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Julianne Moore

At the 66th Venice International Film Festival, September 2009
Born Julie Anne Smith
December 3, 1960 (1960-12-03) (age 49)
Fayetteville, North Carolina, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1983–present
Spouse(s) John Gould Rubin (m. 1986–1995) «start: (1986)–end+1: (1996)»"Marriage: John Gould Rubin to Julianne Moore" Location: (linkback:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julianne_Moore)
Bart Freundlich (m. 2003–present) «start: (2003)»"Marriage: Bart Freundlich to Julianne Moore" Location: (linkback:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julianne_Moore)

Julianne Moore (born December 3, 1960) is an American actress.

She began her acting career in 1983 in minor roles, before joining the cast of the soap opera, As the World Turns, for which she won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1988. She began to appear in supporting roles in films during the early 1990s, achieving recognition in several independent films before her performance in Boogie Nights (1997) brought her widespread attention and nominations for several major acting awards.

Her success continued with films such as The End of the Affair (1999) and Magnolia (1999). She was acclaimed for her portrayal of a betrayed wife in Far from Heaven (2002), winning several critic awards as best actress of the year, in addition to several other nominations, including the Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award. The same year she was also nominated for several awards as best supporting actress for her work in The Hours. In 2009, she was nominated for a Golden Globe for A Single Man.

Moore remains active in film making, with films scheduled for release in 2010, yet she has explained that she has curtailed her work in order to spend more time with her children.

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Early life

Moore was born Julie Anne Smith at Fort Bragg near Fayetteville, North Carolina,[1] the daughter of the late Anne Love, a psychiatric social worker who emigrated from Greenock, Scotland,[2] and Peter Moore Smith, a military lawyer, judge, helicopter pilot, and army colonel.[3][4] She has a younger sister, Valerie, and younger brother, novelist Peter Moore Smith III.[5] Growing up as an "army brat" she lived in several places across the United States and Germany.[1] Moore attended J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church, Virginia and Frankfurt American High School in Frankfurt, Germany, graduating in 1979.[1] She received her bachelor's degree at the College of Fine Arts at Boston University.[6]

Career

Moore moved to New York City in 1983, working as a waitress and performing in bit parts before being cast in the dual roles of Frannie Hughes and Sabrina Hughes on the soap opera As the World Turns, for which she won a Daytime Emmy Award; she played the roles from 1985 to 1988.[1] In 1987 she was part of the junior company in the New York premiere of Caryl Churchill's Serous Money at The Public Theater. Because of Screen Actors Guild rules, she had to change her name, since there were already actresses named "Julie Smith" and "Julianne Smith".[1] She chose her father's middle name, "Moore", but because there was already another actress named "Julie Moore", she finally settled on "Julianne Moore."

Moore began starring in feature films in the early 1990s, mostly appearing in supporting roles in films like The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, Benny & Joon, and The Fugitive. Her part in 1993's Short Cuts gained her critical acclaim and recognition, and she was cast in several high-profile Hollywood films, including 1995's romantic comedy Nine Months, and 1997's summer blockbuster The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Her first role as the central lead, Carol White, in the well-reviewed independent film Safe also attracted critical attention. The role was called the ancestor of one of Moore's best-praised roles, Cathy Whitaker, in another Todd Haynes film, Far from Heaven.[1][7] Critics noted the importance of this role in establishing her as an actress to take seriously.[8] In addition, her performance on Vanya on 42nd Street, a filmed version of Chekhov's play, earned her critical recognition as being more than just a "blockbuster film" actress, with film critic Kenneth Turan calling her work in the film "a revelation".[9] For this role, Moore won "Best Actress" from the Boston Society of Film Critics.

During the late 1990s and early 2000s, Moore appeared in a series of films that received Oscar recognition, including her roles in Boogie Nights (Best Supporting Actress nomination), The End of the Affair (Best Actress nomination), and her two 2002 films, The Hours (Best Supporting Actress nomination) and Far from Heaven (Best Actress nomination), for which she also won "Best Actress" from numerous critics groups (see below for a list) and from the Venice Film Festival.[1] During this period, she also appeared in the commercial successes Hannibal (replacing Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling) and The Forgotten, in Paul Thomas Anderson's follow-up to Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and in the Coen brothers cult hit, The Big Lebowski.

