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Kathrin Romary ‘Kate’ Beckinsale is an actress of English origin

InformationDetail
BirthdayJuly 26, 1973
NationalityBritish
FamousCollege Dropouts, Oxford University, Film & Theater Personalities, Actresses
SpousesLen Wiseman (m. 2004)
Known asKathrin Romary Beckinsale
Childrens Lily Mo Sheen
Universities
  • Oxford University
  • Godolphin and Latymer School
  • New College
  • Oxford
Notable Alumnis
  • Oxford University
Birth PlaceFinsbury Park, London, England
Height170cm
GenderFemale
FatherRichard Beckinsale
MotherJudy Loe
Net Worth$16 million
Sun SignLeo
Born inFinsbury Park, London, England

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Who is Kate Beckinsale?

Born in London, England, Kate Beckinsale was exposed to films and acting from a very young age with both her parents being actors. A bright student at Oxford University, Beckinsale finally quit university to concentrate on her acting career. Debuting with ‘Much Ado about nothing’, she was finally noticed by the critics and the audiences for her performance in the BBC television comedy movie ‘Cold Comfort Farm’. Thereafter, she appeared in several films and finally moved to USA for her big break in Hollywood. Appreciated for her role in ‘The Last Days of Disco’, Beckinsale finally found fame with the commercially successful film ‘Pearl Harbor’, where she starred alongside Ben Affleck. The film paved the way for a brilliant career and there was no looking back. Soon, she became hugely famous for her action role in the ‘Underworld’ series directed by her husband. With several successful movies, Beckinsale has made a mark in Hollywood and the critics have praised her many times for her impeccable performances. Living now in Venice, California with her daughter, she has interesting projects in her kitty and still has a long road to travel in the world of entertainment! Scroll further for more interesting information on this personality.

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Childhood & Early Life

Kate Beckinsale was born in London, England to Richard Beckinsale and Judy Loe, both of whom are actors.

At the age of five, she lost her young father. Her mother later moved in with Roy Battersby and Beckinsale grew up with his children maintaining a strong bond with her stepfather.

While studying at the Godolphin and Latymer School in Hammersmith, West London, she was associated with the Orange Tree Youth Theatre.

She studied French and Russian Literature at New College, Oxford winning the WH Smith Young Writers Award twice in fiction and poetry.

As part of the Oxford University Dramatic Society, she was cast in the production of ‘A View from the Bridge’ at the Oxford Playhouse, stepping into her budding acting career.

Career

Beckinsale appeared for the first time on television in 1991, playing a minor role in an ITV adaptation of P. D. James’ ‘Devices and Desires’. The same year, she also appeared in the film ‘One against the Wind’. The next year, she was seen in a 30-minute Channel 4 short film called ‘Rachel’s Dream’.

In 1993, she did a role in the ITV detective series, Anna Lee. The same year, she got a role in the film adaptation of ‘Much Ado about Nothing’ garnering a lot of critical appreciation for her work. She shot this film during a vacation while studying at Oxford.

In 1994, she played a romantic role in ‘Prince of Jutland’ and then starred in a murder mystery ‘Uncovered’.

In 1995, while in Paris, she starred in the French film ‘Marie-Louise Ou La Permission’. The same year, she left Oxford and was seen in films like ‘Cold Comfort Farm’ and ‘Haunted’.

In 1995, itself she made her professional stage debut with ‘The Seagull’ at Theatre Royal, Bath. The next year, she starred in plays like ‘Sweetheart’ at the Royal Court Theatre and ‘Clocks and Whistles’ at the Bush Theatre.

In 1996, she appeared on television in TV adaptation of Emma. The next year, she was seen in the comedy ‘Shooting Fish’ which was a huge commercial success and also did radio narrations.

After moving to New York with her boyfriend, Beckinsale auditioned for several Hollywood films. In 1998, she was seen in ‘The Last Days of disco’ and her role was applauded.

In 1999, she appeared in the drama film ‘Brokedown Palace’ and the film was a commercial failure.

In 2000, she appeared in ‘The Golden Bowl’ which was her first film after becoming a mother. It garnered great critical appreciation for her and the film went on to become commercially successful.

‘Pearl Harbor’, released in 2001 gave her the much deserved fame and adoration from the masses. Even though the critics panned the film, it became commercially successful. The same year, she appeared in ‘Serendipity’ and was again praised for her performance.

In 2003, she became famous as an action star for her role in ‘Underworld’. This year, she was also seen in ‘Tiptoes’.

In 2004, she was seen in the hugely successful film ‘Van Helsing’. She followed this up with her role in ‘The Aviator’.

In 2006, she was seen in the vampire sequel ‘Underworld: Evolution’. She was also seen with Adam Sandler in the movie ‘Click’.

In 2007, she was seen in ‘Snow Angels’, receiving rave reviews. She was also seen in ‘Vacancy’ which was commercially successful.

In 2008, she was seen in films like ‘Winged Creatures’ and ‘Nothing but the Truth’ both of which won her critical praise and commercial success.

In 2009, she was seen in ‘Whiteout’ and ‘Everybody’s Fine’. She also did a cameo in ‘Underworld: Rise of the Lycans’.

After a small break, she returned on the screen with three action films: ‘Contraband’, ‘Underworld: Awakening’ and ‘Total Recall’. However, she got negative reviews for all her roles.

Major Works

‘Pearl Harbor’ is one of the most famous films which catapulted Beckinsale’s career to great heights. Although the film did not receive much critical praise, it was a huge commercial success and garnered $449,220,945 at the box office.

Awards & Achievements

Beckinsale won the Best Actress award at the Sitges-Catalonian International Film Festival for her role in ‘Shooting Fish’ in 1997.

