Julianne Moore biography

Julianne Moore

Date of Birth: December 3, 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.

Julianne 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 off-Broadway plays such as Serious Money and Ice Cream With Hot Fudge.

Julianne 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.

Julianne's first minor coup on the small screen came in the form of a supporting role in the miniseries 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.

Julianne'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.

Julianne'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 many major motion pictures, including Magnolia (1999), Hannibal (2001), The Hours (2002), Eagle Eye (2008) and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014).

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 leaving her husband. In 2013 she won a Golden Globe for her performance as Sarah Palin in the TV movie Game Change (2012).

Julianne won her first solo film acting Golden Globe in 2015, as well as her fifth Academy Award nomination for the independent film Still Alice. She also recently starred in Non-Stop (2014) and Maps to the Stars (2014). Julianne most recently starred in Still Alice (2015) which has won her a Golden Globe, Critics Choice Award and the Oscar. More recently, she starred in Freeheld alongside Ellen Page.

Julianne can be seen as Georgette in the 2016 dramedy Maggie's Plan, as well as the upcoming drama Wonderstruck (2017) and the spy thriller Kingsman: The Golden Circle(2017).

In 1986, Julianne 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.


Suburbicon (2017)
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Wonderstruck (2017)
Maggie's Plan (2016)
Freeheld (2015)
Seventh Son (2015)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Maps to the Stars (2014)
Still Alice (2015)
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)

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