Julianne Moore is born Julie Anne Smith is an American actress. She was born on December 3, 1960, in North Carolina at the Fort Bragg army installation. When Moore was 16, the family moved from Falls Church, Virginia, where Moore had been attending J.E.B. Stuart High School, to Frankfurt, Germany, where she attended Frankfurt American High School. She appeared in several plays, including Tartuffe and Medea, and with the encouragement of her English teacher, she chose to pursue a theatrical career. She attended Boston University and graduated with a BFA in Theatre in 1983.