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Date Of BirthJanuary 4, 1965
SpouseJon Rubin, Rory Edwards
FactShe actually plays the intro piano part in an early scene in Legends of the Fall (1994).
PaymentsEarned $300,000 from Sabrina (1995)

Julia Ormond was born on January 4, 1965, in Epsom, Surrey, England. Her parents are John Ormond, a stockbroker, and Josephine, a laboratory technician. She has two brothers, Rupert and Timothy. Ormond attended Cranleigh School, a co-educational independent school in Surrey. She later studied acting at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

Ormond’s first film role was in the 1992 British drama Young Catherine. She later appeared in such films as Legends of the Fall (1994), First Knight (1995), Smilla’s Sense of Snow (1997), The Barber of Siberia (1998), and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008).

Ormond has also appeared on television. She played the title role in the 1997 miniseries Joan of Arc and had a recurring role on the NBC series Mad Men from 2009 to 2010.

In addition to her acting work, Ormond is active in several charitable causes. She is a patron of the UK charity War Child and has also worked with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Amnesty International.

Ormond was married to actor Rory Edwards from 1999 to 2000. She married political consultant Simon Astaire in 2002. The couple has two daughters.

As of 2021, Julia Ormond’s net worth is estimated to be $15 million.

General Info

Full NameJulia Ormond
Date Of BirthJanuary 4, 1965
Height1.71 m
ProfessionFilm producer, Actor
EducationWebber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, Cranleigh School, Guildford High School


SpouseJon Rubin, Rory Edwards
ChildrenSophie Rubin
ParentsJohn Ormond, Josephine Ormond


AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film, Jack Tinker Award for Most Promising Newcomer
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best...
MoviesLegends of the Fall, Sabrina, First Knight, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Smilla's Sense of Snow, My Week with Marilyn, The Barber of Siberia, The Baby of Mâcon, I Know Who Killed Me, Chained, Captives, Kit Kittredge: An American Girl, Temple Grandin, Iron Jawed Angels, Young Catherine, Che:...
TV ShowsWitches of East End, Traffik, Incorporated, Beach Girls

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My Week with Marilyn (2011)$1,000,000
Sabrina (1995)$300,000


1If you do anything for too long, it starts to lack edge, to become too easy. Easy is the kiss of death.
2And it's not that going out for a hack is wrong or bad, I certainly don't view it as that; it's just that there's something about the dressage, being put through your paces, that makes you better.
3At first I was a bit indignant about it, and then I realised, 'No, that's what people want, so that's what is given.' But it's not in your control. It's just what happens to you, and that's what's frightening.
4For sure, you don't believe the good stuff. I mean, the good stuff is just insane - wacky. If you don't take it too much to heart, it does help when the negative stuff hits. And you know the negative stuff is coming. It's got to! What comes up must come down.
5I feel that David took a risk with me. I have a sense that by starting off in the theatre and going off to do films you are seen to sell out in some way. I don't hold truck with that, but you can't stop people from feeling it.
6I found it all very scary. This fairytale gets built around you - as if you've been walking through the streets and then Sydney Pollack sees you and goes, 'I'll put you in something!'
7It was a fantastic learning experience and OK, I got slammed because I wasn't Audrey Hepburn but you could have predicted that, really, if you'd opened your eyes wide enough.
8That made me feel very disturbed, because it never seemed to be about how much hard work was involved. Ever. It was about... 'hazel eyes'. It does help if you can brush that stuff off.
9When really you've gone to drama school and rep and then you've come to London and gone to auditions and you've worked, solidly, for years. But that all gets forgotten.


1She did an interview where she talked about her feelings and concerns as a new mother to her baby daughter. [October 2004]
2Appeared alongside Mädchen Amick, Rachel Boston and Jenna Dewan Tatum in a public service announcement for breast cancer awareness. [October 2013]
3Daughter of Josephine, a laboratory technician, and John Ormond, a computer software designer.
4Named ShoWest's "Female Star of Tomorrow" in 1995.
5Mother, with Jon Rubin, of a daughter named Sophie (born fall 2004).
6Member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 2001.
7Is said to be a direct, if distant niece of the Welsh rebel and prince Owain Glyndwr through her paternal grandmother, by way of Glyndwr's sister.
8Trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, whose alumni include Terence Stamp, Elizabeth Knowelden, Hugh Bonneville, Rupert Friend, Angela Lansbury, Matthew Goode, Sue Johnston, Minnie Driver and Julian Fellowes.
9She was awarded the 1989 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Most Promising Newcomer for her performance in Faith, Hope and Charity.
10She was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2001 (2000 season) for Best Actress for her performance in "My Zinc Bed" at the Royal Court Theatre.
11She starred in three consecutive films in which she is caught between two or more men: Brad Pitt, Aidan Quinn, and Henry Thomas in Legends of the Fall (1994); Sean Connery and Richard Gere in First Knight (1995); and Harrison Ford and Greg Kinnear in Sabrina (1995).
12She actually plays the intro piano part in an early scene in Legends of the Fall (1994).
13For the title role Sabrina (1995), she was instructed to cut her waist-length hair, which did not thrill her fans.
14Formed a production company called Indican (a take-off on the words "in the can").
15Attended West Surrey College of Art and Design (1989); received London Drama Critics Award for best newcomer.
16Signed a two-year contract with Fox Searchlight Pictures to produce, direct and write. [May 1997]




