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Julia Karin Ormond (born 4 January 1965) is an English actress. She rose to prominence appearing in such films as The Baby of Mâcon (1993), Legends of the Fall (1994), First Knight (1995), Sabrina (1995), Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997) and The Barber of Siberia (1998). She won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her role in the HBO film Temple Grandin (2010).

Julia Ormond
Julia Ormond Cannes.jpg
Born Julia Karin Ormond
(1965-01-04) 4 January 1965 (age 52)
Epsom, Surrey, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 1989–present
Spouse(s)
  • Rory Edwards (m. 1988–94)
  • Jon Rubin (m. 1999–2008)
Children 1

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Early lifeEdit

Ormond was born in Epsom, Surrey, the daughter of Josephine, a laboratory technician, and John Ormond, a computer software designer.[1] 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.[2][3]

CareerEdit

Ormond first appeared on British television in the 1989 serial Traffik, about the illegal heroin trade from the far East to the streets of Europe. The story revolves around Jack Lithgow played by Bill Paterson, a Home Office minister in the UK government engaged in combating heroin importation. Julia Ormond plays his drug addicted daughter Caroline an early role that won glowing reviews. Ormond subsequently appeared in several television films early in her career, such as Young Catherine (1991) and Stalin (1992). In 1993 Ormond made her film debut in the lead role of an international movie, The Baby of Mâcon.[4] In the following year she co-starred with Brad Pitt in Legends of the Fall.

In 1995, Ormond played lead roles in Jerry Zucker's First Knight opposite Richard Gere and Sean Connery and also in Sydney Pollack's Sabrina with Harrison Ford.[4] In 1997 she played a lead role in the box office bomb thriller film Smilla's Sense of Snow. She also starred opposite Oleg Menshikov in the 1998 Russian film The Barber of Siberia.[4]

Since the late 1990s Ormond has appeared in indie and television movies and played supporting roles in films, such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Che: Part One (2008) and My Week with Marilyn (2011).[4] She 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 about 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.[5] On stage, she appeared in David Hare's My Zinc Bed, for which she received a 2001 Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress.[6]

 
Ormond in 2005

On television, Ormond appeared as a guest star during the 2008–09 season of the CBS series CSI: NY.[7] In 2010, she won an Emmy Award for her supporting role in the HBO film Temple Grandin.[8] She also guest starred in the tenth and final season of USA Network's series Law & Order: Criminal Intent in 2011. In addition, she played the part of Marie Calvet, mother to Megan Draper, in the AMC TV series Mad Men. For her performance on Mad Men, she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2012.[9]

In 2013, Ormond began starring in the Lifetime series Witches of East End as Joanna Beauchamp, one of the lead characters.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

Ormond married Rory Edwards in 1988, an actor she had met while performing in a production of Wuthering Heights. The marriage ended in 1994.[citation needed] In 1999, she married political activist Jon Rubin. The couple's child, daughter Sophie, was born in the autumn of 2004. She is no longer married to Rubin.[11]

Ormond has been engaged in fighting human trafficking since the mid-1990s, and in 2006 [12] partnered with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to double her efforts.[13] 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.[14]

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.[15] In her capacity as ambassador, Ormond has appeared as counsel to the United States House of Representatives, Committee on International Relations,[16] Subcommittee on Africa,[16] Global Human Rights and International Operations, and has travelled the world as an ambassador.[17]

Ormond established the Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking (ASSET).[18] ASSET was instrumental in passing the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act.[19]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Baby of Mâcon, TheThe Baby of Mâcon The Daughter
1994 Nostradamus Marie
1994 Captives Rachel Clifford
1994 Legends of the Fall Susannah Fincannon-Ludlow
1995 First Knight Guinevere
1995 Sabrina Sabrina Fairchild
1997 Smilla's Sense of Snow Smilla Jasperson
1998 Barber of Siberia, TheThe Barber of Siberia Jane Callahan
2001 Prime Gig, TheThe Prime Gig Caitlin Carlson
2003 Resistance Claire Daussois
2006 Inland Empire Doris Side
2007 I Know Who Killed Me Susan Fleming
2008 Surveillance Elizabeth Anderson
2008 Che Lisa Howard
2008 La Conjura de El Escorial Ana de Mendoza, Princess of Eboli
2008 Curious Case of Benjamin Button, TheThe Curious Case of Benjamin Button Caroline Fuller
2008 Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Margaret Kittredge
2011 Music Never Stopped, TheThe Music Never Stopped Dianne Daley
2011 Green, TheThe Green Karen
2011 Albatross Joa Fischer
2011 My Week with Marilyn Vivien Leigh
2012 Chained Sarah Fittler
2013 East, TheThe East Paige Williams
2017 Rememory Carolyn Dunn

