Smith
Age: 52, born 3 December 1960
Country of origin: United States
Height: 5' 4"
Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
Relationship Status: Married
Partner: Bart Freundlich
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About: 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, incl 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.
Cries in emotional scenes
Frequently portrays adulteresses
Son, Caleb Freundlich (b. 4 December 1997). Father is Bart Freundlich.
Her father was a judge in the Army's Judge Advocate General Corps and her mother was a psychiatric social worker.
Graduated from Boston University's School of the Arts.
Moved into $900,000 3-bedroom loft in Greenwich Village. [November 1999]
Worked briefly as part-time waitress in Boston, MA.
Is a staunch pro-choice advocate and an active member of Planned Parenthood.
Born Julie Anne Smith, she had to change her name when she registered with the Actor's Guild as every variation of her name seemed to be taken. She then combined her first two names and assumed her father's middle name as her surname.
Lived in Juneau, Alaska for about a year and a half and attended school there from 1971-1972.
Was considered for the lead role of Kate McQueen in Fair Game (1995). The part eventually went to Cindy Crawford.
After Jodie Foster turned down the chance to reprise her Oscar-winning role of Clarice Starling in Hannibal (2001), several actresses were considered for the part - Moore triumphed over such contenders as Helen Hunt, Gillian Anderson and Cate Blanchett.
In order to convincingly portray the role of a housewife suffering from an immune disorder in Safe (1995), she lost 10 pounds off of her already petite frame.
She reads every script she receives.
Her younger brother, Peter Moore Smith, is an author and has written the book "Raveling" for which Julianne Moore has bought the film rights. She also has a younger sister named Valerie.
She was on Entertainment Weekly's list of "The 25 Greatest Actresses of the '90s" (issue date: 11/20/98).
Chosen as one of People Magazine's '50 most beautiful' list. 
Andre Gregory, who directed her onstage in "Uncle Vanya," said that "she evoked the sensuality and urgency of a young Joan Crawford, but with more depth, more contradictions.".
Louis Malle, who directed her in the 1994 movie version, Vanya on 42nd Street (1994), said "that she made him think of the greatest of all ravaged beauties, Jeanne Moreau."
Moved into $2.65 Mio duplex penthouse in Greenwich Village 
Daughter, Liv Freundlich (b. 11 April 2002). Father is Bart Freundlich.
Graduated from Frankfurt American High School in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1979.
She is one of the elite ten thespians to have been nominated for both a Supporting and a Lead Acting Academy Award in the same year. In 2003, she was nominated for a Supporting Oscar for her role in The Hours (2002), and in the Lead category for her role in Far from Heaven (2002). The other nine are Fay Bainter, Teresa Wright, Barry Fitzgerald (he has been nominated in both categories for the same role in the same movie), Jessica Lange, Al Pacino, Sigourney Weaver, Emma Thompson, Holly Hunter, Cate Blanchett and Jamie Foxx.
She and Joan Cusack played pregnant women in Nine Months (1995). In 1997, their own sons were born.
While in college, she auditioned for the prestigious Guthrie Theater Drama School at the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota, but continued to pursue her BFA at Boston instead. A few years later, she performed at the Guthrie Theater in the Ensamble, production of George Bernard Shaw "Heartbreak House".
She and her The End of the Affair (1999) co-star Ralph Fiennes have acted in separate Hannibal Lecter films: she in Hannibal (2001) and he in Red Dragon (2002).
In Evolution (2001), she works with Ted Levine. Levine played Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), who is killed by Clarice Starling, later played by Moore in Hannibal (2001).
Received triple nominations from the Screen Actors Guild Awards in both 2000 and 2003.
Late in 2001, she appeared in The Shipping News (2001) with Scott Glenn. Glenn had played Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs (1991). Moore appeared in the sequel, Hannibal (2001).
Appears in Boogie Nights (1997), The Big Lebowski (1998) and Magnolia (1999) with Philip Seymour Hoffman. Both of them have played characters in the Hannibal Lecter series. Moore played Clarice Starling in Hannibal (2001), and Hoffman played Freddie Lounds in Red Dragon (2002).
In the year 2003, when she was nominated for two Oscars, she was in competition with her co-stars from The Hours (2002); Nicole Kidman (for The Hours (2002)) and Meryl Streep (for Adaptation. (2002)).
Appears in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), the sequel to Jurassic Park (1993), in which Laura Dern was the heroine. Also appears in Hannibal (2001), the sequel to The Silence of the Lambs (1991), in which Jodie Foster preceded her as "Clarice Starling". Laura Dern and Jodie Foster appeared together in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974).
Friend of Ellen Barkin.
Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 1996.
Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2007 Razzie Award nominating ballot. She was suggested in the Worst Actress category for her performance in the film Freedomland (2006), however, she failed to receive a nomination.
Parents married when they were 19 and 20 years old.
Moved 23 times before she turned 18 because her father was a lawyer in the army. The actress went to 9 schools.
Chose to remain uncredited in her role as the voice of "Aria" in the 2008 movie Eagle Eye (2008).
Participated in the 3rd Munchkin's Project Pink annual breast cancer awareness campaign to raise money for breast cancer research. The project consists of the donation of celebrity-decorated and autographed bath ducks, put up for auction. [October 2008]
Artist ambassador for "Save the Children".
Her mother, Ann Love Smith, died on April 29, 2009 at the age of 68.
Born at 5:53 PM (EST).
She didn't learn to swim until she was 26, and only learned to drive at age 27.
In an interview for Inside the Actor's Studio, she stated that Ralph Fiennes is her favorite leading man. They portrayed lovers in The End of the Affair (1999).
Was 1 month pregnant with her son Caleb when she completed filming on The Big Lebowski (1998).
Was 4 months pregnant with her daughter Liv when she completed filming on Far from Heaven (2002).
Ralph Fiennes, her co-star in The End of the Affair (1999), said of her, being interviewed in the Actors Studio: "Julianne Moore has the most extraordinary spirit to act opposite. And funny, and sense of humor - we giggled a lot. I felt so relaxed with her. And her humor - not only her great talent, but her humor. A great friendship, and I am still friends with Julianne. So that's changed me, I've made a friend who I trust and love and would love to work with again.".
Chose to play Lila Crane instead of Marion Crane when director Gus Van Sant gave her a choice of either role in his remake of Psycho (1998).
Turned down the role of Deirdre Burroughs in Running with Scissors (2006) due to scheduling conflicts. The part went to Annette Bening.
Turned down the leading role in the crime TV series "Prime Suspect" (2011). The role went to Maria Bello.
Turned down opportunity to portray Hilary Clinton in the HBO film The Special Relationship (2010) (TV) due to scheduling conflicts. The role went to Hope Davis.
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