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Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore

Cathy Whitaker

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.