Some of her most popular movies include 'Pretty woman', 'My Best Friend's Wedding', 'America's Sweethearts', 'Ocean's Eleven', 'Confessions of a Dangerous Mind' and 'Mona Lisa Smile'.


She will be seen next in the latest adaptation of Snow White, 'Mirror Mirror'. Her upcoming movies are 'The Normal Heart' and 'Osage County'.

Julia Roberts hides a volcanic talent behind that sunshine smile. Here's one actress who has consistently been picking the right movie, in a sparkling career that spans over two decades. Her fans have little homework to do; they just have to trust every movie she does.

Here is a pictorial fact file on Julia Roberts, who will be seen next in 'Mirror Mirror', releasing this weekend.

Julia Roberts was born on October 28, 1967.

As a child, she loved animals and, hence, aspired to be a veterinarian. However, she studied journalism and took up movies only after seeing her brother achieve success in Hollywood.


Her patent smile and fresh look drew the audiences to her when she was first seen as a prostitute in 'Pretty Woman', 1990.
 With 'My Best Friend's Wedding' in 1997, she gave rom-coms an unmistakable JR stamp.

She was considered for the role of Poison Ivy in the movie, 'Batman and Robin' (1997).


She beat Sandra Bullock to secure the role of Maggie Carpenter in 'Runaway Bride' (1999).
 Julia is a huge fan of Aishwarya Rai. "Aishwarya Rai is the most beautiful woman in the world, more beautiful than any Hollywood actress," she says.

A 9000-years-old female skeleton, which was excavated in Bulgaria in 2004, was named Julia Roberts. Reason: Scientists believe that the lady must have had a beautiful smile like Julia.

Julia is one of seven actresses who have achieved a "Grand Slam" in Hollywood. She won the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critics' Choice Award, Golden Globe Award and SAG Award for her performance in 'Erin Brockovich'.

Julia Roberts is known to be extremely dedicated to her work. She observed art history classes at the New York University to prepare for her role in 'Mona Lisa Smile' (2003).
 Julia is left-handed; for her role in 'Erin Brockovich', she had to learn how to use her right hand

She is the highest paid actress in Hollywood. This status was given to her after she touched the $20 million salary mark for 'Erin Brockovich'.

She won an Oscar in 2007, for playing Erin Brockovich-Ellis in 'Erin Brockovich', making her one of 13 actors to win the Award for playing a real person who was still alive at the evening of the Award ceremony.

Julia Roberts is said to have converted to Hinduism while shooting for 'Eat Pray Love'. She is now a practicing Hindu. "I go to the temple to chant, pray and celebrate," she told Elle magazine for their September issue.

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