My Best Friend's Wedding: About The Cast

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Julia Roberts is Julianne in My Best Friend's Wedding. One of the world's most popular actors, she is a two-time Academy Award® nominee. She joined an all-star cast in the coveted role of Shelby Eatenton in the 1989 film Steel Magnolias, receiving her first Oscar® nomination. The second was for her performance in Pretty Woman, the top-grossing film of 1990.

Roberts's early acting credits include a co-starring role in the HBO film Baja Oklahoma and an acclaimed performance in the motion picture Mystic Pizza.

Following the extraordinary success of Pretty Woman, the actress starred in a series of interesting and successful movies, among them Flatliners, Sleeping With the Enemy, Dying Young, The Pelican Brief and Something to Talk About. She next co-starred in Michael Collins for director Neil Jordan, and in Woody Allen's most recent comedy, Everyone Says I Love You.

Dermot Mulroney plays Michael, the groom and best friend in My Best Friend's Wedding.

Mulroney began his acting career after graduating from Northwestern University. One of his earliest roles was in the 1987 HBO film Long Gone, for which he earned a Best Supporting Actor nomination in cable television's ACE Award honors. He next appeared in the movies Survival Quest, Sunset, Staying Together and Young Guns.

Mulroney received critical attention for his role in the ground-breaking 1990 film Longtime Companion. Subsequent films include Bright Angel, Samantha, Career Opportunities, Silent Tongue, Point of No Return, The Thing Called Love and Where the Day Takes You, for which he received Best Actor recognition at the Seattle Film Festival.

In 1993, he starred in Bad Girls and the HBO film The Last Outlaw. More recently, he starred in and was associate producer on Living in Oblivion, a favorite of film critics which was selected for competition at the 1995 Sundance and Berlin film festivals and honored at the Deauville Film Festival.

After appearing in How to Make an American Quilt, he starred in Copycat, Kansas City and The Trigger Effect. He recently completed filming Goodbye Lover opposite Patricia Arquette and Ellen Degeneres.

His television work includes Sin of Innocence, Daddy, Unconquered, The Heart of Justice and Family Pictures.

He plays mandolin, cello and dobro with The Low And Sweet Orchestra, which records for the Interscope label.

Cameron Diaz stars as Kimmy Wallace, the almost too-good-to-be-true betrothed heiress.

Diaz, who graced the cover of Rolling Stone while making My Best Friend's Wedding, was named by the National Association Of Theatre Owners in 1996 as ShoWest Star Of Tomorrow.

Raised in Long Beach, California, she began working professionally as a model after a chance meeting led to her signing with one of the world's top modeling agencies at the age of sixteen. After working in Japan, Europe and Australia, she returned home to complete high school. She auditioned for a small role in The Mask and landed the female lead, scoring an impressive movie debut as Jim Carrey's flamboyant love interest in the smash hit.

She subsequently starred with Bill Paxton in the dark comedy The Last Supper, and played the captivating and cunning amoral vixen in She's The One. She stars as a down-and-out felon opposite Keanu Reeves in another dark comedy, Feeling Minnesota, and is seen as Harvey Keitel's wife in the quirky Head Above Water.

She will next be seen opposite Ewan McGregor in A Life Less Ordinary, due out this fall.

Rupert Everett stars as George, Julianne's second best friend and faux fiancé.

His recent film work includes co-starring as the Prince of Wales in The Madness of King George, playing the underhanded son of a clothing designer in Ready to Wear, plus Dunston Checks In and Cemetery Man. He will next be seen this September starring in Miramax's B-Monkey.

Among his other motion pictures are Dance With A Stranger, Duet For One, Hearts of Fire, The Comfort of Strangers, The Chronicle of A Death Foretold, Tolerance, Inside Monkey Zetterland, The Man With the Gold Rimmed Glasses, Real Life and the Academy Award®-honored short film A Shocking Incident.

Everett first gained international recognition for his performance in the 1984 British film Another Country, in a role he originated on the London stage.

Born in Scotland, he worked in London's Royal Shakespeare Company and Citizens Theatre Company in Glasgow. Recently, he acted in "The Importance of Being Earnest" at the Theatre National de Chaillot and in "Some Fine Day" on the London stage.

