Katie Holmes, the 'Disturbing Behavior' actress was born on December 18, 1978 in Toledo, Ohio as Kate Noelle Holmes. She is the youngest of the five children and her father Martin Holmes is a lawyer while her mother Kathy Holmes is a homemaker. Baptized as a Roman Catholic, she attended the parochial schools in Toledo. Her first introduction to the bright lights was through modeling, which she started at the age of 14. She joined Margaret O'Brien's classes and while on a tour with her at the New York City talent expo in 1996, she found an agent. Hollywood Calling
Hollywood knocked at her door with the approval of the audition tapes sent to Ang Lee the casting director of 'The Ice Storm' in 1997. Soon she found herself being cast in the role of Libbets Cassey with Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver as her co stars. Her first major leading role came in 'Disturbing Behavior' (1998), where she played the role of a loner. Holmes picked up the MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance for her role. IN 1999, Holmes played a supermarket clerk in Doug Liman's 'Go'. She moved on from 'Go' to the 'Wonder Boys' in 2000 where she had a six and one-half minute role but she still attracted a lot of attention from film critics. Another film 'The Gift' came out the same year where she played the antithesis of Joey Potter with Cate Blanchett, Keanu Reeves, Gary Cole and Greg Kinnear. This movie also marked her first nude role.
She had worked in a string of movies and television serials showing her as a loner, disillusioned person, suffering from anxiety etc. So 'Abandon' in 2002 was no different. Written by Oscar winner Stephen Gaghan, it portrayed Holmes as a delusional, homicidal college student named and her screen name was also Katie. The other films to follow in its footsteps were 'Phone Booth' in 2002 with Colin Farell where the movie revolved mostly around Colin and the phone booth. From Colin Farells sweetheart in 'Phone Booth' she transformed to Robert Downey, Jr.'s nurse in 'The Singing Detective' (2003). In 2003, she appeared in 'Pieces of April,' a comedy revolving around a dysfunctional family. According to Variety, this was one of her best film performances ever. In January 2004, Holmes acted as the US Presidents daughter in 'First Daughter,' which also starred Michael Keaton as the President and her father and Marc Blucas as her love interest. 2005 saw her as Rachel Dawes in 'Batman Begins'. She received a Golden Raspberry nomination for "worst supporting actress" for the film.Trivia
After her fallout with Chris Klien, Katie married Tom Cruise on November 18th, 2006.
Holmes was named by both the British and American editions of FHM magazine as one of the sexiest women in the world in 1999.
People magazine named her one of the "50 Most Beautiful People" in 2003.
She has appeared in advertisements for Gap, Garnier Lumia haircolor, and Coach leather goods.
Katie was born two months premature at just four pounds.Past Projects
Mad Money.... Jackie Truman
Thank You for Smoking.... Heather Holloway
Batman Begins.... Rachel Dawes
First Daughter.... Samantha Mackenzie
Dawson's Creek (TV).... Joey Potter
Pieces of April.... April Burns
Abandon.... Katie Burke
Phone Booth.... Pamela McFadden
The Gift.... Jessica King
Wonder Boys.... Hannah Green
Teaching Mrs. Tingle.... Leigh Ann Watson
Go.... Claire Montgomery
Disturbing Behavior.... Rachel Wagner
The Ice Storm.... Libbets Casey
Katie Holmes was born in Toledo, Ohio on December 18, 1978.Name:
Kate Noelle HolmesDate of Birth:
December 18th 1978Height:
5' 9" (1.75 m)Talent Agency:
Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
2000 Avenue Of The Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
"I really can't deny it, I am who I am. I'm pretty normal. I'm not that smooth type of girl. I run into things, I trip, I spill food. I say stupid things... I really don't have it all together."