Popular American fashionista, model, director, and movie producer, Katie Holmes is amazing and great at everything she does. She is known for playing various roles in dynamic ways and also for her amazing red carpet styles that have led her to become a fashion icon. She started off her career as a model in her teenage days before moving to New York at the young age of seventeen to further her modeling and also pursue an acting career. While many might just want to refer to her as the ex-wife of actor Tom Cruise, Ms. Holmes is much more than that. Read on to know more about her.
Who Is Katie Holmes?
Kate Noelle Holmes was born to parents Martin Joseph Holmes and Kathleen Ann Stothers-Holmes on the 18th of December, 1978 in Toledo, Ohio. Although her nationality is American, she is of English, German and Irish descent. She is the youngest child of her parents and her siblings include one brother and three sisters. They go by the names Martin Joseph Holmes, Tamera, Nancy, and Holly.
Katie Holmes was raised as a Roman Catholic just like her siblings and she attended Christ the King Church in Toledo. Her educational background shows that she attended Notre Dame Academy, an all-girls high school in Toledo where she exhibited exceptional academic prowess. Her outstanding performance in her SATs got her accepted into Columbia University, New York.
Holmes’ journey to fame started when she was 14 years. She enrolled at a modeling school in her hometown after which she traveled for a competition organized by the modeling and talent company, IMTA, in 1996 in New York City. Although she appeared in a few of her high school’s musicals, she only got signed to an agent after she performed a monologue from To Kill a Mockingbird. A tape of the audition was subsequently forwarded to the director of casting for the film The Ice Storm (1997) who gave Holmes her on-screen debut. She played the role of Libbets Casey opposite Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline.
From 1997 till date, Katie Holmes has appeared in over thirty movies and about eight television series, She has also featured as the voice of Rachel Dawes in the 2005 video game Batman Begins. Her first lead role was as Leigh Ann Watson in the 1999 movie Teaching Mrs. Tingle where her performance earned her two award nominations; an MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss and Teen Choice Award for Film – Choice Chemistry.
Another lead role she played early in her career is that of Joey Porter in the television series Dawson’s Creek (1998-2003). Her performance in the show earned her five Teen Choice award nominations.
Other award nominations she has received in her career include a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress and Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress for her role as Rachel Dawes in Batman Begins (2005). She got a Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her role as April Burns in Pieces of April (2003), an MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, and a Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor for her role as Rachel Wagner in Disturbing Behaviour(1998).
Relationship with Tom Cruise
On the 18th of April 2005, Katie Holmes began dating actor Tom Cruise. The couple appeared to be very much in love as they went on to have their daughter, Suri Cruise, on the 18th of April 2006. Holmes, who was raised a Catholic, began studying Scientology shortly after the couple began dating because Cruise is a staunch Scientologist.
In June 2005, Cruise proposed to her at the Effiel Tower in Paris and on the 18th of November 2006, the pair had a star-studded Scientologist wedding that was attended by many Hollywood stars at the Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.
On the 29th of June, 2012 Katie Holmes filed for divorce from Cruise in New York after about six years of marriage. Reports have it that Katie did not want to be intimidated by the church of Scientology and immediately after the divorce, she returned to the church of her youth, the Roman Catholic Church. The divorce settlement received by Katie was reported to be $9.8 million.
Who Is Katie Holmes Dating Now?
After her split from Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes has been rumored to be in a relationship with actor Jamie Foxx, however, both parties have not outrightly confirmed or denied the rumors. Nevertheless, there have been lots of pictures of them hanging out together, holding hands and even publicly displaying affection.