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Biography #2 (for Freedomland)

Moore is only the ninth person in the Motion Picture Academy's history to receive two acting Oscar nominations in the same year. In 2002, she was nominated for Best Actress for Far From Heaven and Best Supporting Actress for The Hours. Far From Heaven was directed by Todd Haynes and co-starred Dennis Quaid and Dennis Haysbert. Moore was the recipient of many critics' honors for her performance in the film including National Board of Review, Independent Spirit, Los Angeles Film Critics and Broadcast Film Critics among others, and received a Golden Globe nomination and a Screen Actors Guild nomination for Best Actress. The Hours, directed by Stephen Daldry and based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Michael Cunningham, also starred Nicole Kidman and Meryl Streep. In addition to her Oscar nomination, Moore received numerous honors for her performance including a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress.

Moving effortlessly between box office hits and independent features, Moore recently starred in Revolution Studios' The Forgotten, opposite Pierce Brosnan in Peter Howitt's The Laws of Attraction and in Jane Anderson's The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio with Woody Harrelson. She will soon star in Trust the Man, written and directed by Bart Freundlich and co-starring David Duchovny, Billy Crudup and Maggie Gyllenhaal, opposite John Malkovich in Savage Grace, in Todd Haynes' I'm Not There: Suppositions on a Film Concerning Dylan and Alfonso Cuaron's The Children of Men with Clive Owen.

She also starred opposite Kevin Spacey, Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett in The Shipping News directed by Lasse Hallstr÷m, as well as with Billy Crudup in the Bart Freundlich-directed film World Traveler. Additionally, she starred with Anthony Hopkins in the blockbuster hit Hannibal directed by Ridley Scott and director Ivan Reitman's sci-fi comedy Evolution opposite David Duchovny.

Among her numerous notable performances are those in director Neil Jordan's The End of the Affair with Ralph Fiennes and Boogie Nights directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, both of which earned her Academy Award┬ nominations. She co-starred in Robert Altman's Cookie's Fortune with Glenn Close, Charles Dutton and Liv Tyler, as well as the remake of Psycho directed by Gus Van Sant and co-starring Anne Heche, Viggo Mortensen, Vince Vaughn and William H. Macy. Moore's work in An Ideal Husband with Rupert Everett, Minnie Driver and Cate Blanchett, earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy. Additionally, Moore starred in A Map of the World opposite Sigourney Weaver and directed by Scott Elliott, Magnolia directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, The Lost World: Jurassic Park directed by Steven Spielberg, The Myth of Fingerprints directed by Bart Freundlich and the Coen Brothers' The Big Lebowski.

Moore was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for both Robert Altman's Short Cuts and Todd Haynes's Safe. She also received critical acclaim for her performance as Yelena in Louis Malle's Vanya on 42nd Street and as Dora Maar in James Ivory's Surviving Picasso. Her additional film credits include The Hand That Rocks The Cradle, Benny & Joon, The Fugitive, Nine Months and Assassins. Other honors include the Excellence in Media Award at the 2004 GLAAD Media Awards, the Actor Award at the 2002 Gotham Awards and the Tribute to Independent Vision at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.

After earning her B.F.A. from Boston University's School for the Performing Arts, Moore starred in a number of off-Broadway productions, including Caryl Churchill's Serious Money and Ice Cream/Hot Fudge at the Public Theater. She appeared in Minneapolis in the Guthrie Theater's Hamlet and participated in workshop productions of Strindberg's The Father with Al Pacino and Wendy Wasserstein's An American Daughter with Meryl Streep.

Bio courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment for "Freedomland" (19-Feb-2006)


Biography #3 (for Laws of Attraction)

Julianne Moore, an actress of exceptional range, has delivered outstanding work in both major studio hits and acclaimed independent features.

She became the ninth person in Academy history to receive two Oscar nominations in the same year (Best Actress for Far From Heaven and Best Supporting Actress for The Hours), bringing a career total of four Academy Award nominations.

Moore's other notable films include Neil Jordan's The End of the Affair and Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights. Her performances earned her Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for each film. She also received a BAFTA Award nomination for The End of the Affair; an additional Golden Globe Award nomination for her work in Oliver Parker's An Ideal Husband, and awards for Boogie Nights from the National Society of Film Critics, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and Florida Film Critics Circle as Best Supporting Actress.

