Ever since her role in the 1988 rom-com Mystic Pizza, Julia Roberts has been captivating audiences with her girl-next-door charm and megawatt smile.


As the actress turns 44 Friday, Us Weekly revisits some of her most beloved movie roles, including Steel Magnolias, Pretty Woman, My Best Friend's Wedding, Erin Brockovich and Eat Pray Love.

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Married to cameraman Daniel Moder since 2002, Roberts has scaled back her acting career to spend more time with her husband and their three children.

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"I felt I earned the right to stay home and be home and get super selective about what I wanted to do work wise," she told Access Hollywood in May.

Roberts will next appear in Snow White, which also stars Abduction's Lily Collins and The Social Network's Armie Hammer.

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