Katie Holmes played Joey Potter on Dawson's Creek and has starred in big-screen movies like Disturbing Behavior (1998), Go (1999), Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999), and The Gift (2000). She has also starred in Phone Booth (2003), Pieces of April (2003), First Daughter (2004), Batman Begins (2005), and Thank You For Not Smoking (2006).
Date of Birth
18 December 1978, Toledo, Ohio, USA
Kate Noelle Holmes
5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Phone Booth (2002) $500,000
The Gift (2000) $200,000
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Katherine Noelle Holmes was born on December 18, 1978, in Toledo, Ohio. The youngest of five children -- she has three older sisters and an older brother -- Katie had no intention of becoming an actress while growing up.
Her mother, Kathy Holmes, enrolled her long-legged daughter into Margaret O'Brien's Modeling School in Toledo, which ultimately led Katie to her present career path. During her summer vacation from Notre Dame Academy (an all-girls Catholic high school), 17-year-old Katie attended a modeling convention in New York City.
At the convention, a talent scout from Los Angeles approached Katie and encouraged her to spend the rest of the summer in California auditioning. Katie was off to Hollywood with her mother to try her luck at acting, despite her father's original skepticism.
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Luck was definitely on her side, since Katie Holmes' feature film debut took no more than one audition. Inexperienced and tinged with a drop of naivete, she was cast in 1997's The Ice Storm as Tobey Maguire's girlfriend.
After filming The Ice Storm, Katie returned to Toledo in order to complete high school. She was apparently offered the role of "Buffy" in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but luckily for Sarah Michelle Gellar, Katie declined in order to graduate from high school. With a film credit and a newfound passion, she dedicated her summer to starring in a local theater production of Damn Yankees. That's when Katie heard a rumor that Kevin Williamson of Scream (1996) fame was casting actors for his television teenage drama.
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With nothing to lose, Katie sent in her audition tape and hoped for the best. And that's what the Dawson's Creek screenwriter/producer saw when he watched her tape: the best. Fully impressed by what he saw, Williamson immediately invited Katie to go to the West Coast for a callback, but due to her commitment to Damn Yankees, she asked Williamson whether the offer could be postponed to a later date.
Obviously worth the wait, he rescheduled so that Katie could attend. Williamson didn't need acting experience credits to convince him that Katie was right for the part of "Joey Potter" in Dawson's Creek. She was immediately cast as the girl from the wrong side of the creek in the series that was garnering rave reviews even before its premiere.
Viewers tuned in to Katie Holmes and the high school (and then college) drama from 1998 to 2003, watching the cast of angst-ridden teens (which also included pouty-lipped Michelle Williams) deal with teenage life in a small coastal town.
Based on the success of Dawson's Creek and its popularity among teens, Katie Holmes was cast in the thriller Disturbing Behavior in 1998. The following summer, Katie could be seen in theaters in two feature films: Go, and as the heroine in Teaching Mrs. Tingle (which was directed by Kevin Williamson).
In 2000, while still roaming the halls of high school in Dawson's Creek, Katie appeared in Wonder Boys, starring Michael Douglas and her Ice Storm costar, Tobey Maguire, as well as in The Gift.
Winner of the 1999 MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Female Performance, Katie was also voted one of Teen People magazine's "21 Hottest Stars Under 21" and Sweden's Expressen Fredag's "Babe of the Year" in 1998.
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Katie then appeared in a string of moderately successful movies, including Phone Booth (2002), Abandon (2002), The Singing Detective (2003), and Pieces of April (2003).
In 2003, Katie got engaged to actor Chris Klein and Dawson's Creek saw its final season come to an end. The following year, she appeared in the movie First Daughter, while in 2005 she added Batman Begins to her resume. Around this time she also started dating Tom Cruise. TomKat made their first public appearance on April 29, 2005, in Rome, Italy.
In 2006 she starred in Thank You for Smoking, gave birth to Suri and married Tom Cruise despite his devastated proclamation of his love for her on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Her father Martin Joseph Holmes, Sr. is a lawyer, an attorney specializing in divorces, and her mother Kathleen (Kathy) A. Stothers is a homemaker and a philanthropist.
Voted as "Babe of the Year 98" (Årets Babe 98) by Expressen Fredag, Sweden.
Graduated from Notre Dame Academy, an all-girls Roman Catholic school in Toledo, Ohio.
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Chosen as one of Teen People Magazine's "21 Hottest Stars Under 21". 
Dated actor and co-star of "Dawson's Creek" (1998), Joshua Jackson, while filming Season 1 of the show and part of Season 2. She refers to him as her first love. They remain great friends.
Deferred attending Columbia University twice, but finally took a single photography class in the summer of 2000.
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Bought a Wilmington, North Carolina townhouse, while filming "Dawson's Creek" (1998), and lived there for ten months of the year.
Turned down the lead role in 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002), due to scheduling conflicts.
Auditioned for the role of Ellie Christianson in Wicked (1998), but Julia Stiles won the part.
A small band from Japan have performed a song about her entitled "Katie".
Was lined up to have a 3 episode guest spot on "Friends" (1994) but had to pull out due to scheduling conflicts.
Likes to run three to four miles a couple of times a week to clear her head.
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The first movie she ever saw was E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982).
Her fantasy role was playing Sydney in Scream 3 (2000).
On November 18, 2006, married Tom Cruise at the Odescalchi Castle in Lake Bracciano, Italy in front of family and friends. Lots of celebrity guests included Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Brooke Shields and Chris Henchy, Richard Gere, Victoria Beckham and David Beckham, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, and Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy, John Travolta and Kelly Preston, Jenna Elfman, Bodhi Elfman and Leah Remini.
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Stepmother of Tom Cruise children Isabella and Connor.
Best Man at her wedding to Tom Cruise was David Miscavige.
Mentioned in the song High School Never Ends by Bowling for Soup.
Participated in and finished the New York Marathon in 2007.
Niece of former WCW Superstar Jimmy Golden.
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"It's kind of fun being the cute, little one. In fact, I'm finding it hard to grow out of that."
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"I know this sounds dorky, but I'm always having this out-of-body experience with my career. I can't wait to write it down. I can't wait to tell my grandchildren. It's amazing."
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"I've kept in touch with a lot of my high school friends. When I'm home, I see them. It's really cool."
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"It's important to try to be creative. I paint, and my mom is going to teach me how to make clothes. I think people should have passions."
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"My family always keeps me in check. I have three older sisters, and they work their butts off. They're all very supportive of my career, but I know what's really important is kids and family."
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"I felt so proud to be having a baby and so excited. And I felt closer to other women - to my sisters, to my mom. I felt empowered, like, 'I've given birth. I did it! There's nothing I can't handle. I've really enjoyed this time that I have taken to be with Suri as well as the challenges of the first couple of months: feeding and pumping, learning to decipher what each cry means - is she hungry? Is she tired? Does she need a fresh diaper? - and figuring out how to really help her."
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"I think every little girl dreams about her wedding. I used to think I was going to marry Tom Cruise."
-Katie Holmes, before she married dating Tom Cruise.
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