Holmes was born on December 18, 1978 [Note: Katie was born two
Toledo, Ohio to Kathleen and Marty Holmes. Katie came from a large
family and was the youngest of five children. Her three sisters are
Temera, Holly and Nancy and her brother’s name is Martin.
and still is very family oriented. So when she decided to pursue a
career in entertainment, her family supported her. As an early teen
she was in her school plays and after school she took acting
lessons, dancing lessons and even singing lessons. In addition to
being talented, she was also a very good looking teenager and also
went to Margaret O’Brien’s Modeling School.
1995, she took her first big step towards show business and attended
the International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA) “Hooray for
Hollywood” Convention, where a number of talent scouts were looking
for fresh young talent. During the talent competition, she caught
the eye of some of the scouts, such as Al Onorato. By 1996, she got
a manager who was able to get her an audition for a movie in Los
Angeles. She auditioned and received the part as Libbets Casey,
which was her debut role on the big screen in the movie The Ice
Even though she received great reviews for her performance, she went
back to Toledo to finish up her senior year at Notre Dame Academy [a
Catholic All-Girl High School] (although she did land the leading
role in her school’s rendition of Damn Yankees). School was
very important to her and she received good enough grades to gain
acceptance to Columbia University (which she deferred – and has only
taken one photography class there so far).
1997, while finishing up school, she sent out audition tapes to
producers around the country. One of these tapes wound up in the
hands of the talent scouts looking for a “girl next door” character
for an upcoming television series. After having to reschedule the
audition (which was on the same day as the opening performance of
Damn Yankees), she impressed the producers and received the role of
Joey Potter on the teen television series Dawson’s Creek.
late 1997, she moved to North Carolina to film Dawson’s Creek,
which became a smash hit. Her role on the show brought her great
fame around the world. The show also brought about good friendship
of her and the cast (including a well publicized romance between her
an co-star Joshua Jackson). Her fame and her beauty has enabled her
to appear on many magazine covers around the globe.
appeared in her second movie the following year, Disturbing
Behavior, which earned her a MTV Movie Award for Best
Breakthrough Performance – Female. She has followed this up with
some good (and not so good) movies, including: Go (1999),
Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999), Wonder Boys (2000), The
Gift (2000) [Her role in The Gift was shrouded in
excitement and controversy, because Katie appeared completely
topless during one of the scenes (pictures of this naked / nude scene are
still some of the most searched for images on the internet).],
Abandon (2002) [she sings in the movie and on the soundtrack],
Pieces of April (2003) [For Pieces of April, she was
nominated for a Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an
Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical.] and First
Katie’s naturally good looks has kept her in the eyes of the
modeling industry and she became the spokeswoman for Garnier Lumia
in 2001. She has also modeled for COACH.
brought about a close to the Dawson Creek series. The final show had
one of the highest ratings ever on the WB Network.
Christian Bale is
opened in theaters on June 19, 2005 which opened up to great
is currently working on more movie projects (Thank You for Smokingand Shame on
The big news is the recent dating of her and
actor Tom Cruise and the
engagement between the two celebrities in June 2005. Cruise
proposed to her while they were in France atop the Eiffel Tower. The thing that
has most viewers surprised is their 16 year age difference – Cruise
is 42, she is 26. This relationship comes only a month
after her breakup with actor Chris Klein, with whom she was engaged.
bigger news was made in October 2005, when Katie and Tom announced
that they are expecting a baby. Pictures of Suri shown on CBS
Evening News on Sept. 5, 2006 during Katie Couric's debut as anchor.
Katie and Tom announced
on April 19th,2006, that they had a 7 pound, 7 ounce baby girl they
The couple was
"officially" married in a small civil ceremony in Los Angeles during
the week of Nov. 13th, 2006, they then had a large wedding ceremony
in Italy the following Saturday Nov. 19, 2006.
Holmes did not reprise
her role as Rachel Dawes in The Dark Knight (2008), which
turned out to be a mega-box office hit [according to
a Woman's Day article, Tom objected to the love scenes in the
movie which she would have been involved in.]. However, took on
other roles in Mad Money, Eli Stone, The Extra Man,
and the Romantics over the next few years.
In 2007, Holmes ran,
and finished in the New York Marathon in just under five and a half
She became the face of
the Miu Miu fashion line in 2008.
She made her Broadway
debut in September 2008 in
Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" to
Favorites: movies =
My Best Friend’s Wedding, Pretty in Pink,
Sixteen Candles; TV show = Party of Five,
E.R.; Actor/Actress =
Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan,
food = jelly beans, chocolate, sushi
Interests & Activities: Running, being with family, dancing,
swimming, watching movies, listening to music, Barbie dolls,
Biography by Ian Ripley,
PopStarsPlus.com, Sr. Staff Writer
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