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Katie Holmes

Katie HolmesAKA Kate Noelle Holmes

Born: 18-Dec-1978
Birthplace: Toledo, OH

Gender: Female
Religion: Scientology
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Joey Potter on Dawson's Creek

Katie Holmes was born two months premature, and weighed only four pounds at birth. At 15 she was attending modeling school. The school considered her talent promising, and sent her to a competition for aspiring models in New York. Holmes reportedly did well in the competition, but she found it boring, and returned home with dwindling interest in modeling. Instead, she took drama classes in high school, and began auditioning for films. She made her film debut in The Ice Storm, in a small role as an object of Tobey Maguire's desire. After auditioning for Dawson's Creek, she first turned down the role of Joey, because she was scheduled to appear in her high school's production of Damn Yankees. She only accepted the part when the program's producers explained that they could wait a week.

Holmes shot to low-level stardom playing the innocent tomboy-next-door on Dawson's Creek. During that series' run she starred in several films, including the black comedy Teaching Mrs. Tingle with Helen Mirren and a bland thriller called Abandon with Benjamin Bratt. She also took supporting roles in several other films, and earned generally good reviews. Better work came in 2003's Pieces of April, an observation of a dysfunctional family's Thanksgiving. She played Christian Bale's girlfriend in Batman Begins (2005), but her career took an unexpected twist a few weeks before that film opened, when 26-year-old Holmes and 42-year-old Tom Cruise announced their mutual enamourment.

Their romance was inescapable, generating endless reels of the pair kissing and professing their love. Her romance with Cruise, who has long been dogged by whispers that he is gay, led to a flood of rumors questioning Holmes' sexuality as well. Mere weeks after their love was announced in a joint press release, Holmes confessed her "interest" in Cruise's religion, Scientology, and he jumped up and down on Oprah's couch, declaring again and again his love for Holmes. A week later, Holmes announced that she was leaving the Catholic church in which she was raised, and joining the Church of Scientology. She dropped out of the 2006 film Factory Girl because her character was a drug abuser, and Scientologists would not approve. Holmes and Cruise were married in November 2006, seven months after their daughter was born and six years before she filed for divorce.

Father: Martin Holmes (attorney)
Mother: Kathleen (homemaker)
Sister: Tamera Fretti (older)
Sister: Holly (older)
Sister: Nancy (older)
Brother: Martin Holmes Jr. (attorney)
Boyfriend: Joshua Jackson (dated 1998-99)
Boyfriend: Chris Klein (dated 1999-2005, broken engagement)
Boyfriend: Josh Hartnett (dated 2005)
Husband: Tom Cruise (actor, dated 2005-06, m. 18-Nov-2006, div. 9-Jul-2012, one daughter)
Daughter: Suri Cruise (b. 18-Apr-2006)

    High School: Notre Dame Academy, Toledo, OH (1997)
    University: Columbia University (attended)

    Converted to Scientology (Jun-2005)
    Wedding: Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes (2006)
    New York City Marathon 5:29:58 (4-Nov-2007)
    Endorsement of J. Crew (2010)
    Endorsement of Ann Taylor Stores (2011-)
    Risk Factors: Smoking

    TELEVISION
    Dawson's Creek Joey Potter (1998-2003)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Giver (11-Aug-2014)
    Days and Nights (4-Jan-2014)
    Jack and Jill (11-Nov-2011) · Erin
    The Son of No One (9-Jul-2011)
    The Kennedys (3-Apr-2011)
    The Extra Man (25-Jan-2010) · Mary Powell
    The Romantics (24-Jan-2010) · Laura
    Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010) · Kim
    Mad Money (18-Jan-2008)
    Thank You for Smoking (9-Sep-2005) · Heather Holloway
    Batman Begins (15-Jun-2005)
    First Daughter (24-Sep-2004) · Samantha
    Pieces of April (19-Jan-2003)
    The Singing Detective (17-Jan-2003)
    Abandon (14-Oct-2002)
    Phone Booth (10-Sep-2002) · Pamela McFadden
    The Gift (20-Dec-2000)
    Wonder Boys (22-Feb-2000)
    Teaching Mrs. Tingle (11-Aug-1999)
    Go (7-Apr-1999) · Claire Montgomery
    Disturbing Behavior (24-Jul-1998)
    The Ice Storm (12-May-1997)


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