Julianne Moore

BATD ON Oct 15, 2009 AT 1:16 pm

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore

North Carolina native Julianne Moore was born to a Scottish social worker mother and a military judge father in 1960. After moving location to location across the globe, she landed at Boston University, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree from the College of Fine Arts. Post-graduation, Moore enjoyed the bit parts of off-Broadway theatre before moving on to her Daytime Emmy Award winning performance on As the World Turns.

The rest of Moore’s early career consisted of a string of supporting roles, opposite the likes of Johnny Depp (Benny & Joon, 1993) and Harrison Ford (The Fugitive, 1993). Over the next several years, she embraced more high-profile films including Nine Months (1995) with Hugh Grant and the blockbuster The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997). Then, her recognition skyrocketed with Oscar nominated performances in the films Boogie Nights, The End of the Affair, Far from Heaven, and The Hours.

Julianne with Liam Neeson in Chloe

Julianne with Liam Neeson in Chloe

During this time, Moore also appeared in several large commercial blockbusters, including Hannibal—replacing Jodie Foster as agent Clarice Starling—and The Big Lebowski from the Coen brothers. Her 2006 film Children of Men was critically acclaimed. Moore has adopted a less demanding workload in the past several years to accommodate her role as a wife and mother of two.

Beyond her career on-camera, Moore has explored other avenues over the years. In 2002, she became a Revlon spokesperson, appearing in campaigns alongside Halley Berry, Susan Sarandon, and Jessica Alba. She has also taken an interest in children’s literature, writing a pair of books based on her personal experiences as a freckle-faced child. She also acts as an ambassador for the Save the Children programme.

Moore’s latest work is Chloe, debuting at the London Film Festival. This film also stars Liam Neeson and Amanda Seyfried. It follows Catherine’s (Moore) quest to discover the truth about her husband’s possible infidelity by using Chloe (Seyfried) as seductress. This poignant film will undoubtedly shine as one of Moore’s finest performances. Also, catch her as one of four stars at the Film Talks at the Festival this year.

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