Katie Holmes


18 Dec 1978


Toledo, Ohio, USA


Kate Noelle Holmes


Born two months premature at four pounds, Kate Noelle Holmes made her first appearance on December 18, 1978, in Toledo, Ohio. She is the daughter of Kathleen Ann (Craft), a philanthropist, and Martin Joseph Holmes, Sr., a lawyer. She is of German, Irish, and English ancestry. Her parents have said that her strong-willed personality is probably from being born premature. Being the youngest in the Holmes clan, completing the family of three other sisters and one brother, Katie was always the baby.

As a teenager, she began attending modeling school. When she was sixteen, her teacher invited her to go to a modeling competition with other girls from her class. She competed in the International Modeling and Talent Association by singing, dancing, and reciting a monologue from To Kill a Mockingbird (1962). By the end of that time in New York, Katie won many awards. But she said she didn't want to model because it wasn't challenging enough. So when she was seventeen, Katie went to Los Angeles to audition for movies. Luckily, on her second audition, she was cast in the movie, The Ice Storm (1997), directed by Ang Lee. Katie's character was Libbets Casey, a rich New Yorker, who is pursued by two of the main characters. It was a small part, but it marked the beginning of her professional acting career.

After the excitement of her first movie, Katie began sending in audition tapes for pilot shows. During that time, she was also starring in her all-girls Catholic high school musical, Damn Yankees, as Lola. After Kevin Williamson received her audition tape for his new show, Dawson's Creek (1998), the producers wanted her to come to Hollywood right away and read live for them. But because they wanted her to come on the opening night for Damn Yankees, Katie had to tell them she couldn't make it. Fortunately, the show's producers wanted her so much for that role, they rescheduled her callback and the result was she got the part as Joey Potter. During her first year with Dawson's Creek (1998), Katie was able to do two movies, Disturbing Behavior (1998) and Go (1999), and, for the former, she won Best Breakthrough Female Performance in the 1999 MTV Movie Awards.

The following year, she starred next to Michael Douglas in Wonder Boys (2000), playing Hannah Green, a published author and a boarder at her teacher's (Douglas) house, who has a crush on him, and tries to seduce him. Her first leading role came in 2002, with Abandon (2002). She played a college student named Katie Burke, who is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of her boyfriend who vanished two years prior. With Dawson's Creek (1998) coming to a close after six years in May of 2003, it was a bittersweet thing for all the cast. Accustomed to being in North Carolina filming ten months out of a year, the cast members now had the opportunity to make more movies.

Katie demonstrated this in October, when she had two new movies, Pieces of April (2003) and The Singing Detective (2003), coming out in that month alone. Pieces of April (2003) is a charming Thanksgiving movie about April (Holmes), the black sheep of her family, who wants to give her family the perfect dinner before her mother passes on. The Singing Detective (2003) is a dark musical where the main character (Robert Downey Jr.) is a writer in a hospital for skin conditions who writes a dark world of seduction and murder in his mind. Katie Holmes plays the kind Nurse Mills who tends to his every need. She also gets to lip sync and dance in this movie. In 2004, she starred in the romantic movie First Daughter (2004), in which she played the President's (Michael Keaton) daughter, Samantha, who wants to go to college without any Secret Service tagging along. In 2005, Holmes co-starred in Batman Begins (2005), where she played Rachel Dawes, a childhood sweetheart and love interest to Batman/Bruce Wayne.

Actor ( 87 credits )

Logan Lucky (2017) Bobbie Jo Logan Chapman
A Happening of Monumental Proportions (2017) Paramedic #1
Coup D'etat (2017) Darlene Mills
All We Had (2016) Rita Carmichael
Woman in Gold (2015)
Touched with Fire (2015) Carla
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
The Giver (2014) Jonas's Mother
Miss Meadows (2014) Miss Meadows
Days and Nights (2014) Alex
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Underdogs (2013) Older Laura (voice)
Ray Donovan (2013)  Paige Finney (11 episodes, 2015)
Ok! TV (2013)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
Project Runway All Stars (2012)  Herself - Guest Judge (1 episode, 2013)
CBS This Morning (2012)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
Jack and Jill (2011) Erin Sadelstein
The Making of the Kennedys (2011) Herself
The Son of No One (2011) Kerry White
A Poem Is... (2011)  Narrator
The Chew (2011)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2016)
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010) Kim
The Romantics (2010) Laura Rosen
The Extra Man (2010) Mary Powell
Janela Indiscreta (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Daybreak (2010)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Herself (3 episodes, 2011-2012)
Live from Studio Five (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Mad Money (2008) Jackie Truman
Eli Stone (2008)  Grace Fuller (1 episode, 2008)
Tellement People (2008)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
Red Eye (2007)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
Kig Ind TV (2007)  Herself (archive footage)
Rachael Ray (2006)  Herself (2 episodes, 2011-2014)
Thank You for Smoking (2005) Heather Holloway
Batman Begins (2005) Rachel Dawes
How I Met Your Mother (2005)  Naomi (2 episodes, 2011-2013)
So You Think You Can Dance (2005)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2009-2011)
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Showbiz Tonight (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
What's the Problem? With Anne Robinson (2005)  Herself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2005)
First Daughter (2004) Samantha Mackenzie
The Graham Norton Effect (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
The Tony Danza Show (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Pieces of April (2003) April Burns
The Singing Detective (2003) Nurse Mills
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2011)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Herself (2 episodes, 2003-2006)
Punk'd (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Celebrities Uncensored (2003)  Herself (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Phone Booth (2002) Pamela McFadden
Abandon (2002) Katie Burke
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
V Graham Norton (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
RI:SE (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Dinner for Five (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Total Access 24/7 (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Revealed with Jules Asner (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
The Gift (2000) Jessica King
Wonder Boys (2000) Hannah Green
Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999) Leigh Ann Watson
Muppets from Space (1999) Beach Girl (uncredited)
Go (1999) Claire Montgomery
The Early Show (1999)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Disturbing Behavior (1998) Rachel Wagner
Dawson's Creek (1998)  Joey Potter (128 episodes, 1998-2003)
The Ice Storm (1997) Libbets Casey
The View (1997)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Corazón de... (1997)  Herself (5 episodes, 2005-2006)
Bl!tz (1997)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Herself (3 episodes, 1999-2001)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Herself (2 episodes, 2006-2008)
Extra (1994)  Herself (2 episodes, 2014)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Herself / ... (11 episodes, 1998-2012)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Herself (5 episodes, 2000-2004)
HBO First Look (1992)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Getaway (1992)  Herself (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2011)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Herself / ... (4 episodes, 2004-2011)
Biography (1987)  Herself - Wife (1 episode, 2008)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Herself (2 episodes, 2005-2011)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself (28 episodes, 2005-2014)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Herself - Host (1 episode, 2001)
Good Morning America (1975)  Herself (3 episodes, 2005-2013)
Fantástico (1973)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Today (1952)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)

Producer ( 3 credits )

All We Had (2016) producer
Touched with Fire (2015) co-producer
The Romantics (2010) executive producer

Director ( 1 credit )

All We Had (2016)