Biography of Katie HolmesThe career of Hollywood starlet Katie Holmes reminds a Roller Coaster ‒ the ups and downs. Having played her first roles, she received the title of the most promising young actress, but later became the owner of the Golden Raspberry several times. In spite of the difficult turns of fate, the actress managed to take a well-deserved place among the stars and gain female happiness.
ChildhoodKatie Noelle Holmes was born on December 18, 1978, in Toledo, Ohio. She is the fifth child of lawyer Martin Holmes and his wife Kathleen. The family was very religious; all the children of Holmes studied in a Catholic school. Katie went in for sports, was a cheerleader and participated in school theater productions.
Career. BeginningKaty’s film debut took place in the drama of 1997 about the difficult relationship between neighbors The Ice Storm, where she played a very small role as a teenage girl Libbets. The film starred young Elijah Wood, whose career also began with participation in the IMTA New York convention. In the drama, the leading roles were performed by Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline.
The horror thriller Disturbing Behavior released in 1998, in which Katie played in the company with James Marsden and Nick Stahl, won the hearts of the audience with the audacious youth of the characters, the unpredictable plot and the terrible secret of the town of Cradle Bay, which was to be revealed by young rebels.
In the horror drama of the same year called The Gift, Katie formed a wonderful ensemble with such recognized and famous actors as Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi, Hilary Swank, and Keanu Reeves. The script for the film nominated for the Saturn Award in five categories was written by Billy Bob Thornton.
In the complex detective, psychodrama Abandon the actress played the lead role. Since childhood, her character had not stood when she was left and felt keenly the departure of her beloved. But whether the suffering girl was so innocent? The unpredictable plot and beauty of what was happening on the screen fascinated the viewers, never for a moment switching the attention from the play of Katie and Benjamin Bratt performing the part of a detective. Katie’s unfortunate beloved was Hollywood handsome actor Charlie Hunnam.
Other rolesIn the 2004 fairy tale for adults First Daughter directed by Forest Whitaker, who tried himself in directing, Katie played the self-willed daughter of the President of America, who became a student at a very ordinary college. To secure her, the powerful father puts agents to her, and the girl falls in love with one of them. Mark Bukas and Michael Keaton also starred in the light polish comedy.
For example, in the 2008 criminal comedy Mad Money, the actress played with Diane Keaton and Queen Latifah. Typically feminine and naive stories about how to steal money and at the same time not to rob anyone became the worst film of the year. All the three actresses received negative feedbacks, their work was not perceived as an actor ensemble, and each of them seemed to exist in a separate space.
An exception to the works of the actress of this period is the role of Kim in the atmospheric horror drama Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. Katy’s partner was Guy Pearce, and in a duet, with him, her talent that was so unfairly humiliated by film critics again shone with its facets. The tragic denouement of the plot and the self-sacrifice of Katie’s character for the sake of saving the adoptive daughter were a successful attempt to restore the reputation of the actress.
Deserved success came to Katie in 2016, when she presented the film All We Had, her first work as a film director. In a frighteningly realistic drama about the life of a family from the lower stratum of society, Kathy played the part of a tired woman who barely preserved traces of her former attractiveness. In order to somehow get out of poverty and despair, she decided to find a man who would be able to help her and her daughter. The film also starred Eve Lindley and Marc Consuelos. The social problems of society revealed in the film, the loneliness and lack of demand for women over forty, the ingenious dramatic character of Katie’s play became her triumph both as a director and as an actress.
In 2017, the actress accepted an offer to participate in the sequel of The Kennedys project, which will mainly be devoted to the fate of Jackie and her marriage to Greek Aristotle Onassis. Matthew Perry and Alexander Siddig also participate in the project.
Katie Holmes personal lifeAt various times, Kathy’s admirers were actors Joshua Jackson and Chris Klein, but love-affairs with partners in the shooting area did not last long.
Shortly after the divorce, Katie officially changed her daughter’s name. Now the girl’s name is Scout ‒ in honor of the character of Holmes's favorite book called To Kill a Mockingbird.