Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore

Birth Name:

Julie Anne Smith



Body Height:

1.6 m


Julianne Moore was born Julie Anne Smith in Fort Bragg, North Carolina on December 3, 1960, the daughter of Anne (Love), a social worker, and Peter Moore Smith, a paratrooper, colonel, and later military judge. Her mother moved to the U.S. in 1951, from Greenock, Scotland. Her father, from Burlington, New Jersey, has German, Irish, Welsh, German-Jewish, and English ancestry.

Moore spent the early years of her life in over two dozen locations around the world with her parents, during her father's military career. She finally found her place at Boston University, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degree in acting from the School of the Performing Arts. After graduation (in 1983), She took the stage name "Julianne Moore" because there was another actress named "Julie Anne Smith". Julianne moved to New York and worked extensively in theater, including appearances off-Broadway in two Caryl Churchill plays, Serious Money and Ice Cream With Hot Fudge and as Ophelia in Hamlet at The Guthrie Theatre. But despite her formal training, Julianne fell into the attractive actress' trap of the mid-1980's: TV soaps and miniseries. She appeared briefly in the daytime serial The Edge of Night (1956) and from 1985 to 1988 she played two half-sisters Frannie and Sabrina on the soap As the World Turns (1956). This performance later led to an Outstanding Ingénue Daytime Emmy Award in 1988. Her subsequent appearances were in mostly forgettable TV-movies, such as Money, Power, Murder. (1989), The Last to Go (1991) and Cast a Deadly Spell (1991).

She made her entrance into the big screen with 1990's Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990), where she played the victim of a mummy. Two years later, Julianne appeared in feature films with supporting parts in The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992) and the comedy The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992). She kept winning better and more powerful roles as time went on, including a small but memorable role as a doctor who spots Kimble Harrison Ford and attempts to thwart his escape in The Fugitive (1993). (A role that made such an impression on Steven Spielberg that he cast her in the Jurassic Park (1993) sequel without an audition in 1997). In one of Moore's most distinguished performances, she recapitulated her "beguiling Yelena" from Andre Gregory's workshop version of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya in Louis Malle's critically acclaimed Vanya on 42nd Street (1994). Director Todd Haynes gave Julianne her first opportunity to take on a lead role in Safe (1995). Her portrayal of Carol White, an affluent L.A. housewife who develops an inexplicable allergic reaction to her environment, won critical praise as well as an Independent Spirit Award nomination.

Later that year she found her way into romantic comedy, co-starring as Hugh Grant's pregnant girlfriend in Nine Months (1995). Following films included Assassins (1995), where she played an electronics security expert targeted for death (next to Sylvester Stallone and Antonio Banderas) and Surviving Picasso (1996), where she played Dora Maar, one of the numerous lovers of Picasso (portrayed by her hero, Anthony Hopkins). A year later, after co-starring in Spielberg's The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), opposite Jeff Goldblum, a young and unknown director, Paul Thomas Anderson asked Julianne to appear in his movie, Boogie Nights (1997). Despite her misgivings, she finally was won over by the script and her decision to play the role of Amber Waves, a loving porn star who acts as a mother figure to a ragtag crew, proved to be a wise one, since she received both Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. Julianne started 1998 by playing an erotic artist in The Big Lebowski (1998), continued with a small role in the social comedy Chicago Cab (1997) and ended with a subtle performance in Gus Van Sant's remake of Psycho (1960). 1999 had Moore as busy as an actress can be.

As the century closed, Julianne starred in a number of high-profile projects, beginning with Robert Altman's Cookie's Fortune (1999) , in which she was cast as the mentally challenged but adorable sister of a decidedly unhinged Glenn Close. A portrayal of the scheming Mrs. Cheveley followed in Oliver Parker's An Ideal Husband (1999) with a number of critics asserting that Moore was the best part of the movie. She then enjoyed another collaboration with director Anderson in Magnolia (1999) and continued with an outstanding performance in The End of the Affair (1999), for which she garnered another Oscar nomination. She ended 1999 with another great performance, that of a grieving mother in A Map of the World (1999), opposite Sigourney Weaver.

