• Julia Ormond is an actress with over 50 credits to her name
• She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her role as Eustacia Grandin in the biographical drama “Temple Grandin”
• Julia has acted in numerous hit movies and series over the course of her 30+ year career
• She has been married twice and has one daughter
• Her net worth is estimated at over $5 million
Who is Julia Ormond?
The audience remembers her portrayal of Sabrina in the 1995 eponymous romantic drama, and to the younger viewers, she’s known as Elizabeth Kublek on “The Walking Dead: World Beyond”.
Julia Ormond is an actress with over 50 credits to her name, and besides the mentioned roles, perhaps known best for her role as Eustacia Grandin in the biographical drama “Temple Grandin”, which in 2010 brought her the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie.
Early life, family, and education
Julia Karin Ormond is aged 57, born on 4 January 1965, in Epsom, Surrey, England, thus she holds British nationality. Julia was raised alongside her four siblings by their parents, John, who was a stockbroker, and Josephine, who worked as a laboratory technician.
Julia had an interest in acting from an early age, and dreamed of becoming a famous Hollywood actress – her role model was Vivian Leigh. She couldn’t even imagine that she would one day play the film role based on her idol.
Speaking of Julia’s educational background, she attended Guildford High School, and Cranleigh School, where she began performing leading roles in school plays. In 1983, upon matriculating from high school, Julia enrolled at art school, but after a year, transferred to the Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London, from which she graduated in 1988.
Roles in series
Julia made her professional acting debut portraying Caroline Lithgow in the 1989 TV mini-series “Traffik”, followed by her role as Nora Fanshawe in “Ruth Rendell Mysteries” in 1990.
Julia’s next television series role didn’t come until 2005, when she was cast to play Stevie Moore in the TV mini-series “Beach Girls”, also starring Rob Lowe and Chelsea Hobbs. In 2008 and 2009, Julia had a recurring role as Deputy Inspector Gillian Whitford in “CSI: NY”, followed by her role as Sarah Khouri in “Nurse Jackie” in 2010.
In the following year, Julia made an appearance as Paula Gyson in the series “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, and then from 2012 until 2015, she had a recurring role as Marie Calvet in “Mad Men”, which brought her a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.
Julia Ormond, as Marie Calvet
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Concurrently, during 2013 and ‘14, she was seen as Joanna Beauchamp in “Witches of East End”. This fantasy horror followed the story of two sisters who discover that they are witches, and that their mother and aunt also have magical powers, so the four of them fight against a mortal enemy. Julia starred opposite Rachel Boston and Jenna Dewan, and the series was nominated for the Leo Award for Best Dramatic Series.
Next, Julia was seen as Elizabeth Krauss in the series “Incorporated” (2016-2017) followed by her role as Julia Day in “Gold Digger” in 2019.
From 2020 until 2021, Julia starred as Elizabeth Kublek in “The Walking Dead: World Beyond” making an appearance in all 20 episodes of this spin-off from the popular zombie-themed series “The Walking Dead”. This sequel followed the story of the first generation that grew up during the zombie apocalypse, and it won two ReFrame Stamps for IMDbPro Top 200 Most Popular TV Titles 2020-2021, and Narrative & Animated TV.
Roles in movies
Julia made her first movie appearance in the 1991 TV drama “Young Catherine”, followed by her role as Nadya in another TV movie, “Stalin”, in 1992.
In the following year, she made her big-screen debut portraying a Daughter in “The Baby of Mâcon”, an historic drama about corruption at all levels of society, also starring Philip Stone and Ralph Fiennes.
Next, Julia was cast to play Marie in the 1994 biographic drama “Nostradamus”, followed in the same year by her roles in “Captives” and “Legends of the Fall”.
In the 1995 action adventure “First Knight”, Julia was seen as Guinevere, starring opposite Sean Connery and Richard Gere, and although the movie had no nominations, it was well accepted by the audience. The same year, Julia was cast to play Sabrina Fairchild in Sydney Pollack’s romantic comedy “Sabrina”, also starring Harrison Ford and Greg Kinnear. The movie was nominated for two Oscars- Best Music, Original Musical or Comedy Score, and Best Music, Original Song (“Moonlight”).
Two years later, Julia starred in “Smilla’s Sense of Snow”, followed by her role as Dzheyn in “The Barbers of Siberia” in 1998. In the following year, she was heard as the voice of Jessie in the animated movie “Animal Farm”.
The early 2000s saw her in “The Prime Gig” (2000), “Resistance” (2003), and “Inland Empire” (2006), among others, while in 2007, Julia portrayed Susan Fleming in the horror thriller “I Know Who Killed Me”, opposite Lindsay Lohan and Neal McDonough; Julia’s performance in this movie brought her a nomination for Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress.
In the fantasy romantic drama “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, starring Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton, and Cate Blanchet, Julia portrayed Caroline in this movie about the man who starts aging backwards, which had 160 award nominations and won 83, including three Oscars for Best Achievement in Art Direction, Best Achievement in Makeup, and Best Achievement in Visual Effects.
Julia was next seen in “Temple Grandin” (2010) and “Albatross” (2011), before she was cast to play Vivien Leigh in “My Week with Marilyn”, starring Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh and Eddie Redmayne. The movie was based on the books “My Week with Marilyn” and “The Prince, the Showgirl, and Me” by Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier.
In the following years, Julia was seen in “Chained” (2012), “Rememory” (2017), “Ladies in Black” (2018), and “Son of the South” (2020).
Her most recent role was her portrayal of Ivy in the horror drama “Reunion”, also starring Emma Draper and Cohen Holloway. Julia’s fans will be happy to hear that she’s finished the filming of two movies, entitled “Saurus City” and “Reminisce”.
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Love life and spouse
Julia met her future husband Rory Edwards while they were performing together in the play “Wuthering Heights”, and the two married in 1988. They didn’t have children together, and although they seemed like a happy couple, they divorced in 1994.
Two years later, Julia began dating Gabriel Byrne, an Irish actor, who was her co-star in “Smilia’s Sense of Snow”. The two broke up in 1997.
In 1999, Julia married her second husband, Jon Rubin, a political activist, and the two became parents in 2004, when Julia gave birth to their daughter, Sophia. Julia and Jon divorced in 2008.
There’s been no public view of any relationships since then, so as of September 2022, it seems that Julia is single.
During her more than 30 years-long career, Julia has acted in numerous hit movies and series, and thanks to which she’s earned a decent amount of wealth. According to sources, her net worth has been estimated at over $5 million.