|Julia Ormond Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7½ in|
|Date of Birth||January 4, 1965|
Julia Ormond is an English actress, theatre artist, social activist, producer, and voiceover artist who is known for having worked extensively in a number of films and shows such as The Baby of Mâcon, Legends of the Fall, First Knight, Smilla’s Sense of Snow, Sabrina, I Know Who Killed Me, La Conjura de El Escorial, Temple Grandin, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, The Music Never Stopped, My Week with Marilyn, The Prime Gig, Ladies in Black, The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, Iron Jawed Angels, Varian’s War: The Forgotten Hero, Wendy: The Wendy Williams Show, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Witches of East End, Howards End, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, and several others. She has also flourished as a voice actress and has contributed her vocals to many projects like Animal Farm, Unity, and The Nazi Officer’s Wife. Additionally, Julia Ormond has also been a theatre artist who has worked in the productions of plays such as Wuthering Heights and My Zinc Bed. As a social activist, she has worked alongside the United Nations to raise awareness about several issues like human trafficking and AIDS. Over the years, Julia Ormond has also won several awards and nominations for her distinguished performances and the most prominent of them all has been her winning the Primetime Emmy Award in 2010 for her role in Temple Grandin. Moreover, she has also earned an impressive fan base on social media as she enjoys more than 50k followers on Twiter, more than 30k followers on Instagram, and more than 50k on Facebook.
Julia Karin Ormond
Epsom, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Los Angeles, California, United States
Julia Ormond went to Guildford High School which has been an independent day school for girls located in Guildford, Surrey. Later, she got enrolled at Cranleigh School, an independent English boarding school, located in Cranleigh, Surrey, England.
Afterward, Julia Ormond joined the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, a drama school located in London, England, United Kingdom whose alumni include Rupert Friend, Julian Fellowes, Terence Stamp, Matthew Goode, Sue Johnston, and Minnie Driver, and graduated in the year 1988. Soon after, in 1989, she joined West Surrey College of Art and Design.
Actress, Theatre Artist, Social Activist, Producer, Voiceover Artist
- Father – John G. Ormond (Stockbroker)
- Mother – Josephine H. (Clarke) (Laboratory Technician)
- Siblings – Julia Ormond has 1 older and 3 younger siblings.
Julia Ormond is represented by The Gersh Agency, Inc., Talent Agency, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, United States.
5 ft 7½ in or 171.5 cm
58 kg or 128 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Julia Ormond has dated –
- Rory Edwards (1988-1994) – Julia Ormond first met actor Rory Edwards when they were both a part of a production of the popular novel, Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë. Ormond was cast as the female lead Catherine Earnshaw while Rory Edwards played the role of the Byronic hero, Heathcliff. After that, they got married in 1988 and were together for a couple of years. Edwards has also appeared in several films and shows such as Eye of the Needle, Success Is the Best Revenge, Ivanhoe, The Bill, Crown Court, The Paradise Club, Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles, Casualty, and Immortal Beloved. However, things did not work out for Ormond and Rory Edwards and they decided to head separate ways after getting a divorce in the year 1994.
- Brad Pitt (1993) – In 1993, Julia Ormond had a fling with the well-known American actor and film producer, Brad Pitt. He is known for his stellar performances in a large number of films like Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Fight Club, Ocean’s Thirteen, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Interview with the Vampire, Legends of the Fall, Thelma & Louise, Meet Joe Black, Spy Game, and 12 Years a Slave. Also, both Julia and Brad Pitt co-starred in the fantasy romantic drama film, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008).
- Gabriel Byrne (1996-1997) – Gabriel Byrne is an Irish actor, film director, film producer, writer, theatre artist, cultural ambassador, and audiobook narrator who started dating Julia in the year 1996. He is known for his successful acting career as he has appeared in various films and shows which include Gothic, Lionheart, Julia and Julia, Point of No Return, A Dangerous Woman, Little Women, The Last of the High Kings, The Man in the Iron Mask, Stigmata, End of Days, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Jindabyne, In Treatment, and Vikings. Moreover, he also co-starred alongside Julia Ormond in the German-Danish-Swedish mystery thriller film, Smilla’s Sense of Snow, in 1997. However, it was only a short-termed relationship as the romance fizzled out and they decided to break up in 1997.
- Jon Rubin (1999-2008) – Julia Ormond tied the knot with political activist Jon Rubin in 1999. A few years later, in the autumn of 2004, the couple was blessed with their first child, a daughter named Sophie. However, their marriage could not stay for much longer as they decided to end things with a divorce in 2008.
Race / Ethnicity
Julia Ormond is of English and Irish descent.
- Classic looks
- Beautiful smile
- Prominent neck
Julia Ormond appeared in the print adverts for the popular clothing company, Gap, in 2002.
