How tall is Julia Roberts ?

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Julia Roberts height: 5ft 8in (173 cm)

American actress best known for starring in films such as Pretty Woman, Notting Hill and Erin Brockovich. An article in Esquire Magazine described how the interviewer had left the dictation tape running, capturing a conversation between Julia and George Clooney. It turned to the topic of her height...Clooney: "How tall are you? five nine, five eight?" Julia: "Five nine".. She also once commented on her height earlier in her career, saying: "I'm too tall to be a girl. I'm between a chick and a broad", but seems to have added an inch to her stature, because at the start of her career in 1988 she was quoted in the Atlanta Journal saying "I'm happy being 5-8" and also in the LA Times (23/3/90) stating that she would really like to be taller: "'I am 5-8'. She shrugs. 'Even though I always did want to be 6-0'."


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Laura says on 11/Nov/14
I was standing next to Julia about a year ago and we are the same height, 5'8". We were both wearing flats.
Just says on 26/Oct/14
I think Julia is absolutely shorter than 5'8 but certainly not shorter than 5'7.
Arch Stanton says on 4/Oct/14
5 ft 6 LOL. Oh c'mon people...
Realist says on 8/Sep/14
Don't know about Ellen, her brother does destroy the strong 5'8 claim. Maybe 5'7.5 is a good call, but nothing under 5'7 for sure.
177cmGuy says on 6/Sep/14
I think she's 172cm and at times she could look a flat 5'7 or 170cm but I highly doubt she would be anything under that.
spartphone says on 4/Sep/14
I' ve always thought julia is 5'9 , but to my surprise she is shorter than that. 169 - 170 cm . There is another video of her with Ellen, and even in heels she isnt taller than ellen.
michel says on 31/Aug/14
5'8 true and out of bed 174.
Emmy says on 11/Aug/14
The people who are saying she is 5'6 are ridiculous- yes she looked smaller than Ellen but Ellen's shoes aren't clear in that interview and she could well have been wearing 2 inch concealed platforms- I am 5'7 and can look 5'9 in certain footwear. Next to Emma Roberts Julia looks far more than 4 or 5 inches taller- she looks about 6 or 7 inches taller. 5'6 is a ridiculous claim.
Serendipity says on 29/Jul/14
Basing guesses about her height on Keifer Sutherland being 5'8" or 5'8.5" is a mistake since Keifer's height is in question. Freddie Prinze Jr. was quoted all over media today that Keifer is 5'4" - some of that is spite I'm sure but apparently Keifer is in the 5'6" to 5'7" range. Julia was a few inches taller than Kiefer in one photo where she was wearing heels. And that was full figure (head to toe for both of them).
the shredder says on 1/Jul/14
Ellen and her brother destory her claims , she is 5'7 ish , she was also no taller than Robin williams in hook.
pedro torres says on 10/Jun/14
or his brother Eric is flying in this pic, or Julia is much more shorter than 5 and 8

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Lmeister says on 10/Jun/14
Eric Roberts 5ft9 makes Julia max. 5ft7. Actually she might be 5ft6.
Seb says on 13/May/14
Yep, I'm with 5' 6" .If Ellen is 5'7"then Julia a shade shorter.
Just says on 20/Apr/14
While having those big platform heels on Julia is still an inch shorter than 5'8"5 Carrie-Anne Moss Click Here
James B says on 29/Mar/14
I had a dream you downgraded Julia to 5'5 rob. Could it be a sign?
divincodino92 says on 24/Mar/14
Could be 170-171, Rob?
[Editor Rob: at times can look that range]
Adam says on 9/Mar/14
Definitely not 5'8 or else Ewan McGregor needs to be updated to 5'10.5.
5\' 6\" says on 11/Feb/14
Julia is 5' 6", Ellen and Julia are both wearing flats in this video and she's shorter than Ellen: Click Here
J.Lee says on 8/Feb/14
rob, julia 6 feet in these? Click Here
[Editor Rob: yes they should give you 4 inches]
Arch Stanton says on 6/Feb/14
Looks 5 ft 10 in Erin Brockovich but has on big heels.
jack says on 17/Jan/14
She is tall than Cameron Diaz in My Best Friends Wedding by an inch.
tallgal says on 17/Jan/14
I was standing near Julia recently in NYC. We were both wearing flat boots. I am 5'8" and she was just about my height.
Arch Stanton says on 9/Jan/14
5'8 seems right, Ewan Mcgregor has about 1.5 on her.
Emily says on 22/Dec/13
There are a lot of girls claiming and wanting to be taller. I'm not one of them (i feel awkward at almost 6ft) but my mom for instance envies my height (she's around 5'5), and a lot of other girls too. It's not a man thing.
az says on 13/Dec/13
i stood next to her in taos new mexico at a pizza place and she was a bit shorter than i am. i am just between 5'7 and 5'8. i thought 5'7 or 5'6.5
FM says on 21/Nov/13
I have a hard time believing she is a full 5'8". If so we can assume, with heels, she'd be over 5'11", close to 6'0". That means she'd be taller than Ewan McGregor, Dermot Mulrooney, Billy Crudup even a 5'10" George Clooney would be about a bit shorter than her (unless he's lifting).

