Do you know about Julia Carey?
Although her marriage to famous English Actor, James Corden, gave her more popularity, Julia Carey’s appearances in films and shows had already put the spotlight on her. The former actress turned producer has continued to live a private life too, while still making her impact felt in the film industry.
Julia’s early life and background
She was born Julia Carey on 25 May 1976 under the Gemini zodiac sign, in Los Angeles, California USA; she’s an American and Caucasian. Aside from being raised in a Christian home, Julia hasn’t revealed much about her parents, their occupations, if she has any siblings and what they do, and what her/their life growing up was like.
As with most aspects of her life, Julia has remained secretive about where she attended high school, and if she attended college. However, there are rumours that she may have obtained a College degree, but these are still unconfirmed.
Her professional life
She made her on-screen debut in the 1977 series entitled “A Bunch of Fives”, in which she starred as Carol Walsh. The following year she featured in “Enemy at the Door”, in which she acted as Janine, and “Within These Walls” in which she featured as Rebecca. She then went on a decade break from acting, and made a comeback in the sitcom entitled “Wings” in 1990.
Aside from the above mentioned on-screen appearances, no other films or series have been linked to her since her last film in 1990. Some sources claim that she set aside her acting career to cater to her ever-growing family. She is also alleged to be a producer, and although there is limited information on when she started or what projects she has been involved in, it is known that she collaborates with television companies and producers in Los Angeles to produce shows.
She is also still actively involved in charity work, and is a member of several non-governmental organisations.
Her marriage and children
Julia met her future husband James Corden in 2009, at a London event for the organisation ‘Save the Children’. James was born on 22 August 1978 in London, England. His father, Malcolm Corden performed in the Royal Air Force Band, and later switched to selling religious books, while his mother Margaret Cordon worked in social welfare. He was raised in Buckinghamshire along with his sisters, and attended Holmer Green Upper school. It’s unknown if he proceeded to enrol in College after his matriculation.
He first appeared on stage at the age of 18, for a one-line performance in the musical drama “Martin Guerre” in 1996. He went on to appear in the BBC show “Good Morning with Anne and Nick” as a reporter, who interviewed Meat Loaf. He featured in “Tango” commercials in 1998, and the following year starred in the movie entitled “Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?”, and “Boyz Unlimited” as ‘Gareth Jones’.
His career as an actor continued to grow, and he slowly rose to prominence, featuring in films such as “Heartlands”, “Cruise of the Gods”, ”Fat Friends”, “Starter for 10”,” Into the Woods”, “Peter Rabbit”, and “The Prom” among many others.
He also co-wrote and starred in his series entitled “Gavin & Stacey” in 2007, which got him several awards and nominations. He has since featured in critically acclaimed films, and also hosted award shows including “The Brit Awards” in 2009, ‘Tony Awards’ and the ‘Grammy Awards’. In 2015 he took over from Craig Fergusson as the host of “The Late Late Show”, an American talk show and is still in the job. He also landed a contract with “Weight Watchers” earlier this year, and many are eager to see what his role is in the new project.
James was convinced by his good friend and actor Dominic Cooper, to attend the previously mentioned event at which he met Julia, even though he was reluctant at first.
In an interview with ‘People’ the comedian stated that when they met he was upfront about his intentions. He immediately told her that she was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen, and she responded by telling him she felt it was his go-to line for many women, which James denied, saying she was the first woman he had said that to. Needless to say, James was smitten by Julia and then invited her over for a chat at the bar. The two spent the rest of the evening jokingly planning their future together.
He later invited her to a home-cooked meal of French fries and steak, and was able to win her over with his charming personality and cooking. Their friendship continued to grow, and they started dating. On 25 December 2010, James proposed to Julia at a time when she was pregnant with their first child; she gave birth to their son Max in 2011, and in September 2012, they took their vows at Babington Hotel in England. The lavish ceremony was estimated to cost about $500,000, and had well-wishers, family and friends, including celebrities such as Lara Stone and Michael McIntyre.
The couple has added two more children to the family, daughters Carey born in October 2014, and Charlotte who was delivered earlier than expected, in December 2017. James’ devotion to his family was evidenced by his absence from the taping of the episode of his show on the day Charlotte was born, to spend quality time with his wife and newborn child.
James stated in another interview on the ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’ about how much he loves being a father, and that he wouldn’t have it any other way. The pair were among the 800 invitees to the 2018 Royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Windsor Castle. Due to the pandemic, they have decided to home school their children, an eye-opening experience for him, saying that sometimes he didn’t know if he was the one homeschooling or being homeschooled.
Julia, her husband and three children reside in a mansion valued at close to $25 million, in Los Angeles – some sources claim that they may relocate to England due to homesickness once James’ contract on ‘The Late Late Show’ ends in 2023.
Awards and nominations
The hardworking actress is yet to receive any award or nomination for her contribution as an actress or producer in the movie industry, but with her work ethic and consistency, she may not be far from being recognised. Her husband, however, most importantly has the title Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2015 from The Queen for his contribution to arts. He’s the recipient of many awards and nominations, including 22 Primetime Emmy awards of which he’s won eight, and a Best Male Comedy Performance and Programme of the year at the BAFTA Television Awards for “Gavin & Stacey”. The same series also received Best New British Television Comedy and Best TV Comedy at the British Comedy Awards, and he was also a Best Actor Golden Globe nomination for his performance in the film entitled ‘The Prom’ in 2020, plus several other awards and nominations to his credit.
Scandals and controversies
As expected from a celebrity who does her best to stay away from the spotlight, Julia hasn’t been directly linked to any scandal or controversy. Her husband, however, has been on the receiving end of a backlash following his portrayal of a gay Caucasian man in “The Prom”, allegedly for profiting from typical stereotype and taking on limited roles meant for the LGBT community. He received a Golden Globe nomination for his role in the movie, which further fuelled the criticism.
Her hobbies and favourites
The hardworking actress’ hobbies include swimming, nodelling and going to the gym.
She loves to travel, and her favourite destination is France.
Her favourite colours are blue and pink, her favourite actor is Johnny Depp and actress is Emily Blunt.
She enjoys Mexican food and watching her favourite movie entitled “Into the Woods”.
Julia’s physical features
Julia stands at a height of 5ft 7ins (1.70m) weighs about 120lbs (55kgs), and maintains her slim figure through dieting, Yoga and exercising. She has long blond hair which complements her blue eyes.
Her net worth
Her net worth is estimated at $11 million as og early 2021, amassed through her successful career in the movie industry. Her husband’s net worth is estimated by Celebrity Net Worth to be about $30 million.
Where to find her
Julia doesn’t seem to be active on any social media platform – no account has been linked to her, but her husband, on the other hand is quite the social butterfly, with close to six million followers on his Instagram account @j_corden, on which he posts clips with several celebrities and his projects. He also shares his views and personal opinions on his Twitter account @JKCorden.