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Kate Winslet is a renowned English actress and soprano singer

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BirthdayOctober 5, 1975
NationalityBritish
FamousSchool Dropouts, Film & Theater Personalities, Actresses, ENFJ
SpousesJim Threapleton, Ned Rocknroll
SiblingsJoss Winslet
Known asKate Elizabeth Winslet
Childrens Joe Alfie Winslet Mendes, Mia Honey Threapleton
Universities
  • Redroofs Theatre School
  • Independent school
Birth PlaceReading, Berkshire, England
Height169cm
GenderFemale
FatherRoger John Winslet
MotherSally Anne (née Bridges)
Net Worth$90 million as of Jan 8,2017
Sun SignLibra
Born inReading, Berkshire, England

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Who is Kate Winslet?

Countless people around the world will never be able to erase the memories of her performance as ‘Hanna Schmitz’ in the spine-tingling Academy Award-winning movie, ‘The Reader’ or as the delicate upper-class beauty, torn in love, in one of the highest-grossing films of all time, ‘Titanic’. One of the most popular actresses in Hollywood, Kate Winslet achieved colossal success in less than a decade with her entry in Hollywood; a feat that most accomplished actresses, look to achieve in a lifetime. She has won a number of awards and distinguished honors for her extensive contributions to world cinema and has managed to incessantly draw positive comments from critics and audiences for her performances and choice of films, globally. Some of her memorable roles were in the films, ‘Titanic’, ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’, ‘Finding Neverland’, ‘The Reader’, ‘Quills, ‘Iris’, ‘The Holiday’ and ‘Flushed Away’ to name a few. Apart from her acting career, she has also achieved international recognition for her ‘mezzo-soprano’ voice, which she used for the movie, ‘Christmas Carol: The Movie’. Although many link Winslet with her unforgettable roles in movies, she has also been in the limelight for relationships with Jim Thereapleton, Sam Mendes and Ned Rocknroll. To learn more about this beautiful actress, scroll further.

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Childhood & Early Life

Kate Elizabeth Winslet was the second of the four children born to Sally Anne and Roger John Winslet.

She started studying drama at the age of 11 at the Redroofs Theatre School, where she was also made the head-girl. She appeared in her first television advertisement for ‘Sugar Puffs’ at the age of 12.

In 1988, she made her first appearance in the TV series, ‘Shrinks’. Three years later, she dropped out of school to pursue her new acting career. She soon began appearing in theater productions such as ‘Adrian Mole’, ‘Peter Pan’ and the sitcom, ‘Get Back’.

She landed her debut role in a feature film titled, ‘Heavenly Creatures’, in 1994, which was directed by Peter Jackson. She then attracted even more praise for her acting skills when she starred in ‘Sense and Sensibility’, which was released in the next year.

Career

In 1996, she was seen in the movies ‘Jude’ and ‘Hamlet’. Although the movies didn't succeed at the box-office, her performances were critically-acclaimed.

In 1997, she was seen in one of her most memorable performances till date as the upper-class socialite passenger on the ill-fated RMS Titanic, in the movie ‘Titanic’. She was nominated for a number of high-profile awards for her role and eventually went on to earn a number of honors for her acting.

In 1998, she was seen in the low-budget film, ‘Hippie’, which she had started filming before ‘Titanic’. The next year, she was seen in ‘Holy Smoke!’, which was another low-budget venture.

She was cast in ‘Quills’ opposite Geoffrey Rush, which was released in 2000. This period drama was inspired by the life and works of Marquis de Sade. The art house film went on to be glorified by the critics. The next year, she appeared as a World War II code-breaker in ‘Enigma’.

In 2001, she also lent her voice for the character of ‘Belle’ in the animated film, ‘Christmas Carol: The Movie’. She also recorded a hit single which was used in the movie titled, ‘What If’. Two years later, she starred in ‘The Life of David Gale’.

From 2004 to 2006, she appeared in a number of critically-acclaimed films including ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’, ‘Finding Neverland’, ‘Romance & Cigarettes’, ‘All the King’s Men’, ‘Little Children’ and ‘The Holiday’, which happened to be some of her most commercially successful films after ‘Titanic’.

She was once again seen with her ‘Titanic’ co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio in ‘Revolutionary Road’, which was released in 2008. Despite all the hype with the two getting back together for a film, the movie received tepid reviews. She then went on to star in the Academy Award-winning film, ‘The Reader’, which is considered one of her best performances till date.

