Julianne Moore is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and two Emmy Awards.
114 Facts About Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore made her film debut in 1990, and continued to play supporting roles throughout the early 1990s.
Julianne Moore made her breakthrough with Robert Altman's Short Cuts, followed by critically acclaimed performances in Vanya on 42nd Street and Safe.
Julianne Moore went on the receive Oscar nominations for her roles in the period films Boogie Nights, The End of the Affair, Far from Heaven and The Hours ; in the first of these, she played a 1970s pornographic actress, while in the other three, she starred as a mid-twentieth century unhappy housewife.
Julianne Moore won a Primetime Emmy Award for her portrayal of Sarah Palin in the HBO film Game Change, and the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of an Alzheimer's patient in Still Alice.
Julianne Moore is married to director Bart Freundlich, with whom she has two children.
Julianne Moore was born Julie Anne Smith on December 3,1960, at the Fort Bragg army installation in North Carolina.
Julianne Moore's mother, Anne, was a Scottish psychologist and social worker from Greenock, Renfrewshire, who had immigrated with her family to the United States in 1951.
Julianne Moore has a younger sister, Valerie Smith, and a younger brother, the novelist Peter Julianne Moore Smith.
Julianne Moore was close with her family as a result, but says she never had the feeling of coming from one particular place.
The family lived in multiple locations, including Alabama, Georgia, Texas, Panama, Nebraska, Alaska, New York, and Virginia, and Julianne Moore attended nine different schools.
When Julianne Moore was sixteen, the family moved from Falls Church, Virginia, where Julianne Moore had been attending Justice High School, to Frankfurt, West Germany, where she attended Frankfurt American High School.
Julianne Moore was clever and studious, a self-proclaimed "good girl", and she planned to become a doctor.
Julianne Moore had never considered performing, or even attended the theater, but she was an avid reader and it was this hobby that led her to begin acting at the school.
Julianne Moore appeared in several plays, including Tartuffe and Medea, and with the encouragement of her English teacher, she chose to pursue a theatrical career.
Julianne Moore's parents supported her decision, but asked that she train at university to provide the added security of a college degree.
Julianne Moore was accepted into Boston University and graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre.
Julianne Moore moved to New York City after graduating, and worked as a waitress.
Julianne Moore's break came the following year, when she joined the cast of As the World Turns.
In 1990, Julianne Moore began working with stage director Andre Gregory on a workshop theatre production of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya.
Also in 1990, Julianne Moore made her cinematic debut as a mummy's victim in Tales from the Darkside: The Movie, a low-budget horror that she later described as "terrible".
Julianne Moore followed it the same year with the crime comedy The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag, appearing as the protagonist's kooky sister.
Julianne Moore continued to play supporting roles throughout 1993, first featuring in the erotic thriller Body of Evidence as Madonna's love rival.
Julianne Moore had greater success in a 1993 romantic comedy with Johnny Depp.
Julianne Moore appeared briefly as a doctor in one of the year's biggest hits, the Harrison Ford-starring thriller The Fugitive.
Julianne Moore was pleased to work with him, as his film 3 Women gave her a strong appreciation for cinema when she saw it in college.
Julianne Moore received an individual nomination for Best Supporting Female at the Independent Spirit Awards, and the monologue scene earned her a degree of notoriety.
Julianne Moore had to lose a substantial amount of weight for the role, which made her ill, and she subsequently swore off changing her body for a film again.
Julianne Moore's next appearance was a supporting role in the comedy-drama Roommates, playing the daughter-in-law of Peter Falk's character.
Julianne Moore's following film, Nine Months, was crucial in establishing her as a Hollywood leading lady.
Later that year, Julianne Moore made a cameo appearance in the dark comedy Chicago Cab.
The late 1990s and early 2000s saw Julianne Moore achieve significant industry recognition.
Director Paul Thomas Anderson was not a well-known figure before its production, with only one feature credit to his name, but Julianne Moore agreed to the film after being impressed with his "exhilarating" script.
Alongside her Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress, Julianne Moore was nominated at the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards, and several critics groups named her a winner.
Julianne Moore followed her success in Boogie Nights with a role in the Coen brothers' dark comedy The Big Lebowski.
Julianne Moore's role was Maude Lebowski, a feminist artist and daughter of the eponymous character who becomes involved with "The Dude".
Julianne Moore played Lila Crane in the film, which received poor reviews and is described by The Guardian as one of her "pointless" outings.
