Who is Julie Andrews?

Julie Andrews is a renowned and successful English actress, singer, dancer, and author who has been seen working actively since the year 1945.

Quick Info
Full NameJulia Elizabeth Wells
Date of Birth1 October 1935
Birth PlaceWalton-on-Thames, Surrey, England
Parent(s)Edward Charles Wells and Barbara Ward Wells
OccupationActress
Birth signLibra
Net Worth$30 million

Personal life and Children

Julie Andrews, whose real name is Julia Elizabeth Wells, was born on 1 October 1935 in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England as a daughter of father, Edward Charles Wells, and mother, Barbara Ward Wells, and father, Edward Charles Wells. Her father used to work as a teacher for metalwork and woodwork. It was revealed that, she was the child of her mother’s affair with her family friend where she knew about all of in 1950, and later, she disclosed publicly in 2008.

In May 1959, Andrews married set designer Tony Walton with whom she had given birth to their daughter Emma Katherine Walton but later, they divorced in 1967. After that, she married to directed Blake Edwards in 1969 and lived together until Edwards died in the year 2010.  Andrew had two children from his previous marriage and they had also adopted two Vietnamese daughters, Amy and Joanna.

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Nationality and Physical Stats

Julie Andrews holds an English nationality and belongs to English ethnicity. Currently, she is 85 years old with a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m) and a weight of 58 kg. She has got body measurements of 34-25-35 inches and had light brown hair with green eyes. As she was born on 1 October, her zodiac sign is Libra.

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Early Life and Education

Julie Andrews early career was full of difficulty and she went through so many of things in her life. Her family was too poor and she was also misbehaved by his stepfather. For education, she had attended independent arts education school Cone-Ripman School and then went to attend Woodbrook School to continue her study.

Career

Movies

Julie Andrews started her acting career, after she had been cast as a voice actor and provided her voice over the character Princess Zeila in an Italian animated movie “La Rosa di Bagdad” in 1949. After that, she was cast as Mary Poppins in an American musical fantasy movie “Mary Poppins” in 1964. In that year, she was also seen appearing in an American black-and-white romantic movie “The Americanization of Emily” as Emily Barham.

Further, she was seen playing the roles in several movies like “Salzburg Sight and Sound”, “The Sound of Music”, “Torn Curtain”, “Hawaii”, “Think Twentieth”, “Thoroughly Modern Millie”, “Star!”, “Darling Lili”, “The Moviemakers“, “Julie”, “The Tamarind Seed” and “The Return of the Pink Panther”. Later, she was seen providing her voice on a comedy movie “The Pink Panther Strike Again” where she had seen singing songs. In 1979, she was seen appearing as Samantha Taylor on an American romantic comedy movie “10” and in 1980, she was also seen playing the role of Amanda Worthington on an American comedy-drama movie “Little Miss Marker”.

In 1981, she was seen appearing as Sally Miles on an American comedy movie “S.O.B”  and then, in the year 1982, she was also seen playing the role on a British-American musical comedy movie “Victor/ Victoria”. In the same year, she was cast on an uncredited role as Charwoman in a comedy movie “Trail of the Pink Panther”. Likewise, she was seen appearing in several movies like “That’s Life!”, “Duet for One”, “A Fine Romance”, “Our Sons”, “The Postman”, “Relative Values”, “The Princess Diaries”, “Eloise at the Plaza”, “Eloise at Christmastime”, “Shrek 2” as a voice actor, “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement” and “Tooth Fairy”.

In addition, she was seen providing her voice in several movies like “Sherk the Thrid”, “Enchanted”, “Sherk Forever After”, “Despicable Me”, “Despicable Me 3” and “Aquaman”. Further, she will be seen providing her voice over the character Marlena on an upcoming American computer-animated comedy movie “Minions: The Rise of Gru” in 2021.

Television Career

Julie Andrews started her television career after she had been cast as Lisa on an American anthology series “Ford Star Jubilee” in 1956. After that, she was seen appearing as Cinderella on the musical “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella” in 1957. Later, in 1959, she was seen playing the role of Trissa in a television movie “The Gentle Flame”.  

Further, she was seen appearing on several series and movies like “The Ed Sullivan Show” which was scripted by Woody Allen, “The Garry Moore Show”, “Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall”, “A World in Music” and “Julie and Carol at Lincoln Center”. In 1964, she was seen appearing on an American television variety show “The Andy Williams Show” and then, in 1965, she was also seen hosting the show “The Julie Andrews Show”. From the year of 1971 to 1973, she was seen hosting the television show “The Julia Andrews Hour”. 

Likewise, she was seen appearing on many television works like “Julie on Sesame Street”, “The Dick Cavett Show”, “Julie and Dick at Covent Garden”, “Julie and Jackie: How Sweet It Is”, “Julie: My Favorite Things”, “The Muppet Show”, “Julie Andrews: One Step Into Spring”, “The CBS Festival of Lively Arts for Young People”, “Julie Andrews: The Sound of Christmas”, “Julie & Carol: Concert”, “Our Sons”, “Julie”, “Sound of Orchestra”, “The Sound of Julie Andrews”, “My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs”, “Broadway: The American Musical” and “Great Performance”.

In addition, she was seen playing the roles on many television series and movies like “The King & I”, “Victor / Victoria”, “Eloise at the Plaza”, “Eloise at Christmastime”, “The Colbert Report”, “The Graham Norton Show”, “Julie’s Greenroom” and “Bridgerton”.

Stage

From the year of 1954 to 1955, she was seen playing the role of Polly Brown in the play “The Boy Friend”. After that, she was seen playing the roles in several plays like “My Fair Lady”, “Camelot”, “Putting It Together” and “Victor/ Victoria. 

Awards

In her career, she had won so many awards including Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Grammy Awards, Emmy Awards, Tony Awards, Screen Actors Guide Awards, Drama Desk Awards, Hollywood Walk of Fame Awards, Kennedy Center Honors, and many more.

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Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Julie Andrews is $ 30 million. 

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