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Julia Roberts

Her acting skills (and mega-watt smile) won her an Oscar, but off-screen this 'Pretty Woman' was unlucky in love. Now the superstar is a happily married mom of three.

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The 'in' crowd

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: In this handout photo provided by Ellen DeGeneres, host Ellen DeGeneres takes a selfie with (clockwise from L-R) Jared Leto, Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Kevin Spacey, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong'o, Angelina Jolie, Peter Nyong'o Jr. and Bradley Cooper during the 86th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ellen DeGeneres/Twitter via Getty Images)
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Back in black

Julia Roberts arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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She's got legs

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Actress Julia Roberts walks onstage during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Mommy issues

This publicity image released by The Weinstein Company shows, from left, Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep in a scene from "August: Osage County." Streep was nominated for a Golden Globe for best actress in a motion picture musical or comedy for her role in the film on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. The 71st annual Golden Globes will air on Sunday, Jan. 12. (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Claire Folger)
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Screen titans

SANTA MONICA, CA - JANUARY 16: Actresses Meryl Streep (L) and Julia Roberts attend the 19th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards at Barker Hangar on January 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
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Power duo

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12: Dermot Mulroney and Julia Roberts attends the "August: Osage County" premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 12, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
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All rise

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Actress Julia Roberts attends the "August: Osage County" Premiere during the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 9, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
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Being bad

(Left to right.) Julia Roberts and Lily Collins star in Relativity Media´s Mirror Mirror. Photo Credit: Jan Thijs. © 2011 Relativity Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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Face in the crowd

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 28: Julia Roberts leaves the "Late Show With David Letterman" at the Ed Sullivan Theater on June 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)
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Crowne-ing achievement

Tom Hanks stars as Larry Crowne and Julia Roberts stars as Mercedes Tainot in Universal Pictures' Larry Crowne (2011)
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Chairwoman of the board

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 13: Actress Julia Roberts (L) is being honored with the Board of Governors award presented by actor Tom Hanks during the 25th Annual American Society of Cinematographers Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 13, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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All smiles

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 08: Honoree Julia Roberts speaks onstage during the Glamour Magazine 2010 Women of the Year Gala at Carnegie Hall on November 8, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Glamour Magazine)
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Delicious pairing

U.S. actress Julia Roberts (R) and Spanish actor Javier Bardem pose during a photo shoot to promote the film "Eat Pray Love" in front of Zurriola Beach on the fourth day of the 58th San Sebastian Film Festival September 20, 2010. Roberts will receive the Donostia Award for lifetime achievement in acting on Monday at the Kursaal theatre. REUTERS/Vincent West (SPAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
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Mad about Julia

In this film publicity image released by Sony, Javier Bardem, left, and Julia Roberts are shown in a scene from "Eat, Pray, Love." (AP Photo/Sony, Francois Duhamel)
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PARIS - MARCH 12: Actors Julia Roberts (L) and Clive Owen (R) attend "Duplicity" Paris Premiere on March 12, 2009 in Paris, France (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Clive Owen;Julia Roberts
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'Valentine's Day'

Actress Julia Roberts arrives with her niece, actress Emma Roberts (R) and Shirley MacLaine (L) at the "Valentine's Day" Los Angeles Premiere at the Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California on February 8, 2010. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Mile-high meeting

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Helping Haiti

In this image released by Hope for Haiti Now, Kid Rock, Julia Roberts is shown at "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark Davis/Hope for Haiti Now)
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For the children

SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 27: Actress Julia Roberts (C) onstage during the reading of "The World Of Nick Adams" to honor Paul Newman held at Davies Symphony Hall on October 27, 2008 in San Francisco, California. The performance is a benefit for Paul Newman's Hole In The Wall California Camp, The Painted Turtle; a recreational camp and family health care center for children suffering from life-threatening diseases. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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'Charlie Wilson's War'

'Charlie Wilson's War" Aaron Sorkin's Golder Globe-nominated film "Charlie Wilson's War" is one of winter's most highly-anticipated releases. Based on a true story, it's a tale about a congressman who works to bring down the Soviet empire in the Cold War era. Roberts called the film "witty" and "intelligent," adding that her costars Tom Hanks and Philip Seymour Hoffman are "just amazing."
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All in the family

