Julia Roberts, the evergreen starlet in Hollywood celebrated her 50th birthday on Saturday, October 28. Even after turning 50, the actress still looks charming just like any other young celebrities in their twenties, and due to this 'age in reverse gear' element, Roberts enjoys a huge fan following in all nooks of the globe.
Here's a look at the journey of Julia Roberts in evolving as the most popular female celebrity in the modern day cinema.
Legacy of arts from her parents
Born on October 28, 1967, Julia Roberts is of English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh, German, and Swedish descent. Her father was a Baptist, while her mother was a Roman Catholic. Young Julia was raised as a Catholic, and she started showing an affinity towards arts during her childhood itself. She also played clarinet during her school days.
Julia Roberts' parents were actors, and they used to perform in several stages. The legacy of arts from her parents has played a crucial role in developing the artistic mindset of Julia. After dropping out from the college, Julia Roberts migrated to New York to pursue a career in modeling.
A remarkable debut followed by unending success
After completing some popular modeling assignments, Julia Roberts made her acting debut through the movie 'Satisfaction' which featured her alongside Liam Neeson and Justin Bateman. Even though her character in the movie had a little screen presence, her portrayal of a bass guitarist captured the hearts of the audiences.
Julia Roberts received critical acclaim for the film, 'Mystic Pizza', and later in 1989, she received Academy Award nomination for the best-supporting actress in the film 'Steel Magnolias'.
The fame of Julia Roberts reached new heights when 'Pretty Woman' was released in 1990. The success of 'Pretty Woman' skyrocketed her career, and several top-rated Hollywood production houses eagerly waited for her dates.
She later acted in noted roles in movies like 'Mary Reilly', 'Conspiracy Theory', 'The Mexican', 'Oceans Eleven', and 'August: Osage County'.
Awards and Acclaim
Julia Roberts won the Academy Award in the 'Best Actress' category for the movie 'Erin Brockovich'. She was nominated three times for the Academy Awards in movies 'Steel Magnolias', 'Pretty Woman' and 'August: Osage County'.
Roberts won the Golden Globe awards three times for movies, 'Steel Magnolias', 'Pretty Woman' and 'Erin Brockovich'. Her performance in 'Erin Brockovich' also fetched her Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Julia Roberts is currently awaiting the release of her new movie 'Wonder' Stephen Chbosky has directed this film, and it also stars Owen Wilson in another prominent role. According to reports, Julia and Owen will enact the role of the parents of a young boy in this flick.
The film will be released on November 17, 2017.