In 2011, she starred in the HBO miniseries, ‘Mildred Pierce’, where she played the role of the title character. She won a number of distinguished awards for her performance. The same year, she appeared in the film, ‘Contagion’ alongside Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow. She also appeared in ‘Carnage’, which opened at the 68th Venice Film Festival.

In 2012, she debuted with an audiobook performance in ‘Therese Raquin’, which released on audible.com.

In 2013, she was seen in a multi-starrer titled, ‘Movie 43’ which involved fourteen different storylines directed by different directors. The segment she appeared in was called ‘The Catch’. The movie was considered as one of the worst of her career.

She is also set to appear in ‘A Little Chaos’, ‘Divergent’ and ‘The Dressmaker’.

Major Works

In 1997, she was cast as ‘Rose DeWitt Bukater’, a 17-year old first-class passenger on the RMS Titanic in James Cameron’s ‘Titanic’. She plays the love interest of Leonardo DiCaprio (Jack Dawson) in the film, who is a third-class passenger. The movie is considered to be one of her biggest commercial successes till date.

She was cast in ‘The Reader’, which was released in 2008. She played the role of ‘Hannah Schmitz’, a woman who was going through a war trial, hiding a horrendous Nazi past and her scandalous affair with a younger boy. This role is considered one of her most critically successful roles till date for which she earned an ‘Academy Award for Best Actress’.

Awards & Achievements

She won a Grammy Award for ‘Best Spoken Word Album for Children’ for ‘Listen to the Storyteller’, in 2000.

In 2001, she won a Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for ‘Iris’.

She won an Academy Award for ‘Best Actress’ for ‘The Reader’, in 2008.

She won two Golden Globe Awards for the categories of ‘Best Actress (Drama) and ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for ‘Revolutionary Road’, in 2008.

In 2011, she won a Primetime Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie’ for the television show, ‘Mildred Pierce’.

In 2011, she received the ‘Yo Dona Award’ for ‘Best Humanitarian Work’.

She was made a ‘Commander of the Order of the British Empire’ in 2012 for her contributions to drama.

Personal Life & Legacy

She was dating Stephen Tredre for four-and-a-half years before he passed away due to bone cancer. His death coincided with the premiere of ‘Titanic’, for which she could not be present as she attended his funeral.

She married Jim Thereapleton in 1998, with whom she has a daughter, Mia. The duo divorced in 2001.

She married director, Sam Mendes in 2003 with whom she had a son and separated from him in 2010.

In 2011, there was a fire at a residence she was staying in, which caused a lot of damage to the property but there were no casualties. During the same time, she met fellow guest Ned Rocknroll with whom she started a relationship.

She married Ned Rocknroll in a private ceremony in 2012. The duo has a son.

Apart from her acting career, she is a PETA activist and is also the founder of the non-profit organization, ‘Golden Hat Foundation’.

Trivia

This famous Hollywood actress is the third actor/actress in history to win two Golden Globes in the same year i.e. ‘Best Actress’ for ‘Revolutionary Road’ and ‘Best Supporting Actress for ‘The Reader’.

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Kate Winslet awards

YearNameAward

Academy Awards(Oscars)

2009Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleThe Reader (2008)

Golden Globe Awards

2016Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureSteve Jobs (2015)
2012Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionMildred Pierce (2011)
2009Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - DramaRevolutionary Road (2008)
2009Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureThe Reader (2008)

Primetime Emmy Awards

2011Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or MovieMildred Pierce (2011)

BAFTA Awards

2016Best Supporting ActressSteve Jobs (2015)
2009Best Leading ActressThe Reader (2008)
1996Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting RoleSense and Sensibility (1995)

