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.
Katie's most recent projects include the drama Days and Nights (2013), the romantic drama Mania Days (2014), Miss Meadows (2014) and the romantic comedy Responsible Adults (release date unknown) with Chace Crawford.
Katie Holmes Husband, Boyfriend & Dating History Timeline
1998 – 1998
Katie started dating her Dawson’s Creek co-star Joshua Jackson while on set. Although the romance didn’t last, Katie continues to describe him as her very first love.
January 2000 – March 2005
Chris Klein and Katie got engaged after dating for 3 years but lived far away from each other due to their careers. The long-distance relationship took a toll on the two and they eventually broke up in 2005.
April 2005 – November 2006
Before anyone knew of Katie and Tom’s relationship, Tom proclaimed his love on The Oprah Winfrey Show by jumping up and down on the guest couch. It seems like Katie enjoyed the spectacle because the two got engaged a month later. The press quickly labeled the two ‘TomKat.’
November 2006 – June 2012
Katie and Tom got married, after a year of dating, in a star-studded ceremony at an Italian castle. In 2006, Katie gave birth to their daughter Suri and the threesome became a gossip-favorite.
On June 29, 2012, Katie filed for divorce from Tom, ending their five-year marriage. According to court documents, their marriage was “irretrievably broken” six months prior to Katie filing the papers in the New York State Supreme Court.
Although Katie signed a prenuptial agreement, she was awarded $400,000 a year in the divorce settlement to cover 6-year-old Suri’s needs until she turns 18. If Tom were to miss a payment he could potentially face six months in jail. However, Katie didn’t seem to worry, mostly likely due to the fact that Tom was named the highest paid actor in Hollywood this year and has a net worth of $270 million.
While many are still surprised by the divorce, others have always perceived Tom as a closeted gay man. Rumor has it that Tom had an agreement with Katie to stay with him for five years to divert any gay speculations. It has yet to be confirmed.