Julianne Moore: Top 10 Facts You Need to Know

Julianne Moore is celebrating her first primetime Emmy win for her role as Sarah Palin in the TV movie Game Change. Here’s what you should know about this Hollywood star.

1. She’s from Fayetteville, North Carolina

Daughter of a military judge and Scottish social worker, Moore was born on December 3, 1960, and spent the early years of her life in over two dozen locations around the world.

2. She Went to Boston University

There she earned her bachelor of fine arts degree in acting from the School of the Performing Arts.

3. She Began Her Acting Career in 1983

Starting with minor roles she later joined the soap opera As The World Turns, from which she won her first daytime Emmy award in 1988.

4. She Stars in Awesome Movies

Some of her most notable performances (many of which brought her Academy Award nominations) include performances in Boogie Nights, The Big Lebowski, Magnolia , Hannibal, The Forgotten, The End of the Affair, Far From Heaven, The Hour, and most recently The Kids Are All Right and Crazy, Stupid, Love.

5. She’s a Writer

The cover of Moor's book, Freckleface Strawberry

In October 2007 Moore published her first book, Freckleface Strawberry, a children’s book illustrated by LeUyen Pham.

6. She’s Working on Three Films Right Now

Current projects in production include The Seventh Son, Don Jon’s Addition and Carrie.

7. She’s Won 45 Awards

Stemming from her first in 1988 for her role in As the World Turns, Moore has raked in a total of 45 awards over the years, 11 of which were for various roles in 2002 alone (most notably for her role in Far from Heaven).

8. She’s a Big-Time Liberal

A vocal Obama supporter in the 2008 campaign (even though she played Sarah Palin in her award winning role in Game Change), Moore also is a pro-choice activist and sits on the board of advocates for Planned Parenthood.

9. She’s an Ecological Activist

Moms Clean Air Force

In 2012 she joined the Moms Clean Air Force to help call upon families to fight against toxic air pollution.

10. She Believes in Balancing Work and Family Life

Julianne Moore with her family

Married with two kids (Caleb and Liv), Moore takes on roles that allow her to attend soccer games and make sure her kids’ homework is done.

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