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Emmy award winning actress JULIA ORMOND is renowned for her talent, elegance and commitment to her craft. With her roles in film, television and theatre, Ormond continues to engage audiences worldwide.

Ormond recently wrapped production on Jim Kohlberg's THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED, the tale of a father ('Henry') who struggles to bond with his estranged son ('Gabriel') who suffers from a brain tumor that prevents him from forming new memories.

She was last seen in the acclaimed award winning HBO film "Temple Grandin,” for which she won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie opposite Claire Danes.

Other film credits include David Fincher's THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON,

Patricia Rozema's KIT KITTREDGE: AN AMERICAN GIRL, Steven Soderbergh's CHE, Jennifer Lynch's SURVEILLANCE, David Lynch's INLAND EMPIRE, Nikita Mikhalkov's THE BARBER OF SIBERIA, Bille August's SMILLA'S SENSE OF SNOW, Sydney Pollack's remake of SABRINA, Jerry Zucker's FIRST KNIGHT, Edward Zwick's LEGENDS OF THE FALL, and Angela Pope's CAPTIVES.

On television, Julia co-starred in the HBO biopic STALIN, portraying the long-suffering Mrs. Stalin, and the Gale Ann Hurd-produced telefilm THE WRONGED MAN for Lifetime.

Ormond is also a well-known social activist on issues related to HIV/AIDS, anti-trafficking, and poverty alleviation in Africa. In 2006, Ormond assumed a new role as UNODC Goodwill Ambassador Trafficking and Slavery. Currently, she is the President and Founder of ASSET (Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking) which addresses the causes of slavery at their source. Last September, ASSET was the key force behind the passing of California Senate Bill 657 (to stop human trafficking). For more information on ASSET, please go to www.assetcampaign.org .

She is Founding Co-Chair of FilmAid International, a non-governmental organization that uses the power of film to alleviate refugee despair and psychological trauma, combat isolation, and communicate with disenfranchised populations in Afghanistan, East Africa and the Balkans. Together with Transatlantic Partners Against AIDS, Ormond also fights HIV/AIDS in Russia and Ukraine by advocating for improved prevention and treatment policies, raising awareness through media appearances, and mobilizing the creative community in both countries.

She currently resides in Los Angeles.

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