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Julia Roberts

DOB: October 28, 1967

Background: Roberts is an American actress who was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Her parents were actors and playwrights who founded the Atlanta Actors and Writers Workshop and also ran an acting school for children. After graduating high school, she moved to New York where she signed with the Click Modeling Agency and enrolled in acting classes.

Filmography: Her first role was a bit part in her brother Eric's film "Blood Red" which was filmed in 1987. Her first major role following in 1988 was in "Satisfaction." She gained great reviews for her next film "Mystic Pizza" and followed with "Steel Magnolias," which earned a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Academy Awards.  Her extensive film career after that has included "Pretty Woman," "Flatliners," "Sleeping with the Enemy," "Hook," "Dying Young," "The Pelican Brief," "Michael Collins," "Conspiracy Theory," "Stepmom," "My Best Friend's Wedding," "Runaway Bride," "Notting Hill," "Erin Brockovich," "Ocean's Eleven," "Closer," "Charlie Wilson's War," "Duplicity," "Valentine's Day," "Eat, Pray, Love," and "Larry Crowne."

Academy AwardsWin - Best Actress ("Erin Brockovich," 2000)

Best Actress Nomination
"Pretty Woman" (1990); lost to Kathy Bates ("Misery")

Best Supporting Actress Nominations
"August: Osage County" (2013); lost to Lupita Nyong'o ("12 Years a Slave")
"Steel Magnolias" (1989); lost to Brenda Fricker ("My Left Foot")

Emmy Awards:

Best TV Movie/Miniseries Supporting Actress Nomination
"The Normal Heart" (2014); lost to Kathy Bates ("American Horror Story: Coven")

Best Drama Guest Actress Nomination
"Law and Order" (1999); lost to Debra Monk ("NYPD Blue")

Golden Globes: Wins - Best Film Drama Actress ("Erin Brockovich," 2001); Best Film Comedy/Musical Actress ("Pretty Woman," 1991); Best Film Supporting Actress ("Steel Magnolias," 1990)

Best Film Comedy/Musical Actress Nominations
"Duplicity" (2010); lost to Meryl Streep ("Julie & Julia")
"Notting Hill" (2000); lost to Janet McTeer ("Tumbleweeds")
"My Best Friend's Wedding" (1998); lost to Helen Hunt ("As Good As It Gets")

Best Film Supporting Actress Nominations
"August: Osage County" (2014); lost to Jennifer Lawrence ("American Hustle")
"Charlie Wilson's War" (2008); lost to Cate Blanchett ("I'm Not There")

SAG Awards: Win - Best Film Actress ("Erin Brockovich," 2001)

Best Film Ensemble Nomination
"August: Osage County" (2014); lost to "American Hustle"

Best Film Supporting Actress Nomination
"August: Osage County" (2014); lost to Lupita Nyong'o ("12 Years a Slave")

Best TV Movie/Miniseries Actress Nomination
"The Normal Heart" (2015); lost to Frances McDormand ("Olive Kitteridge")

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