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->'''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.

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!!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)
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!!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.
* MsFanservice: Most of her roles are this, especially ''Film/PrettyWoman''.
* ShesGotLegs: And several of her roles like to point that out.
* 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.
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