Did Katie Holmes net worth suddenly skyrocket after her divorce from her ex-husband Tom Cruise? Well, many people seem to think so most especially because of the none disclosure policy that was attached to their divorce. This has been the main reason for the huge interest in the earnings of the stunning American actress whose career has gone from height to height in the film industry over the years. The straight-A and 4.0 student transferred her excellence to acting and has further become a thriving film producer and director, after having risen to prominence in the TV series Dawson’s Creek.
Who Is Katie Holmes?
Holmes was born Kate Noelle Holmes in Toledo, Ohio, on the 18th of December 1978. She is the youngest of Joseph and Kathleen Holmes’ five children and she was baptized in the Roman Catholic church.
Katie attended Notre Dame Academy – an all-female school in Toledo where she was an active participant in school plays and musicals. She was a 4.0 student and scored 1310 of 1600 in her SATs. She was accepted to Columbia University where she only spent a summer before dropping out.
Despite her father’s wish for her to become a doctor, Katie Holmes followed her heart and started attending a modeling class at age 14. In 1996, she participated in the International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA) competition in New York City where she got signed to an agent. It was her agent who got her to audition and helped her secure her first film on the big screen.
Katie got numerous offers after her debut which she turned down to finish high school. Her next big role came in Dawson’s Creek which received mixed reactions but was however the young actress’ big break into the industry, increasing Katie Holmes net worth from what it was originally. Her net worth further increased as her career grew and she graced the cover of several notable magazines like Rolling Stone, TV Guide, and Seventeen.
Holmes’ first lead role in a film was in Disturbing Behaviour (1998). Although the movie wasn’t much of a success critically and commercially, she won an MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance among various other prestigious nominations.
Some of her notable movies and TV credits include; Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999) where she featured as Leigh Ann Watson and her performance earned her an MTV Movie Award nomination for ‘Best Kiss’ and ‘Choice Chemistry’. Her other film appearances include Muppets from Space, Wonder Boys, The Gift, Abandon, Abandon, Phone Booth, The Singing Detective, Pieces of April.
Her role as ‘Rachel Dawes’ in Batman Begins (2005) earned her a Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress and more money in her pocket. Katie Holmes net worth did not stop growing because she played main roles in films like Mad Money (2008), The Romantics (2010) where she also served as executive producer.
Marriage to Tom Cruise
In 2005, Katie Holmes’ hook up with actor Tom Cruise generated a lot of media buzz. Months later, the pair were engaged and they went on to welcome their first child together on the 18th of April 2006 before declaring that they were going to get married on the 18th of November 2006.
The marriage lasted for almost six years before Katie Holmes filed for divorce. The disintegration of their seemingly perfect family stemmed from Cruise’s commitment to the Church of Scientology. Their suppressive doctrine and policy that separated families sent shivers through the spine of Holmes who could not imagine living without her beloved Suri. Her fear was probably strengthened by the estrangement of Nicole Kidman (Cruise’s second wife) from her two adopted children after she bowed out of Scientology. Thus her decision was formed, prompting the filing of the divorce papers on the 29th of June 2012.
The surprise stirred by her action was reported to have shocked Cruise who had felt all was well in his marriage. Without going through the usual fight during a divorce, the two signed a divorce settlement ten days after papers were filed, with Holmes getting custody of their daughter – Suri while Tom had visiting rights.
Katie Holmes Net Worth After Divorce
Katie Holmes net worth was not necessarily impacted by the divorce settlement as she only requested for $4.8 million in child support for Suri and nothing for herself. Her earnings from her career and other investments have been valued at an estimated sum of $25 million. It was rumored that she opted not to receive spousal support to have full custody of their daughter and raise her away from her father’s Scientology religion.