Kate Bosworth: Golden Girl’s Career Milestones
Born: Catherine Ann Bosworth
Date of Birth: 2 January 1983
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 5′ 5″ (1,65 m)
Kate Bosworth was born in Los Angeles, California, to Patricia (Potter), a homemaker, and Harold Bosworth, who was an executive for Talbots. Unlike the characters Bosworth has portrayed in television and in film, which are known as “townies”, Kate spent most of her childhood in different cities and states. At age 6, she and her parents moved to San Francisco, then to Connecticut at 9, and to Cohasset, Massachusetts, at 14. It was at 14 that Kate, a champion equestrian, learned of a casting call for a movie about horses.
Although Kate attended the open audition in New York for the Robert Redford film Atlara fisildayan adam (1998) simply in hopes of getting the experience of what it was like to audition for a movie role, she won the role of the female lead’s best friend and the chance to work with director/star Robert Redford.
Her previous acting experience had consisted of singing at county fairs in California and acting in a community theatre production of “Annie”. However, since landing the movie role, Kate seemed to be in more sound stages than ranches. Fearful that an early career would rob her of her childhood, she took 18 months off to live a normal life before opting to plunge into acting again. In 2000, she landed the role of the bratty sister in the feature film The Newcomers (2000) and the part of a football co-captain’s girlfriend in the Denzel Washington movie Unutulmaz Titanlar (2000).
Throughout high school, Kate maintained academic excellence and was an honor roll student and a member of National Honor Society. In her spare time, she has volunteered with various non-profit organizations, including a Los Angeles program for physically challenged children who learn to ride horses with assistance.
Kate Bosworth has made the seamless transition from a young Hollywood starlet to one of today’s leading ladies. She played the iconic ‘Lois Lane’ in Warner Bros. Superman Returns for director Bryan Singer and graced the screen in Kevin Spacey’s Beyond the Sea, where she portrayed screen icon ‘Sandra Dee’ opposite Spacey as Bobby Darin. Receiving rave reviews from critics, Dee herself gave a nod of approval for her portrayal as the ultimate golden girl.
Bosworth most recently starred in the action film The Warriors Way alongside Danny Huston and Geoffrey Rush. She also starred in Another Happy Day starring opposite Demi Moore and Ellen Barkin and the independent film Little Birds, both of which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival as well as the comedy L!fe Happens with Krysten Ritter, which just premiered at the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival. She recently completed production on Black Rock where she stars alongside Lake Bell.
Most recognized for her strong-willed performance in John Stockwell’s hugely successful Blue Crush, Bosworth landed her first lead role after dedicating herself to a crash course in surfing. Contradicting the blonde surfer-girl image and showcasing her multidimensional range, Bosworth’s next project, the dark indie biopic Wonderland, had her portraying the real-life girlfriend of the late, infamous porn star John Holmes, played by Val Kilmer.
With this determination not to be type-cast, it is no surprise that Bosworth made another turn in her next film Win a Date with Tad Hamilton, Robert Luketic’s romantic comedy in which she starred opposite Topher Grace and Josh Duhamel. Critics dubbed her as America’s next sweetheart for her performance as a small town girl caught in a love triangle. Bosworth also made a cameo appearance in Bee Season as a Hari Krishna convert.
While she made her feature film debut in Robert Redford’s film The Horse Whisperer at the age of 14, Bosworth made the decision early on to make education her priority—choosing parts that would accommodate her school schedule. While in high school, she starred in the WB’s hit summer series Young Americans and took a role in Jerry Bruckheimer’s Remember the Titans. Subsequent to her graduation, Bosworth starred in Roger Avary’s Rules of Attraction.