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Eric Roberts

Born Apr 18, 1956

Eric Anthony Roberts is an American actor. His career began with King of the Gypsies (1978), earning a Golden Globe nomination for best actor debut. He starred as the protagonist in the 1980 dramatisation of Willa Cather's 1905 short story, Paul's Case. He earned both a Golden Globe and Academy Award nomination for his supporting role in Runaway Train (1985). Through the 1990s and 2000s he maintained dramatic film and TV-movie roles while appearing in TV series.… Read More

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    Julia Roberts' Half Sister Dead: Nancy Motes Dies Of Apparent Drug Overdose
    Huffington Post - Feb 10, 2014
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    Woman Who Donated Kidney To Near Stranger Marries Him 3 Years Later (Video)
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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Eric Roberts.


1956 Birth Born on April 18, 1956.


1971 15 Years Old Roberts' parents filed for divorce in 1971 and it was finalized early in 1972. Eric stayed with his father Walter in Atlanta, estranged from his sisters. Father Walter died of cancer in March 1977. Lisa, Julia and mother Betty moved to Smyrna, Georgia, after the divorce. In 1972, mother Betty married Michael Motes, who was abusive and often unemployed. In 1983, Betty divorced Motes, citing cruelty and stating that marrying him was the biggest mistake of her life. … Read More


1977 21 Years Old Roberts got his start on the now-defunct NBC daytime soap opera Another World originating the role of Ted Bancroft from February 14, 1977, to June 17, 1977. … Read More
1985 29 Years Old He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1985 for his role as the escaped convict Buck in the film Runaway Train; the award went to Don Ameche in Cocoon.


1987 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1987, he won the Theatre World Award for his Broadway debut performance in Burn This. … Read More


1996 40 Years Old In 1996, he appeared in the Doctor Who Television film in the role of the Master.
2002 46 Years Old In 2002 Roberts portrayed a FBI detective in Ja Rule's music video for his song "Down Ass Bitch", as well as it's sequel "Down 4 U". … Read More
2004 48 Years Old …  In 2004, he told People magazine that he and his sister were reconciled when he visited her in the hospital after she gave birth to twins. … Read More


2006 50 Years Old In 2006, he appeared in the video for Akon's "Smack That", featuring Eminem.
2007 51 Years Old 1 More Event
…  In early January 2007, Roberts starred in the two-part miniseries Pandemic as the mayor of Los Angeles. … Read More
In February 2009, Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke, who starred with Roberts in The Pope of Greenwich Village, said he hoped that Roberts would soon be offered a role which would resurrect his career in the way that The Wrestler rejuvenated Rourke's.
It was announced in June 2010 that he would be joining the cast of the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless starting July 12.
2012 56 Years Old Roberts starred in the 2012 mystery thriller Deadline, playing the role of politically incorrect reporter Ronnie Bullock. He appeared on Rihanna's music video for "Bitch Better Have My Money". Roberts's daughter Emma Roberts, with his then-girlfriend Kelly Cunningham, was born on February 10, 1991. Emma eventually became an actress as well, making her major-film debut at age 10 in the 2001 drama Blow.
2013 57 Years Old …  He achieved recent recognition for his feat of acting in over 150 films between 2013 and 2015. … Read More
2014 58 Years Old As of 2014, he is the only American actor to play the role.
2015 59 Years Old In 2015 he appeared in the Rihanna video "Bitch Better Have My Money". … Read More
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