Voice for Equality: Julianne Moore
July 02, 2010
Julianne Moore is an American actress. She began her acting career in 1983 in minor roles, before joining the cast of the soap opera "As the World Turns", for which she won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1988. She began to appear in supporting roles in films during the early 1990s, achieving recognition in several independent films before her performance in "Boogie Nights" (1997) brought her widespread attention and nominations for several major acting awards.
Her success continued with films such as "The End of the Affair" (1999) and "Magnolia" (1999). She was acclaimed for her portrayal of a betrayed wife in "Far from Heaven" (2002), winning several critic awards as best actress of the year, in addition to several other nominations, including the Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award. The same year she was also nominated for several awards as best supporting actress for her work in "The Hours". In 2009, she was nominated for a Golden Globe for "A Single Man".
In July of 2010, Ms. Moore called upon U.S. legislators to legalize the freedom to marry, insisting
people of all sexual orientations should have the same rights.
Playing a lesbian with Annette Bening as her partner in the movie The Kids Are All Right, Moore stated that she was dismayed that gay couples have been banned from celebrating their love in traditional "Absolutely, everyone should have the same rights. It's a right, no one should be denied." [Link]
Freedom to Marry salutes Julianne Moore as a Voice for Equality!