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Julia Ormond        

Actress & International Anti-Human Trafficking Activist

Julia Karin Ormond (born 4 January 1965) is an English actress and activist. She rose to prominence by appearing in "The Baby of Mâcon" (1993), "Legends of the Fall" (1994), "First Knight" (1995), "Sabrina" (1995), "Smilla's Sense of Snow" (1997) and T"he Barber of Siberia" (1998). She won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her role in the HBO film Temple Grandin (2010).

Ormond first appeared on British television in the 1989 serial "Traffik," about the illegal heroin trade from the far East to the streets of Europe. Ormond played the drug addicted daughter of the lead character, a Home Office minister in the UK government engaged in combating heroin importation. This early role won glowing reviews.

Since the late 1990s, Ormond has appeared in indie and television movies and played supporting roles in films, such as "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2008), "Che: Part One" (2008) and "My Week with Marilyn" (2011). Ormond has an independent production company, Indican Productions, based in New York City, and she executive-produced the Cinemax Reel Life documentary "Calling the Ghosts: A Story about Rape, War and Women," which won a CableACE Award and a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and was an official selection of the Toronto and Berlin International Film Festivals. On stage, she appeared in David Hare's "My Zinc Bed," for which she received a 2001 Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress. In 2012, she played the part of Marie Calvet, mother to Megan Draper, in the series "Mad Men," for which she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.

Off-screen, Ormond has been fighting human trafficking since the mid-1990s, and in 2006 she partnered with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to redouble her efforts. She is also an advocate for Transatlantic Partners Against AIDS, which attempts to raise awareness about AIDS in Russia and Ukraine, and is founding co-chairman of FilmAid International.

In 2005, Ormond was appointed a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador. Her focus has been on anti-human-trafficking initiatives, raising awareness about this modern form of slavery and promoting efforts to combat it. In her capacity as ambassador, Ormond has appeared as counsel to the United States House of Representatives, Committee on International Relations, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Human Rights and International Operations, and has travelled the world as an ambassador.

In 2007, Ormond established the Alliance to Stop Slavery and End Trafficking (ASSET). ASSET was instrumental in passing the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act.

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