Grammy Awards

2000Best Spoken Word Album For ChildrenWinner

Kate Winslet biography timelines

  • // 5th Oct 1975
    Kate Elizabeth Winslet was the second of the four children born to Sally Anne and Roger John Winslet.
  • // 1994
    She landed her debut role in a feature film titled, ‘Heavenly Creatures’, in 1994, which was directed by Peter Jackson. She then attracted even more praise for her acting skills when she starred in ‘Sense and Sensibility’, which was released in the next year.
  • // 1996
    In 1996, she was seen in the movies ‘Jude’ and ‘Hamlet’. Although the movies didn't succeed at the box-office, her performances were critically-acclaimed.
  • // 1997
    In 1997, she was seen in one of her most memorable performances till date as the upper-class socialite passenger on the ill-fated RMS Titanic, in the movie ‘Titanic’. She was nominated for a number of high-profile awards for her role and eventually went on to earn a number of honors for her acting.
  • // 1998
    In 1998, she was seen in the low-budget film, ‘Hippie’, which she had started filming before ‘Titanic’. The next year, she was seen in ‘Holy Smoke!’, which was another low-budget venture.
  • // 1998 To 2001
    She married Jim Thereapleton in 1998, with whom she has a daughter, Mia. The duo divorced in 2001.
  • // 2000
    She was cast in ‘Quills’ opposite Geoffrey Rush, which was released in 2000. This period drama was inspired by the life and works of Marquis de Sade. The art house film went on to be glorified by the critics. The next year, she appeared as a World War II code-breaker in ‘Enigma’.
  • // 2000
    She won a Grammy Award for ‘Best Spoken Word Album for Children’ for ‘Listen to the Storyteller’, in 2000.
  • // 2001 To 2003
    In 2001, she also lent her voice for the character of ‘Belle’ in the animated film, ‘Christmas Carol: The Movie’. She also recorded a hit single which was used in the movie titled, ‘What If’. Two years later, she starred in ‘The Life of David Gale’.
  • // 2001
    In 2001, she won a Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for ‘Iris’.
  • // 2003 To 2010
    She married director, Sam Mendes in 2003 with whom she had a son and separated from him in 2010.
  • // 2004 To 2006
    From 2004 to 2006, she appeared in a number of critically-acclaimed films including ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’, ‘Finding Neverland’, ‘Romance & Cigarettes’, ‘All the King’s Men’, ‘Little Children’ and ‘The Holiday’, which happened to be some of her most commercially successful films after ‘Titanic’.
  • // 2008
    She was cast in ‘The Reader’, which was released in 2008. She played the role of ‘Hannah Schmitz’, a woman who was going through a war trial, hiding a horrendous Nazi past and her scandalous affair with a younger boy. This role is considered one of her most critically successful roles till date for which she earned an ‘Academy Award for Best Actress’.
  • // 2008
    She won an Academy Award for ‘Best Actress’ for ‘The Reader’, in 2008.
  • // 2008
    She won two Golden Globe Awards for the categories of ‘Best Actress (Drama) and ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for ‘Revolutionary Road’, in 2008.
  • // 2011
    In 2011, she starred in the HBO miniseries, ‘Mildred Pierce’, where she played the role of the title character. She won a number of distinguished awards for her performance. The same year, she appeared in the film, ‘Contagion’ alongside Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow. She also appeared in ‘Carnage’, which opened at the 68th Venice Film Festival.
  • // 2011
    In 2011, she won a Primetime Emmy Award for ‘Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie’ for the television show, ‘Mildred Pierce’.
  • // 2011
    In 2011, she received the ‘Yo Dona Award’ for ‘Best Humanitarian Work’.
  • // 2012
    In 2012, she debuted with an audiobook performance in ‘Therese Raquin’, which released on audible.com.
  • // 2012
    She was made a ‘Commander of the Order of the British Empire’ in 2012 for her contributions to drama.
  • // 2012
    She married Ned Rocknroll in a private ceremony in 2012. The duo has a son.
  • // 2013
    In 2013, she was seen in a multi-starrer titled, ‘Movie 43’ which involved fourteen different storylines directed by different directors. The segment she appeared in was called ‘The Catch’. The movie was considered as one of the worst of her career.

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Kate Winslet's FAQ

  • What is Kate Winslet birthday?

    Kate Winslet was born at 1975-10-05

  • Where is Kate Winslet's birth place?

    Kate Winslet was born in Reading, Berkshire, England

  • What is Kate Winslet nationalities?

    Kate Winslet's nationalities is British

  • Who is Kate Winslet spouses?

    Kate Winslet's spouses is Jim Threapleton, Ned Rocknroll

  • Who is Kate Winslet siblings?

    Kate Winslet's siblings is Joss Winslet

  • Who is Kate Winslet childrens?

    Kate Winslet's childrens is Joe Alfie Winslet Mendes, Mia Honey Threapleton

  • What was Kate Winslet universities?

    Kate Winslet studied at Redroofs Theatre School, Independent school

  • How tall is Kate Winslet?

    Kate Winslet's height is 169

  • Who is Kate Winslet's father?

    Kate Winslet's father is Roger John Winslet

  • Who is Kate Winslet's mother?

    Kate Winslet's mother is Sally Anne (née Bridges)

  • What is Kate Winslet's sun sign?

    Kate Winslet is Libra