Julia Roberts

June 27

Lovett First Sight

After meeting him on the set of The Player, a barefoot 25-year-old Roberts marries country crooner Lyle Lovett, 35, in rural Marion, Ind., while she is on leave from filming The Pelican Brief with Denzel Washington in Washington, D.C., and Lovett is between concerts on a summer tour. The pair divorce amicably after 21 months.


Julia Roberts

January 28

Friendly Encounter

Roberts appears on an episode of Friends. A few weeks before the show airs, she is spotted in L.A. with Matthew Perry, whom she dates briefly. The following year, her romantic comedy My Best Friend’s Wedding becomes a box office hit, making $127 million domestically.


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New Love

In New York shooting Stepmom (which she coproduced with friend and costar Susan Sarandon), Roberts spots Law & Order actor Benjamin Bratt at Raoul's restaurant and orchestrates an introduction. "I realized immediately that he is someone who will always challenge me in that great way that keeps you moving forward," Roberts tells McCall's in 2000. "[He] is all a girl could ever ask for."


Julia Roberts


When Julia Met Danny

Right before appearing on her second Most Beautiful PEOPLE cover, Roberts first meets cameraman (and future husband) Danny Moder while filming The Mexican. Though both are involved (Roberts is still dating Bratt and Moder is married to makeup artist Vera Steimberg), the two become fast friends.


Julia Roberts

March 25

Oscar Gold

Roberts wins the Best Actress Oscar for her role as a spunky legal secretary in Erin Brockovich. "I love the world!" she screams during a giggly acceptance speech.

June 28

A Break with Ben

After nearly four years, Roberts and Bratt quietly end their very public romance. While friends blamed their hectic schedules for the split, Bratt would later express his discomfort with her fame in a Vanity Fair interview: "It's like a fly that won’t leave you alone, it's that mosquito that buzzes in your ear when you’re trying to sleep at night."

December 07

Ocean's Arrival

Steven Soderbergh's remake of Ocean's Eleven – in which Roberts shines in an all-star cast including George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Matt Damon – hits theaters, raking in almost $40 million its first weekend. She will also appear in the sequel Ocean's Twelve in 2004, carefully disguising her first pregnancy.


Julia Roberts

July 04

Just Married!

After a year and a half of dating, Roberts and Moder stage a surprise midnight wedding at Roberts' Taos ranch. Roberts wears a simple pink cotton halter dress during the 20-minute ceremony, which had no bridesmaids or groomsmen.


December 07

Million Dollar Smile

Roberts, the first woman to break into the $20-million-per-film club (after Erin Brockovich), charges full price to join the cast of Mona Lisa Smile, cementing her status as the highest paid actress at that time in Hollywood.


Julia Roberts

November 28

It's a Boy! And a Girl!

Roberts gives birth to twins Phinnaeus Walter and Hazel Patricia in L.A. Though they have to remain at Cedars-Sinai Hospital for eight days after arriving prematurely (and weighing about 5 lbs. each), they join mom and dad at home December 6, PEOPLE reports. "The babies are healthy," a family friend tells the magazine. "They're doing great."

Photo Credits

BIOGRAPHY (top to bottom): PETER NASH/Picol; Warner Bros./Everett; EVAN AGOSTINI/Getty; Sam Mircovich/REUTERS/Landov; SANTE D'ORAZIO/AP

Julia Roberts
Date of Birth
October 28, 1967
Birth Place
Atlanta, Ga.
Danny Moder, husband (2002 to present)
Benjamin Bratt, ex-boyfriend (1997 to 2001)
Matthew Perry, ex-boyfriend (1996)
Lyle Lovett, ex-husband (1993 to 1995)
Jason Patric, ex-boyfriend (1991 to 1992)
Kiefer Sutherland, ex-boyfriend (1990 to 1991, engaged)
Dylan McDermott, ex-boyfriend (1988 to 1990, engaged)
Liam Neeson, ex-boyfriend (1987 to 1988)
Hazel Patricia Moder, twin daughter (11/28/2004)
Phinnaeus Walter Moder, twin son (11/28/2004)
Henry Daniel Moder, son (6/18/2007)
Edited by Julia Wang

Julia Roberts

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