Julia Roberts is an American film and television actress, winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress, as well as three Golden Globes for Best Actress in a Drama, Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical and Best Supporting Actress, a BAFTA for Best Actress and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Known for her appearances in films such as Steel Magnolias (1989), Pretty Woman (1990), The Pelican Report (1993), My Best Friend's Wedding (1997), Notting Hill (1999), Runaway Bride (1999), The great scam (2001) and La Mexicana (2001) became the highest-paid actress in 2000, when she starred in the film Erin Brockovich and for which she received twenty million dollars. She is considered one of the women with the highest purchasing power of American cinema, with an estimated fortune of a whopping 170 million dollars.
In 1999 she became the first woman to be considered the most profitable performer of the year by American distributors, holding the female lead for ten years until Sandra Bullock achieved it in 2009 thanks to The Proposal and A Possible Dream.
In 2013, Roberts starred alongside Meryl Streep and Ewan McGregor in the black comedy drama August: Osage County, about a dysfunctional family reunited in the family home when their patriarch suddenly disappears. Her performance earned her nominations for the Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics' Choice Award, and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, among other accolades. It was his fourth Oscar nomination. In 2014, Roberts played Dr. Emma Brookner, a character based on Dr. Linda Laubenstein, in the television adaptation of Larry Kramer's play on the age of AIDS, The Normal Heart, which aired on HBO; the film was critically acclaimed.