ERIC ROBERTS Biography - Actors and Actresses


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Name: Eric Anthony Roberts                                                       
Born: 18 April 1956 Biloxi, Mississippi                                           
Eric Anthony Roberts (born on April 18, 1956, in Biloxi, Mississippi) is an       
Academy Award-nominated American film and stage actor. He was raised in Atlanta, 
Georgia, attended Grady High School, and is the older brother of actresses Lisa   
Roberts Gillan and Julia Roberts as well as the father of actress Emma Roberts   
and stepfather of singer/songwriter Keaton Simons. Roberts also has a half       
sister named Nancy Motes who was born in 1976 from his mother's second marriage. 
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1985 for his 
role as the escaped convict Buck in the film Runaway Train. In 1987, he won the   
Theatre World Award for his Broadway debut performance in Burn This.