Julie Andrews: Life Story, Bio and Facts

Who is Julie Andrews?

Julie Andrews is a British actress, singer, and author. She was born in 1935 in London, England, and began her career as a child performer in the West End, London's theater district. She later appeared in several films, including "Mary Poppins" in which she played the title role, for which she received an Academy Award for Best Actress. She also starred in the musical film "The Sound of Music," for which she received a Golden Globe award.

Andrews continued to act in films, television and on Broadway throughout her career. Some of her most notable performances include "Victor/Victoria" (1982) and "Despicable Me 3" (2017). She also wrote several children's books and an autobiography.


Andrews is also known for her philanthropic work. She is a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and founded the Julie Andrews Collection of children's books. She has also been appointed as a Member of the Order of the British Empire and Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her services to the performing arts and to charity.

Andrews has been recognized throughout her career with numerous awards and honors, including multiple Grammy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Emmy Awards.

Julie Andrews Fast Facts

Julie Andrews (born October 1, 1935) is an English actress, singer, and author, best known for her roles in the films "Mary Poppins" and "The Sound of Music" and her stage performances in "Camelot" and "My Fair Lady."

* Andrews was born in Walton-on-Thames, England, and began her career as a child performer on the London stage.
* She made her Broadway debut in 1954 in "The Boy Friend" and went on to star in several other productions, including "My Fair Lady" in 1956.
* In 1964, Andrews made her film debut in the classic Disney film "Mary Poppins" for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.
* She also starred in the 1965 film "The Sound of Music" which was a massive commercial and critical success, and for which she received a Golden Globe for Best Actress.
* Andrews continued to act in films and on television, with notable roles in "Thoroughly Modern Millie" (1967), "Star!" (1968), "Victor Victoria" (1982) and "Despicable Me" (2010)
* She also made her return to the stage, performing in productions of "Camelot" in 1980 and "Victor/Victoria" in 1995.
* Andrews has also written several children's books, and has been a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF since 2004.
* She has been honored with numerous awards and accolades throughout her career, including the Kennedy Center Honors, the Disney Legends Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
* Andrews is considered one of the most accomplished and beloved actresses of her generation and continues to be active in the entertainment industry.

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