Producers Filmography:

Marie and Bruce (2004)

Actors Filmography:

Bel Canto (2018)
My Life on the Road (2018)
Gloria (2018)
After the Wedding
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Suburbicon (2017)
Nightcap (2017)
Sia: Free Me (2017)
Wonderstruck (2017)
Difficult People (2016)
Inside Amy Schumer (2016)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Freeheld (2015)
Maggie's Plan (2015)
Seventh Son (2014)
9 Kisses (2014)
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
Still Alice (2014)
Maps to the Stars (2014)
Non-Stop (2014)
Carrie (2013)
The English Teacher (2013)
30 Rock (2013)
Don Jon (2013)
What Maisie Knew (2012)
Being Flynn (2012)
Game Change (2012)
Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
A Child's Garden of Poetry (2011)
6 Souls (2010)
Elektra Luxx (2010)
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Chloe (2009)
A Single Man (2009)
The Ballad of G.I. Joe (2009)
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
Eagle Eye (2008)
Blindness (2008)
I'm Not There. (2007)
Savage Grace (2007)
Next (2007)
Children of Men (2006)
Freedomland (2006)
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)
Trust the Man (2005)
The Forgotten (2004)
Laws of Attraction (2004)
Marie and Bruce (2004)
The Hours (2002)
Far from Heaven (2002)
The Shipping News (2001)
World Traveler (2001)
Evolution (2001)
Hannibal (2001)
Not I (2000)
The Ladies Man (2000)
Magnolia (1999)
The End of the Affair (1999)
Aimee Mann: Save Me (1999)
A Map of the World (1999)
An Ideal Husband (1999)
Cookie's Fortune (1999)
Psycho (1998)
Welcome to Hollywood (1998)
The Big Lebowski (1998)
Chicago Cab (1997)
Boogie Nights (1997)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park - Chaos Island (1997)
The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)
Surviving Picasso (1996)
Assassins (1995)
Nine Months (1995)
Roommates (1995)
Safe (1995)
Vanya on 42nd Street (1994)
Short Cuts (1993)
The Fugitive (1993)
Benny & Joon (1993)
Body of Evidence (1993)
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992)
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
Cast a Deadly Spell (1991)
The Last to Go (1991)
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)
B.L. Stryker (1990)
Money, Power, Murder. (1989)
As the World Turns (1987)
I'll Take Manhattan (1987)

Selfs Filmography:

