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Julia Ormond (1965)

Julia Karin Ormond

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Julia Karin Ormond is an English actress who has appeared in film and television and on stage.


 early life and education
Ormond was born in Epsom, Surrey, the daughter of Josephine, a laboratory technician and John Ormond, a computer software designer who became a millionaire by the age of 30. Ormond's father left his wife and children when Julia was still young. She attended independent schools, first Guildford High School and then Cranleigh School, where early lead performances in Guys and Dolls and My Fair Lady began to draw special attention. She went on to study acting in London at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, from which she graduated in 1988.

Ormond's stage credits include The Rehearsal, Wuthering Heights, The Crucible, Christopher Hampton's Faith, Hope and Charity, for which she won the London Drama Critics' Award for Best Newcomer, and David Hare's My Zinc Bed, for which she won an Olivier Award nomination.

Her film credits include Jerry Zucker's First Knight; Captives with Tim Roth; Legends of the Fall with Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins and Aidan Quinn; Sydney Pollack's Sabrina with Harrison Ford; Resistance and Bille August's Smilla's Sense of Snow. She also had a major role in the controversial Peter Greenaway film The Baby of Mâcon with Ralph Fiennes.

Her TV credits include HBO's Stalin, Iron-Jawed Angels and Temple Grandin, the drama series Traffik, Varian's War and Animal Farm. She also has an independent production company, Indican Productions, based in New York City, and she executive produced the Cinemax Reel Life documentary Calling the Ghosts: A Story of Rape, War and Women, which won a CableACE Award and a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and was an official selection of the Toronto and Berlin International Film Festivals. Ormond also appears as a guest star during the 2008-09 season of the CBS Crime Scene Investigation series, CSI: NY.
She guest starred in the tenth and final season of USA Network's hit series, Law & Order: Criminal Intent started on May 1, 2011.

 Since 2000

In the 2000s, Ormond has worked in various projects, including David Lynch's 2006 film Inland Empire and in 2007's I Know Who Killed Me alongside Lindsay Lohan.

She starred in four projects released in 2008. She was reunited with Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and also appeared with Benicio del Toro in Che, with Abigail Breslin in Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Mystery, and with Bill Pullman in Surveillance, working with acclaimed directors such as David Fincher and Steven Soderbergh in two of the these projects.

In 2010, she won an Emmy Award for her supporting role in the HBO Movie Temple Grandin.

 personal life
Ormond married Rory Edwards, an actor she had met while performing in a production of Wuthering Heights. The marriage ended in 1994. In 1999, she married political activist Jon Rubin. The couple's first child, daughter Sophie, was born in the autumn of 2004. But according to a 2011 news report, she is now single: "She is not looking for a significant other. ‘But I’m open. I’ve had great relationships and I don’t want to settle for something that is less.’"

Ormond has been an activist engaged with fighting human trafficking since the mid-1990s, and has recently partnered with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. She is also an advocate for Transatlantic Partners Against Aids, which attempts to raise awareness about AIDS in Russia and Ukraine, and is founding co-chairman of FilmAid International.

On 2 December 2005, Ormond was appointed as a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. Her focus has been on anti human-trafficking initiatives, raising awareness about this modern form of slavery and promoting efforts to combat it. In her capacity as ambassador, Ormond has appeared as council to the United States House of Representatives, Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations, and has travelled the world as an ambassador.


  • CSI: NY (2008–09)
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • The El Escorial Conspiracy
  • Kit Kittredge: An American Girl
  • Che, Part One
  • Surveillance
  • I Know Who Killed Me
  • Inland Empire
  • Beach Girls (2005 TV mini-series)
  • Iron Jawed Angels
  • Resistance
  • Varian's War
  • The Prime Gig
  • Animal Farm
  • The Barber of Siberia
  • Smilla's Sense of Snow
  • Sabrina
  • First Knight
  • Legends of the Fall
  • Nostradamus
  • Captives
  • The Baby of Mâcon
  • Young Catherine
  • Stalin
  • Traffik

 As producer
  • Calling the Ghosts: A Story of Rape, War and Women

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