Place of Birth: Fayetteville,
North Carolina, USA
Gould Rubin (1986-1995)
never have sex the way people do in the movies.
You don't do it on the floor, you don't do it standing
up, you don't always have all your clothes off,
you don't happen to have on all the sexy lingerie.
You know, if anybody ever ripped my clothes, I'd
1989, Ryan's winsome ways were showcased to best advantage
in her very first leading role, in Rob Reiner's definitive
late-eighties romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally .
. ., which demolished box-office barriers, thanks in
no small part to Ryan's now-famous simulated-orgasm
scene. The sudden cinematic sensation had found her
stock-in-trade characterization: the slightly befuddled,
occasionally daft, endlessly adorable, and always endearing
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Moore was born Julie Anne Smith in Fort Brag, Fayetteville,
N.C. on December 30th, 1960. Her mother was a psychiatric
social worker and her father a military judge. Needless
to say being an army brat Julianne moved almost constantly,
almost 23 times before she settled. It was at the Boston
University where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts
there she headed off to New York, where she appeared
in a number of late-'80's off-Broadway plays. She then
branched out into television with a short-term part
on the soap opera "The Edge of Night" which lead to
a 3 year stint on "As The World Turns," for which she
earned a daytime Emmy.
a few made for T.V. movies, Julianne made her first
leap to the big screen with 1990's "Tales from the Darkside:
The Movie." She kept winning better and more powerful
roles as time went on, including a small but memorable
role as Harrison Ford's colleague in "The Fugitive."
In fact her small role made such an impression on Steven
Spielberg that he cast her in the "Jurassic Park" sequel
"The Lost World" without an audition.
director, Paul Thomas Anderson, had Moore in mind when
he wrote the role of drug-addicted porn star Amber Waves
in "Boogie Nights." The actress took the news with a
bit of apprehension saying "It really scared me. The
last thing you want to do is read a script about pornography
from a 26-year-old you've never met." Despite her misgivings
about the role, Moore read the script and was won over.
The decision proved a wise one and she received an Oscar
nomination for her astounding performance.
Started 1998 by playing a sinister seductress in the
Coen Brothers' mistaken-identity farce "The Big Lebowski,"
and ended with a subtle performance in Gus Van Sant's
remake of "Psycho."
had Moore as buisy as an actress can be. She began the
year with stellar performances in "Cookies Fortune,"
and "An Ideal Husband." And continued with an outstanding
performance in "The End of the Affair," for which she
garnered an Oscar nomination. She then teamed with Philip
Seymour Hoffman and John C. Reilly for "Magnolia."
bad for an Army brat who recalls, "In grade school,
I was a complete geek. You know, there's always the
kid who's too short, the kid who wears glasses, the
kid who's not athletic. Well, I was all three."
Cal (b. 4 December 1997). Father is Bart Freundlich.
father was a judge in the Army's Judge Advocate
General Corps and her mother was a psychiatric social
from Boston University's School of the Arts.
1999) Moved into $900,000 3-bdrm loft in Greenwich
briefly as part-time waitress in Boston, MA.
a staunch pro-choice advocate and an active member
of Planned Parenthood.
Julie Anne Smith, she had to change her name when
she registered with the Actor's Guild as every variation
of her name seemed to be taken. She then combined
her first two names and assumed her father's middle
name as her surname.
in Juneau, Alaska for about a year and a half and
attended school there from 1971-1972.
considered for the lead role of Kate McQueen in
Fair Game (1995). The part eventually went to Cindy
April 2000) Engaged to Bart Freundlich
Jodie Foster turned down the chance to reprise her
Oscar-winning role of Clarice Starling in Hannibal
(2001), several actresses were considered for the
part - Moore triumphed over such contenders as Helen
Hunt, Gillian Anderson and Cate Blanchett.
order to convincingly portray the role of a housewife
suffering from an immune disorder in Safe (1995),
she lost 10 pounds off of her already petite frame.
reads every script she receives.
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