Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Katie Holmes


Name: Katie Holmes
Birth Name: Katherine Noelle Holmes
Height: 5' 8"
Sex: F
Nationality: American
Birth Date: December 18, 1978
Birth Place: Toledo, Ohio, USA
Profession: actress
Education: Margaret O'Brien's Modeling School in Toledo, Ohio
Notre Dame Academy in Toledo, Ohio (an all-girls Catholic school; graduated in June of 1997)Columbia University
Husband/Wife: Tom Cruise (actor; born July 3, 1962; engaged June 17, 2005; married November 18, 2006),
Relationship: Chris Klein (actor; born March 14, 1979; reportedly dating as of January 2000; engaged December 2003; separated March 2005), Joshua Jackson (actor; born June 11, 1978; dated briefly 1998)
Father: Martin Holmes (lawyer)
Mother: Kathy Holmes (homemaker)
Brother: Martin Holmes Jr. (lawyer)
Daughter: Suri (born Tuesday April 18, 2006 in Los Angeles; weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces; 20 inches long; father: Tom Cruise)
Step son: Connor Anthony Kidman Cruise (born February 1995; adopted by Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise)
Step daughter: Isabella Jane Kidman Cruise (born January 1993; adopted by Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise)
Claim to fame: as Josephine Joey Potter on TV Series: Dawson's Creek (1998)


A brunette natural beauty from a close-knit family in Toledo, Ohio, Katie Holmes landed the first two professional auditions of her career, resulting in her feature debut in the acclaimed "The Ice Storm" (1997) and a regular series role on the popular teen drama "Dawson's Creek" (The WB, 1998-2003). While such accomplishments are virtually unheard of in Hollywood, and may easily be written off as amazing luck, those who have witnessed her work are not likely to discount her formidable talent and ease on camera.

With a promising turn as Libbets Casey, Tobey Maguire's love interest in Ang Lee's swinging 1970s set "The Ice Storm", Holmes made the most of her supporting role, proving a compelling screen performer.

While this big screen debut won the actress acclaim, television would soon make Katie Holmes a household name. Interestingly, the young actress' refreshing grounding in homespun values almost caused her to miss her auspicious small screen debut. Asked to audition for Kevin Williamson's smart teen drama "Dawson's Creek" on the same day she was to debut as Lola in her high school production of "Damn Yankees", Holmes politely declined, citing that her commitment to fellow castmates and friends was more important. Casting agents wisely rescheduled, and Holmes won the role on the new series.

As Joey Potter, Dawson's proverbial girl-next-door, she played the injured innocent, sweet, but with an edge, the product of a background far removed from the Holmes' own traditional and happy home. Faced with an imprisoned father, dead mother, and an overworked sister who is not only Joey's guardian, but has a new baby of her own, the character's everyday traumas were handled with grace by the actress. Holmes weekly gave a standout performance on the popular series, even among a cast of palpably gifted and more experienced young actors.

Her skillful performance in the disappointing thriller "Disturbing Behavior" (1998) couldn't elevate that film above its uninspired predictability, and while Williamson's "Teaching Mrs. Tingle" (1999) showcased Holmes' glowing presence and unmatched watchability, it became apparent that it was high time she moved past the tired teen scream genre. A move in that direction came with her turn as a supermarket checkout girl caught up in a drug-related hostage situation in Doug Liman's indie ensemble film "Go" (1999). She was reunited with Tobey Maguire in "Wonder Boys" (2000), the Curtis Hanson-directed adaptation of Michael Chabon's novel chronicling a middle-aged author (Michael Douglas) plagued by writer's block.

With "Go" and "Wonder Boys," in which she played a student pursuing her much-older professor, Holmes smartly chose feature film roles that played against her well-established "Dawson's Creek" persona, a challenge she continued to accept as more films came her way. In Sam Raimi's thriller "The Gift" (2000) she played a bitchy, maneating Southern beauty who is brutally murdered, essaying a grown-up nude scene designed more to put the character of sweet-faced Joey behind her than to titillate.