She won the British Supporting Actress of the Year at the London Critics Circle Film Awards for her role in ‘The Last Days of Disco’ in the year 1999.

Personal Life & Legacy

Beckinsale met Michael Sheen in 1995 and dated him for the next eight years. The couple has a daughter named Lily Mo Sheen. The couple broke up after she fell in love with Len Wiseman.

After moving to Las Vegas with her daughter, she married Wiseman in 2004 and he directed her in two movies after their marriage.

She has been part of several charitable organisations like The British Heart Foundation and Habitat for Humanity and has raised funds for Women’s Cancer Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre.

Trivia

This prominent Hollywood actress suffers from stomach ulcers and was anorexic as a teenager.

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Kate Beckinsale biography timelines

  • // 26th Jul 1973
    Kate Beckinsale was born in London, England to Richard Beckinsale and Judy Loe, both of whom are actors.
  • // 1991
    Beckinsale appeared for the first time on television in 1991, playing a minor role in an ITV adaptation of P. D. James’ ‘Devices and Desires’. The same year, she also appeared in the film ‘One against the Wind’. The next year, she was seen in a 30-minute Channel 4 short film called ‘Rachel’s Dream’.
  • // 1993
    In 1993, she did a role in the ITV detective series, Anna Lee. The same year, she got a role in the film adaptation of ‘Much Ado about Nothing’ garnering a lot of critical appreciation for her work. She shot this film during a vacation while studying at Oxford.
  • // 1994
    In 1994, she played a romantic role in ‘Prince of Jutland’ and then starred in a murder mystery ‘Uncovered’.
  • // 1995
    In 1995, while in Paris, she starred in the French film ‘Marie-Louise Ou La Permission’. The same year, she left Oxford and was seen in films like ‘Cold Comfort Farm’ and ‘Haunted’.
  • // 1995
    In 1995, itself she made her professional stage debut with ‘The Seagull’ at Theatre Royal, Bath. The next year, she starred in plays like ‘Sweetheart’ at the Royal Court Theatre and ‘Clocks and Whistles’ at the Bush Theatre.
  • // 1995
    Beckinsale met Michael Sheen in 1995 and dated him for the next eight years. The couple has a daughter named Lily Mo Sheen. The couple broke up after she fell in love with Len Wiseman.
  • // 1996
    In 1996, she appeared on television in TV adaptation of Emma. The next year, she was seen in the comedy ‘Shooting Fish’ which was a huge commercial success and also did radio narrations.
  • // 1997
    Beckinsale won the Best Actress award at the Sitges-Catalonian International Film Festival for her role in ‘Shooting Fish’ in 1997.
  • // 1999
    In 1999, she appeared in the drama film ‘Brokedown Palace’ and the film was a commercial failure.
  • // 1999
    She won the British Supporting Actress of the Year at the London Critics Circle Film Awards for her role in ‘The Last Days of Disco’ in the year 1999.
  • // 2000
    In 2000, she appeared in ‘The Golden Bowl’ which was her first film after becoming a mother. It garnered great critical appreciation for her and the film went on to become commercially successful.
  • // 2001
    ‘Pearl Harbor’, released in 2001 gave her the much deserved fame and adoration from the masses. Even though the critics panned the film, it became commercially successful. The same year, she appeared in ‘Serendipity’ and was again praised for her performance.
  • // 2003
    In 2003, she became famous as an action star for her role in ‘Underworld’. This year, she was also seen in ‘Tiptoes’.
  • // 2004
    In 2004, she was seen in the hugely successful film ‘Van Helsing’. She followed this up with her role in ‘The Aviator’.
  • // 2004
    After moving to Las Vegas with her daughter, she married Wiseman in 2004 and he directed her in two movies after their marriage.
  • // 2006
    In 2006, she was seen in the vampire sequel ‘Underworld: Evolution’. She was also seen with Adam Sandler in the movie ‘Click’.
  • // 2007
    In 2007, she was seen in ‘Snow Angels’, receiving rave reviews. She was also seen in ‘Vacancy’ which was commercially successful.
  • // 2008
    In 2008, she was seen in films like ‘Winged Creatures’ and ‘Nothing but the Truth’ both of which won her critical praise and commercial success.
  • // 2009
    In 2009, she was seen in ‘Whiteout’ and ‘Everybody’s Fine’. She also did a cameo in ‘Underworld: Rise of the Lycans’.

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Kate Beckinsale's FAQ

  • What is Kate Beckinsale birthday?

    Kate Beckinsale was born at 1973-07-26

  • Where is Kate Beckinsale's birth place?

    Kate Beckinsale was born in Finsbury Park, London, England

  • What is Kate Beckinsale nationalities?

    Kate Beckinsale's nationalities is British

  • Who is Kate Beckinsale spouses?

    Kate Beckinsale's spouses is Len Wiseman (m. 2004)

  • Who is Kate Beckinsale childrens?

    Kate Beckinsale's childrens is Lily Mo Sheen

  • What was Kate Beckinsale universities?

    Kate Beckinsale studied at Oxford University, Godolphin and Latymer School, New College, Oxford

  • What was Kate Beckinsale notable alumnis?

    Kate Beckinsale's notable alumnis is Oxford University

  • How tall is Kate Beckinsale?

    Kate Beckinsale's height is 170

  • Who is Kate Beckinsale's father?

    Kate Beckinsale's father is Richard Beckinsale

  • Who is Kate Beckinsale's mother?

    Kate Beckinsale's mother is Judy Loe

  • What is Kate Beckinsale's sun sign?

    Kate Beckinsale is Leo