The English actress, comedienne, and writer, Julie Walters, has left audiences entertained for several decades. Most people would recognize her from her roles in Harry Potter, Mamma Mia, and Educating Rita.
Walters’ acting talent has been honed on stage, television, and film. She has numerous credits to her name and has won a number of distinguished awards for her works. She is one of the most critically acclaimed actresses the industry has ever seen. Her incredible talent, infectious demeanor, and self-deprecating humor are some of the many things well loved about her by viewers around the world.
Julie Walters Biography (Age)
The iconic actress was born on February 22, 1950, as Dame Julia Mary Walters in Birmingham, to a mother who worked as a postal clerk, and a father who worked as a decorator and builder. She was the youngest of five children, only three of which survived childbirth. Walters had a difficult birth too, the umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck and the doctors felt neither her nor her mother would survive.
Walters early education was at a convent school before she moved on to Holly Lodge Grammar School for Girls. She joined the workforce at the young age of 15, working at an insurance company. Later on, following her mother’s wishes, she trained to become a nurse at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where she remained for 18 months until she left to pursue acting. She went on to study English and Drama at Manchester Polytechnic, now known as Manchester Metropolitan University.
Young Julie Walters began her career as a performer when she joined a theatre company in Liverpool, working as a stand up comic and making her stage debut in 1975 in the play Funny Peculiar. Walters met and befriended Victoria Woods – an aspiring comedienne and writer, and the two went on to feature in several comedy sketches including Nearly a Happy Ending and Talent, which were later adapted for television.
Success came knocking in 1983 with the release of Educating Rita, a stage play turned motion picture musical comedy, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award, BAFTA, and the Golden Globe for Best Actress. She reunited with Victoria Woods in Dinnerladies, an award-winning television series. Julie also advanced her stage career by featuring in contemporary classic plays like Fool for Love, The Rose Tatoo, Macbeth, and All My Sons which won her a Laurence Olivier Award.
With her reputation as a spectacular actress on the rise, Walters began appearing steadily on the silver screen, taking up challenging roles in movies like Personal Services, Buster, Killing Dad or How to Love Your Mother, Stepping Out, Mamma Mia, and Harry Potter, in which she played the witch-wife of Molly Weasley. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has honored her with five awards for her groundbreaking work in television and film.
In 1999, Walters was appointed the Officer of the Order of the British Empire at the Queen’s Birthday Honours, and later in 2008, she was made the Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her services to drama. The awards did not stop trickling in, she scored a BAFTA nomination in the critically acclaimed movie, Brooklyn.
Her Net Worth
The English actress has earned a lot of money from her work as a comedienne and actress. Her career has spanned nearly four decades and resulted in a net worth of $2 million; a figure that might witness a substantial increase as her career keeps moving forward.
Husband and Daughter
Julie Walters has been in several relationships. She got engaged in the early 70s, but broke off the engagement three weeks before the wedding, because she felt it was not the right time. She later dated the actor Pete Postlethwaite for five years.
The actress married the love of her life, Grant Roffey, an Automobile Association patrolman in 1997, after a whirlwind romance that lasted 11 years. The two have a daughter called Maisie Mae Roffey, born on April 26, 1988. The lovely couple shares a home on a 70-acre organic farm in Sussex and is so fond of each other that Walters turns down a lot of roles just to spend time with her hubby.
Height, Weight, and Body Measurements
We have watched Julie Walters grow from a beautiful young girl into the stunning woman she is today. Her brown hair and eyes have captivated viewers for many years. She stands at 5 feet 3 inches with a waist, bust, and hip measurements of 30, 32, and 36 inches respectively. The actress only weighs 55 kg and has a very trim figure.