Julianne Moore Biography
When Julianne Moore moved to New York around 1983, she worked as a waitress before she started her acting career by taking on dual roles of Frannie and Sabrina Hughes in the daytime drama "As the World Turns". She won a Daytime Emmy Award during her stay at the show, which was from 1985-1988. She then landed in supporting roles in feature films during the early 1990s, such as The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, Benny and Joon, and The Fugitive, but it was in the movie Short Cuts that led her to bigger roles in high-profile films including Nine Months (1995) and The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997).
Moore landed on more serious and critically acclaimed films during the turn of the millennium. She received Oscar nominations for her roles in Boogie Nights (1997), The End of the Affair (1999), Far From Heaven (2002) and The Hours (2002). She also replaced Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling in Hannibal (sequel to Silence of the Lambs), as well as led a reprising role in the movie Magnolia, which was the follow-up to Boogie Nights.
Through her sequence of Oscar nominations, Moore also had mixed reviews with her 2006 film "Freedomland". However, critics did not stop her from starring in the 2006 "Trust the Man", which her son Caleb costarred and her husband, Bart Freudlich directed.
In November 2006, she made her Broadway debut in David Hare's The Vertical Hour. She recently appeared in Next, a science fiction film opposite Nicholas Cage and Jessica Alba. In 2008, three upcoming Julianne Moore movies are on production entitled: "Blindness", "Boone's Lick" and "Hateship, Friendship, Courtship".
Moore has been married to director Bart Freundlich since 2003. They have been together since 1996 and already have two children, Caleb (born December 4, 1997), and Liv Helen (born April 11, 2002). She has been in two marriages before Freundlich, first with Sundar Chakravarthy (1983-1985), then to John Gould Rubin (1986-1995).