Julia Roberts won the audiences with her signature smile, booming laugh and red curls, playing a loveable prostitute in ‘Pretty Woman’. But it was her role as a passionate crusader in ‘Erin Brockovich’ that earned her an Oscar and made her the highest-paid Hollywood actress.Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Julia Roberts was raised in an ardent theater enthusiast family. Her parents regularly hosted acting and writing workshops. She attended Fitzhugh Lee Elementary School, Griffin Middle School and after graduating form Campbell High School, she headed to New York to pursue a career in acting.Roberts made her film debut playing a supporting role with her brother, Eric, in ‘Blood Red’. Roberts first caught the attention of moviegoers with her performance in the independent film ‘Mystic Pizza’ the same year, she had a role in the fourth season finale of ‘Miami Vice’. She also featured in ‘Steel Magnolias’ and got her first Academy Award nomination for her performance.Roberts became known to worldwide audiences when she co-starred with Richard Gere in ‘Pretty Woman’ The role also earned her a second Oscar nod, this time as Best Actress.After that she delivered a lot of Box Office hits like ‘Sleeping with the Enemy’, ‘Dying Young’, ‘The Pelican Brief’, ‘My Best Friend`s Wedding’ and ‘Stepmom’.Roberts received the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of ‘Erin Brockovich’. Roberts team up with ‘Erin Brockovich’ director Steven Soderbergh for three more films: ‘Ocean`s Eleven’, ‘Full Frontal’, and ‘Ocean`s Twelve’. Later in 2001, she starred in the road gangster comedy ‘The Mexican’ giving her a chance to work with longtime friend Brad Pitt. Off screen, Julia has also been involved with UNICEF charities and has made visits to many different countries, including Haiti and India, in order to promote goodwill. Julia is one of the most popular and sought-after talents in Hollywood.