Date of Birth: 3 December 1960
Julianne Moore biography:
Son, Caleb Freundlich (b. 4 December 1997). Father is Bart Freundlich. Her father was a judge in the Army's Judge Advocate General Corps and her mother was a psychiatric social worker. Graduated from Boston University's School of the Arts. Moved into $900,000 3-bedroom loft in Greenwich Village. [November 1999] Worked briefly as part-time waitress in Boston, MA. Is a staunch pro-choice advocate and an active member of Planned Parenthood. Born Julie Anne Smith, she had to change her name when she registered with the Actor's Guild as every variation of her name seemed to be taken. She then combined her first two names and assumed her father's middle name as her surname. Lived in Juneau, Alaska for about a year and a half and attended school there from 1971-1972. Was considered for the lead role of Kate McQueen in Fair Game (1995). The part eventually went to Cindy Crawford. After Jodie Foster turned down the chance to reprise her Oscar-winning role of Clarice Starling in Hannibal (2001), several actresses were considered for the part - Moore triumphed over such contenders as Helen Hunt, Gillian Anderson and Cate Blanchett. In order to convincingly portray the role of a housewife suffering from an immune disorder in Safe (1995), she lost 10 pounds off of her already petite frame. She reads every script she receives. Her brother, Peter Moore Smith, is an author and has written the book "Raveling" for which Julianne Moore has bought the film rights. She was on Entertainment Weekly's list of "The 25 Greatest Actresses of the '90s" (issue date: 11/20/98). Chosen as one of People Magazine's '50 most beautiful' list.  Andre Gregory, who directed her onstage in "Uncle Vanya," said that "she evoked the sensuality and urgency of a young Joan Crawford, but with more depth, more contradictions.". Louis Malle, who directed her in the 1994 movie version, Vanya on 42nd Street (1994), said "that she made him think of the greatest of all ravaged beauties, Jeanne Moreau." Moved into $2.65 Mio duplex penthouse in Greenwich Village  Daughter, Liv Freundlich (b. 11 April 2002). Father is Bart Freundlich. Graduated from Frankfurt American High School in Frankfurt, Germany, in 1979. She is one of the elite ten thespians to have been nominated for both a Supporting and a Lead Acting Academy Award in the same year. In 2003, she was nominated for a Supporting Oscar for her role in The Hours (2002), and in the Lead category for her role in Far from Heaven (2002). The other nine are Fay Bainter, Teresa Wright, Barry Fitzgerald (he has been nominated in both categories for the same role in the same movie), Jessica Lange, Al Pacino, Sigourney Weaver, Emma Thompson, Holly Hunter, Cate Blanchett and Jamie Foxx. She and Joan Cusack played pregnant women in Nine Months (1995). In 1997, their own sons were born. Born on the same day as actress Daryl Hannah. She also shares a birthday with actor Brendan Fraser. While in college, she auditioned for the prestigious Guthrie Theater Drama School at the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota, but continued to pursue her BFA at Boston instead. A few years later, she performed at the Guthrie Theater in the Ensamble, production of George Bernard Shaw "Heartbreak House". She and her The End of the Affair (1999) co-star Ralph Fiennes have acted in separate Hannibal Lecter films: she in Hannibal (2001) and he in Red Dragon (2002). In Evolution (2001), she works with Ted Levine. Levine played Jame "Buffalo Bill" Gumb in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), who is killed by Clarice Starling, later played by Moore in Hannibal (2001). Received triple nominations from the Screen Actors Guild Awards in both 2000 and 2003. Late in 2001, she appeared in The Shipping News (2001) with Scott Glenn. Glenn had played Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs (1991). Moore appeared in the sequel, Hannibal (2001). Appears in Boogie Nights (1997), The Big Lebowski (1998) and Magnolia (1999) with Philip Seymour Hoffman. Both of them have played characters in the Hannibal Lecter series. Moore played Clarice Starling in Hannibal (2001), and Hoffman played Freddie Lounds in Red Dragon (2002). In the year 2003, when she was nominated for two Oscars, she was in competition with her co-stars from The Hours (2002); Nicole Kidman (for The Hours (2002)) and Meryl Streep (for Adaptation. (2002)). Appears in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), the sequel to Jurassic Park (1993), in which Laura Dern was the heroine. Also appears in Hannibal (2001), the sequel to The Silence of the Lambs (1991), in which Jodie Foster preceded her as "Clarice Starling". Laura Dern and Jodie Foster appeared together in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974). Was considered for the lead role of "Deirdre Burroughs" in Running with Scissors (2006). The part eventually went to Annette Bening. Friend of Ellen Barkin. Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 1996. Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2007 Razzie Award nominating ballot. She was suggested in the Worst Actress category for her performance in the film Freedomland (2006), however, she failed to receive a nomination. Parents married when they were 19 and 20 years old. Moved 23 times before she turned 18 because her father was a lawyer in the army. The actress went to 9 schools. Chose to remain uncredited in her role as the voice of "Aria" in the 2008 movie Eagle Eye (2008). Participated in the 3rd Munchkin's Project Pink annual breast cancer awareness campaign to raise money for breast cancer research. The project consists of the donation of celebrity-decorated and autographed bath ducks, put up for auction. [October 2008] Artist ambassador for "Save the Children". Her mother, Ann Love Smith, died April 29, 2009.