Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

Julia Fiona Roberts



Birth Date

October 28, 1967


53 years

Zodiac Sign



Smyrna, Georgia, United States


Fitzhugh Lee Elementary School; Griffin Middle School; Campbell High School



Julia Roberts family members

Father's Name

Walter Grady Roberts

Mother's Name

Betty Lou Bredemus

Siblings names

Eric Roberts (older brother), Lisa Roberts Gillan (sister), Nancy Motes (late younger half sister)

Is Julia Roberts a lesbian/bisexual?


What is Julia Roberts marital status?


Who is Julia Roberts husband?

Daniel Moder

When did get married?

July 4, 2002

How many children does she have?

3 (twins Hazel Moder and Finn Moder; son Henry Moder)

Julia Roberts husband

Daniel Moder (husband)

Daniel Moder husband Julia Roberts

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In one of her recent interviews, Julia Roberts joked, that the key to happiness is to marry the right person, to give birth to a redhead kid and to have good friends. We’ll speak about her redhead sons and a blonde daughter a little later, and now let’s focus our attention exclusively on her husband.

She met Daniel Moder in 2001 and they were in relationships with someone else at that time. “All the roads led to my husband”, Julia never gets tired to repeat, but at that time she was in relationships with an actor Benjamin Bratt, and he boasted, one day he would marry her. And danny was a husband of another woman, Vera Steimberg. But she let him go, when he confessed, he fell in love with Ms. Roberts. They say, Vera got a lot of money from her ex for their “amicable” separation.

On July 4, 2002, they wedded at Julia’s ranch in Taos, New Mexico. They have been an item since then. Julia is incredibly happy with Daniel, she tells, that their meeting has changed her a lot. After their wedding, she refused from her many projects to spend more time with her husband and their kids.

This tall handsome man is a person of success, too. He was born in Los Angeles, California in 1969. He holds a degree in psychology. Since 1995 he has been busy in the movie industry. For his work on “The Normal Heart”, he won the Emmy Award nomination.

Lyle Lovett (ex-husband; were married in 1993-1995)

Lyle Lovett ex husband Julia Roberts

Date of birth: November 1, 1957

Daniel is the second husband of a movie star Julia Roberts. Previously to him, she caved into marriage with the country singer Lyle Lovett. That was a good choice – Lyle is the inspiration for many musicians all over the world. He has an unusual appearance – some people consider his looks a little weird, while others think, that he is very attractive. 

Lyle entered this world in Houston, Texas. He has released his debut album in 1996. As of now, he has released 11 studio albums. The most successful of them are “Pontiac”, “I Love Everybody”, “Step Inside This House” etc. For his talented songs, he got four Emmy Awards.

Unfortunately, Julia and Lyle separated after 2 years of family life. Both didn’t publicize the reason for their separation, nevertheless “People” magazine reported, that busy schedules and career expectations of both prevented them from building a happy family.

As of 2019, Lyle is married to April Kimble. They started dating in 1997 but made their relationships official only on February 4, 2017.

Julia Roberts kids

Hazel Patricia Moder (daughter; one of the twins) 

Hazel Patricia Moder daughter Julia Roberts

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Date of birth: November 28, 2004

Hazel is the only daughter in Julia and Daniel’s family. She has already tried her hand as an actress and appeared in the movie “Mother’s Day”, where she acted with her famous mother. Hazel has been included in the list of the most beautiful kids in the world in 2011. Hazel’s mother is practicing the Hindu religion. In 2009 the girl and her other family members went on a religious trip to India. There Hazel accepted the Hindus name Laxmi.

Julia’s daughter has practically everything any child can dream about, but she remains a kind-hearted girl, who is not spoiled at all. Several years ago she cut her naturally blonde hair and donated it for the organization “Wigs for Kids”, which supports children, who lost their hair because of some health conditions. 

Finn Moder (son; one of the twins)

Finn Moder son Julia Roberts

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Date of birth: November 28, 2004

Phinnaeus, or Finn, as he is named in a tight family circle, is Julia’s elder son, one of the twins. He is a teenager as of 2019. The boy studies at a high school. He resides with his parents and siblings at their ranch in Malibu. Finn plays soccer for the school team, and Julia often visits his matches. 

