The daughter of a military judge and a Scottish social worker, Julianne Moore was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina (1960). She graduated from Boston University (School of the Performing Arts) in 1983, then went to New York and worked off-Broadway. She moved to television, on the soap "As the World Turns," which led to an Outstanding Ingénue Daytime Emmy Award in 1988. She played a small role as Harrison Ford's colleague in The Fugitive (1993) where Steven Spielberg saw and cast her for Jurassic Park (1993) and The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997).
That same year, Paul Thomas Anderson asked Julianne to appear in his movie, Boogie Nights. Hesitant because of the many nude scenes scheduled for her porn-star character, Amber Waves, Ms. Moore (thrice married) says the script finally won her over. Thank Goodness! I think I've been in love ever since.