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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

Resources

Movies

The Hours

Laura Brown in The Hours

The Forgotten

Telly Paretta in The Forgotten

Far from Heaven

Cathy Whitaker in Far from Heaven

Savage Grace

Barbara Baekeland in Savage Grace

Blindness

Doctor's Wife in Blindness

Safe

Carol in Safe

Marie and Bruce

Marie in Marie and Bruce

The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio

Evelyn Ryan in The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio

6 Souls

Cara Harding in 6 Souls

The Kids Are All Right

Jules in The Kids Are All Right

Game Change

Sarah Palin in Game Change

Not I

Auditor / Mouth in Not I

What Maisie Knew

Susanna in What Maisie Knew

Maps to the Stars

Havana Segrand in Maps to the Stars

The English Teacher

Linda Sinclair in The English Teacher

Florent: Queen of the Meat Market

Herself in Florent: Queen of the Meat Market

Still Alice

Alice Howland in Still Alice

Freeheld

Laurel Hester in Freeheld

Gloria Bell

Gloria Bell in Gloria Bell

Creating Carrie

Self in Creating Carrie

The Glorias

Gloria Steinem in The Glorias

Bel Canto

Roxanne Cross in Bel Canto

After the Wedding

Theresa in After the Wedding

The Staggering Girl

Francesca in The Staggering Girl

When You Finish Saving the World

Evelyn in When You Finish Saving the World

Sharper

Madeline Phillips in Sharper

Stone Mattress

Verna in Stone Mattress

Echo Valley

Kate Garrett in Echo Valley

Image Book

Self in Image Book

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Sarah Harding in The Lost World: Jurassic Park

The End of the Affair

Sarah Miles in The End of the Affair

Boogie Nights

Amber Waves in Boogie Nights

Laws of Attraction

Audrey Woods in Laws of Attraction

Nine Months

Rebecca Taylor in Nine Months

The Shipping News

Wavey Prowse in The Shipping News

Vanya on 42nd Street

Yelena in Vanya on 42nd Street

Evolution

Dr. Allison Reed, CDC in Evolution

Cookie's Fortune

Cora Duvall in Cookie's Fortune

Children of Men

Julian Taylor in Children of Men

Hannibal

Clarice M. Starling in Hannibal

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

Seventh Son

Mother Malkin in Seventh Son

A Map of the World

Theresa Collins in A Map of the World

World Traveler

Dulcie in World Traveler

Carrie

Margaret White in Carrie

Non-Stop

Jen Summers in Non-Stop

Next

Callie Ferris in Next

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Poppy in Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Suburbicon

Margaret Lodge / Rose in Suburbicon

Spirit Untamed

Aunt Cora (voice) in Spirit Untamed

May December

Gracie in May December

Fruitcake

Kay Jenkins in Fruitcake

The Room Next Door

Ingrid in The Room Next Door

Blue Moon

Amber Ronan in Blue Moon

The Big Lebowski

Maude Lebowski in The Big Lebowski

Body of Evidence

Sharon Dulaney in Body of Evidence

Psycho

Lila Crane in Psycho

Assassins

Electra in Assassins

Surviving Picasso

Dora Maar in Surviving Picasso

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Emily Weaver in Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Cast a Deadly Spell

Connie Stone in Cast a Deadly Spell

Being Flynn

Jody Flynn in Being Flynn

The Myth of Fingerprints

Mia in The Myth of Fingerprints

Don Jon

Esther in Don Jon

Roommates

Beth in Roommates

Maggie's Plan

Georgette Nørgaard in Maggie's Plan

Wonderstruck

Lillian Mayhew / Rose in Wonderstruck

French Water

in French Water

Power of Women: The Changemakers

Self in Power of Women: The Changemakers

Benny & Joon

Ruthie in Benny & Joon

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

Kat in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

An Ideal Husband

Mrs. Laura Cheveley in An Ideal Husband

The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag

Elinor in The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag

That Moment: Magnolia Diary

Self in That Moment: Magnolia Diary

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 True Story of Hannibal

Self in The True Story of Hannibal

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

Short Cuts

Marian Wyman in Short Cuts

Alec Baldwin: One Night Only

Herself in Alec Baldwin: One Night Only

Breaking the Silence: The Making of Hannibal

Self in Breaking the Silence: The Making of Hannibal

Dear Evan Hansen

Heidi Hansen in Dear Evan Hansen

The Last to Go

Marcy in The Last to Go

The Hand that Rocks the Cradle

Marlene Craven in The Hand that Rocks the Cradle

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

The Making of 'The Lost World'

Herself in The Making of 'The Lost World'

With/In Volume 2

in With/In Volume 2

Psychos

Lila Crane in Psychos

Chicago Cab

Distraught Woman in Chicago Cab

Psycho Path

Self - Actress / Lila Crane in Psycho Path

Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country

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

A Child's Garden of Poetry

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

With/In Volume 1

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

Money, Power, Murder.

Peggy Lynn Brady in Money, Power, Murder.

Magnolia

Linda Partridge in Magnolia

Tales from the Darkside: The Movie

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

Straight From The Heart: A Tribute To Philip Seymour Hoffman

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

I'm Not There

Alice in I'm Not There

The Woman in the Window

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

Return to Jurassic Park

Self in Return to Jurassic Park

The Fugitive

Anne Eastman in The Fugitive

The Ladies Man

Audrey in The Ladies Man

Altman

Self in Altman

9 Kisses

Woman in Club in 9 Kisses

Elektra Luxx

Virgin Mary in Elektra Luxx

Killers Kill, Dead Men Die

The Mistery Woman in Killers Kill, Dead Men Die

Welcome to Hollywood

Julianne Moore in Welcome to Hollywood

The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie

Julianne Moore in The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie

Eagle Eye

ARIIA (voice) (uncredited) in Eagle Eye

TV Shows