Julianne Moore is an American-British actress and author in the film industry since the early 1990s. She is known for her roles in independent films and blockbusters. She has won numerous awards, including an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Awards, and Emmy Awards. As of 2023, her net worth is estimated to be $55 million.
Early Life and Education
Julianne Moore was born on December 3, 1960, in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She is the oldest of three children of Peter Moore Smith, a paratrooper in the U.S. Army, and Anne Smith, a Scottish psychologist and social worker. She has a younger sister, Valerie, and a younger brother, Peter, a novelist. Due to her father’s military career, Moore moved around frequently as a child, living in various states and countries. She attended nine schools and graduated from Frankfurt American High School in Germany in 1979. After participating in several plays at her high school, Moore became interested in acting. She planned to become a doctor but changed her mind after enrolling at Boston University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre in 1983. She then moved to New York City and worked as a waitress while pursuing her acting career.
Julianne Moore Career
Moore began her career with television roles in the mid-1980s. She debuted in the soap opera The Edge of Night in 1984. From 1985 to 1988, she played dual roles of half-sisters Frannie and Sabrina Hughes on the soap opera As the World Turns, for which she won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Ingenue in a Drama Series. She also appeared in several TV movies and miniseries, such as I’ll Take Manhattan (1987), Money, Power, Murder (1989), and The Last to Go (1991). Moore made her film debut in Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990) and continued to play supporting roles in films such as The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992), The Fugitive (1993), and Benny & Joon (1993). She had her breakthrough with Robert Altman’s ensemble drama Short Cuts (1993), in which she played a painter who delivers a monologue while nude below the waist. She received critical acclaim for her performance and earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Female. Moore followed this with acclaimed performances in Louis Malle’s Vanya on 42nd Street (1994) and Todd Haynes’ Safe (1995), showcasing her ability to portray emotionally troubled women. She also starred in the romantic comedy Nine Months (1995) opposite Hugh Grant and the horror sequel The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) opposite Jeff Goldblum. In 1997, she played a 1970s pornographic actress in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights, which earned her her first Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Moore went on to receive four more Oscar nominations for her roles in the period dramas The End of the Affair (1999), Far from Heaven (2002), The Hours (2002), and the contemporary drama Still Alice (2014). In the first three films, she played unhappy homemakers who have affairs or struggle with their sexuality; in the last one, she played a linguistics professor with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for Still Alice. Some of Moore’s other notable films include The Big Lebowski (1998), Magnolia (1999), Hannibal (2001), Children of Men (2006), A Single Man (2009), The Kids Are All Right (2010), Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), Maps to the Stars (2014), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 and Part 2 (2014-2015), Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017), Gloria Bell (2018), After the Wedding (2019), and The Woman in the Window (2021). She has also appeared on television shows such as 30 Rock, Game Change, Lisey’s Story, and Dear Evan Hansen. In addition to her acting work, Moore has written a series of children’s books about Freckleface Strawberry. She has also been involved in various causes such as LGBT rights, gun control, women’s health, and Alzheimer’s research.
Moore has been married twice. Her first husband was John Gould Rubin, an actor and stage director whom she met at Boston University. They married in 1986 and divorced in 1995. Her second husband is Bart Freundlich, a film director whom she met on the set of The Myth of Fingerprints (1997). They married in 2003 and have two children: a son, Caleb, and a daughter, Liv. Moore holds dual citizenship in the United States and the United Kingdom. She became a British citizen in 2011 in honor of her mother, who was born in Scotland and died in 2009. She lives in New York City with her family.
Julianne Moore Awards and Honors
Moore has received numerous awards and honors for her work in film and television. Some of them are: · Academy Award for Best Actress for Still Alice (2014) · BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Still Alice (2014) · Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama for Still Alice (2014) and The End of the Affair (1999) · Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for Game Change (2012) and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for 30 Rock (2010) · Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress for Maps to the Stars (2014) · Venice Film Festival Volpi Cup for Best Actress for Far from Heaven (2002) · Berlin International Film Festival Silver Bear for Best Actress for The Hours (2002) · Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for Far from Heaven (2002) and Still Alice (2014) · Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role for Still Alice (2014) and Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for The Hours (2002) · Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actress for Still Alice (2014) and Best Acting Ensemble for The Hours (2002) ·