Best Known For
- Having been cast as Eustacia Grandin, the mother of the titular character named Temple Grandin, in the American biographical drama film, Temple Grandin, in which she starred alongside the likes of Claire Danes, Catherine O’Hara, and David Strathairn. For her role in the HBO film, Julia Ormond won a Primetime Emmy Award in 2010 in the “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie” category and was also nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award in 2011 in the “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie” category.
- Playing the role of Caroline Fuller, Benjamin and Daisy’s daughter, in the fantasy romantic drama film, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, in which she was cast alongside actors Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson, Jason Flemyng, Elias Koteas, and Tilda Swinton. The film won several awards and nominations such Academy Award, British Academy Film Award, Golden Globe Award, Houston Film Critics Society Award, Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award, Satellite Award, Saturn Award, and Visual Effects Society Award.
- Starring as Joanna Beauchamp in the American supernatural fantasy drama television series, Witches of East End, alongside Mädchen Amick, Jenna Dewan, Rachel Boston, Daniel Di Tomasso, Eric Winter, and Christian Cooke
- Having been a part of a number of shows like Capital City, The Rosie O’Donnell Show, The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, CSI: NY, Nurse Jackie, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Larry King Live, Mad Men, Incorporated, Entertainment Tonight, Dr. Phil, Wendy: The Wendy Williams Show, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Talk, and Home & Family
Julia Ormond made her first theatrical film appearance by playing the role of the daughter in the historical drama film, The Baby of Mâcon, in 1993. Directed by Peter Greenaway, the film also included actors Ralph Fiennes, Philip Stone, Jonathan Lacey, and Don Henderson.
First TV Show
Julia Ormond made her first TV show appearance by playing the role of Caroline Lithgow, the drug-addicted daughter of the lead character named Jack Lithgow, in an episode, titled The Addict, of the crime drama series, Traffik, in June 1989. The other cast members of the show were Bill Paterson, Lindsay Duncan, Juraj Kukura, Latif Kapadia, Rahat Kazmi, Jamal Shah, Fritz Müller-Scherz, Tilo Prückner, and several others.
Julia Ormond Facts
- Her parents got divorced when she was still quite young.
- In 1989, Julia Ormond was cast in the play titled Treats by Christopher Hampton at the Hampstead Theatre in Hampstead, London, England. Directed by Geraldine McEwan, the other cast members included Tom Conti and Peter Capaldi.
- She won a Gemini Award nomination in 1992 in the “Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Miniseries” category for her performance in Young Catherine.
- She had to cut short her beautiful waist-length hair to play the character of Sabrina Fairchild in the romantic comedy-drama film, Sabrina, in which she was cast as a leading cast member alongside Harrison Ford, Greg Kinnear, Nancy Marchand, and John Wood.
- Julia Ormond was named as the “Female Star of Tomorrow” by ShoWest in the year 1995.
- In 1997, she signed a 2-year deal with Fox Searchlight Pictures to produce, direct, and write.
- She has worked extensively in fighting human trafficking, starting in the mid-1990s, and also became associated with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in 2006 in order to focus more on her work. Over the years, she has contributed her time and efforts on anti-human-trafficking initiatives and to raise awareness about this modern form of slavery while also promoting efforts to combat it.
- Julia Ormond has been the owner of the production company named Indican.
- She appeared in David Hare’s play titled My Zinc Bed at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England in the year 2000. The play also cast the likes of Tom Wilkinson and Steven Mackintosh and Julia Ormond won a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award nomination in the “Best Actress” category in 2001.
- In 2001, Julia Ormond served as a member of the jury in the Cannes Film Festival.
- She has served as an advocate for Transatlantic Partners Against Aids which is an organization that has been working to raise awareness about AIDS in Russia and Ukraine.
- She became a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador on December 2, 2005, and has been to several places across the globe as an ambassador.
- Julia Ormond has also worked as counsel to the United States House of Representatives, Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, and Global Human Rights and International Operations.
- She portrayed the character of Ana de Mendoza, Princess of Eboli, who was a Spanish aristocrat, in the Spanish historical drama film, La Conjura de El Escorial, in 2008.
- In 2008, her acting finesse was again proved as she was cast for the role of Lisa Howard in the biographical film about Argentine Marxist revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara, Che, which starred actor Puerto Rican actor Benicio del Toro.
- From 2012 to 2015, she played the role of Marie Calvet in the American period drama television series, Mad Men, and also won a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in 2012 in the “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series” for her role.
- She was cast as Elizabeth Krauss in the TV science-fiction drama series, Incorporated, from 2016 to 2017 and the other lead cast members were Sean Teale, Allison Miller, Eddie Ramos, Dennis Haysbert, David Hewlett, and Ian Tracey.
- Julia Ormond has also been an important part of the Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking (ASSET) whose constant efforts helped in passing the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act.
- She has also worked as a producer on a couple of projects like Playground and Calling the Ghosts.
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