Katie Holmes Career Milestones
Born: Kate Noelle Holmes
Birth Date: December 18, 1978
Birth Place: Toledo, Ohio, USA
An actress who has showcased her ability to play a wide spectrum of diversified roles, Katie Holmes has appeared in several notable films, ranging from the action blockbuster Batman Begins, directed by Christopher Nolan, to critically acclaimed art house pictures such as Ang Lee’s The Ice Storm and Peter Hedges’ Pieces of April.
Holmes will next star in the forthcoming Adam Sandler comedy Jack and Jill for Sony Pictures on November 11th. Most recently, Holmes appeared opposite Guy Pearce in the Guillermo Del Toro produced thriller Don’t Be Afraid of The Dark. She also starred in and executive produced writer / director Galt Niederhoffer’s The Romantics, an ensemble romantic drama with Anna Paquin, Josh Duhamel, Malin Akerman, Candice Bergen, and Elijah Wood.
In addition, she starred in Shari Springer Berman’s and Robert Pulcini’s The Extra Man opposite John C. Reilly, Kevin Kline and Paul Dano. Earlier this year, Holmes starred in “The Kennedys” as First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy opposite Greg Kinnear as President John F. Kennedy. The miniseries chronicled the story of the most fabled political family in American history and garnered 10 Emmy® nominations including ‘Outstanding Miniseries.’
Holmes has worked with some of Hollywood’s most prominent and talented directors. Her credits include Curtis Hanson’s Wonder Boys, Jason Reitman’s Thank You for Smoking, Sam Raimi’s The Gift, Stephen Gaghan’s Abandon, Doug Liman’s Go, Joel Schumacher’s Phone Booth, Keith Gordon’s The Singing Detective, Forest Whitaker’s First Daughter, Kevin Williamson’s Teaching Mrs. Tingle and David Nutter’s Disturbing Behavior.
In 2008 she made her Broadway debut in Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons” opposite John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest and Patrick Wilson. Her portrayal of Ann garnered glowing reviews and established her as an accomplished actress on both screen and stage. In 1996 Holmes landed the role of Libbets Casey, opposite Tobey Maguire and Sigourney Weaver in Ang Lee’s award-winning drama The Ice Storm. A year later she was cast as Joey Potter on the WB TV series “Dawson’s Creek,” opposite James Van Der Beek and Michelle Williams. The show quickly became the highest-rated series on the WB network throughout its six season run.
In 2009, Holmes co-founded the Dizzy Feet Foundation, a non-profit organization which aims to help underprivileged youth realize their dream of becoming professional dancers and works to support, improve, and increase access to dance education in the United States. Her co-founders include director Adam Shankman, producer Nigel Lythgoe, “Dancing with the Stars” judge Carrie Ann Inaba, business manager Mike Thompson, and attorney, Mona Metwalli. Holmes’ work with the foundation was recognized at Variety’s 2010 Power of Women event where she was honored alongside a select group of Hollywood’s most philanthropically impactful women.