Julia Roberts

Topics: Academy Award for Best Actress, Lyle Lovett, Julia Roberts Pages: 2 (677 words) Published: October 8, 1999
Julia Roberts

One of the most widely known actresses, Julia Fiona Roberts, was born on

October 28, 1967. This now 5'9", brown eyed, chatain clair haired girl was born in Smyrna, Georgia. She attended Campbell High School, also in Smyrna, Georgia,where she graduated in 1985. Julia's favorite of only a few past-times is knitting, which she sometimes does while waiting on set. Her favorite quote is, "What changes with fame, I think, are perceptions of an individual, more than the individual." - Boston Herald, May 28, 1999.

Coming from a talented family, Julia Roberts was bound for stardom. Her

mother, Betty Motes, a church secretary, and her father, Walter Roberts, a vacuum cleaner salesman, had performed and taught workshops on acting and screenwriting. Separation struck these two when they divorced in 1971. Five years later, Julia's father died. Julia has three siblings: a brother Eric, and two sisters Lisa and half-sister Nancy. Eric and Lisa were both actors. She also has several puppies and a German Shepherd-Husky mix named Diego.

By watching Julia on screen you may be deceived, whereas she is not quite the glamorous, dressy gal you think. Julia's quite the opposite, she is a fast talking farm girl who often dresses grunge-like. Also, she is not a very competitive but never misses a chance to put on her dancing shoes.

Julia's homes vary across the United States from an apartment in the East to a house in the West to a retreat in the South. She owns a duplex apartment in New York, a house in Hollywood Hills and a fifty-acre retreat near Taos, New Mexico.

Your first thoughts may be that Julia Roberts was always an actress, but you are a bit off. Roberts' first dream was to become a veterinarian but after she graduated from high school, she moved to New York to pursue a career in acting. While in New York, Julia sold sneakers at an Athlete's Foot until her career picked up. In the late...
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