Julia Roberts was born on October 28, 1967. She is one of the youngest cinematic luminaries of the early 90's. Tall, thin, with long arms, angular, with excessively harsh facial features, she did not fit the Hollywood standards at all. Julia Roberts might have been called unattractive if it were not for her eyes. her eyes. Black, shining, expressive, large radiant eyes that illuminate not only her face but also the entire appearance of the actress, giving it a rare, as it were shimmering, fragile beauty. The appearance of Julia Roberts would have been much more suited to the thoughtful intellectual student than to the relaxed screen star. But as fate would have it, it was Roberts who became a sensation in 1990, who Hollywood made her the No. 1 star and called her the sexiest movie actress of the time. But Julia looks at herself differently. She is a versatile actress who can play any role, including an erotic one.
Success came to her early, at age 23. And yet before that there were five difficult years in her life.
Julia Roberts, after graduating from high school at seventeen and determined to become an actress, leaves her hometown and goes to New York. She works as a saleswoman in a department store and patiently awaits a change in his fate. Lucky break came when her brother was looking for a partner for the role of his sister's hero in the western "Blood Red" (1986) Peter Masterson. Naturally, the dream of a movie Julia also looks very similar to
Participation in the melodrama "Steel Magnolias" (1989) Herbert Ross opened up new horizons for Julia. After the roles of hilarious beauties she first got a chance to express on the screen suffering and pain. In this psychological film about the fate of several women living in the provinces, Julia has created a memorable image of a young girl suffering from diabetes, for which she was nominated for "Oscar". A year later, with her participation was released movie, the genre of which gravitates as much to a comedy as to a melodrama - "Pretty Woman" (1990) Gary Marshall. In the story of a modern-day Cinderella, that role fell to aspiring prostitute Vivian, and the prince was a rich handsome businessman, Edward, played by Richard Gere. Almost reiterating the story of the slob Eliza Doolittle, who suddenly finds herself in Mr. Higgins' apartment, Roberts plays with a brilliant sense of humor the situation where poverty meets wealth. Subtly nuanced transitions from one tone of the role to another, the actress defends the main thing for her in her character - vulnerability, sincerity of feeling, human dignity. For her performance as Vivian Julia was again nominated for Oscar. And although the prize, as well as for "Steel Magnolias" was not awarded, the film was waiting for a fairy success, and Julia Roberts learned about the whole world.
The next picture after such a triumph was the tape "Komatozniki" (1990) Joel Schumacher, where she played the role of Rachel, medic, practicing with his colleagues in the hospital and engaged in dangerous experiments related to the attempt to penetrate the mystery of life after death. Focused, concentrated, almost frowning, the heroine constantly decides the question: whether to continue such experiments, is it not better to stop in time? Dramatism of the role of Rachel and enhances the love line of the film, which is formed from a difficult relationship with one of his colleagues. Roberts' partner in this picture was Kiefer Sutherland, about her affair with whom the press has much speculation.
After "The Comedians" Joel Schumacher immediately began shooting Roberts in a new dramatic role in the movie "To Die Young" (1991), where she created a psychologically complex image of a woman confused about her feelings between two men, one of whom is terminally ill. In the same year, the actress has conquered the audience another masterfully played the female fate. In the tape "Nights with the enemy" Joseph Ruben Julia - an unhappy wife, forced to endure unloved husband, tormenting her jealousy. Fans of the actress hope that for this role, Roberts will again be nominated for an Oscar.
Personal life of the actress
In 1990, Julia Roberts was known not only for her successful movies, but also for her turbulent personal life. Among the celebrities with whom the actress had affairs can be called Kiefer Sutherland, Matthew Perry, Liam Neeson, Daniel Day-Lewis, Benjamin Brett. Roberts' first marriage to actor and country singer Lyle Lovett, contracted in 1993, lasted less than two years.
On July 4, 2002, Julia married cinematographer Daniel Moder. On November 28, 2004, the couple had twins, a girl, Hazel Patricia, and a boy, Finneas Walter. The birth occurred 4 weeks before due date, but there were no complications. On June 18, 2007, Julia gave birth to a boy weighing 8.5 pounds (3.8 kg). The boy was named Henry Daniel Moder.
Julia and her family live in her penthouse in New York City (Manhattan) and on a ranch in Tahoe. She also has a mansion in Malibu, California. Roberts owns Om Red Films, a film company, and is also actively involved in charity work. In 2005 the state of the actress was estimated by Forbes magazine in 250 million dollars.