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Traffik Caroline Lithgow Miniseries
1989 Capital City Alison Episode: "Rainforest"
1990 Ruth Rendell Mysteries, TheThe Ruth Rendell Mysteries Nora Fanshawe Episode: "The Best Man to Die: Parts 1, 2, & 3"
1991 Young Catherine Catherine Movie
1992 Stalin Nadezhda Alliluyeva Movie
1999 Animal Farm Jessie (voice) Movie
2001 Varian's War: The Forgotten Hero Miriam Davenport Movie
2004 Iron Jawed Angels Inez Milholland Movie
2005 Beach Girls Stevie Moore Miniseries
2007 Mr. and Mrs. Smith Mother Short
2008–09 CSI: NY Gillian Whitford 3 episodes
2010 Wronged Man, TheThe Wronged Man Janet Gregory Movie
2010 Temple Grandin Eustacia Grandin Movie
2010 Nurse Jackie Sarah Khouri 3 episodes
2011 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Paula Gyson 7 episodes
2012–15 Mad Men Marie Calvet 5 episodes
2013 Exploding Sun Joan Elias Movie
2013–14 Witches of East End Joanna Beauchamp Main role
2016–17 Incorporated Elizabeth Krauss Main role
2017 Tour de Pharmacy Adrianna Baton Movie
2017 Howards End Ruth Wilcox Miniseries

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
1992 Gemini Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Miniseries[citation needed] Young Catherine Nominated
1995 ShoWest Convention Female Star of Tomorrow[citation needed] Won
2004 Gold Derby Awards TV Movie/Mini Supporting Actress[citation needed] Iron Jawed Angels Nominated
2006 Camerimage Krzysztof Kieslowski Award[citation needed] Won
2009 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Acting Ensemble The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Nominated
2009 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Nominated
2009 Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast[citation needed] The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Nominated
2010 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Temple Grandin Won
2011 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie Temple Grandin Nominated
2011 Western Heritage Awards Television Feature Film[citation needed] Temple Grandin Won
2011 Capri, Hollywood Capri Ensemble Cast Award[citation needed] My Week with Marilyn Won
2012 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Mad Men Nominated

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Julia Ormond Biography (1965-)". www.filmreference.com. 
  2. ^ The Cranleighan, vol 32, 1982, p6-8
  3. ^ The Cranleighan, vol 33, 1983, p86
  4. ^ a b c d "Julia Ormond- Biography". 
  5. ^ Ray Richmond, "CableACE Awards", Variety, 16 November 1997. Calling the Ghosts won Best International Informational Special or Series.
  6. ^ Olivier Awards Official Site: Olivier Winners 2001 Archived 12 March 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ TV Guide, TV Guide News (September 18, 2008). "CSI: NY Adds Scott Wolf to its Big "Mac" Attack". Retrieved 19 November 2008. 
  8. ^ "Temple Grandin awards" at Emmys.com, retrieved 2 January 2011
  9. ^ "404 Page Not Found". 
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (31 January 2013). "Lifetime’s ‘Witches Of East End’ Picked Up To Series". 
  11. ^ Iley, Chrissy, "The star who fell to earth." 11 November 2011, Daily Mail
  12. ^ UNIS. "Julia Ormond". www.unis.unvienna.org. 
  13. ^ "Vital Voices: Julia Ormond". Archived from the original on 20 December 2005. Retrieved 6 October 2005. 
  14. ^ "Kaiser Family Foundation: Actress Julia Ormond Joins Fight". Archived from the original on 18 October 2005. Retrieved 6 October 2005. 
  15. ^ "UNODC Goodwill Ambassador Julia Ormond to open exhibition of Howard G. Buffett photographs on human trafficking" UNODC web site
  16. ^ a b House Committee on Foreign Affairs :: U.S. House of Representatives Archived 8 August 2006 at the Wayback Machine.
  17. ^ UN.GIFT celebrity partners Archived 1 November 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  18. ^ Who We Are Archived 28 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine. ASSET web site
  19. ^ ASSET web site

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