A five-time Most beautiful woman in the world winner, Julia’s career life has pulled her a lot especially in the ‘90s as she was the world highest paid actress. Here we’ll observe some of her achievements and earnings over time.
Julia Roberts Net worth, Biography and Earnings
Julia’s Biography and Early life
Julia Fiona Roberts was born on October 28, 1967, in Smyrna, Georgia somewhere in Atlanta.
Her parents (Betty Lou Bredemus and Walter Grady Roberts) are Christians, Catholics, and Baptists respectively.
Her parents were also in the entertainment industry as playwrights and actors. They met while on set during the theatrical productions for the armed forces and later married in 1955.
There’s surely a thing with acting in her family as her older brother Eric Roberts, her elder sister, Lisa Roberts Gilan, and niece Emma Roberts are also actors. Her younger half-sister Nancy Motes died due to drug abuse.
Her parents divorced in 1972 and she moved to Smyrna, Georgia. Her father died of cancer while she was 10.
She attended Fitzhugh Lee Elementary school and Griffin Middle School and obtained her high school education from Campbell High school. She played the Clarinet in her school too.
She also attended Georgia State University and afterwards moved to New York City to pursue her acting career. She enrolled in acting classes at the Click modelling agency.
Her Career, Earnings, and Net Worth
Julia wanted to be a veterinary doctor growing up. She didn’t complete her education at Campbell High School to pursue her acting career in New York City.
Her first television appearance was in the first season of Crime Story. In the episode ‘The Survivor’, she acted as a juvenile rape victim.
She had her screen debut appearance in the dramedy Satisfaction in 1988.
She also acted along with Dolly Parton, Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine and Daryl Hannah as a young bride with diabetes in “Steel Magnolias”. She also acted in Blood Red along with her brother.
She had a role in the fourth-season finale of Miami Vice. in the comedy Mystic Pizza, she had a major breakthrough and a hitch-free one she had with directors of movies. Roger Ebert applauded her as a major beauty with fierce energy.
She was in the headies as the leading actress in the comedy Pretty woman in 1990 which grossed $464 million globally.
She performed as an assertive freelance hooker, giving her a second Oscar nomination for Best actress. She was rewarded the Motion Picture’s Best Actress.
This was the breakout role that brought her to the limelight and she earned about $300,000.
Some other movies she featured in are Sleeping with the Enemy in 1991, Hook in 1991, The Pelican Brief in 1993, My Best Friend’s Wedding in 1997, Notting Hill in 1999, Runaway Bride in 1999, and so many others.
She earned a Primetime Emmy nomination for the HBO television film, The Normal Heart in 2014. Her first television role was in the first season Amazon Prime video “Homecoming in 2018”.
Her good role as a real-life environment in the film “Erin Brockovich” earned her $20 million out of the movies worth $256.3 million globally. She bagged the Academy Award for Best Actress in the film.
She was listed among the first 50 most influential women’s list by the Hollywood Reporter. In her 2003 film, Monalisa Smile, she received an amount of $25 million.
Her film has globally pulled about $2.8 billion globally and this earned her to be among the most bankable actresses in Hollywood.
She also worked as a voice-over, narrating the 2000 documentary “Silent Angels,” which was about the neurodevelopmental disorder Rett Syndrome, and also for Mother Nature in a 2014 short film for conservational international.
She earns about $20 to $30 million yearly from her film salaries and endorsements. Her net worth is about $250 million.
Some of her endorsements are Global brand ambassador of cosmetics brand Lancome Paris in 2009 for a five-year deal and earned $50 million, Gianfranco Ferre in 2006 and earned $6 million, and many more.
She insured her Smile movie in March 2012 for $30 million. She has so many properties like the seaside Malibu property she acquired in 2003 for $6.4 million, and rents it for $10,000 per month since 2018.
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