Julianne Moore

On this date in 1960, actress Julianne Moore was born in Fayetteville, N.C. Her mother was a Scottish social worker and her father a military judge. She traveled around the world with her parents, graduating from Frankfurt American High School (Germany) in 1979. Julianne earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of the Performing Arts in Boston University in 1983. After appearing in theater, TV soaps, miniseries and TV movies, she caught directors' eyes when appearing in supporting roles in several movies, including "The Fugitive" (1993). Her breakthrough role was in "Safe" (1995), followed by movies such as "Nine Months" (1995), "Assassins" (1995), "Surviving Picasso (1996) playing Dora Maar, "Boogie Nights" (1997), "Big Lebowski" (1998), "An Ideal Husband" (1999), "Magnolia" (1999), "End of the Affair" (1999), "Evolution" (2001), "The Hours" (2002) and "Far From Heaven" (2002). Moore, who has two children, is a pro-choice advocate who is active with Planned Parenthood. Moore does not believe in God, teling The Hollywood Reporter "I learned when my mother died five years ago that there is no 'there' there. Structure, it's all imposed. We impose order and narrative on everything in order to understand it. Otherwise, there's nothing but chaos." (Jan 28, 2015).

“I didn't think you existed.”

—Julianne Moore (paraphrase), when asked by James Lipton on "Inside the Actors Studio" what she would say to God at the Pearly Gates.

Compiled by Annie Laurie Gaylor; Photo by Dfree, Shutterstock.com

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