‘Won­der’ Woman

Albuquerque Journal - Parade - - Personality -

Ju­lia Roberts, 50, fol­lows up last year’s Money Monster with the up­lift­ing drama Won­der (Nov. 17), based on the New York Times best­seller. She plays the mother of a bright fifth-grader with Treacher Collins syn­drome, a dis­ease that causes facial ab­nor­mal­i­ties. The son (Ja­cob Trem­blay of Room) is at­tend­ing a main­stream school for the first time. Here are five things to know about the Academy Award win­ner.

She tried out for a role on All My Chil­dren in 1984 but lost the part to Melissa Leo. An ac­com­plished equestri­enne, she did her own rid­ing in Run­away Bride. She con­verted to Hin­duism after film­ing Eat Pray Love. Roberts has made just one movie— Blood Red (1989)—with brother Eric Roberts. A long­time fan of the Dave Matthews Band, she ap­peared in their mu­sic video for “Dream­girl” in 2005.

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