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Julianne Moore Bio

Julianne Moore Biography

Julianne Moore

Date of Birth: 3 December 1960

Although Julianne Moore was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, she didn't stay there for long. Her father was a military judge which meant moving a lot. She spent most of her early years in over two dozen locations around the world, where she made a large quantity of friends.

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 she moved to Manhatten, where she started her acting career on stage in such off-Broadway plays as Serious Money and Ice Cream With Hot Fudge.

Moore appeared briefly on television shows such as The Edge of Night and the soap, As the World Turns, where she played two half sisters. Her performance in the soap earned her an Outstanding Ingenue Emmy Award in 1988.

Moore's first minor coup on the small screen came in the form of a supporting role in the mini-series Judith Krantz's I'll Take Manhattan. A subsequent string of forgotten TV movies—Money, Power, Murder; The Last To Go, Cast a Deadly Spell and Lovecraft—did little to boost her career.

Moore's feature debut in Tales From the Darkside: The Movie (1990) also failed to raise her to prominence. It wasn't until the 1992 thriller, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, that things started looking up. The following year she was able to build a presence in Hollywood with her performances in The Fugitive, Body of Evidence and Benny & Joon.

Moore's acting career was slowly rising and her many roles in off-beat independent films were keeping her from wide-spread audience recognition. In 1997 that all changed. She was given the role of a paleontologist in Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park: The Lost World. Starring in a Spielberg movie was potentially one of her greatest opportunities to rise to superstardom. Since then, she has had starring roles in major motion pictures such as Magnolia (1999), Hannibal (2001) and The Hours (2002). She has received four Oscar nominations, including two in 2003 for her performances in Far From Heaven and The Hours. In 2009 she received several nominations, including one from the Golden Globes, for her work in A Single Man (2009). She received another Golden Globe nomination, as well as a BAFTA nomination for her role as a lesbian in The Kids Are All Right (2010). In 2011, she appeared in the romantic comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love playing a frustrated wife trying to deal with recently leaving her husband. She also starred in the drama Being Flynn (2012) and comedy flick Don Jon (2013). Most recently, she starred in Non-Stop (2014) and Maps to the Stars (2014).

In 1986, Moore married fellow actor John Gould Rubin. The union lasted nine years. In 2003 she married third husband, director Bart Freundlich, with whom she has two children.

Filmography:

Seventh Son(2015)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2(2015)
Maps to the Stars(2014)
Still Alice(2014)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1(2014)
Non-Stop(2014)
Carrie(2013)
The English Teacher(2013)
Don Jon(2013)
What Maisie Knew(2012)
Being Flynn(2012)
Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)
The Kids Are All Right(2010)
Shelter (2010)
Chloe(2009)
A Single Man(2009)
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee(2009)
Eagle Eye(2008)
Blindness(2008)
I’m Not There (2007)
Next(2007)
Savage Grace(2007)
Children of Men(2006)
Freedomland(2006)
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio(2005)
Trust the Man(2005)
Marie and Bruce(2004)
The Forgotten(2004)
Laws of Attraction(2004)
Far From Heaven(2002)
The Hours(2002)
World Traveler(2001)
The Shipping News(2001)
Evolution(2001)
Hannibal(2001)
The Ladies Man(2000)
Magnolia(1999)
A Map Of The World(1999)
The End Of The Affair(1999)
An Ideal Husband(1999)
Cookie’s Fortune (1999)
Psycho (1998)
The Big Lebowski(1998)
Chicago Cab (1998)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park(1997)
Boogie Nights(1997)
The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)
Surviving Picasso (1996)
Assassins (1995)
Nine Months (1995)
Safe(1995)
Roommates(1995)
Vanya on 42nd Street (1994)
Short Cuts(1993)
The Fugitive(1993)
Benny & Joon(1993)
Body of Evidence (1993)
Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman In Carver Country (1993)
The Gun in Betty Lou’s Handbag (1992)
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)

Filmography → Oscars™ Nominations And Awards

ActorSeventh Son (2015)
ActorSeventh Son 3D (2015)
ActorStill Alice (2015)
ActorMaps to the Stars (2014)
ActorNon-Stop (2014)
ActorCarrie (2013)
ActorDon Jon (2013)
ActorWhat Maisie Knew (2013)
ActorBeing Flynn (2012)
ActorChloe (2010)
ActorMarie and Bruce (2009)
ActorA Single Man (2009)
ActorBlindness (2008)
ActorSavage Grace (2008)
ActorI'm Not There (2007)
ActorNext (2007)
ActorChildren of Men (2006)
ActorFreedomland (2006)
ActorTrust the Man (2006)
ActorThe Forgotten (2004)
ActorLaws of Attraction (2004)
ActorFar From Heaven (2002)Actress in a Leading RoleNominee
ActorThe Hours (2002)Supporting ActressNominee
ActorEvolution (2001)
ActorHannibal (2001)
ActorThe Shipping News (2001)
ActorWorld Traveler (2001)
ActorA Map Of The World (2000)
ActorAn Ideal Husband (1999)
ActorCookie's Fortune (1999)
ActorThe End Of The Affair (1999)Actress in a Leading RoleNominee
ActorMagnolia (1999)
ActorThe Big Lebowski (1998)
ActorPsycho (1998) (1998)
ActorBoogie Nights (1997)
ActorThe Fugitive (1993)