Julianne Moore

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Actress Julianne Moore is a four-time OscarĀ® nominee, and a wife and mother of two young children. In her latest role, she portrays an unlikely winner in the movie, The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio.

In this true story, Julianne plays Evelyn Ryan, a housewife with 10 kids and an alcoholic husband. In order to keep a roof over their heads, Evelyn earns money and keeps the family together by entering contests. From there, she turns her sharp wit and clever phrases into a jackpot, writing jingles for commercials.

"She was a really, really wonderful woman who was so smart and funny and positive and loving," Julianne says. "And, really, her greatest achievement is that she raised these 10 remarkable, wonderful, loving children. Then one of them turned around and wrote a book about her that was then made into this movie."