Julia Roberts Has Lived An Eventful Life In The Hollywood Spotlight

Julia Roberts has been one of the top actresses in Hollywood ever since her eye-opening performance in Little Women in 1990. One of the most successful actresses ever, her films have grossed more than $2.8 billion at the box office. On top of her accomplishments as an actress, she is well known in Hollywood for a number of romantic relationships that have frequently attracted tabloid attention. Read on to find out all about Roberts’ career!

A Connection With Martin Luther King Jr.

Before her birth on October 28, 1967, in Smyrna, Georgia, it was clear that Julia Roberts was destined to be in the performing arts.

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Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for GLSEN

While her mother was pregnant with her, Robert’s father was running a local acting school, where he was the instructor of Martin Luther King Jr. As a gift to her father, when Roberts was born, Mrs. King paid for the whole hospital bill.