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Julianne Moore

Born: 1960

Biography

Julie Anne Smith (born December 3, 1960), known professionally as Julianne Moore, is an American actress and author. Prolific in film since the early 1990s, she is particularly known for her portrayals of emotionally troubled women in independent films, as well as for her roles in blockbusters. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and two Emmy Awards. After studying theater at Boston University, Moore began her career with a series of television roles. From 1985 to 1988, she was a regular in the soap opera As the World Turns, earning a Daytime Emmy Award for her performance. Her film debut was in Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990), and she continued to play small roles for the next four years, including in the thriller The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992). Moore first received critical attention with Robert Altman's Short Cuts (1993), and successive performances in Vanya on 42nd Street (1994) and Safe (1995) continued this acclaim. Starring roles in the blockbusters Nine Months (1995) and The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) established her as a Hollywood leading lady. Moore received considerable recognition in the late 1990s and early 2000s, earning Academy Award nominations for Boogie Nights (1997), The End of the Affair (1999), Far from Heaven (2002) and The Hours (2002). In the first of these, she played a 1970s pornographic actress, while in the other three, she starred as a mid-20th century unhappy housewife. She also had success with the films The Big Lebowski (1998), Magnolia (1999), Hannibal (2001), Children of Men (2006), A Single Man (2009), The Kids Are All Right (2010), and Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011). She won a Primetime Emmy Award for her portrayal of Sarah Palin in the television film Game Change (2012). She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of an Alzheimer's patient in Still Alice (2014) and was named Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival for her role in Maps to the Stars (2014). Among her highest-grossing releases are the final two films in the series The Hunger Games and the spy film Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017). In addition to her acting work, Moore has written a series of children's books about a character named "Freckleface Strawberry". In 2015, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and in 2020, The New York Times named her one of the greatest actors of the 21st century. She is married to director Bart Freundlich, with whom she has two children.
Known For Acting
Gender Female
Place of Birth Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA

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Movies

The Big Lebowski

Maude Lebowski in The Big Lebowski

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Sarah Harding in The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Magnolia

Linda Partridge in Magnolia

The Hours

Laura Brown in The Hours

Short Cuts

Marian Wyman in Short Cuts

The Forgotten

Telly Paretta in The Forgotten

Body of Evidence

Sharon Dulaney in Body of Evidence

Far from Heaven

Cathy Whitaker in Far from Heaven

I'm Not There

Alice in I'm Not There

Benny & Joon

Ruthie in Benny & Joon

Savage Grace

Barbara Baekeland in Savage Grace

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

Kat in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

The End of the Affair

Sarah Miles in The End of the Affair

Boogie Nights

Amber Waves in Boogie Nights

The Hand that Rocks the Cradle

Marlene Craven in The Hand that Rocks the Cradle

Tales from the Darkside: The Movie

Susan (segment ‘Lot 249’) in Tales from the Darkside: The Movie

Laws of Attraction

Audrey Woods in Laws of Attraction

The Fugitive

Anne Eastman in The Fugitive

Psycho

Lila Crane in Psycho

Nine Months

Rebecca Taylor in Nine Months

The Shipping News

Wavey Prowse in The Shipping News

An Ideal Husband

Mrs. Laura Cheveley in An Ideal Husband

Blindness

Doctor's Wife in Blindness

Vanya on 42nd Street

Yelena in Vanya on 42nd Street

Safe

Carol in Safe

Marie and Bruce

Marie in Marie and Bruce

Evolution

Dr. Allison Reed, CDC in Evolution

Cookie's Fortune

Cora Duvall in Cookie's Fortune

Assassins

Electra in Assassins

Children of Men

Julian in Children of Men

Hannibal

Clarice M. Starling in Hannibal

Eagle Eye

ARIIA (voice) (uncredited) in Eagle Eye

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio

Evelyn Ryan in The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio

Freedomland

Brenda Martin in Freedomland

A Single Man

Charley in A Single Man

Chloe

Catherine Stewart in Chloe

Trust the Man

Rebecca in Trust the Man

6 Souls

Cara Harding in 6 Souls

Surviving Picasso

Dora Maar in Surviving Picasso

The Kids Are All Right

Jules in The Kids Are All Right

The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag

Elinor in The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag

Seventh Son

Mother Malkin in Seventh Son

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Emily Weaver in Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Cast a Deadly Spell

