Eric Roberts is an actor from the United States. Eric Roberts was born on July 11, 1952, in, New York, United States. His parents were co-founders of the Atlanta Actors and Writers Workshop, as well as running a children’s acting school in Decatur, Georgia. Eric’s ancestors are English, Scottish, Welsh, German, and Irish. Because of their parents, Roberts and his sisters grew up to become successful actresses. Roberts and his sisters were exposed to the theatre scene early on and grew up amidst actors, which had a significant impact on them as children.
Eric used to stutter though he spoke well when he memorized speeches and delivered them. Eric began acting at a young age, appearing in a local morning television show called the Little Pioneers. His parents divorced in 1972, causing a slew of problems in his life that eventually led to substance abuse. Despite the challenges, he pursued his dream of becoming an actor, studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and then the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York.
In 1977, Eric Roberts made his first appearance on the soap opera Another World. Despite the fact that the show was a success and earned him fame, he did not enjoy his work. Later, he was discovered by agent Bill Three, who helped him land his first film role in the film King of the Gypsies, directed by Frank Pearson. The film was a hit and earned Roberts his first award nomination. He then appeared in the lead role in raggedy man, a 1981 American drama film, but he was involved in a car accident shortly after, leaving him with The film won him a Best Actor nomination from the Boston Society of Film Critics, as well as two additional nominations. Following its success, he acted in films such as The Coca-Cola Kid (1985), Nobody’s Fool (1986), Best of the Best (1989), The Immortals (1995), La Cucaracha (1998, and Purgatory (1999).
Eric Roberts has also appeared in a number of television shows, including Drew Carey’s The Hunger, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Less Than Perfect, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. He’s also participated in films such as The Expendables, a 2010 American action film directed by Sylvester Stallone and starring Jason Statham, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, and Steve Austin. The film received mixed reviews; while the action scenes were praised, the lack of a good story was criticized; however, it proved to be a commercial success, debuting at number one in the United States box office in 2012.
Eric Roberts starred in the lead role in the 2012 American mystery drama film deadline; the story centers on the unsolved murder of African-American youth. Anna Felix Lauren Jenkins and j.d suther’s supporting part in the American legal drama television series Suits is one of his most notable performances in television. The program, which premiered in 2011, was a critical and commercial success, receiving multiple award nominations. From 2014 until 2019, Roberts starred as Charles Forstmann in a number of films, including Sicilian Vampire Golden Shoes.
In 2019, he appeared in two television movies: pursued by my doctor, a sleepwalker’s nightmare, and the wrong mommy. He has appeared in a couple of television shows, including Those Who Can’t and Lorena del Sur. Eric Roberts has won numerous honors, including the best actor award from the Boston Society of Film Critics for his portrayal in the film Star 80. For his part in the American television drama Less Than Perfect in Personal Life, he won the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor Television Series.
In the early 1990s, eric Roberts was in a relationship with kelly cunningham and had a daughter with her. The pair then broke up, which was followed by an unpleasant custody fight in which Roberts lost custody of their daughter, Emma Roberts. During the custody fight, his sister, Julia Roberts, sided with his girlfriend, causing the siblings’ relationship to be shattered. However, in 2004, the siblings chose to heal their friendship, and in 1992, he married Elizabeth Garrett. Roberts is an outspoken supporter of animal rights and lives a vegan lifestyle.
He was arrested for drug possession and resisting arrest in 1987 and was arrested again in 1995 for physically abusing his wife Elizabeth Garrett. Following this, he announced that he would give up drugs, citing now as the worst time in his life because his health is deteriorating.