Julianne Moore (born December 3, 1960) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning and four time Academy Award-nominated American actress.
Moore was born Julie Anne Smith at Fort Bragg near Fayetteville, North Carolina, the daughter of Anne, a psychiatric social worker who emigrated from Dunoon, Scotland, and Peter Moore Smith, a military lawyer, judge, helicopter pilot and army colonel. She has a younger sister, Valerie, and younger brother, novelist Peter Moore Smith III. Growing up as an "army brat" she lived in several places across the United States and Germany. Moore attended Frankfurt American High School in Frankfurt, Germany, graduating in 1979. She received her Bachelor’s degree at the College of Fine Arts at Boston University.