Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews

Who is Julie Andrews?

Julie Andrews is a British actress, known for her role in the films including Mary Poppins, Victor/Victoria, The Sound of Music, Mary Poppins and much more. She has received various awards such as Academy Awards, three Grammys, BAFTA, five Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Awards, two Emmys and more. Apart from acting, Andrews is a singer as well as author who has written children’s books and published autobiography like Home: A Memoir of My Early Years. 

Who are Julie Andrews Parents?

Julie was born in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey England to the parents Barbara Ward Wells and Edward Charles Wells, a teacher of metalwork and woodwork. Her parents divorced after the outbreak of World War II. She grew up with his father and brother John in Surrey. She belonged to a low-income family and lived in a slum area of London when she was a child. Later, her parents improved their career and moved to better surroundings in Beckenham and then in Hersham. Her nationality is British and belongs to White ethnicity. Her religion is Christianity and her zodiac is Libra. Regarding her education, she studied in Cone-Ripman School and later she attended the Woodbrook School, in Beckenham.

How is Julie Andrews's career?


Julie started her career from her first stage performance at an early age in 1945 which she did for the next two years. She then made her solo debut in October 1947, singing the difficult aria, Je Sui's Titania from Mignon as a part of a musical revue called Starling Road in London Hippodrome. At the age of 13, she became one of the youngest solo performers in a Royal Command Variety Performance for King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at the London Palladium. She made her television debut on the BBC program Radiolympia Showtime on 8th October 1949. In the same year, she dubbed her voice for the role Princess Zeila in the English language Italian animated movie, La Rosa di Bagdad. Later, she played in jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood and Cinderella. She made her  Boardway debut in the third-longest running musical The Boy Friend in 1954. It was one of the successful London musicals where she was the stand-out performer in the show. After playing several roles as a show performer, she portrayed Mary Poppins in Disney's musical-fantasy movie Mary Poppins(1964). 

Then, she appeared in films including Stars!, and Darling Lili. Her other successful hit movie was The Sound of Music(1965). Moreover, Andrews has also worked in famous hit TV series as well as a stage show, Victor/Victoria and The Julie Andrews Hour. Also, From 2004 to 2018, she lent her voice to the Shrek animated films, Despicable Me (2010) and Aquaman (2018). Apart from her musical career, she is also an author of children's books and has published two autobiographies, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years (2008) and Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years (2019). Throughout her career, Julie has won numerous awards and honors. Andrews has won an Academy Award, a BAFTA, five Golden Globes, three Grammys, two Emmys, the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, the Kennedy Center Honors Award, and the Disney Legends Award.

Who was Julie Andrews married to?

Andrews has been married twice, first to set designer Tony Walton from 1959 until 1967, then to director Blake Edwards from 1969 until his death in 2010. Andrews married Walton on 10 May 1959 in Weybridge, Surrey. They had first met in 1948 when Andrews was appearing at the London Casino in the show Humpty Dumpty. They have a daughter Emma Katherine Walton. Andrews married Edwards in 1969. Edwards has his children from a previous marriage, Jennifer and Geoffrey, were 3 and 5 years older than Emma. In the 1970s, Edwards and Andrews adopted two daughters; Amy in 1974 and Joanna in 1975. Andrews is a grandmother to nine and great-grandmother to three.

What is Julie Andrews's net worth?

As per online sources, Julie has collected an estimated net worth of $45 million so far. She has accumulated this sum from her various careers in acting, singing, and as an author. However, her salary is yet to be disclosed. She earned most of her fortune from her performance in well-known musicals such as Camelot and My Fair Lady and performing in musicals such as Mary Poppins and in doing voice overs for animated projects like Shrek. Currently, information about car collection and her house details are still under review.

How tall is Julie Andrews?

The 84 years old, Juile stands a height of 5 feet 8 inches and weighs around 58 kg. She has a pair of green eyes and lights brown hair color. The talented singer and actor have measurements as 35-25-36 inches(Breast-Waist-Hip). Her bra size is 34B. She wears a dress size of 6(US) and puts on a shoe size of 9.5(US). She has a straight sexual orientation.

Julie Andrews
Quick Facts of Dame Andrews
Celebrated Name Julie Andrews
Age -1 years old
Nick Name Julie Andrews
Birth Name Dame Julie Andrews
Birth Date 1935 -10-01
Gender Female
Profession Actress
Nationality British
Place of Birth Walton-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Education Arts Educational Schools London
Father Edward Charles Wells
Mother Barbara Ward Wells
Brother Christopher Stuart
Sister Celia Wells
Horoscope Libra
Ethnicity white
Religion Christianity
Famous for Mary Poppins, Victor/Victoria, The Sound of Music
Marital Status Divorced
Husband Ex-(Blake Edwards and Tony Walton)
Net Worth $45 million
Height 5 feet 8 inches
Weight 58 kg
Eye Color Green
Hair Color light brown
Shoe Size 9.5(US)
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