Known forThe Artist's Way WebsiteJulia Cameron Live
BornMarch 4, 1948 (age 67) (1948-03-04) Libertyville, Illinois, U.S. EducationGeorgetown University,
Fordham OccupationTeacher, author, filmmaker, playwright, journalist SpouseMartin Scorsese (m. 1976–1977) MoviesAmerican Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince BooksThe Artist's Way, The artist's way morning, The Right to Write, Walking in this world, The vein of gold Similar PeopleDomenica Cameron‑Scorsese, Martin Scorsese, Isabella Rossellini, Natalie Goldberg, Julia Margaret Cameron Profiles Facebook
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Julia B. Cameron (born March 4, 1948 in Illinois) is an American teacher, author, artist, poet, playwright, novelist, filmmaker, composer, and journalist. She is most famous for her book The Artist's Way (1992). She also has written many other non-fiction works, short stories, and essays, as well as novels, plays, musicals, and screenplays.
Julia Cameron was born and raised in a Chicago suburb, and grew up Catholic. She started college at Georgetown University, then transferred to Fordham. She started her journalism career at the Washington Post, then moved on to Rolling Stone.
She met Martin Scorsese when interviewing him for Rolling Stone. They married in 1976 and divorced a year later in 1977; Cameron was Scorsese's second wife. They have one daughter, Domenica Cameron-Scorsese, born in 1976. Cameron and Scorsese collaborated on three films.
Cameron's memoir Floor Sample details her descent into alcoholism and drug addiction, which induced blackouts, paranoia and psychosis. In 1978, reaching a point in her life when writing and drinking could no longer coexist, Cameron stopped the drugs and alcohol, and began teaching creative unblocking, eventually publishing the book based on her work: The Artist's Way. She states creativity is an authentic spiritual path.
Cameron has taught filmmaking, creative unblocking, and writing. She has taught at The Smithsonian, Esalen, the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, and the New York Open Center. At Northwestern University, she was writer in residence for film. In 2008 she taught a class at the New York Open Center, The Right to Write, named and modeled after one of her bestselling books, which reveals the importance of writing. She continues to teach regularly around the world.
Cameron has lived in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, and Washington D.C., but now lives in New Mexico.