Julia Fiona Roberts is an American actress. Known for her leading roles in films encompassing a variety of genres, she has received multiple accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and three Golden Globe Awards. The films in which she has starred have collectively grossed over $3.9 billion globally, making her one of Hollywood's most bankable stars. After an early breakthrough with appearances in Mystic Pizza and Steel Magnolias, Roberts established herself as a leading actress when she headlined the romantic comedy Pretty Woman, which grossed $464 million worldwide. She starred in numerous commercially successful films throughout the 1990s, including the cult romantic comedies My Best Friend's Wedding, Notting Hill and Runaway Bride, before winning the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the biographical drama Erin Brockovich.