Julie Fiona Roberts, born in Smyrna, Georgia, never dreamed she
would become the most popular actress in America. As a child, due
to her love of animals, Julia originally wanted to be a
veterinarian, but later studied journalism. When her brother Eric
achieved some success in Hollywood, Julia decided to try acting.
Her first break came in 1988 when she appeared in two
youth-oriented movies _Mystic Pizza (1988)_ (qv) and _Satisfaction
(1988)_ (qv). The movies introduced her to a new audience who
instantly fell in love with this pretty woman. Julia's biggest
success was in the signature movie _Pretty Woman (1990)_ (qv), for
which Julia got an Oscar nomination, and also won the People's
Choice award for Favorite Actress. Even though Julia would spend
the next few years either starring in serious movies, or playing
fantasy roles like Tinkerbell, the movie audiences would always
love Julia best in romantic comedies. With _My Best Friend's
Wedding (1997)_ (qv) Julia gave the genre fresh life that had been
lacking in Hollywood for some time. Offscreen, after a brief
marriage, Julia has been romantically linked with several other
actors. Julia has also become involved with UNICEF charities and
has made visits to many different countries, including Haiti and
India, in order to promote goodwill. Julia is one of the most
popular and sought-after talents in Hollywood.
Biography courtesy of the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com).