What is a short biography of Julia Roberts?


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Julia Roberts was born on Oct. 28, 1967, in Smyrna, Georgia. She has two siblings, her brother Eric and her sister Lisa. Roberts rose to fame after landing the lead role in the movie "Pretty Woman." The movie grossed $464 million worldwide. In 2000, she starred in the movie "Erin Brockovich" and won the Academy Award for best actress. She married Lyle Lovett in 1993, but they divorced two years later. As of 2015, Roberts is married to Daniel Moder.

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As a child, Roberts wanted to be a veterinarian, but she later decided to follow in her brother's footsteps and try acting. In 1988, she landed her first film roles in "Mystic Pizza" and "Satisfaction." She went on to star in multiple Blockbuster hits, including "Ocean's Eleven," "Ocean's Twelve," "Notting Hill," "Eat, Prey, Love" and "Mona Lisa Smile." She became one of Hollywood's highest paid actors and received a pay check of $25 million for her performance in "Mona Lisa Smile."

Roberts married cinematographer Daniel Moder in 2002, and she and Moder have three children together as of 2015. The couple met while filming the movie "The Mexican" in 2000. Along with her sister, Roberts runs a production company called Red Om Films.

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