->'''Tom''': Whoa, secret wedding. Julia Roberts pulled the same move.\\
'''Ron''': Is that that toothy girl from ''Film/MysticPizza''?
-->-- ''Series/ParksAndRecreation''

Julia Fiona Roberts (born October 28, 1967) is an American actress. She became well known during the early 1990s after starring in the romantic comedy ''Film/PrettyWoman'' opposite Richard Gere, which grossed $463 million worldwide. After receiving Academy Award nominations for ''Film/SteelMagnolias'' in 1990 and ''Pretty Woman'' in 1991, she snagged a Best Actress Oscar in 2001 for her performance in ''Film/ErinBrockovich''. Her films, which run the gamut from romantic comedies to crime thrillers to straight dramas, have collectively brought box office receipts of over $2.6 billion, making her the most successful actress in terms of box office receipts.

Also well-known for her megawatt toothy grin (which, thanks to excessive dental work, falls into the UncannyValley for some viewers), and her love for [[DoesNotLikeShoes going]] barefoot.

She's the younger sister of actor Creator/EricRoberts and the aunt of actress Creator/EmmaRoberts.

!!Partial filmography:
* ''Film/MysticPizza'' (1988) as Daisy Arujo
* ''Film/SteelMagnolias'' (1989) as Shelby Eatenton Latcherie
* ''Film/PrettyWoman'' (1990) as Vivian Ward
* ''Film/{{Flatliners}}'' (1990) as Rachel Mannus
* ''Film/SleepingWithTheEnemy'' (1991) as Laura Williams Burney/Sara Waters
* ''Film/{{Hook}}'' (1991) as Tinkerbell
* ''Film/ThePlayer'' (1992) AsHerself
* ''Film/ThePelicanBrief'' (1993) as Darby Shaw
* ''Film/ILoveTrouble'' (1994) as Sabrina Peterson
* ''Film/PretAPorter'' (1994) as Annie Eisenhower
* ''Film/MaryReilly'' (1996) as Mary Reilly
* ''Film/MichaelCollins'' (1996) as Kitty Kieran
* ''Film/EveryoneSaysILoveYou'' (1996) as Von
* ''Film/MyBestFriendsWedding'' (1997) as Julianne Potter
* ''Film/ConspiracyTheory'' (1997) as Alice Sutton
* ''Film/{{Stepmom}}'' (1998) as Isabel Kelly
* ''Film/NottingHill'' (1999) as Anna Scott
* ''Film/RunawayBride'' (1999) as Maggie Carpenter
* ''Film/ErinBrockovich'' (2000) as Erin Brockovich
* ''Film/TheMexican'' (2001) as Samantha Barzel
* ''Film/AmericasSweethearts'' (2001) as Kiki Harrison
* ''Film/OceansEleven'' (2001) as Tess Ocean
* ''Film/MonaLisaSmile'' (2003) as Katherine Ann Watson
* ''Film/{{Closer}}'' (2004) as Anna Cameron
* ''WesternAnimation/TheAntBully'' (2006) as Hova (voice)
* ''Film/CharlieWilsonsWar'' (2007) as Joanne Herring
* ''Film/{{Duplicity}}'' (2009) as Claire Stenwick
* ''Film/ValentinesDay'' (2010) as Kate Hazeltine
* ''Film/EatPrayLove'' (2010) as Elizabeth Gilbert
* ''Film/LarryCrowne'' (2011) as Mercedes Tainot
* ''Film/MirrorMirror'' (2012) as Queen Clementianna
* ''Theatre/AugustOsageCounty'' (2013) as Barbara Fordham
* ''Film/MoneyMonster'' (2016) as Patty Fenn
* ''WesternAnimation/SmurfsTheLostVillage'' (2017) as Smurf Willow (voice)
!!This actress provides examples of:
* AdamWesting: In ''Ocean's Twelve'' her character Tess attempts to impersonate Julia Roberts...and badly. She also plays a fictionalized version of herself in ''Notting Hill''.
* BeautyInversion: For ''Mary Reilly'' she played a dowdy and grubby chamber maid in Victorian England.
* BigBraToFill: Much publicity came from her wearing a wonder bra to play Erin Brockovich.
* EternallyPearlyWhiteTeeth: And it's a nice wide grin, too.
* FairytaleWeddingDress: A few in ''Runaway Bride'', her being the titular bride and all, but for her real-life wedding, she wore a simple pink dress.
* HeroesWantRedheads: Although she's been blonde and brunette as well, her most successful image is that of a redhead.
* HollywoodHypeMachine: One of the examples that did hold up. After her StarMakingRole with ''Pretty Woman'' she was hyped up considerably. Although she had a few flops in the early '90s, she became one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood.
* IAmNotLeonardNimoy: When people see her in movies, they see Julia Roberts, as opposed to the characters she plays. She's seen as a wholesome good girl. The few times she's attempted to go against type -- ''Mary Reilly'', ''Mirror Mirror'', ''Michael Collins'' -- have not done well with critics.
* TheIngenue: Was typecast as a wholesome good girl - to the degree where a plot point in ''Flatliners'' was rewritten[[note]]Rachel's sin was originally going to be that she once had an affair with her college professor; in the finished film it's that she witnessed her father's suicide when he came home from Vietnam[[/note]] so as not to ruin her good girl image.
* ItsNotSupposedToWinOscars: [[invoked]] Roberts has described herself as "an ordinary woman with an extraordinary job", and proudly admits she came to Hollywood simply to make mindless, fun, escapist popcorn films. This naturally attracts the ire of many high-brow film critics, but nevertheless, the woman is a juggernaut at what she does.
* MsFanservice: Most of her roles are this, especially ''Film/PrettyWoman''.
* RuleOfFun: This, as opposed to logic, tends to drive her films.
* ShesGotLegs: And several of her roles like to point that out.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Her movies are typically very idealistic, but some have interpreted strangely misanthropic and even nihilistic vibes from them.
* StatuesqueStunner: She's 5'9".
* TomboyishVoice: Wow, deep! And often {{guttural|growler}}.
* WhenSheSmiles: Her distinct toothy grin is what she's known for. Critics joked that a Julia Roberts movie would do well depending on how often she smiled in it. Given that one of her most high profile flops ''Film/MaryReilly'' featured only two smiles - they may have been onto something. Likewise when a 9000 year old female skeleton was discovered in Bulgaria in 2004, the archaeologists named it 'Julia Roberts' because of the perfect teeth it had - and would therefore have the perfect smile, like the actress.