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Julia Roberts Timeline

Oct. 28, 1967: Born as Julie Fiona Roberts at 12:16 am-EDT in Atlanta to Betty Lou and Walter Roberts.

1971: Due to money issues, problems for the family begin. Her usual easy-going dad becomes abusive toward his wife and in return, she becomes unfaithful. Julia's parents separate.

1972: Mother moves the girls to Smyrna.

1973: Attends the Fitzhugh Lee Elementary School.

1973: Mother marries Michael Motes.

1976: Julie gets a step-sister, Nancy Motes.

1976: Attends Griffin Middle School where the teasing of her big lips and glasses continues.

1976: Discovers Walt Whitman's classic collection of poetry, Leaves Of Grass. For months she reads it every day. She also begins to enjoy the works of Faulkner, Hardy, Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

1977: Biological father, Walter, dies of throat cancer. In memory of her dad she resolves to make something of herself.

1985: Graduates from Campbell High School, in Smyrna, GA.

1985: Days after graduating from high school, she moves to New York where she lives with her sister, Lisa, who is also an aspiring actress.

1985: Works at Baskin-Robbins and at Ann Taylor designer boutique on Fulton Street while taking attending acting classes.

1985: Gets an agent but can't get any acting jobs. She discovers she needs a SAG card to get work and while getting one, she finds out that there is already an actress named Julie Roberts. Hence, Julia Roberts is born.

1986: Joins the Click modeling agency but it just isn't for her. Even though she is beautiful, she simply doesn't see it due to all the teasing she was subjected to at school.

1986: Her older brother, Eric, is having a decent acting career. He gets her a part in Blood Red. But this movie doesn't see the screen until 1989 and by this time, Julia is well on her way to making it on her own.

1987: Has an unaccredited role in Firehouse, playing Babs.

Feb. 13, 1987: Plays Tracy in the TV series Crime Story.

Feb. 12, 1988: Makes film debut in Satisfaction, playing Daryle Shane.

Oct. 12, 1988: Plays Daisy Arujo in Mystic Pizza, with Matt Damon.

1989: Dates actor Richard Gere.

1989: Dates actor Dylan McDermott.

Nov. 15, 1989: Plays Shelby Eatenton Latcherie in Steel Magnolias, with Shirley MacLaine and Dolly Parton.

Mar. 23, 1990: Plays Vivian Ward in Pretty Woman, with Jason Alexander, Richard Gere, and Larry Miller.

Aug. 10, 1990: Plays Rachel Mannus in Flatliners, with Kevin Bacon, William Baldwin, and Kiefer Sutherland.

1991: Breaks engagement off with Kiefer Sutherland after she hears he has been cheating on her.

1991: Dates actor Jason Patric.

Feb. 8, 1991: Plays Sara Waters/Laura Burney in Sleeping With the Enemy.

Dec. 11, 1991: Plays Tinkerbell in Hook, with Robin Williams and Gwyneth Paltrow.

June 25, 1993: Marries singer Lyle Lovett.

Dec. 17, 1993: Plays Darby Shaw in The Pelican Brief, with Denzel Washington.

June 29, 1994: Plays Sabrina Peterson in I Love Trouble, with Eugene Levy and Nick Nolte.

Mar. 22, 1995: Divorces Lyle Lovett.

Aug. 4, 1995: Plays Grace King Bichon in Something to Talk About, with Robert Duvall and Dennis Quaid.

Mid 1990s: She dates Ethan Hawke, Matthew Perry, and Daniel Day-Lewis.

June 20, 1997: Plays Julianne Potter in My Best Friend's Wedding, with Cameron Diaz.

Aug. 8, 1997: Plays Alice Sutton in Conspiracy Theory, with Mel Gibson and Patrick Stewart.

1998: Dates Benjamin Bratt.

Feb. 1999: In a Women's Journal interview, she says: "Any poor guy who has the guts to ask me to dinner takes his life in his hands because, by the salad course, the world thinks we're halfway to the altar."

July 25, 1999: Plays Maggie Carpenter in Runaway Bride, with John Cusack and Richard Gere.

Aug. 22, 1999: In a People Magazine interview, she says,"The first time I felt I was famous was when I went to the movies with my mom. I had gone to the loo, and someone in the bathroom said in a very loud voice: Girl in stall No. 1 were you in Mystic Pizza? I paused and I said, yeah that was me."

2001: After George Bush wins the election, she says, "He's not my president. He will never be my president." She also says that he is "embarrassing".

Mar. 2, 2001: Play Samantha Barzel in The Mexcian, with Brad Pitt and Gene Hackman.

June 2001: Breaks up with Benjamin Bratt.

July 17, 2001: Plays Kathleen "Kiki" Harrison in America's Sweethearts, with Billy Crystal, John Cusack, and Christopher Walken.

Dec. 5, 2001: Plays Tess Ocean in Ocean's Eleven, with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Andy Garcia, and Matt Damon.

July 4, 2002: Marries cameraman Danny Moder. Bruce Willis is the only celebrity to attend her wedding.

Aug. 2, 2002: Plays Catherine/Francesca in Full Frontal, Brad Pitt and David Duchovny.

Dec. 31, 2002: Plays Patricia Watson in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, with Drew Barrymore, George Clooney, Matt Damon,and Brad Pitt.

Dec. 19, 2003: Plays Katherine Ann Watson in Mona Lisa Smile, with Tori Amos and Kirsten Dunst.

Mar. 2004: In a In Style interview, she says: "My pet peeve is people who think that just because I'm considered a celebrity I don't clean up my own messes. Believe me, I can grab a mop in my house."

Nov. 2004: In Bulgaria, a 9000 year old female skeleton is excavated and named "Julia Roberts" due to its perfect teeth, just like the real Julia.

Nov. 28, 2004: Gives birth to twins Hazel Patricia and Phinnaeus Walter Moder.

Dec. 3, 2004: Plays Anna in Closer, with Natalie Portman, Clive Owen, and Jude Law.

Dec. 8, 2004: Plays Tess Ocean in Ocean's Twelve, with George Clooney, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Eddie Gizzard, and Brad Pitt.








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