Julianne Moore was born Julie Anne Smith on December 3, 1960, in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, United States. Smith was the eldest of three children; her American father was a military lawyer and judge, and her Scottish immigrant mother was a homemaker who later in life became a psychiatric social worker. Moore's father, Peter Moore Smith, was born in New Jersey, to Charles Edward Smith, Jr. and Frances Mervil Haas; Julianne's father's ancestry is German, as well as Irish, English, Welsh, and one-eighth German-Jewish. Moore's mother, Anne Love, was born in Greenock, Scotland, to Henry McNeil Love and Flora McMillan McLean. Her mother's family moved to New Jersey in 1951. Since her father was working with the army, she spent the early years of her life at two dozen locations and hence attended different schools. Always changing schools, Moore found herself targeted by bullies who picked on her for her now-famous traits. "When I was 7, these kids in the alley behind our house in Omaha called me 'Freckleface Strawberry.' I hated my freckles and I hated that name," she explained to Redbook. Her younger brother, Peter Moore Smith, is an author and has written the book "Raveling", for which Moore has bought the film rights. She also has a younger sister named Valerie.