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Not THAT Julia Roberts


In 1990, the year before Julia Roberts the U.S. U-17 soccer player was born, Julia Roberts the movie star had her breakthrough performance in “Pretty Woman.” How were Julia Roberts’ parents to know that Julia Roberts would become one of the biggest movie stars in the world? But she did, and Julia Roberts from Maryland has had to endure the really bad jokes for years and years. She’s heard them all.

“People sing me the song Pretty Woman to me all the time,” said Roberts. “And at airports, the people checking me in always give me the weirdest looks and then say, ‘oh, I loved you in Pretty Woman.’ It wasn’t really that funny the first time or the 50th time.” And no, our Julia has never met Richard Gere.

Well, here at ussoccer.com, we thought we’d put this to rest once and for all with a comparison between The Julia and Our Julia, who just happens to be one of the top defensive midfielders in the world for her age group. Through some extensive research we found out that there actually are some similarities between the two. And as the U-17 Women’s World Cup opened on Julia Roberts’ 41st birthday (the movie star, not the soccer player) we thought what better a time to compare the movie star with the soccer star.

  THE Julia Roberts OUR Julia Roberts
Age: 41 17
Accolades: Listed at #6 in the 2006 Harris Poll of America's top-ten favorite movie stars Listed at #5 on the TopDrawer Soccer Players to watch in 2009
Height: 5' 9" 5' 9"
Awards: Wom the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Erin Brockovich in 2001 Won Frederick New Post Player of the Year in 2006 and 2007
Income: Is America's highest paid actress, demanding $20 million per film Gets $5 per diem when with the U.S. U-17 Women's National Team
Music: Used to play clarinet in her school's band Used to play the recorder in fourth grade.
Hair color: Dark blond Dirty blond
When she was young: Wanted to be a veterinarian Wanted to be a doctor (still does)
Nickname: Jules Jules
Middle Name: Fiona Kaitlyn
Appearances: Cover of Vogue Front page of The Hawkeye, her high school's newspaper
Ancestry: Irish Irish
Favorite Book(s): "The Alchemist" "The Great Gatsby"
Drives: Toyota Prius Mazda 3
Quote: "I'm just a girl from a little town in Georgia who had this giant, absurd dream." "I'm just a girl from a little town in Maryland who had this giant, absurd dream (of playing in a World Cup)."
Movies/TV: Was once engaged to Kiefer Sutherland Likes to watch "24"
  Had a break-through role in Mystic Pizza Likes to eat pizza
  Has starred in several films with Brad Pitt Would LOVE to meet Brad Pitt
  Appeared in a film called "The Mexican" Favorite food is Mexican
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