Julie Andrews is an internationally acclaimed star of stage, film and television. Among her many well-known stage roles are Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady, Queen Guinevere in Camelot and Maria in The Sound of Music. Her films include Thoroughly Modern Millie, Star, Hawaii, Tom Curtain, Darling Lili, The Tamarind Seed, 10, S.O.B., That's Life, Victor/Victoria, Duet for One, Relative Value and The Princess Diaries. She has starred in many television programs and films.
Ms. Andrews has also authored a number of children's books under the name of Julie Edwards and written a series of other children's books with her daughter Emma and in 2008 published an autobiography, "Home: A Memoir of My Early Years".
Ms. Andrews has been active on behalf of a number of major charities, including Operation USA, UNICEF and Save the Children; she served as Goodwill Ambassador for UNIFEM in 1992. She has received innumerable awards and honors, including Golden Globe Awards, Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, Grammy Award and British Academy for Film and Television Arts Special Tribute Award. She was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire in 2000 and was honored at The John F. Kennedy Center for the 24th annual national celebration of the arts in 2001. In 2006 she received the Life Achievement Award of the Screen Actors Guild.