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Julia Roberts

Film actress, born October 28, 1967, in Smyrna, Georgia, to Betty and Walter Roberts. Her parents divorced when she was four and her father died when she was nine. Right after high school, Roberts joined her sister in New York City and began modeling. Her brother Eric was already established as an actor.

In 1988, Roberts made a guest appearance on Miami Vice and that same year she made her film debut in Mystic Pizza. She followed up with star turns in Steel Magnolias (1989) and the smash Pretty Woman (1990), co-starring Richard Gere. For each role, Roberts was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe award. When she appeared as herself in The Player (1992), Roberts was already the most sought after actress in Hollywood. Fans adored her sweetness and infectious wide smile.

Roberts began a series of high-profile unsuccessful relationships in 1991 when she was engaged to actor Kiefer Sutherland (her Flatliners co-star). Shortly before the scheduled wedding, the couple broke up, and Roberts was soon seen with actor Jason Patric. In 1993, Roberts married singer Lyle Lovett after a whirlwind courtship. However, the couple never lived together and were divorced less than two years later.

Roberts, seeking to avoid typecasting, sought different roles but her fans weren’t enamored with The Pelican Brief (1993, with Denzel Washington), I Love Trouble (1994, with Nick Nolte), Ready to Wear (1994) and Mary Reilly (1996, with John Malkovich)). She also appeared in the Woody Allen musical Everyone Says I Love You (1997), as Allen’s object of desire. Roberts returned to form with 1997’s My Best Friend’s Wedding and received a Golden Globe nomination. Her next two films, Conspiracy Theory (1997), with Mel Gibson, and Stepmom(1998), co-starring Susan Sarandon, both did respectable business.

Her “comeback” was confirmed the following year with Notting Hill (1999, which also marked a return of sorts for co-star Hugh Grant). Further cementing her reign at the top of the box-office, Roberts re-teamed with Gere for another romantic-comedy hit Runaway Bride (1999). For her next big role, in the hit film Erin Brockovich (2000), Roberts commanded $20 million, making her the highest-paid actress in Hollywood. In early 2000, Forbes magazine ranked Roberts No. 1 on its Celebrity 100 "power" list-denoting the most total media coverage-and No. 12 on its "money" list

Roberts, who lives in New York City, is currently dating actor Benjamin Bratt and appeared with him on an episode of Law and Order in 1999, for which she was nominated for an Emmy.

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