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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.
“Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” isn’t the first time the actress has been scared on the big screen.
Katie Holmes wants to scare the hell out of you. But don’t take it personally. She wants to scare everybody. Holmes’s new horror movie, “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” hits theaters this weekend, and anticipation for the haunted-house flick is running high. But will the movie get folks to forget about her previous (and poorly received) fright fests?
Holmes horror movies have happened before — and not with good results. In 1998, Holmes starred in “Disturbing Behavior.” The film, which also featured James Marsden and Nick Stahl, focused on a high school where trouble-making students undergo some aggressive “reprogramming.” The film didn’t fare well at the box office, drawing a modest $17,500,000 in domestic sales.
A year later, Holmes again tried to scare audiences with the controversial “Teaching Mrs. Tingle.” The black comedy focused on a would-be high school valedictorian who is so intent on securing the title that she may be willing to kill the one teacher who stands in her way. The film might not have been “bad,” but it did have bad timing. It was released shortly after the Columbine tragedy. The flick earned less than $9 million in the states.
In 2000 came “The Gift.” The film had an all-star cast. Joining Holmes were Cate Blanchett, Keanu Reeves, Hilary Swank, and Greg Kinnear. Sounds like a winner, right? Well, the reviews were decent, but Box Office Mojo reports that the film took in only $12 million in domestic ticket sales. Holmes did deserve credit for playing against type as the aggressive yuppie.
But, hey, maybe the fourth time’s the charm? In “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark,” Holmes, her boyfriend (played by Guy Pearce), and his daughter (Bailee Madison) move into a sprawling house that holds many secrets, few of them good. The flick has a big media push and can boast that it was co-written by Guillermo del Toro, who unleashed the creepy “Pan’s Labyrnth” and “The Devil’s Backbone” on moviegoers. The man made Ron Perlman a superhero in “Hellboy.” If anyone can make a successful horror movie with Holmes, it’s him.
The actor and her co-stars from “The Romantics” model the retailer’s fall line.
Katie Holmes appears in the pages of the fall J. Crew catalog — as well as Josh Duhamel and her other costars in her new drama The Romantics. In one photo, Holmes, 31, poses in black-sequin harem pants with a chambray button-down shirt. She says she digs the look because it’s “a little more tomboy, a little Diane Keaton.” Of a brown cocktail frock and a champagne-colored, flapper-inspired beaded dress she models, she says: “It’s flirty but grown-up, too.”
Turns out, J. Crew is a marketing partner for the film (out Sept. 10), which is about a group of friends reuniting for a wedding. Holmes, who serves as an executive producer on the film, helped make the deal happen, reports the Associated Press. “The movie takes place on the East Coast during the fall,” she says. “The look of the movie goes well with the feel of J.Crew.”
This isn’t the first time Holmes has promoted the brand. In 1998, she and her Dawson’s Creek costars, James Van Der Beek, Michelle Williams and Joshua Jackson, not only wore the label on the show but also appeared in two of its catalogs.
In his own words, Tom Cruise share her thoughts on his famous couch jumping incident on “Oprah”, life with Katie Holmes, the importance of her children, and how he takes advice from his script girl, 4 years in Esquire in June / July “How to be a man” issue. Check out some of his quotations choice below…
On the “Oprah” incident
“The perception and reality are two different things. I am not sure if you saw the whole ‘show Oprah. “What happened, happened. Yeah, the point could be made that I wanted the audience should be happy the way I wanted to make my sisters and my mother happy When I do sketches as a kid. But I’ll take responsibility for my actions.
“The thing is, he spun on me. Subsequently, the wild things were said about me, and once they are in the ether, there is nothing you can do about it . It felt like the new kid in the school yard and the other new children are murmurs and whispers about you and suddenly you hear what they say, and you know what? This is not happened. Look the reality of the situation.
“There was a confluence of events. My deal with Paramount was increased and it has not been extended. At first it was,” Huh? “I do not understand.” But people have misconceptions about it this, too. Sumner Redstone and I are friends. Is a business.”
On his advice to the younger script, Suri Cruise
“It’s come full circle. Now, I’ll put Suri on a swing and tell stories while I work on a script. I will start by the beginning of the film and take her through the story beat by beat. Of course, I’m at the right age. She is 4 years. But it asks all the right questions: “Why is this? These are wicked? You’re the good guys, right?
“It is the same thing when I was a kid. Can I create a character who will make his happiness, will have you laughing? And guess what? It makes me feel better and better, because it still asks me do it again.”
On his relationship with Katie Holmes
“Since we live in a cynical world, it is easy to be cynical. Making the choice not to be cynical is important. You can keep dwelling on what does not, or you are can see how to remedy it. That’s what being a parent is all about. You know, I’m married to one special woman. Every night before bed, Kate and I look at each other and is like, ‘How did we do today?”
On being a father to his three children, Isabella, 17, and Connor, 15, his ex-wife Nicole Kidman, and Suri, 4, with Katie Holmes
“I will never forget the moment I became Dad. But it is difficult to describe – this level of responsibility, desire to give such joy. Clarity: Nothing is more important than that. I remember that first night, just watching Bella. I was checking his every second, just the look, feel this immediate connection. I probably watch as I keep it in place. I made a promise to her: All I can do it ‘ is better than I can. But I will not say I’ll do something and then not do it.”