Moore received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Robert Altman's Short Cuts, and later reunited with the director for Cookie's Fortune (for which she was honored by the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association as Best Supporting Actress). She has also starred in such blockbusters as Ridley Scott's Hannibal and Steven Spielberg's The Lost World: Jurassic Park; in the independent films The Myth of Fingerprints and World Traveler, both of which were written and directed by her husband, Bart Freundlich; and, again for Paul Thomas Anderson, in Magnolia (for which she was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award).

For her performance in Todd Haynes' Safe, she received an Independent Spirit Award. Her four screen performances from 1999 (in Cookie's Fortune, An Ideal Husband, Magnolia, and Scott Elliott's A Map of the World) brought her the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress that year.

Moore's many other screen credits include Lasse Hallstrom's The Shipping News; Joel and Ethan Coen's The Big Lebowski; Merchant Ivory's Surviving Picasso; Chris Columbus' Nine Months; Louis Malle's Vanya On 42nd Street (for which she earned the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress); Jeremiah Chechik's Benny & Joon; and Curtis Hanson's The Hand that Rocks the Cradle.

After earning her B. F. A. from Boston University for the Performing Arts, Moore starred in a number of off-Broadway productions, including Caryl Churchill's Serious Money and Ice Cream/Hot Fudge at the Public Theatre. In Minneapolis, she appeared in the Guthrie Theatre's Hamlet ; and participated in workshop productions of Strindberg's The Father (with Al Pacino) and Wendy Wasserstein's An American Daughter (with Meryl Streep).

Moore was recently honored with the Independent Feature Project (IFP) Gotham Awards' annual Actor Award, which recognizes a New York-based actor who has made significant artistic contributions to the city's film community.

Bio courtesy New Line Cinema for "Laws of Attraction" (08-Jun-2004)


Biography #4 (for Far From Heaven)

Julianne Moore, an actress of exceptional range, has delivered outstanding work in both major studio hits and acclaimed independent features. For her performance in Todd Haynes' SAFE, she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Actress.

Soon to be seen starring in Stephen Daldry's THE HOURS, Moore's other notable films include Neil Jordan's THE END OF THE AFFAIR and Paul Thomas Anderson's BOOGIE NIGHTS. Her performances in the latter movies earned her Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for each film. She also received a BAFTA Award nomination for THE END OF THE AFFAIR; an additional Golden Globe Award nomination for her work in Oliver Parker's AN IDEAL HUSBAND; and awards for BOOGIE NIGHTS from the National Society of Film Critics, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and Florida Film Critics Circle as Best Supporting Actress.

Moore received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Robert Altman's SHORT CUTS, and later reunited with the director for COOKIE'S FORTUNE (for which she was honored by the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association as Best Supporting Actress). She has also starred in such blockbusters as Ridley Scott's HANNIBAL and Steven Spielberg's THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK; in the independent films THE MYTH OF FINGERPRINTS and WORLD TRAVELER, both of which were written and directed by her companion, Bart Freundlich; and, again for Paul Thomas Anderson, in MAGNOLIA (for which she was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award).

Her four screen performances from 1999 (in COOKIE'S FORTUNE, AN IDEAL HUSBAND, MAGNOLIA, and Scott Elliott's A MAP OF THE WORLD) brought her the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress that year.

Moore's many other screen credits include Lasse Hallstrom's THE SHIPPING NEWS; Joel and Ethan Coen's THE BIG LEBOWSKI; Merchant Ivory's SURVIVING PICASSO; Chris Columbus' NINE MONTHS; Louis Malle's

VANYA ON 42nd STREET (for which she earned the Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress); Jeremiah Chechik's BENNY & JOON; and Curtis Hanson's THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE.

She will soon begin work on RAVELING, which Bart Freundlich will direct and co-adapt with her brother Peter Moore Smith, from the latter's novel. She will star in as well as executive-produce the feature.

After earning her B.F.A. from Boston University for the Performing Arts, Moore starred in a number of off-Broadway productions, including Caryl Churchill's Serious Money and Ice Cream/Hot Fudge at the Public Theater. In Minneapolis, she appeared in the Guthrie Theater's Hamlet; and participated in workshop productions of Strindberg's The Father (with Al Pacino) and Wendy Wasserstein's An American Daughter (with Meryl Streep).

Moore was recently honored with the Independent Feature Project (IFP) Gotham Awards' annual Actor Award, which recognizes a New York-based actor who has made significant artistic contributions to the city's film community.

Bio courtesy Focus Features for "Far From Heaven" (01-Jan-2000)


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