Henry Moder (son)

Henry Moder son Julia Roberts

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Date of birth: June 18, 2007

Henry is the youngest member of the Roberts-Moder family. Like his older brother, he is a fan of soccer. Sometimes he goes for football matches with his parents and siblings. His mother used to tell in one of her interviews, that Henry is a fan of sports. He has a great fashion taste, too. 

Who are Julia Roberts parents?

Walter Roberts (father)

Date of birth: 1933

Date of death: March 1977

Julia was still a primary school pupil when she lost her dad. In her recent interview, the star confessed, that she didn’t understand the death at that time. “Death seemed so mysterious and scary for me”, she told. Julia names her relationships with dad “an interrupted experience” because he divorced from her mother when Ms. Roberts was just four. She remained close with her father until his death from throat cancer in 1977.

Betty Lou Bredemus (mother)

Date of birth: August 13, 1934

Date of death: February 19, 2015 

Betty Lou Bredemus was Julia Roberts’ mother and her closest friend. She accompanied her daughter at the most important events in her life. Thus, Julia understood for the first time, that she had become famous, when she went with her mom to the cinema, and all the people looked at her and recognized her. That was in the late 1980s.

Betty was an actress and the acting school owner. She ran “Atlanta Actors” with her husband, Julia’s father before their divorce in 1972. Betty and Walter parented three kids – Eric, Julia, and Lisa. She had the daughter Nancy with her second husband Michael Motes. Nancy died at the age of 37.

Ms. Bredemus passed away peacefully on a winter day in 2015 after a long battle with lung cancer. Julia is still recovering from her mother’s departure. She tells that she was by Betty’s side during the last days of her life, and so her kids did. “I didn’t take him isolated from their grandmother and let them get this experience to understand, that they must be in a hurry and invest their love in their family members”, the actress confessed in her interview.

Julia Roberts siblings

Eric Roberts (older brother)

Eric Roberts brother Julia Roberts

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Date of birth: April 18, 1956

We have already told you about Julia’s niece, famous actress Emma Roberts and her father Eric Roberts. Read about them in detail in “Emma Roberts family”. 

Lisa Roberts Gillan (older sister)

Date of birth: January 1, 1965

Lisa is Julia’s big sister. After her parents’ divorce Julia lived with her mom and Lisa, while Eric and her dad moved from the house. “Lisa and I used to fight a lot in our childhood”, Julia says with laughter. Nevertheless, they loved each other so much. 

Lisa is an actress and producer. She has appeared in the films “Runaway Bride” alongside her famous sister, in “Maid in Manhattan” and produced “Nothing to Lose”. Since 1997 she has been married to Tony Gillan, an actor.

Nancy Motes (half-sister from the maternal side)

Nancy Motes half-sister from the maternal side Julia Roberts

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Date of birth: 1976

Date of death: February 9, 2014

Nancy Motes and Julia Roberts were involved in complicated sister-sister relationships. Julia didn’t feel comfortable in her family home, because her stepfather Michael Motes was physically abusive. Nevertheless, she liked her younger half-sister Nancy.

Julia’s sister worked as a production assistant on the popular series “Glee”. She was engaged to John Bailey Dilbeck, whom she named “the main love of her life”.

In February 2014 Nancy was found dead in a bathtub, surrounded by various kinds of medications. She wrote a message, where she told, that she had committed suicide, and blamed her siblings, Julia and Eric Roberts in being inattentive to her. In her interview, which she gave after Nancy’s death, Julia almost boasted into tears and told, that it was a real tragedy for all members of her family. 


In spite of all the problems the world is facing as of now – political, financial and cultural, people always put their troubles aside and go to the cinema to watch the new movie with the main American Sweetheart Julia Roberts.

She was born and raised in Smyrna, Ga. Although the actress likes her childhood years, now she understands that they were a bit difficult. At the age of 4, she faced her first tragedy – her father and mother divorced. After that, her dad remarried but lost his second wife in a car crash. Just a couple of months after that he died from cancer.

Julia was in bad terms with her mother’s second husband. She moved to New York, where she joined her older brother Eric and older sister Lisa. She did several odd jobs, like working as a shoe shop assistant or a waitress. At the same time, she visited auditions and dreamed about becoming a professional actress.

Now Mrs. Roberts can be proud of her film list, full of box office hits, like “Pretty Woman”, “Sleeping with the Enemy”, “Mona Lisa Smile” etc. She holds an Oscar for the role of Erin Brockovich in the eponymous film. 

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