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Julie Andrews
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Information
Birth name

Julia Elizabeth Wells

Born on

October 1, 1935

Gender Female
Nationality

British

Spouse

Blake Edwards

Children Emma Walton Hamilton
  • Jennifer Edwards
  • Geoffrey Edwards
  • Amelia Edwards
  • Joanna Edwards
Eye color Hazel
Hair color Gray
Role in
Despicable Me
Voice actor of Marlena Gru
Years active 1949–present

Dame Julie Elizabeth Andrews (born October 1, 1935) is a British film and stage actress, singer, author, theatre director, and dancer. She is the voice of Marlena Gru in Despicable Me.

Career

Andrews made her feature film debut in Mary Poppins (1964), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She received her second Academy Award nomination for The Sound of Music (1965), and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Adjusted for inflation, the latter film is the 3rd highest grossing film of all time. Between 1964 and 1967, Andrews had other box office successes with The Americanization of Emily, Hawaii, Alfred Hitchcock's Torn Curtain, and Thoroughly Modern Millie, making her the most successful film star in the world at that time. In the 1970s, Andrews' film career slowed down following the commercial disappointments of Star!, Darling Lili, and The Tamarind Seed. She returned to prominence with the critical and commercial successes of 10 (1979) and Victor Victoria (1982), receiving a third Academy Award nomination. During the remainder of the 1980s, she starred in critically acclaimed but commercially unsuccessful films such as That's Life! and Duet for One, before her career went into eclipse in the 1990s. Andrews' film career revived once more in the 2000s with the successes of The Princess Diaries (2001), its sequel The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004), the Shrek animated films (2004–2010), and Despicable Me (2010). Her vocal range, which was originally very impressive, was damaged during a throat operation in 1997. In 2003, Andrews revisited her first Broadway success, this time as a stage director, with a revival of The Boy Friend at the Bay Street Theatre, Sag Harbor, New York.

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