|Real Name: Kate Noelle Holmes|
|Birthday: December 18, 1978|
Biography And Filmography:
Katie Holmes was born on December 18, 1978, in Toledo, Ohio.
The youngest of five children, she had no intention of becoming an actress while growing up in
Toledo. Her mother enrolled Katie into the Margaret
O'Brien's Modeling School in Toledo Ohio, which led to her
During her summer vacation from Notre Dame Academy (an
all-girls Catholic high school), Katie attended a modeling
convention in New York City. While there, a talent scout from Los Angeles
come up to her and
encouraged her to spend the rest of the summer in California auditioning for
movie roles. Holmes was off to Hollywood with her mother to try her luck at
Williamson knew Katie Holmes was right for the part of "Joey Potter" in "Dawson's
Creek". Katie was cast as the girl from the wrong side of the
creek in the television series that was winning outstanding reviews even before its premiere.
Viewers and fans tuned in to see her and the high school drama
from 1998 to 2003, watching the cast of young teens work through young life and
romance in a small
In 2000, while still working on "Dawson's Creek", Katie Holmes was cast in the comedy "Wonder Boys" (2000), starring Michael Douglas, Robert Downey Jr. and her "Ice Storm" co-star, Tobey Maguire, in a story about an English Professor who tries to deal with his wife leaving him, and the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in. The film was nominated for several awards, mainly for the editing and musical score, including an Oscar at the Academy Awards, Golden Globe, Grammy Award for best song, and Teen Choice Award for Tobey Maguire. "Wonder Boys" was a smash hit and the world could not get enough of Katie Holmes.
was the mystery thriller "The Gift",
about woman with extrasensory perception is asked to help find a young
woman who has disappeared, and was included in a
cast that also showcased Cate
Reeves and Hilary Swank. Katie was the winner of the 1999 MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Female Performance,
and was voted one of "Teen People" magazine's "21 Hottest Stars
Next was the comical musical mystery of "The Singing Detective" (2003), with a blockbuster cast including Robert Downey Jr., and Mel Gibson, a funny film where from his hospital bed, a writer suffering from a skin disease hallucinates musical numbers and paranoid plots. Holmes wrapped her year with the starring role in "Pieces of April" (2003), a dramatic comedy about a wayward daughter who invites her dying mother and the rest of her strahnge family to her apartment for Thanksgiving dinner. In 2003, Katie got engaged to actor Chris Klein and "Dawson's Creek" saw its final season come to an end.
The following year, Katie appeared in the movie "First Daughter" (2004), a dramatic comedy about the first daughter of the U.S. President who heads off to college where she falls for a graduate student with a secret agenda. Holmes next starred with Christian Bale and Morgan Freeman in the action adventure movie "Batman Begins" (2005), the story of how Bruce Wayne became what he was destined to be - Batman.
Around this time Katie also started dating the actorTom
Cruise. The relationship was seen in the tabloid media as the
"Perfect Couple" However, after only two years the couple would
divorce over what seemed to be a bad relationship. First was Tom's jumping and ranting on the Oprah
Winfrey show about his love for her. Katie seemed a bit confused
and embarrassed by the performance but was a good sport. Then,
rumors of a pregnancy and the teachings of the "Church Of Scientology"
and L. Ron Hubbard began to surface. After giving birth to Suri in 2006, the
marriage dissolved among rumors that Katie wanted out of the Scientology ways
of life and wanted to protect her and Suri from the influence of the Church.
In 2006 Katie Holmes starred in "Thank You for Smoking" a satirical comedy that follows the machinations of Big Tobacco's chief spokesman, Nick Naylor, who spins on behalf of cigarettes while trying to remain a role model for this twelve-year-old son. Holmes the appeared in the crime drama "Mad Money" (2008) about three female employees of the Federal Reserve who plot to steal money that is about to be destroyed.
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