Julianne Moore is a British-American actress and a children book writer. She took off acting as a career at an early age and went to college to get a degree in Theater She has worked both in Television and feature films and has made her mark through her brilliant performances. Her devoted work won her two Emmy Awards and many other nominations as well.
Julianne Moore Early Days
Moore was born on December 3, 1960 as Julie Anne Smith. Her father was a paratrooper in American Army at that time, who later became a military judge at the rank of colonel. Her mother was a social worker and a psychiatrist of Scottish origin, who had migrated from Scotland to United States during her childhood.
Julianne Moore traveled a lot during her early days due to her father’s military background. She happened to learn more about the cultures and behaviors of people in different areas of United States that later helped her in her acting career.
She went to nine schools in different states and then finally moved to Frankfurt, Germany where she finished her high school. It was at that time that Moore felt her love for acting. She conveyed to her parents that she wanted to become an actor, to which they happily agreed. Her mentors at school also encouraged her and helped her in polishing her talents. She then went to Boston University and got a degree of Bachelor in Fine Arts in Theater in 1983.
Julianne Moore At The Start of Her Career
Julianne Moore then moved to New York to try her luck at acting and started giving auditions. She initially appeared on Television and played in an episode of The Edge of Night. She was then accepted in the cast of a soap opera As the World Turns, in which she played a dual role. After that, there was no looking back for Moore. She continued playing different roles on Television and a few small roles in feature and Television films until she caught the eye of critics for her performance in The Hand That Rocks The Cradle.
• From Julie to Julianne
Julianne Moore, who was still Julie at that time, felt the need of a new identity for herself, since she already had a namesake in the industry. There was already a Julie Smith and a Julie Anne in the industry, so she deliberately combined Julie and Anne to get a new name “Julianne”. This was a good timely decision that helped her gain more recognition in the masses with out being confused with someone else.
After The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, Moore continued to take off to heights of fame and started working in bigger projects. She made her mark through some excellent performances and was nominated for quite some of them, out of which, she also won a few. She is now known as a well established actress in Hollywood with quite a good portfolio on her credit.
List of Julianne Moore Movies
Listed below are a few renowned works of Julianne Moore:
- The Fugitive (1993)
- Boogie Nights (1997)
- The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
- The Big Lebowski (1998)
- Cookie’s Fortune (1999)
- The End of the Affair (1999)
- An Ideal Husband (1999)
- A Map of the World (1999)
- Hannibal (2001)
- Far from Heaven (2002)
- The Forgotten (2004)
- A Single Man (2009)
- Chloe (2010)
- Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
Julianne Moore Awards and Nominations
Julianne Moore has a quite a good number of award nominations for her excellent performances. She was also credited by the critics for her works and appreciation kept coming in through print media as well. Some very well reputed movie magazines also acclaimed her for her wonderful acting skills and her works. She has been nominated for four Oscars, six Golden Globes, three BAFTAs, nine Screen Actors Guild Awards, and has won two Emmy Awards; for As The World Turns and Game Change.
The Freckleface Strawberry
In 2007, she went into writing and wrote a story book for children called; Freckleface Strawberry. It is the story of a girl who wants to get rid of her freckles but finally accepts them. The book was named so because Moore herself was once teasingly called freckleface strawberry by her children during her childhood because of her own freckles. In 2009, she came about with another book Freckleface Strawberry and the Dodgeball Bully; that came out in New York in 2010.