Julianne Moore

BirthDay:

03 Dec 1960

BirthPlace:

Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA

BirthName:

Julie Anne Smith

Bio:

Julianne Moore was born Julie Anne Smith in Fort Bragg, North Carolina on December 3, 1960, the daughter of Anne (Love), a social worker, and Peter Moore Smith, a paratrooper, colonel, and later military judge. Her mother moved to the U.S. in 1951, from Greenock, Scotland. Her father, from Burlington, New Jersey, has German, Irish, German-Jewish, and English ancestry.

Moore spent the early years of her life in over two dozen locations around the world with her parents, during her father's military career. 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), She took the stage name "Julianne Moore" because there was another actress named "Julie Anne Smith". 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), The Last to Go (1991) and Cast a Deadly Spell (1991). 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 doctor 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.
Filmography

Actor ( 165 credits )

Suburbicon (2017)
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Wonderstruck (2017) Lillian Mayhew / Older Rose
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) Alma Coin
Maggie's Plan (2015)
Freeheld (2015) Laurel Hester
Let's Go, DFW! (2015)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
Seventh Son (2014) Mother Malkin
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) President Alma Coin
Still Alice (2014) Dr. Alice Howland
Maps to the Stars (2014) Havana Segrand
Altman (2014) Herself
Non-Stop (2014) Jen Summers
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Carrie (2013) Margaret White
The English Teacher (2013) Linda Sinclair
Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner (2013) Herself (archive footage)
Don Jon (2013) Esther
Movie Guide (2013)  Esther (1 episode, 2013)
The Mommy Show (2013)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Weekend Ticket (2013)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Media Buzz (2013)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
IMDb: What to Watch (2013)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Ask a Badass with Elizabeth Banks (2013)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Inside Amy Schumer (2013)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Ok! TV (2013)  Herself (2 episodes, 2015)
The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables (2013)  Herself (1 episode)
What Maisie Knew (2012) Susanna
Being Flynn (2012) Jody Flynn
Katie (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
CBS This Morning (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012)  Herself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2016)
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) Emily Weaver
Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Just Seen It (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Funny or Die's Billy on the Street (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
6 Souls (2010) Cara Harding
Florent: Queen of the Meat Market (2010) Herself
Elektra Luxx (2010) Virgin Mary (uncredited)
The Kids Are All Right (2010) Jules
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Daybreak (2010)  Herself (2 episodes, 2011)
The Marriage Ref (2010)  Herself - Panelist (1 episode, 2011)
The Nate Berkus Show (2010)  Herself (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Access Hollywood Live (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Chloe (2009) Catherine Stewart
A Single Man (2009) Charley
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009) Kat
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Herself (4 episodes, 2009-2013)
The Jay Leno Show (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Mark at the Movies (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Blindness (2008) Doctor's Wife
Eagle Eye (2008) ARIIA (voice) (uncredited)
The Doctors (2008)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
Savage Grace (2007) Barbara Baekeland
I'm Not There. (2007) Alice Fabian
Next (2007) Callie Ferris
Chelsea Lately (2007)  Herself - Guest (2 episodes, 2012-2014)
The Graham Norton Show (2007)  Herself (2 episodes, 2014)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Herself (3 episodes, 2008-2013)
Reel Junkie (2007)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
Rencontres de cinéma (2007)  Herself (2 episodes, 2014)
Children of Men (2006) Julian
Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema (2006) Herself (archive footage)
Freedomland (2006) Brenda Martin
30 Rock (2006)  Nancy Donovan (7 episodes, 2009-2013)
Rachael Ray (2006)  Herself (6 episodes, 2007-2013)
The Sharon Osbourne Show (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Trust the Man (2005) Rebecca Pollack
The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie (2005) Herself
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005) Evelyn Ryan
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Herself (6 episodes, 2010-2014)
Signs and Voices (2004) Herself
The Forgotten (2004) Telly Paretta
Laws of Attraction (2004) Audrey Woods
Marie and Bruce (2004) Marie
Miradas 2 (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Herself (2 episodes, 2010-2014)
The Tony Danza Show (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Herself / ... (5 episodes, 2014-2015)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2009-2012)
Shootout (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Cartaz Cultural (2003)  Herself
The Hours (2002) Laura Brown
Far from Heaven (2002) Cathy Whitaker
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Star Boulevard (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
World Traveler (2001) Dulcie
The Shipping News (2001) Wavey Prowse
Evolution (2001) Allison
Hannibal (2001) Clarice Starling
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Richard & Judy (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Anatomy of a Scene (2001)  Herself (1 episode)
Not I (2000) Auditor / Mouth
The Ladies Man (2000) Audrey
Magnolia (1999) Linda Partridge
A Map of the World (1999) Theresa Collins
The End of the Affair (1999) Sarah Miles
An Ideal Husband (1999) Mrs. Laura Cheveley
Cookie's Fortune (1999) Cora Duvall
The Early Show (1999)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Psycho (1998) Lila Crane
Junket Whore (1998) Herself
The Big Lebowski (1998) Maude Lebowski
Welcome to Hollywood (1998) Herself
Boogie Nights (1997) Amber Waves
The Myth of Fingerprints (1997) Mia
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) Sarah Harding
Chicago Cab (1997) Distraught Woman
The View (1997)  Herself (6 episodes, 2004-2013)
Corazón de... (1997)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Surviving Picasso (1996) Dora Maar
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Herself (6 episodes, 1997-2001)
Comedy Central Canned Ham (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2001)
Mundo VIP (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2000)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Herself (3 episodes, 2006-2012)
Assassins (1995) Electra
Nine Months (1995) Rebecca Taylor
Roommates (1995) Beth Holzcek
Safe (1995) Carol White
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995)  Herself (3 episodes, 2015)
Vanya on 42nd Street (1994) Yelena
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Cartelera (1994)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Extra (1994)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2014-2015)
WGN Morning News (1994)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country (1993) Herself
The Fugitive (1993) Dr. Anne Eastman
Benny & Joon (1993) Ruthie
Body of Evidence (1993) Sharon Dulaney
Short Cuts (1993) Marian Wyman
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Herself / ... (9 episodes, 2004-2011)
Corazón, corazón (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Herself (5 episodes, 1999-2006)
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992) Elinor
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992) Marlene Craven
HBO First Look (1992)  Herself (2 episodes, 2001-2006)
Gomorron (1992)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 1998-2010)
Días de cine (1991)  Herself (2 episodes, 2008)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Herself - Guest (2 episodes, 2006-2010)
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990) Susan (segment "Lot 249")
B.L. Stryker (1989)  Tina (1 episode, 1990)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Herself (8 episodes, 2005-2014)
This Morning (1988)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
The American Experience (1988) (1 episode, 1997)
Inside Edition (1988)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Biography (1987)  Herself (3 episodes, 2004-2007)
Seitenblicke (1987)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Herself (2 episodes, 2002-2005)
Larry King Live (1985)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Cinema 3 (1984)  Herself (2 episodes, 2008-2014)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself (9 episodes, 2007-2013)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Andrea Powers / ... (1 episode, 1998)
Good Morning America (1975)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Film '72 (1971)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Sesame Street (1969)  Herself (2 episodes)
Calendar (1968)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
As the World Turns (1956)  Frannie Hughes (20 episodes, 1985-2010)
The Edge of Night (1956)  Carmen Engler (1 episode, 1984)
Today (1952)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2015)
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (0)

Producer ( 1 credit )

Marie and Bruce (2004) executive producer

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