If you try to recite the name of all the biggest Hollywood stars, you’ll chant Julia Roberts’ name several times before moving on. An academy award winner, Julia Roberts has left an untraceable mark in the acting industry.
She made her first on-screen debut in the late 1980s, where she appeared on the mainstream television series Crime Story.
She hit her first major milestone in 1989, where she deservedly earned an academy award nomination for her role in Steel Magnolias. If you are a fan of hers, you will already be knowing about her iconic performance in Pretty Woman, which screened in 1990.
After a lot of hard work, and sheer display of pure talent, she went on to win the Oscar for her lead in Erin Brockovich.
Julia Fiona Roberts was born on October 28, 1967. She grew up in the modest town of Smyrna in Georgia.
Her family consisted of three children, among which Julia was the youngest. Creative minds surrounded Julia for as long as anyone can remember. Before her parents split in 1971, they were both actors running a workshop to single out and launch aspiring writers and performers.
During her childhood days, Julia aspired to become a veterinarian. Although she soon gave up this dream upon realizing that she was good at Science.
She graduated from high school in 1985, moving to New York upon completing this milestone. Lisa, her sister, accompanied her to New York as the two sisters pursued an acting career.
Robert’s First Big Break
In 1987, Roberts joined her parents’ in the acting profession as she finally got a guest role on the television series Crime Story.
However, she brought herself to the eye of the public as Daisy in Mystic Pizza (1988). She completed her final step towards stardom when she starred in Steel Magnolias in 1989, showcasing her talent against acting icons like Shirley MacLaine and Sally Field.
She also earned an Academy Award nomination for best-supporting actress for her role in Steel Magnolias.
Needless to say, after her big break, Robert’s career took off at a superfast speed. She played the role of a hooker who falls in love with a client in Pretty Woman (1990), which rocked the box office. She received an academy award nomination for her astounding performance.
Currently, the net worth of Julia Roberts is $250 million approximately and will grow in coming years.
Relationships and Personal Life
Roberts had an interesting love life, soon developing a taste in leading men like Dylan McDermott, Liam Neeson, and Matthew Petty.
In a move that surprised everyone, Robert wed Lyle Lovett, a traditional country singer, on June 25. However, their time together was cut short as they separated in March 1995, subsequently getting divorced.
On July 4, 2002, Julia Roberts got married to Moder. They enjoyed a healthy married life and were soon blessed with twins Phinnaeus Walter and Hazel Patricia in 2004.
In 2007, the small family was blessed with another baby, Robert’s son Henry Daniel. Julia Roberts revealed that she practices Hinduism as her religion.