For other people with the same name, see Julia Roberts (disambiguation).
For the American country music singer, see Julie Roberts.
In preparation for her role, Roberts studied Dickinson's performance by watching the original film at least seven times in order to get her part right.
She earned a nomination for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.
In 2000, she played the lead role of real-life environmental activist Erin Brockovich in the film Erin Brockovich.
She played Tinkerbell in Steven Spielberg's Hook in 1991, and also played a nurse in the 1991 film, Dying Young.
This work was followed by a two-year hiatus, during which she made no films other than a cameo appearance in Robert Altman's The Player (1992).