Connie Stone in Cast a Deadly Spell

A Map of the World

Theresa Collins in A Map of the World

Game Change

Sarah Palin in Game Change

Elektra Luxx

Virgin Mary in Elektra Luxx

World Traveler

Dulcie in World Traveler

Being Flynn

Jody Flynn in Being Flynn

The Myth of Fingerprints

Mia in The Myth of Fingerprints

Not I

Auditor / Mouth in Not I

What Maisie Knew

Susanna in What Maisie Knew

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

President Alma Coin in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

President Alma Coin in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

Chicago Cab

Distraught Woman in Chicago Cab

Carrie

Margaret White in Carrie

Maps to the Stars

Havana Segrand in Maps to the Stars

Don Jon

Esther in Don Jon

The English Teacher

Linda Sinclair in The English Teacher

Non-Stop

Jen Summers in Non-Stop

Florent: Queen of the Meat Market

Herself in Florent: Queen of the Meat Market

A Child's Garden of Poetry

Self - Narrator (voice) in A Child's Garden of Poetry

Still Alice

Alice Howland in Still Alice

Roommates

Beth in Roommates

Altman

Self in Altman

Freeheld

Laurel Hester in Freeheld

The Ladies Man

Audrey in The Ladies Man

Next

Callie Ferris in Next

Maggie's Plan

Georgette Nørgaard in Maggie's Plan

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Poppy in Kingsman: The Golden Circle

9 Kisses

Woman in Club in 9 Kisses

Psycho Path

Self - Actress / Lila Crane in Psycho Path

Suburbicon

Margaret Lodge / Rose in Suburbicon

Wonderstruck

Lillian Mayhew / Rose in Wonderstruck

The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie

Julianne Moore in The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie

Welcome to Hollywood

Julianne Moore in Welcome to Hollywood

Alec Baldwin: One Night Only

Herself in Alec Baldwin: One Night Only

Gloria Bell

Gloria Bell in Gloria Bell

Creating Carrie

Self in Creating Carrie

That Moment: Magnolia Diary

Self in That Moment: Magnolia Diary

The Glorias

Gloria Steinem in The Glorias

Bel Canto

Roxanne Cross in Bel Canto

After the Wedding

Theresa in After the Wedding

The Woman in the Window

Jane Russell 1 (Katie) in The Woman in the Window

The Staggering Girl

Francesca in The Staggering Girl

Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country

Self in Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country

The Mockingjay Lives: The Making of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Self (President Alma Coin) in The Mockingjay Lives: The Making of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

The Making of 'The Lost World'

Self in The Making of 'The Lost World'

When You Finish Saving the World

Evelyn in When You Finish Saving the World

Sharper

Madeline Phillips in Sharper

The True Story of Hannibal

Self in The True Story of Hannibal

Return to Jurassic Park

Self in Return to Jurassic Park

Spirit Untamed

Aunt Cora (voice) in Spirit Untamed

Breaking the Silence: The Making of Hannibal

Self in Breaking the Silence: The Making of Hannibal

French Water

in French Water

May December

Gracie in May December

With/In Volume 1

(segment "Intersection") in With/In Volume 1

Pawns No More: The Making of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Self (President Alma Coin) in Pawns No More: The Making of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Dear Evan Hansen

Heidi Hansen in Dear Evan Hansen

Money, Power, Murder.

Peggy Lynn Brady in Money, Power, Murder.

Stone Mattress

Verna in Stone Mattress

The Last to Go

Marcy in The Last to Go

With/In Volume 2

in With/In Volume 2

Straight From The Heart: A Tribute To Philip Seymour Hoffman

Self in Straight From The Heart: A Tribute To Philip Seymour Hoffman

Echo Valley

Kate Garrett in Echo Valley

Power of Women: The Changemakers

Self in Power of Women: The Changemakers

Image Book

Self in Image Book

The Room Next Door

Ingrid in The Room Next Door

Control

in Control

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