Julia Fiona Roberts is an American actress. Known for her leading roles in films encompassing a variety of genres, she has received multiple accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and three Golden Globe Awards. The films in which she has starred have collectively grossed over $3.9 billion globally, making her one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars.
Mini Bio on Julia Roberts
Roberts was born on October 28, 1967, in Smyrna, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, to Betty Lou Bredemus and Walter Grady Roberts. She is of English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, German, and Swedish descent. Her father was a Baptist, her mother a Catholic, and she was raised Catholic. Her older brother Eric Roberts (born 1956), from whom she was estranged for several years until 2004, older sister Lisa Roberts Gillan (born 1965), and niece Emma Roberts, are also actors. She also had a younger half-sister named Nancy Motes.
Roberts’s parents, one-time actors and playwrights, met while performing in theatrical productions for the armed forces. They later co-founded the Atlanta Actors and Writers Workshop in Atlanta, off Juniper Street in Midtown. They ran a children’s acting school in Decatur, Georgia, while they were expecting Julia. The children of Coretta and Martin Luther King Jr. attended the school; Walter Roberts served as acting coach for their daughter, Yolanda. As a thank-you for his service running the only racially integrated theater troupe in the region and due to the Roberts’ financial difficulties, Mrs. King paid Mrs. Roberts’s hospital bill when Julia was born.
Who is Her First Husband?
Julia Roberts was married to country singer Lyle Lovett from 1993 to 1995 before calling it quits. They barely spent any time together but ended things amicably. Julia Roberts, who turned 53 on October 28th, has been married to husband Danny Moder for 18 years now, but it’s not her first marriage. When she was young and busy, she fell in love with country singer Lyle Lovett, 62. She was 25 and single and he was 35 and single too. While some say they met on set of Robert Altman’s 1992 film The Player, Roberts once explained that she met him through mutual friends, according to Instyle. She was already a fan of his music and kept Lovett’s tapes in her car.
The former couple began dating in early June 1993 and surprised the world by marrying in a small Indiana town in July 1993, according to People. They had been together for only a few weeks or 21 days before tying the knot. Their whirlwind romance caught many people unawares as the Pretty Woman actress had recently broken off her engagement with Keith Sutherland. Furthermore, Lovett and the Eat Pray Love actress reportedly planned their wedding only 72 hours before they tied the knot.
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