How much is Julianne Moore worth?
|Net Worth:||$50 Million
|Date of Birth:||December 3, 1960|
|Country:||United States of America|
This freckled redhead has been Hollywood’s leading lady in The Big Lebowski, The Hours and A Single Man.
Who Is Julianne Moore
This fiery redhead built a notable, award-winning career from a humble beginning as a geeky teenager-turned-soap opera star. Julianne Moore has come a long way from daytime television to become one of the most respected names in the biz thanks to some unique roles and risqué choices.
American actress Julianne Moore has a minimum net worth of $50 million dollars, as of 2020.
Julianne Moore was born Julie Ann Smith at Fort Bragg, near Fayetteville, North Carolina. Her early interest in acting was clear—in addition to being an avid young reader, her parents would discuss their work at the dinner table at home. Her mother, a Scottish immigrant, was a psychiatric social worker and her father an army judge, and from an early age she recounts that the family conversations gave her a sense of the emotional drama of everyday life.
Moore was a short, skinny kid with glasses, a self-described “complete geek.” Her father’s job moved the family constantly, so she never got to settle anywhere until her high school years, which she spent in Frankfurt, Germany. It was there that she cut her hair and got contact lenses, and was somewhat surprised to find that she was pretty. “People were much nicer to me,” she said. “It was shocking, emotionally.” After high-school, she left her family in Germany and majored in Drama at Boston University, moving to New York immediately after graduation to seek a life on the stage.
She had no intention of changing her name, but every permutation of Julie Smith was already registered with the Actor’s Guild. As a compromise, she added her mother’s first name to her own, and took her father’s middle name as her last, becoming Julianne Moore. Beautiful and talented and uncommonly cerebral, she quickly won some small parts on the stage, but her breakthrough would come in television after she was cast doubly as twin sisters (one good and one evil, of course) on the soap opera As The World Turns. The three-year stint earned Moore popular recognition, a 1988 Daytime Emmy and a husband, John Gould Rubin, to whom she would be married from 1986 to 1995.
She broke into film in the early ‘90s, with small roles earning her disproportionate acclaim. She was a real estate agent in The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, had a courageous full-frontal scene in Robert Altman’s Short Cuts and played a skeptical doctor in The Fugitive.
She met her second (and current) husband, director Bart Freundlich, on the set of The Myth of Fingerprints. As her talent and reputation grew, so did her parts. Moore could do it all—a tender dramatic actress who could be both sensual and motherly—and was cast perfectly as an aging porn star who takes young Mark Wahlberg under her wing in the 1997 P.T. Anderson film Boogie Nights, earning her first Oscar nomination in the process.
Finding A Balance
Moore has been a full-fledged movie star since the late ‘90s, and her choices have complimented her depth and range as an actress. She was a bizarre artist in the The Big Lebowski, a grieving mother in A Map of the World and a trophy wife driven insane by guilt in Magnolia. She found sexual liberation in The End of the Affair, haunted misery in The Hours and spurred the revolution in Children of Men.
She still seeks out fascinating and diverse rolls, with the impossible-to-fake authenticity of a girl who didn’t know she was pretty until the end of high school. She has earned multiple Oscar nominations, written children’s books and now tries to only work in the summers so her children can accompany her. “It’s a challenging balance,” she says of her family and her career, “I feel fortunate that I have both and I work hard to maintain them.”
Defining Quote “I always say this, but it’s because it’s true: I live a very, very pedestrian life.”