Birth Name: Eric Roberts
Birth Place: Biloxi, Mississippi, USA
Born in Biloxi, MS on April 18, 1956, Eric Anthony Roberts was the son of famed character actor Walter Roberts and his wife, acting teacher Betty Lou Motes. The oldest of three children, Roberts began his acting career at the tender age of five, working at the Actors and Writers Workshop, a local theater company founded by his father. Following his parents' divorce in 1972, Roberts went to live with his father in Atlanta, GA, while his two younger sisters, Julia and Lisa, went to live with their mother. After graduating from Grady High School in 1974, Roberts went to London where he studied drama at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Returning to the U.S. two years later, Roberts continued ...
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