Suburbicon: Welcome to Suburbicon (2018)
Kingsman: Inside the Golden Circle (2017)
Watch What Happens: Live (2017)
Made in Hollywood (2017)
Rachael Ray (2017)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2017)
Entertainment Tonight (2017)
WGN Morning News (2017)
Extra (2017)
Good Morning America (2017)
The View (2017)
Ok! TV (2017)
Deadline: White House (2017)
Rencontres de cinéma (2017)
Dish Nation (2017)
The Jonathan Ross Show (2017)
Live with Kelly and Ryan (2017)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2017)
Today (2017)
One Night Only: Alec Baldwin (2017)
Le journal du Festival (2017)
National Endowment for the Arts: United States of Arts (2017)
American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes (2016)
Hollywood Film Awards (2016)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2016)
Access Hollywood Live (2016)
CBS This Morning (2016)
The First Monday in May (2016)
The Oscars (2016)
Film '72 (2016)
The EE British Academy Film Awards (2016)
The Graham Norton Show (2016)
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2016)
22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)
73rd Golden Globe Awards (2016)
Billy on the Street with Billy Eichner (2015)
The Hunger Games: The Phenomenon (2015)
Sidewalks Entertainment (2015)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)
Let's Go, DFW! (2015)
Red Nose Day (2015)
Festival international de Cannes (2015)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2015)
Still Alice: Directing Alice (2015)
Still Alice: Finding Alice (2015)
Rubble and Ashes: District 13 (2015)
Straight from the Heart: A Tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman (2015)
Cinema 3 (2015)
E! Live from the Red Carpet (2015)
The Oscars (2015)
30th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards (2015)
The EE British Academy Film Awards (2015)
The Insider (2015)
Weekend Ticket (2015)
The Mockingjay Lives: The Making of the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 (2015)
4th AACTA Awards (2015)
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards (2015)
The Daily Show (2015)
Inside Edition (2015)
72nd Golden Globe Awards (2015)
Just Seen It (2015)
Late Show with David Letterman (2015)
Janela Indiscreta (2014)
24th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards (2014)
Ask a Badass with Elizabeth Banks (2014)
IMDb: What to Watch (2014)
Countdown to the Hollywood Film Awards (2014)
Hollywood Film Awards (2014)
Altman (2014)
Chelsea Lately (2014)
Carrie: The Power of Telekinesis (2014)
Creating 'Carrie' (2014)
The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables (2013)
The Mommy Show (2013)
Reel Junkie (2013)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2013)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (2013)
Katie (2013)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2013)
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
70th Golden Globe Awards (2013)
Emmys Red Carpet Live (2012)
The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards (2012)
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2012)
The Nate Berkus Show (2011)
Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind (2011)
Daybreak (2011)
The Marriage Ref (2011)
The Hours: The Lives of Mrs. Dalloway (2011)
The Hours: Three Women (2011)
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf (2011)
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2011)
16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards (2011)
The Big Lebowski Live Cast Reunion (2011)
The Journey to Forming a Family (2010)
Florent: Queen of the Meat Market (2010)
Mark at the Movies (2010)
Charlie Rose (2010)
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards (2010)
Gomorron (2010)
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2010)
15th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards (2010)
The Jay Leno Show (2010)
A Single Man: Making of a Single Man (2009)
Samuel L. Jackson: An American Cinematheque Tribute (2008)
A Vision of Blindness (2008)
Shootout (2008)
Seitenblicke (2008)
Días de cine (2008)
Cartelera (2008)
Corazón, corazón (2008)
Miradas 2 (2008)
Corazón de... (2008)
The City That Never Sleeps (2007)
Making the Best Next Thing (2007)
Biography (2007)
Children of Men: Visions of the Future (2007)
The Sharon Osbourne Show (2006)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2006)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (2006)
HBO First Look (2006)
Nobel Peace Prize Concert (2005)
The Naked Brothers Band: The Movie (2005)
The Early Show (2005)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (2005)
The Tony Danza Show (2005)
On the Set: The Making of 'The Forgotten' (2005)
Remembering 'The Forgotten' (2005)
Signs and Voices (2004)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Meryl Streep (2004)
This Morning (2004)
The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004)
Sesame Street (2004)
A Filmmaker's Experience with Julianne Moore and Todd Haynes (2003)
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003)
The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards (2003)
9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)
Calendar (2003)
Richard & Judy (2003)
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2003)
The Orange British Academy Film Awards (2003)
Cartaz Cultural (2003)
The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2003)
Inside the Actors Studio (2002)
Larry King Live (2002)
The Making of 'Far from Heaven' (2002)
Anatomy of a Scene (2002)
IFP Gotham Awards 2002 (2002)
Star Boulevard (2002)
Behind the Scenes: Hannibal (2001)
Beyond Jurassic Park (2001)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (2001)
+ de cinéma (2001)
Breaking the Silence: The Making of 'Hannibal' (2001)
Comedy Central Canned Ham (2001)
The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2001)
Dive Beneath the Surface of the Shipping News (2001)
That Moment: Magnolia Diary (2000)
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards (2000)
The 2000 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (2000)
Mundo VIP (2000)
'Psycho' Path (1999)
American Fashion Awards (1999)
Junket Whore (1998)
Le cercle du cinéma (1998)
The 70th Annual Academy Awards (1998)
Saturday Night Live (1998)
4th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998)
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1998)
Making the 'Lost World' (1997)
American Experience (1997)
1995 MTV Movie Awards (1995)
The Annual 1995 ShoWest Awards (1995)
The 9th Annual IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards (1994)
Luck, Trust & Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country (1993)