Julianne Moore was born on December 3, 1960, as Julie Anne Smith, at the Fort Bragg Army Installation in North Carolina. Her father was a colonel in the army, and later became a military judge, and her mother was a psychologist who came to the United States from Scotland. In 2011, Julianne Moore applied for and received British citizenship to honor the passing of her mother.
She studied theater arts at Boston University, and began her career in a series of television parts, including As The World Turns, which earned her a television Emmy. Her career really took off in the early 1990s, when she earned Oscar nominations for Boogie Nights, The End of the Affair, and others.
She has starred in many Hollywood productions and so-called "art" films since the early 1980s, and has garnered four Academy Award nominations for her acting roles depicting ordinary women.
She also appeared in many other television and Hollywood films, such as The Big Lebowski, and Magnolia, and received an Emmy, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress for her role as Sarah Palin.
Julianne Moore is currently married to film director, Bart Freundlich, and has two children. She has also authored several children's books. She has enjoyed much celebrity and renown, and continues to devote much of her time to her family and her career.
In addition to her many accolades as a film star, Julianne Moore's natural and vibrant beauty has led to her recently becoming a L'Oreal Paris brand ambassador.