Katie Holmes. biography
Kate "Katie" Noelle Holmes was born two months premature at four pounds on December 18, 1978, in Toledo, Ohio. Katie Holmes started her acting in high school, performing in many theater productions before a talent manager persuaded her to move to L.A. and take advantage of television's pilot season. Right after relocating to Hollywood, Katie landed her first feature film role in The Ice Storm (1997) after one audition.
Katie proceeded to increase her acting presence by sending an audition tape to Kevin Williamson for his newest project, Dawson Creek (1998). Known for writing Scream (1996) and I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), Williamson immediately offered Katie the recurring role of Joey Potter.
While filming season 1 of Dawson's Creek (1998), Katie landed roles in Disturbing Behavior (1998) and Go (1998), resulting in a MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Female Performance. She went on to star in Wonder Boys (2000) as a published author who attempts to seduce her teacher, played by Michael Douglas. In 2002, Katie earned her first lead role in the horror film Abandon (2002), followed by a small role in Phone Booth (2002) alongside Colin Farrell.
After six seasons, Dawson's Creek came to end in May 2003, giving Katie the opportunity to focus solely on films. Katie wasted little time before landing roles in Pieces of April (2003) and the dark musical The Singing Detective (2003) alongside Robert Downey Jr., which were both released in the same month.
In 2004, Katie starred as the President's daughter, played by Michael Keaton, in the light-hearted comedy First Daughter (2004), followed by a role in Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins (2005) as Bruce Wayne's love interest.
Following her marriage to Tom Cruise in 2005 and giving birth to her daughter Suri in April 2006, Katie career was put on hold for over six years. After the two filed for divorce in 2012, Katie reignited her career by joining the cast of the Broadway show, Dead Accounts.