All in the family Lasting love finally found Roberts when she married Daniel Moder on July 4, 2002 at her ranch in Taos, New Mexico. The couples' two year old fraternal twins, Phinnaeus Walter and Hazel Patricia Moder, were born on November 28, 2004. Their third child, Henry Daniel Moder, arrived on June 18, 2007. As the family prepares for the holidays, Roberts says of her kids, "They're just starting to figure out Christmas. It's a good food holiday in our house." And, she adds, "I haven't gotten anything yet for my husband!"
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Red carpet beauty

Red carpet beauty Roberts looks radiant in Giorgio Armani at the 2004 Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California. The actress has yet another awards ceremony to look forward to: Her new film, "Charlie Wilson's War," was recently nominated for five Golden Globes, including a nod to Roberts for Best Supporting Actress. "Usually the triumph of my day is everybody making it to the potty," Roberts told Lauer. "So, yes I think it's thrilling."
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'Closer' Roberts starred with Jude Law in 2004's "Closer," a drama about love and deception. Costars included Clive Owen and Natalie Portman. 2004 was a big year for the actress: She released two blockbuster films ("Closer" and "Ocean's 12"), and she also became a mother.
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Roberts gives back

Roberts gives back Roberts comforts 15-year-old Lindsey Ross who has RETT syndrome, as her father Nick looks on during a news conference on Capitol Hill, in 2002 in Washington, DC. Roberts testified before Congress to request $15.5 million in funding research on RETT Syndrome, a debilitating neurological disorder that affects the motor skills of young girls.
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'The Mexican'

'The Mexican' Roberts appeared with Brad Pitt in the 2001 film "The Mexican." Though it was not one of her best-received movies, it was on this set where she met her current husband, cameraman Daniel Moder. Like Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Roberts and Moder have also found the time to give back. In her Dec. 14 TODAY appearance, Roberts showed Lauer the bracelet she was wearing: "This is the red campaign bracelet that Giorgio Armani has produced that my husband and I designed," the actress explained. "It's sold at Emporio Armani and it's to raise money for AIDS in Africa."
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'Ocean's 11'

'Ocean's 11' In 2001, Roberts held her own amongst the high-profile, male-dominated cast of "Oceans 11." She later starred with George Clooney again in sequels "Oceans's 12" and "Ocean's 13."
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'Erin Brockovich'

'Erin Brockovich' Roberts starred in 2000's "Erin Brockovich," a film based on a true story. Her portrayal of the title character -- a single mom and legal assistant who brings down an unscrupulous energy company -- finally won her a Best Actress Oscar.
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'Runaway Bride'

'Runaway Bride' Roberts and Gere reunite in the 1999 romantic comedy "Runaway Bride." Many people wanted this film to be something like a sequel to "Pretty Woman," but it ultimately did not live up to expectations.
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'Notting Hill'

'Notting Hill' Art imitates life in the 1999 film "Notting Hill," in which Roberts plays the world's most beautiful woman and a beloved actress. In the film. Roberts' character falls for a bookstore owner (played by Hugh Grant).
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'My Best Friend's Wedding'

'My Best Friend's Wedding' Always the sweet and approachable "best friend," Roberts starred in 1997's "My Best Friend's Wedding," with Dermot Mulroney. The comedy was a huge box office success.
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Lyle lucks out

Lyle lucks out Roberts married country singer Lyle Lovett in June 1993, three weeks after they met. They announced their separation less than two years later, and subsequently divorced.
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'The Pelican Brief'

PELICAN BRIEF, Denzel Washington, Julia Roberts, 1993
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One hot couple

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'Pretty Woman'

PRETTY WOMAN, Richard Gere, Julia Roberts, 1990
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FLATLINERS, Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland, 1990
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'Steel Magnolias'

STEEL MAGNOLIAS, Sally Field, Julia Roberts, 1989. (c) TriStar Pictures/ Courtesy: Everett Collection.
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'Mystic Pizza'

MYSTIC PIZZA, Annabeth Gish, Julia Roberts, Lili Taylor, 1988. (c) Samuel Goldwyn/ Courtesy: Everett Collection.
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