Here is a picture of Roberts (in heels) with Paul Rudd - who I met in New York and is not more than 5'9":
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I think she's 5'6.5" or 5'7", I can't see more than that.
J.Lee says on 4/Jul/13
Rob have you stood next to Julia? Do you think you could be a fraction taller?
[Editor Rob: probably very close]
Pedro says on 18/Jun/13
@J.Lee I think it has to do with this tendency of rounding things up. Or maybe a lot of them mean they height in shoes, instead of barefeet.
Besides, for some women 5'10" is still an attractive height. A lot of supermodels, like Adriana Lima or Tyra Banks, have this height. So I imagine that being statuesque like a model is appealing for some women.
I think that being tall for women only becomes problematic if it means being taller than their husband or boyfriend. But if that is not the case, I think that most of them are fine with it.
J.Lee says on 15/Jun/13
Rob is Julia 6 feet in the heels above?
[Editor Rob: not quite]
FM says on 15/Jun/13
Something doesn't add up. If she is listed at 5'8" and her brother at 5'9 1/2. Here is pic of them together in which Eric is clearly a few inches taller than she (especially if she is in high heels):
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Also, there is mug shot with Eric, that seems to be close to accurate with him be 5'9 1/2:
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[Editor Rob: eric has been known to wear big footwear]
J.Lee says on 13/Jun/13
Good points Pedro, all I'm saying is this. I have known a lot of girls about 5'8.5 or 5'9 that insists they are 5' 10. Just like how Mariah Carey insists she is 5' 9. Julia Roberts and Diaz are listed as 5'9. But girls who are 5' 9 1/2 tend to say they are 5' 10. You would think they wouldn't round it up since they are tall enough. At 5' 9.5, you could still say 5' 9. Why do they want to say 5' 10?
Pedro says on 13/Jun/13
@J.Lee Mandy Moore also once said that she is "almost 5'10", which can be interpreted as a quarter inch under 5'10". I think the problem her has much more to do with the imperial measurement system. Saying 5'9 3/4" just sounds awful, so many people just prefer to round it up to 5'10". I am sure that if people would use the metrical system everywhere, we could hear much more exact height claims from celebrities. In Mandy Moore's case 177 cm.
As for Brooke Shields, I think that 6ft was maybe her peek height when she was in her late teens and twenties. Brooke is now 48 years old, so it is possible that she lost a little height since then.
J.Lee says on 11/Jun/13
Pedro, 5'7''-5'9'' may be considered perfect height but some girls in that height range boost up to 5'10.'' For instance Mandy Moore is just a quarter inch under, but insists 5'10'', and you'd think she'd downgrade since she's taller than her husband. Brooke Shields according to this site is 5'11'' but she always insists she's 6 feet tall
Pedro says on 7/Jun/13
@J.Lee I think that most women don't mind to be tall. They just don't want to be taller than men. That's why 5'7"-5'9" can be described as the perfect height range for women. With one of those heigts they are considered tall, but they are still shorter than the average man.
Besides, most of those tall women then get together with six-footers. Which makes it possible for them to wear the high heels they want, without towering over their partner on a public appearence.
J.Lee says on 6/Jun/13
Rob why does a girl taller than average still boost up their own height? Don't girls want to be short enough since they are girls not men?
[Editor Rob: no, some women do claim taller, I see it in real life at times, women wishing and saying they are taller]
J.Lee says on 4/Jun/13
Rob why is Julia and other 5 ft 8 girls like Cameron Diaz listed at 5 ft 9? Is 5 ft 9 a more attractive height for a girl than 5 ft 8?
[Editor Rob: julia has never really looked 5ft 9 to me, and she's been quoted saying 5ft 8 and 9, I think some actresses like to up their height just like men do.]
Nervous says on 5/Mar/13
Wow! On January 20th , Panama has a clip of Julia next to Ellen D. and Ellen has next to no heel advantage in those shoes. Ellen looks an inch taller even though she is shrugging a bit. Unless Ellen has some strange kinda lift thingy happening, Julia is 5"6 ~ and that's if Ellen is 5"7. Women lie about their heights too. I have stood next to women in shops selling strictly stockings and garments for legs/feet and heard women telling sales associates their heights to get a proper fit, and couldn't believe how often their heights were off by more than 2 inches. Some don't know and some lie. I think that video clip speaks volumes.
la chica says on 17/Feb/13
I was next to her on an elevator recently. She was wearing very low heel boots; she is definitely between 5'8 and 5'9. Anyone who says differently has never been anywhere near her. I am 5'7 and she was close to 2 inches taller than me.
Silent d says on 13/Feb/13
5 foot 7 is a safe bet.
Always ga says on 28/Jan/13
If this was her true height, she would have dwarfed Richard Gere in heels but she didnt.
Panama says on 20/Jan/13
Click Here At 0:52 Julia hugs Ellen. Now although Ellen is wearing shoes and Julia is barefoot, you can see that Ellen is still taller. 5'6 or a very weak 5'7 for Julia.
mcfan says on 12/Dec/12
OK, here's your proof she is only 5'7. Why is 5'9 Julianna Nicholson in all photos I've seen of them two together, every bit 2 inches taller than Julia Roberts? Julia Roberts is and always was 5'7. That's why the aging Paul Newman was that much taller than her.
Cacau says on 6/Dec/12
No way, she's look smaller close to Kiefer Sutherland and he's 5'8.5".
mcfan says on 31/Oct/12
Julia Roberts was never 5'8. This is a total mistake. Mark my words, Julia Roberts was, and is still is, only 5'7.
Shaun says on 8/Oct/12
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Rob, something is up here. Footwear advantage or not Ewan Mgregor in no way looks as low as only 1.5 inches taller. if she's 5'8" he looks near 5 ft 11.
Dee says on 18/Aug/12
My dad met her at an alligator farm in Florida (very sweet person). Curiously, he said she was more petite than he expected and said we were about the same height, 5' 3"...my dad does forget that I wear heels a lot of the time though. He said she was adorable, classy, and a sweetheart...

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