His television credits include the miniseries The Far Pavillions, Princess Daisy, Quiet Flows The Dawn, Say Good-bye to Hollywood, Soft Targets for BBC, Strangers for Granada Television and The Manhood of Edward Robinson for Thames Television.

He is the author of two popular novels, Hello Darling, Are You Working? and The Hairdressers Of St. Tropez.

Philip Bosco is Walter Wallace, head of a big business empire and proud father of a soon-to-be-bride in My Best Friend's Wedding.

The actor, honored with the 1989 Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement, won the Tony Award for "Lend Me A Tenor." He received Tony nominations for "The Rape of the Belt," "You Never Can Tell," "An Inspector Calls," "The Devil's Disciple," "The Miser," "The Bacchae," "Man and Superman," "St. Joan" and "Misalliance."

Bosco has acted in over 20 motion pictures, among them The Money Pit, Children of a Lesser God, Suspect, True Colors, The Silence of the Lambs, Trading Places, Working Girl and Sidney Lumet's soon-to-be-released Critical Care.

His television work includes an Emmy Award-winning performance in Read Between The Lines.

M. Emmet Walsh's familiar face has been seen in 86 feature films. In My Best Friend's Wedding, he plays Papa Joe O'Neal, a blue collar kind of guy who is out of his element at his own son's wedding.

Walsh's movie credits include Blood Simple, Clean and Sober, Blade Runner, Harry and The Hendersons, The Music of Chance, Raising Arizona, Ordinary People, Wildcats, Serpico, Silkwood, Cannery Row, Midnight Cowboy, Reds, Brubaker, The Jerk, Slap Shot, Airport '77, Fletch, Alice's Restaurant, The Prisoner of 2nd Avenue, Escape From the Planet of the Apes and Little Big Man.

His more recent movies include A Time To Kill, Albino Alligator, Retroactive, Carrot Top, The Killing Jar, Romeo and Juliet and the upcoming The Magic Hour with Paul Newman for director Robert Benton.

His many TV credits include Unsub for NBC, recurring roles on Home Improvement, The Flash and Early Edition. He just shot Dogs, a pilot for Disney and ABC.

He has appeared on Broadway in "That Championship Season," "Does the Tiger Wear a Necktie?" and "The Beauty Part."

Rachel Griffiths is Samantha, the colorful cousin of the bride in My Best Friend's Wedding who, with her sister, is scheduled to be a bridesmaid.

The Australian actress made her motion picture debut in Muriel's Wedding for director P.J. Hogan. She received the Australian Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress for the popular film in which she played the indefatigable Rhonda, the woman whose unexpected friendship changes Muriel's life.

Her subsequent feature films include Cosi, which reunited her with Muriel's Wedding star Toni Collette, Children of the Revolution, The Small Man, Jude and To Have and To Hold.

Griffiths, who is also a dancer, appeared in the television film Feds and starred in the Secrets series for Australian Broadcasting Corporation. She was also a regular on the Jimeon comedy show.

Carrie Preston marks her motion picture acting debut in My Best Friend's Wedding, playing Amanda, the outspoken and overdressed cousin of the bride.

She is a New Yorker who grew up to be a New York actor. Trained on the stage, Preston is a summa cum laude graduate of the University Of Evansville and earned a diploma at The Juilliard School.

The young actress has appeared on Broadway in "The Tempest" and "Indiscretions," and acted in the Georgia and Alabama Shakespeare festivals, as well as Shakespeare Santa Cruz. Among her other credits are the role of Anya in the Baltimore Center Stage production of "The Cherry Orchard."

Susan Sullivan, one of television's most popular stars, makes her motion picture debut in My Best Friend's Wedding as the very social Isabelle Wallace, vivacious mother of the bride.

Sullivan is best known for her role on the long-running Falcon Crest dramatic television series. Her numerous credits include Rich Man, Poor Man: Book II, It's A Living, Rage of Angels II, The George Carlin Show, Danielle Steele's A Perfect Stranger and The Monroes.

She has appeared on Broadway in "Jimmy Shine" and "The Beauty Part."

Chris Masterson is Scott, the groom's kid brother and best man in My Best Friend's Wedding.

He had a leading role in the motion picture Cutthroat Island and acted in The Sunchaser, Singles and the PBS film Hiroshima Maidens.

On television, Masterson has a recurring role on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and was a regular cast member on The Road Home series. He also hosted What'z Up? for the Disney Channel.

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