Her film Freedomland opened in February 2006 to mixed reviews.[10] Another film, Trust the Man, directed by her husband, Bart Freundlich, featured her son, Caleb. In March 2006, it was announced Moore would make her Broadway debut in the world premiere of David Hare's new play The Vertical Hour. The play opened in November 2006 and was directed by Sam Mendes.[11] Also in 2006, Moore appeared as Julian Taylor in the film Children of Men. She most recently appeared opposite Nicolas Cage and Jessica Biel in Next, a science fiction action film based on The Golden Man, a short story by Philip K. Dick; and the controversial incest film Savage Grace, the story of a high-society mother and son whose Oedipal relationship ends in tragedy. In 2008, she starred in Blindness, a thriller from director Fernando Meirelles, costarring Mark Ruffalo. It premiered at Cannes and the Toronto International Film Festival.

Moore has been a celebrity spokesmodel for Revlon since 2002. She has appeared in print ads and commercials that also include Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, Kate Bosworth, and Jessica Alba. She is signed to IMG Models in New York City.

In October 2007, Moore made her literary debut with the publication of Freckleface Strawberry, a children's book based on her experiences as a child. In April 2009, Moore followed up with a second children's book titled Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully.

Personal life

Moore is married to director Bart Freundlich whom she wed on August 23, 2003.[12] The couple, who have been together since 1996, have two children: a son, Caleb (b. December 4, 1997), and a daughter, Liv Helen (b. April 11, 2002). Even though Moore has been a prolific actress for two decades, she is now focusing on raising her two children, from walking them to school to cooking dinner. In a Cookie interview, Moore says she picks roles in movies that film in the summer so her family can accompany her. "My husband and I are very fortunate, because we have flexible jobs," Moore says. "If you talk to parents, that's what they're trying to do — have as much flexibility as possible."[13] She lives with her family in the West Village, in New York City.

She is a pro-choice activist[14][15] and during the 2004 presidential election donated $2,000 to John Kerry's presidential campaign.[16] Since 2002[17] she has been involved with the TS Alliance[18] to raise awareness of tuberous sclerosis and is an Artist Ambassador for Save the Children's programs in the United States.

Filmography

Year Film Role Notes
1984 The Edge of Night Carmen Engler
1985-1988, 2010
1986-1988
As the World Turns Frannie Hughes
Sabrina Hughes
Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
1987 I'll Take Manhattan India West
1988 Slaughterhouse II Julie
1990 Tales from the Darkside: The Movie Susan
An Adult Comedy Lead TV Pilot, produced by Sarah Lawson
1991 Cast a Deadly Spell Connie Stone
1992 The Hand That Rocks The Cradle Marlene Craven Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag Elinor
1993 Body of Evidence Sharon Dulaney
Benny & Joon Ruthie
The Fugitive Dr. Anne Eastman
Short Cuts Marian Wyman Golden Globe Special Ensemble Award
Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
1994 Vanya on 42nd Street Yelena Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress
Nominated — Chlotrudis Award for Best Actress
1995 Roommates Beth Holzcek
Safe Carol White Nominated — Chlotrudis Award for Best Actress
Nominated — Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Female
Nine Months Rebecca Taylor
Assassins Electra
1996 Surviving Picasso Dora Maar
1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park Dr. Sarah Harding
The Myth of Fingerprints Mia Nominated — Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Boogie Nights Amber Waves Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cast
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actress also for The Myth of Fingerprints
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
1998 The Big Lebowski Maude Lebowski Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Hellcab Distraught Woman
Psycho Lila Crane
1999 Cookie's Fortune Cora Duvall Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
An Ideal Husband Mrs. Laura Cheveley Nominated — Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
A Map of the World Theresa Collins
The End of the Affair Sarah Miles Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actress
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated — Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated — Chlotrudis Award for Best Actress also for An Ideal Husband
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated — London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Magnolia Linda Partridge Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Cast
National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress
National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
Nominated — Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2000 The Ladies Man Audrey
Not I Mouth
2001 Hannibal Agent Clarice Starling Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Actress
Evolution Dr. Allison Reed
The Shipping News Wavey Prowse
World Traveler Dulcie
2002 Far from Heaven Cathy Whitaker Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Chlotrudis Award for Best Actress
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Female
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress also for The Hours
National Board of Review Award for Best Actress
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Seattle Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association for Best Actress
Volpi Cup
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actress
Nominated — Empire Award for Best Actress
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
The Hours Laura Brown Silver Bear for Best Actress shared with Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress also for Far from Heaven
Nominated — Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated — Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
2004 Marie and Bruce Marie
Laws of Attraction Audrey Woods
The Forgotten Telly Paretta Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Actress
2005 The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio Evelyn Ryan Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
2006 Freedomland Brenda Martin
Trust the Man Rebecca
Children of Men Julian
2007 Next Callie Ferris
I'm Not There Alice
2008 Savage Grace Barbara Daly Baekeland
Eagle Eye ARIIA (voice) (uncredited)
Blindness Doctor's Wife Nominated — Saturn Award for Best Actress
2009 Shelter Cara
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee Kat
A Single Man Charlotte Hollywood Film Festival Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Nominated — Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association for Best Supporting Actress
Chloe Catherine
30 Rock Nancy Donovan Episodes: "Secret Santa", "Winter Madness"
2010 The Kids Are All Right Jules post-production
Boone's Lick Mary Margaret in pre-production

