Julia Roberts Biography & Net Worth

Julia Roberts is well known worldwide as an American producer and actress. She has been nominated for 8 Golden Globe and won 3. Julia came into limelight in 1990 when she played a leading role in the film “Pretty Woman”. The movie grossed about 464 million dollars worldwide. Julia Roberts net worth in 2020 is $140 million making her the 10th richest actress in the world. In 2003, she was the highest-paid actress after she earned $25 million for her role in the movie “Mona Lisa’s smile”. Her performance in “Erin Brockovich” in 2000 made her win Academy Award for best actress. She has also won Most Beautiful Woman in the World award from People’s magazine five times.

Julia Roberts Biography

Julia Fiona Roberts was born in Smyrna, Georgia on the 28th of October, 1967. Her parents are Walter Grady Roberts and Betty Lou Bredemus. They got married in 1955 and Betty filed for divorce in 1971. Julia is a descendant of Irish, Welsh, Scottish, German, English, and Swedish. She has two siblings, a brother Eric Roberts and a sister Lisa Roberts Gillian. She has a younger half-sibling Nancy Motes. Her brother, sister and niece Emma Roberts are also successful actors.

Julia Roberts Net Worth 2020
Julia Roberts Net Worth 2020

Her parents co-founded an acting and writing workshop in Atlanta in Juniper Street, Midtown. They were both one-time actors and while being pregnant with Juliet, they were running an acting school for children in Georgia together. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King’s children attended the school.

Julia Robert went to Fitzhugh Lee Elementary, Griffin Middle school, and Campbell High School. After her parents’ divorce was finalized in 1972, her mother remarried Michael Motes who was very abusive. They had a child Nancy Motes who passed away at 37 as a result of a drug overdose on the 9th of February, 2014. Her mother divorced Michael in 1983 on the grounds of cruelty, she also confessed that the decision to marry him was the biggest mistake of her life. However, Julia’s biological father Walter died in 1987 from cancer.

As a child, Julia dreamt of becoming a veterinarian but after attending Georgia State University, she dropped out. After this, she moved to New York to be an actress. When she got there, she enrolled in an acting class and signed with Click Modeling Agency.

Julia Robert Acting Career

The 1980s

The major source of Julia Roberts net worth is acting and she started appearing in movies in the 1980s. In 1987, she played the role of a rape victim in the series “Crime Story” and also played a small role with her brother, Eric in the film “Blood Red”. Her first big-screen appearance was in 1988 in the movie “Satisfaction”, she starred alongside other actors like Justine Bateman and Liam Neeson. That same year, she featured in the film “Mystic Pizza” which gave Julia her first critical success. She also has a role in the final episode of the fourth season of “Miami Vice”.

Julia Robert won her first Academy and Golden Globe with her role as a young bride in the film “Steel Magnolias”.

The 1990s

The movies that brought Julia stardom worldwide are “Cinderella-Pygmalionesque” and “Pretty Woman”. Her role in Pretty woman was that of a hooker and she got an Oscar nomination for the second time as Best actress. The role also got her second Golden Globe also as the best actress. Pretty woman has the highest sales of tickets ever for a Rom-Com in the United States and it also grossed 463.4 million dollars.

In 1990, she acted in the thriller “Flatliners” as a student conducting a deathly experience. The following year, her next movies was “Sleeping with the Enemy” where she played the role of a wife with an abusive husband, Patrick Bergin. Then, she played Tinkerbell in “Hook” and the role of a nurse in “Dying Young”.

She took a break from the big screen until 1993 when she starred with Denzel Washington in the film “The Pelican Brief”. It grossed about $195.2 million all over the world. After this, she went ahead to act “I Love Trouble” in 1994, Prêt-a-Porter also in 1994, “Something to talk About” in 1995, and “Michael Collins”. Most of her movies in 1996 were failures.

The late 1990s

Her next huge success came in 1997 with the RomCom “My Best Friend’s Wedding” with other acting legends such as Cameron Diaz and Rupert Everett. The movie was one of the best movies of all time and also a hit at box office. In 1998, she starred in “Sesame Street” and “Stepmom” which grossed about 159.7 million dollars. In 1999, she also played the role of an actress who falls in love with a book store owner in “Nothing Hill”. This film earned a total of $363 million worldwide. Her character was well-received by viewers and Paul Clinton of CNN praised Roberts ”the queen of the romantic comedy whose reign continues”.

That same year, she also featured in “Runaway Bride” which grossed about $309.4 million worldwide. This is the beginning of Julia Roberts net worth and how she has been able to earn such massive fortune. Finally, she received a Primetime Emmy for guest-starring in the series “Law & Order”.

Julia Roberts Net Worth 2021

The 52-year-old actress is one of the world’s biggest actress and also highest-paid. She collects as much as $25 million per movie. As of early 2021, Julia Roberts net worth is about $200 million.

Julia Roberts Marriage and Relationships

She has been romantically linked to many big actors like Mathew Perry, Kiefer Sutherland, Liam Neeson, Jason Patric, and Dylan McDermott. In 1991, she was supposed to marry Sutherland but they broke up three days before they could get married. On the 25th of June, 1993 she and Lyle Lovett got married in Marion, Indians. However, they separated and divorced in 1995.

Julia Robert also got in a relationship with actor Benjamin Bratt in 1998 but the pair ended things in 2001. She is currently married to Daniel Moder whom she met while filming “The Mexican” in 2000. Two years later, they got married in one of Ms. Roberts’s property in New Mexico. They have three kids together (2 boys & 1 girl).

Julia Roberts believes and practices Hinduism.

Julia Roberts Movies

Now to take a look at some of the films that have contributed to Julia Roberts net worth. Some of her highly successful movies that have not been mentioned in this article are;

  • Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
  • The Mexican (2001)
  • Ocean’s twelve (2004)
  • Closer (2004)
  • Fireflies in the Garden (2008)
  • Duplicity (2009)
  • Valentine’s day (2010)
  • Eat Pray Love (2010)
  • Larry Crowne (2011)
  • Mirror, Mirror (2012)
  • August: Osage Country (2013)


Lastly, this post talked about Julia Roberts net worth, movies, and personal lives. We have seen how this legendary actress started building her career and making a name for herself worldwide in the movie industry.


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