|Julie Andrews Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||October 1, 1935|
Julie Andrews is an English actress who rose to fame by her role as Eliza Doolittle in the Broadway musical My Fair Lady (1956-1959) and as Mary Poppins in an American musical fantasy film Mary Poppins (1964). She has appeared in several Broadway musicals such as The Boy Friend (1954), Camelot (1960), and Cinderella (1957). Andrews provided her voice to the character of Karathen, a leviathan in the 2018 American superhero film Aquaman. She has a huge social media fan base with more than 300k followers on Facebook.
Julia Elizabeth Wells
Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Julia attended Cone-Ripman School before attending Woodbrook School, a local state school in Beckenham.
Actress, Singer, Author
- Father – Edward Charles Wells (A teacher of metalwork and woodwork)
- Mother – Barbara Ward Wells (Pianist)
- Siblings – Celia Wells (Sister), Christopher Stuart (Brother)
- Others – William Arthur Morris (Maternal Grandfather), Julia Mary Ward (Maternal Grandmother)
Julie is managed by Media Four and William Morris Endeavor Entertainment.
- RCA Records
- Columbia Records
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
58 kg or 128 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Julie Andrews has dated –
- Tony Walton (1959-1967) – Julie Andrews came in contact with a set designer Tony Walton in 1948 during the show Humpty Dumpty at the London Casino and began dating afterward. The couple tied the knot in Weybridge, Surrey on May 10, 1959. Both Julie and Tony relocated to London in September 1962 and in November 1959, Julie gave birth to their daughter, Emma Katherine Walton.
- Blake Edwards (1969-2010) – After parting her ways with her former husband, Tony Walton, Julie married American filmmaker Blake Edwards in 1969. After exchanging vows with Blake, Julie became the stepmother of Jennifer and Geoffrey. Later in the 1970s, the couple adopted 2 girls named Amy (1974) and Joanna (1975). Julie and Edward lived together until Blake’s death in 2010.
Race / Ethnicity
Julie is of English descent.
- Arched Eyebrows
- Sculpted Nose
Julie worked as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) in the past.
As an adult, she follows Freudian psychoanalysis.
Best Known For
- Playing Eliza Doolittle in the Broadway musical My Fair Lady (1956-1959) and Queen Guinevere in the musical Camelot (1960-1962)
- Portraying the role of Mary Poppins in an American musical fantasy film Mary Poppins (1964)
She released her debut album titled Friml, Stothart: Rose-Marie (Mono Version) in January 1950.
Julie Andrews made her theatrical film debut as Mary Poppins in the 1964 musical fantasy film Mary Poppins.
First TV Show
She made her first TV show appearance on the TV series Rooftop Rendezvous in 1948.
Julie Andrews Facts
- She was brought up in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England, United Kingdom.
- Julie was a trained soprano having a pure and clear throat.
- An English soprano, Lilian Stiles-Allen motivated Julie to continue with opera singing despite her throat disorder.
- She started her acting career at the London Palladium production of Cinderella at the age of 20.
- Before fame, Julie used to serve in the nightclubs.
- After her throat surgery in 1998, Andrews’s husband stated that the surgery had destroyed her voice.
- Andrews provided her voice to the character of Queen Lillian in the 2010 animated film Shrek Forever After.
- She refused the roles of Elizabeth in Paint Your Wagon (1969), Catherine in Lost Horizon (1973), Dolly Levi in Hello, Dolly! (1969), Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968).
- Andrew was considered to play Emma Fairfax in Doctor Dolittle (1967), Aunt Emma in The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), and Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast (1991).
- In June 2022, Julie was honored with an award during the 2022 AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute.
- Follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
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