Julianne Moore has been acting since the early ’90s and she’s definitely earned her stripes in Hollywood since then! This red-headed actress is well-respected in the industry by her peers and critically acclaimed for her work. But before she started making feature films and winning Oscars, she was a soap opera star who appeared regularly on As the World Turns. This role even earned her a Daytime Emmy Award! Since then she’s moved onto films with notable roles in projects like The Lost World: Jurassic Park, The End of the Affair, Boogie Nights, Far from Heaven, The Hours, Hannibal, Hunger Games and of course, her Oscar winning role in Still Alice. Her 56th birthday is just around the corner, so here’s a look at 10 things you probably didn’t know about Julianne Moore!
She was born on December 3, 1960 at the Fort Bragg army installation in North Carolina. Her mother, Anne Love was a psychologist and social worker, while her father, Peter Moore Smith, was a paratroooper in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He later became a colonel and then a military judge. The oldest of three children, Moore spent the majority of her childhood moving from city to city because of her father’s career. She lived in 18 different places from the time she was a little girl until she was 18, attended nine different schools and even lived abroad for two years in Germany. Instead of seeing it as a negative thing, Moore has said that her childhood helped her be a better actress because she gained so many different experiences.