Other appearances

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Stated in interview at Inside the Actors Studio
  2. ^ "Death Notices." The Washington Post. May 3, 2009. page C9.
  3. ^ "Julianne Moore Biography (1960-)". Filmreference.com. http://www.filmreference.com/film/1/Julianne-Moore.html. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  4. ^ "At home in Dunoon". Dunoon-observer.co.uk. 2002-02-23. http://www.dunoon-observer.co.uk/archive/arcfeb223.html. Retrieved 2010-01-17. 
  5. ^ "Julianne Moore - Profile, Latest News and Related Articles". Uk.eonline.com. http://uk.eonline.com/uberblog/celebs/c112626_julianne_moore.html. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  6. ^ "Julianne Moore Biography". Perfect People. http://www.perfectpeople.net/biography/925/julianne-moore.htm. Retrieved 2010-01-17. 
  7. ^ Edelstein, David (2007-11-07). "Far From Heaven is as stunning as you've heard". Slate. http://www.slate.com/id/2073628/. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 
  8. ^ "Performance: Safe". The Film Experience. http://www.thefilmexperience.net/Shrine/moore/perf-safe.html. Retrieved 2009-10-11. 
  9. ^ Turan, Kenneth (1995-06-30). "Safe': Beautifully Controlled, Unnerving". Los Angeles Times. http://www.calendarlive.com/movies/reviews/cl-movie960406-175,0,1029998.story. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 
  10. ^ "Freedomland Movie Reviews". Rotten Tomatoes. http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/freedomland/. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  11. ^ Robert Simonson (March 22, 2006). "Julianne Moore to Star in Hare's The Vertical Hour on Broadway in Fall". Playbill News. http://www.playbill.com/news/article/98620.html. Retrieved 2006-03-27. 
  12. ^ "Julianne Moore Biography". Juliannemoore.us. http://www.juliannemoore.us/julianne-moore-bio.php. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  13. ^ "Julianne Moore Celebrity-Parent Profile". Cookiemag.com. 2009-01-08. http://www.cookiemag.com/homefront/2007/09/moore?currentPage=1. Retrieved 2010-01-17. 
  14. ^ "Unravelling Julianne". Guardian. 2006-08-26. http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2006/aug/26/features.weekend. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  15. ^ "High-Profile PPFA Supporters Voice Concerns About Court - Planned Parenthood". Planned Parenthood<!. http://www.plannedparenthood.org/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/ppfa-supporters-10878%20.htm. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  16. ^ "Julianne Moore's Federal Campaign Contribution Report". Newsmeat.com. http://www.newsmeat.com/celebrity_political_donations/Julianne_Moore.php. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  17. ^ "Bot generated title ->". CNN. 2007-11-07. http://www.cnn.com/2007/LIVING/11/07/moore.heroes/index.html. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 
  18. ^ "Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance". Tsalliance.org. http://www.tsalliance.org/. Retrieved 2009-05-10. 

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Simple English

Julianne Moore (born December 3, 1960) is an American actress. She is known for her roles in the films Boogie Nights, The Hours and I'm Not There.








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