Julianne Moore was nominated in the Drama category that year for her work in The End of the Affair.
In between her two Golden Globe-nominated performances, Julianne Moore was seen in A Map of the World, supporting Sigourney Weaver, as a bereaved mother.
Julianne Moore has said it was a particularly difficult role, but she was rewarded with a SAG nomination.
Julianne Moore was named Best Supporting Actress of 1999 by the National Board of Review, in recognition of her three performances in Magnolia, An Ideal Husband, and A Map of the World.
The change in actress received considerable attention from the press, but Julianne Moore claimed she was not interested in upstaging Foster.
Julianne Moore received a Best Actress nomination for the melodrama Far from Heaven, in which she played a 1950s housewife whose world is shaken when her husband reveals he is gay.
Julianne Moore again played a troubled 1950s housewife, prompting Kenneth Turan to write that she was "essentially reprising her Far from Heaven role".
Julianne Moore said it was an "unfortunate coincidence" that the similar roles came at the same time, and claimed that the characters had differing personalities.
Julianne Moore received BAFTA and SAG Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress, and was jointly awarded the Silver Bear for Best Actress with Kidman and Streep at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Julianne Moore did not make any screen appearances in 2003, but returned in 2004, with three films.
In 2005, Julianne Moore worked with her husband for the third time in the comedy Trust the Man, and starred in the true story of 1950s housewife Evelyn Ryan in The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio.
Julianne Moore had a supporting role in the dystopian drama, playing the leader of an activist group.
Julianne Moore made her Broadway debut in the world premiere of David Hare's play The Vertical Hour.
Julianne Moore played the role of Nadia, a former war correspondent who finds her views on the 2003 invasion of Iraq challenged.
Julianne Moore later admitted she found it difficult performing on Broadway and had not connected with the medium, but was glad to have experimented with it.
Julianne Moore played an FBI agent for the second time in Next, a science fiction action film co-starring Nicolas Cage and Jessica Biel.
Julianne Moore seems terribly unhappy to be here, and it's no wonder.
Julianne Moore was not seen on screen again until late 2009, with three new releases.
Julianne Moore had a supporting role in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, and then starred in the erotic thriller Chloe with Liam Neeson and Amanda Seyfried.
Julianne Moore played his best friend, "a fellow English expat and semi-alcoholic divorcee", a character that Tom Ford, the film's writer-director, created with her in mind.
Julianne Moore returned to television for the first time in 18 years when she played a guest role in the fourth season of 30 Rock.
Julianne Moore appeared in five episodes of the Emmy-winning comedy, playing Nancy Donovan, a love interest to Alec Baldwin's character Jack Donaghy.
Julianne Moore later appeared in the series finale in January 2013.
Julianne Moore returned to As the World Turns as Frannie Hughes, making a brief cameo appearance in a scene with her character's family near the end of the show's run in 2010.
Julianne Moore next starred with Annette Bening in the independent film The Kids Are All Right, a comedy-drama about a lesbian couple whose teenage children locate their sperm donor.
Julianne Moore was not seen on screens again until March 2012, with a performance that received considerable praise and recognition.
Julianne Moore starred in the HBO television film Game Change, a dramatization of Sarah Palin's 2008 campaign to become Vice President.
The role of Susanna, Maisie's rock-star mother, required Julianne Moore to sing on camera, which was a challenge she embraced despite finding it embarrassing.
Julianne Moore called Susanna a terrible parent, but said the role did not make her uncomfortable, as she fully compartmentalized the character: "I know that that's not me".
Reviews for the film were favorable, and Mary Pols of Time magazine wrote that Julianne Moore was a key factor in its success.
Julianne Moore's next appearance was a starring role in the comedy The English Teacher, but this outing was poorly received and earned little at the box office.
At age 53, Julianne Moore enjoyed a considerable degree of critical and commercial success in 2014.
Julianne Moore followed this by winning the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for her performance as Havana Segrand, an aging actress receiving psychotherapy in David Cronenberg's black comedy Maps to the Stars.
Peter Debruge of Variety was critical of the film, but found Julianne Moore to be "incredible" and "fearless" in it.
Julianne Moore received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance.
Julianne Moore spent four months training for the film, by watching documentaries on the disease and interacting with patients at the Alzheimer's Association.