She took the lead in screenwriter-turned-director Stephen Gaghan's woman-in-jeopardy outing "Abandon" (2002), her first turn at carrying a picture in a mature leading role, and also joined the cast of director Joel Schumacher's 2003 action fest "The Phone Booth."

Further honing her post-TV craft as her series entered what was expected to be its last season, Holmes took the lead in the indie "Pieces of April" (lensed 2002) playing a headstrong young woman trying to reconcile with her dying mother, and appeared in a supporting role in "The Singing Detective" (2003), an adaptation of the Dennis Potter book starring Mel Gibson and Robert Downey, Jr.

2007 Mad Money
2005 Batman Begin
2005 Thank You for Smoking
2004 First Daughter
2003 Phone Booth
2003 The Singing Detective
2003 Pieces of April
2002 Dawson's Creek: Season 06
2002 Abandon
2001 Dawson's Creek: Season 05
2001 Saturday Night Live: Katie Holmes
2000 The Gift
2000 Dawson's Creek: Season 04
2000 Wonder Boys
1999 Go
1999 Dawson's Creek: Season 03
1999 Teaching Mrs. Tingle
1998 Dawson's Creek: Season 02
1998 Dawson's Creek: Season 01
1998 Dawson's Creek: Pilot
1998 Dawson's Creek: Kiss
1998 Dawson's Creek: Hurricane
1998 Dawson's Creek: Detention
1998 Dawson's Creek: Roadtrip
1998 Dawson's Creek: The Scare
1998 Dawson's Creek: Decisions
1998 Dawson's Creek [TV Series]
1998 Disturbing Behavior
1998 Dawson's Creek: Dance
1998 Dawson's Creek: Discovery
1998 Dawson's Creek: Baby
1998 Dawson's Creek: Boyfriend
1998 Dawson's Creek: Double Date
1998 Dawson's Creek: Beauty Contest
1997 The Ice Storm


2006: Saturn Award
Category:Best Supporting Actress
For: Batman Begins

1999: Saturn Award
Category: Best Performance by younger Actress/Actor
For: Disturbing Behavior

2000: MTV Award
Category: Best Kiss
For: Teaching Mrs. Tingle

1999: MTV Award
Category: Best Breakthrough Female Performance
For: Disturbing Behavior

2006: Razzie Award
Category: Most Tiresome Tabloid Targets
Shared with: Tom Cruise

2006: Razzie Award
Category: Worst Supporting Actress
For: Batman Begins

2004: Golden Satellite Award
Category: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical
For: Pieces of April

2003: Teen Choice Award
Category: Choice TV Actress-Drama/Action Adventure
For: Dawson's Creek

2002: Teen Choice Award
Category: TV- Choice Actress,Drama
For: Dawson's Creek

2001: Teen Choice Award
Category: TV-Choice Actress

2000: Teen Choice Award
Category: Film - Choice Chemistry
For: Teaching Mrs. Tingle

1999: Teen choice Award
Category: TV-Choice Actress
For: Dawson's Creek

Other works
In the Sixpence None The Richer Video called "Kiss Me" for the Dawson's Creek Soundtrack.

Appeared as main character in music video of the song "Got You (Where I Want You)" by the Flys. Included in the album "Holiday Man". Released on August 25, 1998. Producer: Chris Goss; engineer: Martin Schmelzle. Trauma Records. Recorded at Monkey Studios, Palm Springs, CA. Enhanced CD.

Music video for Eve 6: "Tongue Tied"

TV Commercial for Garnier (2001)

TV Commercial for Garnier Lumia haircolor (2001)

Print ads for Garnier Lumia Brightening Color Creme haircolor (2001).

Appeared in Evan and Joran's "Crazy for this girl" music video

Modelled for COACH clothing company