Julianne Moore

Award-winning actress Julianne Moore gradually built up an increasingly impressive body of work to ultimately become acknowledged as one of the most talented actresses of her generation. Emerging from the world of daytime soaps, Moore began to attract attention for work in films like Robert Altman's "Short Cuts" (1993) and eventually blockbusters like Steven Spielberg's "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" (1997). But it was her devastating turn as a maternal porn star in "Boogie Nights" (1997) that made everyone sit up and take notice. With a combination of supporting roles in off-beat comedies like "The Big Lebowski" (1998) to starring turns in such dramatic fare as "The End of the Affair" (1999) and "Magnolia" (1999), Moore found herself in ever-increasing demand. With a pair of characters exploring the despair of two separate 1950s suburban housewives in the acclaimed dramas "Far From Heaven" (2002) and "The Hours" (2002), she racked up more award nominations than most performers receive in a lifetime. Moore continued to astonish with her versatility in the dystopian thriller "Children of Men" (2006), indie darling "The Kids Are All Right" (2010), and Alzheimer's drama "Still Alice" (2014), for which she won her first Academy Award. During this time, she also appeared in the key role of President Coin in the final two films in the blockbuster "The Hunger Games" franchise. On the small screen, Moore topped herself with an uncanny, Emmy-winning portrayal of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in "Game Change" (HBO, 2012) and a recurring comic role as Jack Donaghy's old childhood sweetheart on "30 Rock" (NBC 2006-2013), showing yet again that she continually defied expectations and reinvented herself with nearly every role.