45 Facts About Katie Holmes


Kate Noelle Holmes was born on December 18,1978 and is an American actress and director.


Katie Holmes first achieved fame as Joey Potter on the television series Dawson's Creek.


Katie Holmes made her feature film debut in 1997 with a supporting role in Ang Lee's The Ice Storm.


Outside of film, Katie Holmes made her Broadway theatre debut in a 2008 production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons.


Katie Holmes played the part of Paige Finney on the third season of Showtime's Ray Donovan in 2015.


Katie Holmes made her directorial debut with the 2016 film All We Had, in which she starred, following in 2022, by her second movie Alone Together.


Katie Holmes is the youngest of five children born to Kathleen, a homemaker and philanthropist, and Martin Joseph Holmes Sr.


Katie Holmes was baptized a Roman Catholic and attended Christ the King Church in Toledo.


Katie Holmes graduated from the all-female Notre Dame Academy in Toledo, where she was a 4.0 student.


Katie Holmes scored 1310 out of 1600 on her SAT and was accepted to Columbia University ; her father wanted her to become a doctor.


An audition tape was sent to the casting director for the 1997 film The Ice Storm, directed by Ang Lee, and Katie Holmes made her big-screen debut in the role of Libbets Casey in the film, opposite Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver.


In January 1997, Katie Holmes went to Los Angeles for pilot season, when producers and cast shoot new programs in the hopes of securing a spot on a network schedule.


Katie Holmes read for the part of Joey Potter, the tomboy best friend of the title character Dawson, on a videotape shot in her basement, her mother reading Dawson's lines.


Katie Holmes was on the covers of magazines such as Seventeen, TV Guide, and Rolling Stone.


The film received excellent reviews and made a profit, and Katie Holmes herself was liked by critics.


Katie Holmes had a small role as Hannah Green, the talented student who lusts after Professor Grady Tripp.


Katie Holmes did her first nude scene for the film, in a scene where her character was about to be murdered.


Katie Holmes hosted Saturday Night Live on February 24,2001, participating in a send-up of Dawson's Creek where she falls madly in love with Chris Kattan's Mr Peepers character and singing "Big Spender" from Sweet Charity.


Dawson's Creek ended its run in 2003, and Katie Holmes was the only actor to appear in all 128 episodes.


Katie Holmes's first starring role post-Dawson's Creek was in 2003's Pieces of April, a gritty comedy about a dysfunctional family on Thanksgiving.


Katie Holmes was a contender for the role of Christine Daae in 2004's The Phantom of the Opera, but lost the role to Emmy Rossum.


Katie Holmes was nominated for a Golden Raspberry for "worst supporting actress" for the film.


Also in 2005, Katie Holmes had agreed to play in Shame on You, a biopic about the country singer Spade Cooley written and directed by Dennis Quaid, as the wife whom Cooley stomps to death.


Katie Holmes's role was later recast with Maggie Gyllenhaal in her place.


Katie Holmes's singing and dancing was praised by Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly.


Katie Holmes made her Broadway debut in the revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons in October 2008.


Katie Holmes delivers most of her lines with meaningful asperity, italicizing every word.


In 2009, Katie Holmes began filming a remake of the 1970s ABC telemovie Don't Be Afraid of the Dark; the film was released in August 2011.


Also in 2011, Katie Holmes played the role of Jackie Kennedy in the TV miniseries The Kennedys.


In 2012, Katie Holmes appeared in Theresa Rebeck's new comedy Dead Accounts on Broadway.


In 2015, Katie Holmes joined the third season of Ray Donovan.


In 2015, Katie Holmes directed a short documentary for ESPN about Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci titled, Eternal Princess, that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.


In 2017, Katie Holmes starred in the heist comedy Logan Lucky, directed by Steven Soderbergh.


In 2023, Katie Holmes returned to the theatre starring in the off-Broadway play The Wanderers by Ann Ziegler.


Katie Holmes was named one of People's "50 Most Beautiful People" in 2003; its sibling Teen People declared her one of the "25 Hottest Stars Under 25" that year; and in 2005, People said she was one of the ten best dressed stars that year.


Katie Holmes has appeared in advertisements for Garnier Lumia haircolor, Coach leather goods, and clothing retailer Gap.


Katie Holmes acted as the face for the Bobbi Brown Cosmetics brand in spring 2013 and Katie Holmes had her own capsule collection of color cosmetics in fall of that year.


In January 2013, Katie Holmes was announced as the brand ambassador and co-owner of Alterna Haircare.


Katie Holmes dated her Dawson's Creek co-star Joshua Jackson early in the show's run.


Katie Holmes, who was raised a Catholic, began studying Scientology shortly after the couple began dating.


In early March 2011, Katie Holmes filed a $50-million libel lawsuit against Star magazine following a cover story that insinuated that she took drugs.


On June 29,2012, Katie Holmes filed for divorce from Cruise in New York after five and a half years of marriage.


From 2013 to 2019, Katie Holmes was rumored to be in a relationship with actor and singer Jamie Foxx.


Katie Holmes dated chef Emilio Vitolo Jr from 2020 to 2021.


In June 2011, Katie Holmes received the Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award.