Critic David Thomson wrote that Julianne Moore was "extraordinary at revealing the gradual loss of memory and confidence", while according to Kenneth Turan, she was "especially good at the wordless elements of this transformation, allowing us to see through the changing contours of her face what it is like when your mind empties out".
Several critics felt it was her finest performance to date, and Julianne Moore was awarded with the Golden Globe, SAG, BAFTA, and Academy Award for Best Actress.
Julianne Moore began 2015 by appearing as an evil queen in Seventh Son, a poorly received fantasy-adventure film co-starring Jeff Bridges.
In Maggie's Plan, Julianne Moore played a pretentious Danish professor, a comedic role which critic Richard Lawson of Vanity Fair deemed as the film's "chief pleasure".
Julianne Moore appeared in a dual role in Wonderstruck, a film adaptation of Brian Selznick's historical children's novel of the same name, which reteamed her with Todd Haynes.
Julianne Moore's parts were of a silent movie star in the 1920s and a deaf librarian in the 1970s; in preparation, she studied sign language and watched the films of Lillian Gish.
Julianne Moore was cast opposite Matt Damon as twin sisters in 1950s America, named Rose and Margaret, who become embroiled in a local crime.
The film received negative reviews, with critics saying it failed to effectively portray American racism, but Geoffrey Macnab of The Independent praised Julianne Moore for giving "a perfectly judged comic performance as a Barbara Stanwyck-like femme fatale".
Julianne Moore played the part of the villainous entrepreneur Poppy Adams, who runs a drug cartel.
Peter Debruge described the film as "outlandish", and wrote that Julianne Moore had played her part "as Martha Stewart crossed with a demonic 1950s housewife".
Julianne Moore was drawn to Sebastian Lelio's Gloria Bell, an English-language remake of Lelio's own Chilean film Gloria, for its rare depiction of a middle-age woman's quest for meaning in life.
In 2020, Julianne Moore portrayed the feminist activist Gloria Steinem in the biopic The Glorias, sharing the part with actresses Alicia Vikander and Lulu Wilson.
Julianne Moore played the title role in Lisey's Story, an Apple TV+ miniseries adapted from Stephen King's thriller novel of the same name.
Julianne Moore took on the leading role of an uptight mother in When You Finish Saving the World, a comedy-drama film by Jesse Eisenberg.
Julianne Moore served as jury president of the 79th Venice International Film Festival in 2022.
Julianne Moore next starred in the psychological thriller film Sharper, which marked her second project for Apple TV+.
Alongside her acting work, Julianne Moore has established a career as a children's author.
Julianne Moore decided to write the book when her young son began disliking aspects of his appearance; she was reminded of her own childhood, when she was teased for having freckles and called "Freckleface Strawberry" by other children.
Julianne Moore had an input in the production, particularly through requesting that it retain the book's young target audience.
Julianne Moore has written one children's book separate from the Freckleface Strawberry series.
Julianne Moore has been described by the media as one of the most talented and accomplished actresses of her generation.
Julianne Moore enjoys the variety of starring in both low-budget independent films and large-scale Hollywood productions.
In October 2013, Julianne Moore received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Julianne Moore has been included in People magazine's annual beauty lists on four occasions.
Julianne Moore is particularly known for playing troubled women, and specializes in "ordinary women who suppress powerful emotions".
Julianne Moore is particularly moved by the concept of an individual repressing their troubles and striving to maintain dignity.
Early in her career, Julianne Moore established a reputation for pushing boundaries, and she continues to be praised for her "fearless" performances and for taking on difficult roles.
Julianne Moore began a relationship with Bart Freundlich, her director on The Myth of Fingerprints, in 1996.
Julianne Moore was featured in the PBS program Finding Your Roots.
Julianne Moore is politically liberal and endorsed Barack Obama in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections.
Julianne Moore is a pro-choice activist and sits on the board of advocates for Planned Parenthood.
Julianne Moore is a campaigner for gay rights and gun control and, since 2008, she has been an Artist Ambassador for Save the Children.
Julianne Moore helped release a music video for the group.
Julianne Moore's most acclaimed films, according to the review-aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, include:.
Julianne Moore has received five Academy Award nominations, nine Golden Globe nominations, seven SAG nominations, and four BAFTA nominations.
Julianne Moore's recognized roles came in As the World Turns, Boogie Nights, An Ideal Husband, The End of the Affair, Magnolia, Far From Heaven, The Hours, A Single Man, The Kids Are All Right, Game Change, Maps to the Stars, and Still Alice.