Tour De Pharmacy2017TV Movie post-production
Incorporated2016-2017TV SeriesElizabeth Krauss
Rememory2017Carolyn Dunn
Howards End2017TV Mini-SeriesMrs. Wilcox
Mad Men2012-2015TV SeriesMarie Calvet
Witches of East End2013-2014TV SeriesJoanna Beauchamp
Exploding Sun2013TV MovieJoan Elias
The East2013Paige Williams
Chained2012/ISarah Fittler
My Week with Marilyn2011Vivien Leigh
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2011TV SeriesPaula Gyson
The Green2011Karen
The Music Never Stopped2011Dianne Daley
Nurse Jackie2010TV SeriesSarah Khouri
Temple Grandin2010TV MovieEustacia
The Wronged Man2010TV MovieJanet Gregory
CSI: NY2008-2009TV SeriesDeputy Inspector Gillian Whitford
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button2008Caroline
The Conspiracy2008Princesa de Éboli
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl2008Margaret Kittredge
Che: Part One2008Lisa Howard
Surveillance2008/IElizabeth Anderson
I Know Who Killed Me2007Susan Fleming
Mr. and Mrs. Smith2007TV ShortMother
Inland Empire2006Doris Side
The Way2006TV Movie
Beach Girls2005TV Mini-SeriesStevie Moore
Iron Jawed Angels2004TV MovieInez Millholland
Resistance2003Claire Daussois
Varian's War2001TV MovieMiriam Davenport
The Prime Gig2000Caitlin Carlson
Animal Farm1999TV MovieJessie (voice)
Sibirskiy tsiryulnik1998Dzheyn (as Dzhuliya Ormond)
Smilla's Sense of Snow1997Smilla Jasperson
Sabrina1995Sabrina Fairchild
First Knight1995Guinevere
Legends of the Fall1994Susannah Fincannon
Captives1994Rachel Clifford
The Baby of Mâcon1993The Daughter
Stalin1992TV MovieNadya
Young Catherine1991TV MovieCatherine
Ruth Rendell Mysteries1990TV SeriesNora Fanshawe
Capital City1989TV SeriesAlison
Traffik1989TV Mini-SeriesCaroline Lithgow


Playground2009Documentary associate producer
Calling the Ghosts1996Documentary producer


RiseUP the Movie2016Documentary post-productionHerself
The Talk2016TV SeriesHerself
Unity2015DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2008-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Witches of East End Season 1: Falling Under Their Spell2014Video shortHerself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards2012TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Made in Hollywood2011TV SeriesHerself
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2011TV Special documentaryHerself
My Week with Marilyn: The Untold Story of an American Icon2011Video documentary shortHerself - Vivien Leigh
SAG Foundation Conversations2010TV SeriesHerself
Larry King Live2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
The Bonnie Hunt Show2009-2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Wendy Williams Show2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Casper och den förbjudna filmen2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Curious Birth of Benjamin Button2009Video documentaryHerself
Call + Response2008DocumentaryHerself
Dr. Phil2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Èxit2008TV SeriesHerself
Buenafuente2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Surveillance: The Watched Are Watching2008Video documentary shortHerself
HBO First Look2008TV Series documentary shortHerself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHerself
Cartelera2007TV SeriesHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Sean Connery2006TV SpecialHerself
The Nazi Officer's Wife2003DocumentaryEdith Hahn (voice)
Searching for Debra Winger2002DocumentaryHerself
Festival international de Cannes2001TV SeriesHerself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2000TV SpecialHerself
The Directors2000TV Series documentaryHerself
The 50th British Academy Film Awards1998TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Adapted Screenplay
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards1997TV SpecialHerself
Film '721996TV SeriesHerself
The Annual 1995 ShoWest Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Female Star of Tomorrow
The 67th Annual Academy Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" Song
Moviewatch1995TV Series documentaryHerself - Interviewee

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHerself
Gomorron1995TV SeriesHerself


Won Awards

2011Capri Ensemble Cast AwardCapri, HollywoodMy Week with Marilyn (2011)
2011Bronze WranglerWestern Heritage AwardsTelevision Feature FilmTemple Grandin (2010)
2010Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or MovieTemple Grandin (2010)
2006Krzysztof Kieslowski AwardCamerimage
2002Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionVarian's War (2001)
1997CableACECableACE AwardsInternational Informational Special or SeriesCalling the Ghosts (1996)
1995ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USAFemale Star of Tomorrow

Nominated Awards

2012Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)
2012OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesMad Men (2007)
2011ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or MiniseriesTemple Grandin (2010)
2010OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesTemple Grandin (2010)
2009Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2009Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2009ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2008ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2008Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Supporting ActressI Know Who Killed Me (2007)
2004Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsTV Movie/Mini Supporting ActressIron Jawed Angels (2004)
1992GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-SeriesYoung Catherine (1991)

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