Julie Andrews is a veteran English actress, singer, and author. Beginning as a child actress in 1945, Andrews climbed the ranks and quickly became one of the most revered actresses and singers of all time.

She played the titular Mary Poppins in the 1964 musical-fantasy movie and, to this day, remains one of the most beloved characters to be realized on film.

As of April 2020, Julie Andrews’ net worth is $45 million. Here is how she made her riches:

How Julie Andrews Made Her Net Worth?  

Not only was Julie Andrews born with a four-octave singing voice, but she also developed perfect pitch, which made her a must-see attraction.

She had begun performing as a child with her mother and step-father. Her first big break came when she performed the aria “Je Suis Titania” from the musical, Mignon, at the London Hippodrome when she was 12.

The following year, Julie became the youngest solo performer to perform in front of the then King George VI and Queen Elizabeth at the London Palladium. Julie quickly became a mainstay of the stage and appeared in such classic plays as Jack and the Beanstalk and Little Red Riding Hood, as well as the lead role in Cinderella. 

She was 19 when she made her Broadway debut playing Polly Browne in the play, The Boy Friend. 

Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins
Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins

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Julie’s breakthrough role came in her big-screen debut as part of the 1964 Disney musical-fantasy movie, Mary Poppins. She played the titular character to widespread acclaim and won that year’s Academy Award for Best Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical accolades. In 2019, Emily Blunt reprised the role of classic Mary Poppins.

Julie went on to make numerous movies and TV show appearances, including starring in her own variety TV show, The Julie Andrews Hour. The show was cancelled after one season but was able to win seven Emmy Awards.

Julie has since made appearances in movies like The Americanization of Emily, Hawaii, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Star!, That’s Life!, The Princess Diaries starring Anne Hathaway, and Aquaman starring Jason Momoa and Amber Heard.

She has also lent her voice to animated features like the Shrek series and Despicable Me.

To date, Julie Andrews has won an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, five Golden Globe Awards, three Grammy Awards, and two Emmy Awards.

She has also received such lifetime distinctions as the AFI Life Achievement Award, the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award, the Kennedy Center Honors Award, and the Disney Legends Award.

Besides her on-screen and stage career, Julie is also a prolific author and, to date, has authored several children’s books and autobiographies.

Salary Breakdown

Project Year Salary (In $)
Mary Poppins 1964 125,000
The Sound of Music 1965 225,000
Hawaii 1966 700,000
Torn Curtain 1966 750,000
Thoroughly Modern Millie 1967 1,000,000
Star! 1968 1,000,000
Say it With Music 1969 1,250,000
Darling Lili 1970 1,110,000

Julie Andrews: Short Biography

Julie Andrews was born Julia Elizabeth Wells on October 1, 1935, in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England. She was an illegitimate child born out of wedlock to her mother, Barbara Ward Wells’ extramarital affair with a family friend. Her mother ended up divorcing, Edward Charles “Ted” Wells — whom she thought was her father until later on in life — and remarrying Ted Andrews.

Born with perfect pitch, it didn’t take long for her vaudeville parents to incorporate her into their stage acts. She had begun performing solo or on duets with her step-father by age 10 while her mother played the piano.

Relationships, Marriages, And Children

Julie Andrews was married for the first time to set designer Tony Walton. They got married on May 10, 1959, in Weybridge, Surrey, after knowing each other for over a decade.

They welcomed their only child together, a daughter named Emma Katherine Walton, born on November 27, 1962. They separated after eight years together, and their divorce was finalized on November 14, 1967.

Julie Andrews with her then-husband, Blake Edwards, and their two adopted children
Julie Andrews with her then-husband, Blake Edwards, and their two adopted children

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Julie tied the knot for the second time to American filmmaker Blake Edwards, on November 12, 1969. They had first met during Julie’s honeymoon with her first husband, but they would only be friends much later. Julie went on to make appearances in movies directed by Edwards.

During the Vietnam war, both Julie and Blake became involved with the Committee of Responsibility. The organization rescued Vietnamese children from war-zones and provided sanctuary in the USA. They decided to adopt two such children: Amy Edwards, born in 1974, and Joanna Edwards, born in 1975.