About Julia Roberts
Julia Fiona Roberts, professionally known just as Julia Roberts, is one of the most popular Hollywood actresses. She gained international recognition by staring in a movie Pretty Woman, which reached the cinemas in 1990 and grossed a total of $464 million. In 2000 Julia received an Academy Award for the Best Actress for her role in Erin Brockovich. Her other significant roles were in the movies Steel Magnolias, My Best Friend’s Wedding, Ocean’s Eleven, Notting Hill, Charlie Wilson’s War and more recently- Mirror Mirror. Julia Roberts net worth is currently estimated at $140 million.
Julia was born in Georgia, in a family of Betty Lou and Walter Grady Roberts. Her parents, whose ancestors came from Scotland, Ireland, Germany, England and Sweden, belonged to different confessions and Julia was raised Catholic just as her mother. Julia is not the only actress in the family. Both of her parents were stage actors at some point in their lives, they actually met while performing for the armed forces. Her sister Lisa Roberts Gillan is also an actress and her niece is a model, singer and movie star best known for her role in television series Unfabulous.
However Julia’s most prominent relative is her brother Eric Roberts, an award winning actor best known for the roles in Runaway Train and Less than Perfect. Despite the relative success and recognition Eric’s fortunes don’t even come close to Julia Roberts net worth- he currently owns assets worth $8 million.
Julia’s childhood was not particularly easy. Her parents separated when the girl was 5 and her father died of cancer five years later. Her mother soon remarried to Michael Motes and conceived Julia’s step-sister, Nancy Motes. Julia’s relationship with her older brother Eric was always quite tense and the two completely alienated after leaving their parents house. They renewed their relationship in 2004. As a kid she never dreamed of the becoming an actress and did not think of choosing a career which eventually boosted Julia Roberts net worth to millions of dollars. She enjoyed playing clarinet in Campbell High School and planed to become a vet. Julia has changed her mind by the time she graduated from school and headed to the Big Apple to build a career in movies’ industry.
Julia made her movie debut in 1988, in Satisfaction. The next year she secured a role in of an ill bride in Steel Magnolias and earned an Academy Award nomination as the best supporting actress. The same performance garnered Julia a Motion Picture Best Supporting Actress award. In 1990 Roberts won the competition after Meg Ryan, Michelle Pfeiffer and Karen Allen to become a star in Pretty Woman. After this appearance Julia gained international fame and her income shot to the stars. For example, in 2003 her role in Mona Lisa Smile boosted Julia Roberts net worth by $25 million.