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JULIANNE MOORE (Laura Brown), an actress of exceptional range, has delivered outstanding work in major studio films as well as independent features. She was most recently seen in Bart Fruendlich's "World Traveler" with Billy Crudup, Todd Haynes' "Far from Heaven" with Dennis Quaid, Lasse Hallstrom's "The Shipping News" with Kevin Spacey, Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett and as Clarice Starling in Ridley Scott's "Hannibal," opposite Anthony Hopkins, Gary Oldman and Ray Liotta.

The daughter of a military judge and a Scottish social worker, Moore was born in Fayetteville, N.C. and spent the early years of her life in over two dozen locations around the world with her parents before finally attending Boston University, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She then moved to New York where she worked extensively in theater, including major roles in Caryl Churchill's "Serious Money" and "Ice Cream/Hot Fudge" at the Public Theater. She appeared in Minneapolis in the Guthrie Theater's "Hamlet" and participated in workshop productions of Strindberg's "The Father" with Al Pacino and in Wendy Wasserstein's "An American Daughter" with Meryl Streep. During the 1980s, she made many appearances in TV movies and was a regular on such soap operas as "The Edge of Night" and "As the World Turns."

Moore made her film debut in 1990 in "Tales From the Darkside: The Movie," and moved on to key supporting roles in "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle," "The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag" and "The Fugitive." Her breakthrough film was Robert Altman's "Short Cuts." Since then, her work has brought her consistent acclaim and numerous honors. For her performance in "Boogie Nights," she received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. She was also nominated for Independent Spirit Awards for both "Short Cuts" and "Safe." In 1999, Moore received Oscar®, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award nominations in addition to several critics' awards for her performance in Neil Jordan's "The End of the Affair" opposite Ralph Fiennes. She also received a Golden Globe nomination for her work in ‘An Ideal Husband." For her role in Paul Thomas Anderson's "Magnolia," Moore garnered a SAG Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Moore's other films include "The Big Lebowski," "The Myth of Fingerprints," "Jurassic Park: The Lost World," "Cookie's Fortune," "Vanya on 42nd St.," "Surviving Picasso" (as Dora "Assassins," "A Map of the World." "Evolution" and the remake of "Psycho" directed by Gus Van Sant.

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