Photo of Julie Andrews Julie Andrews

Born in Surrey, England, on Oct. 1, 1935, Julie Andrews began performing in musicals as a child, making her Broadway debut at age 19. Her theatre success, most famously as Eliza Doolittle in "My Fair Lady," led to steady television and film work.

Her first major movie, Mary Poppins (1964), resulted in an Oscar for Best Actress, and she was nominated in the same category a year later for The Sound of Music (1965). After taking a break from film for a TV variety show and nightclub tour, she returned to the big screen, working almost exclusively with her husband (director Blake Edwards) in such films as 10 (1979), S.O.B. (1981), 1982's Victor/Victoria (for which Andrews received another Best Actress Oscar nomination) and That's Life! (1986).

In 2001, Andrews returned to prominence in film with her role as Queen Renaldi in The Princess Diaries, a role she revived for a 2004 sequel.

Julie Andrews in Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

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Julie Andrews made her screen debut and won an Academy Award for her portrayal of the "practically perfect" nanny who revolutionizes the prim and proper Banks family in this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Disney classic.

  • Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music The Sound of Music
  • Julie Andrews in Shrek Forever After Shrek Forever After
  • Julie Andrews in The Princess Diaries The Princess Diaries
  • Julie Andrews in Thoroughly Modern Millie Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Julie Andrews in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
  • Julie Andrews in Shrek 2 Shrek 2
  • Julie Andrews in Shrek the Third Shrek the Third
  • Julie Andrews in Despicable Me Despicable Me
  • Julie Andrews in Tooth Fairy Tooth Fairy
  • Julie Andrews in The Americanization of Emily The Americanization of Emily
  • Julie Andrews in Victor / Victoria Victor / Victoria
  • Julie Andrews in Cinderella Cinderella
  • Julie Andrews in 10 10
  • Julie Andrews in Torn Curtain Torn Curtain
  • Julie Andrews in Hollywood Singing and Dancing: '80s, '90s Hollywood Singing and Dancing: '80s, '90s
  • Julie Andrews in The Singing Princess The Singing Princess
  • Julie Andrews in Little Miss Marker Little Miss Marker
  • Julie Andrews in Hollywood Musicals of the '60s Hollywood Musicals of the '60s
  • Julie Andrews in Unconditional Love Unconditional Love
  • Julie Andrews in Eloise at the Plaza Eloise at the Plaza
  • Julie Andrews in Broadway: The American Musical Broadway: The American Musical