Kate Beckinsale

Biography

Kathryn Bailey "Kate" Beckinsale is an English actress. She first gained notice, while a student at Oxford University, for making her debut in the film adaptation of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Throughout the 1990s, she worked on both film and television, most notably by portraying the title character in the 1996 BBC television series Emma. In 2001, Beckinsale garnered international recognition when she was cast as the romantic lead opposite Ben Affleck in her breakthrough film, Pearl Harbor (2001). Since then, she has portrayed a variety of characters in projects such as Underworld (2003), The Aviator (2004), and Van Helsing (2004). In 2008, she earned a Critic's Choice Award nomination for her performance in Nothing But the Truth. Born in Finsbury Park, London, Beckinsale is the daughter of actor Richard Beckinsale, who died from a heart attack in 1979, and actress Judy Loe. She has a paternal half-sister, Samantha, who is also an actress. Her paternal grandfather was half Burmese, and she has said that she was "very oriental-looking" as a child.

Kathryn Bailey "Kate" Beckinsale is an English actress. She first gained notice, while a student at Oxford University, for making her debut in the film adaptation of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Throughout the 1990s, she worked on both film and television, most notably by portraying the title character in the 1996 BBC television series Emma. In 2001, Beckinsale garnered international recognition when she was cast as the romantic lead opposite Ben Affleck in her breakthrough film, Pearl Harbor (2001). Since then, she has portrayed a variety of characters in projects such as Underworld (2003), The Aviator (2004), and Van Helsing (2004). In 2008, she earned a Critic's Choice Award nomination for her performance in Nothing But the Truth. Born in Finsbury Park, London, Beckinsale is the daughter of actor Richard Beckinsale, who died from a heart attack in 1979, and actress Judy Loe. She has a paternal half-sister, Samantha, who is also an actress. Her paternal grandfather was half Burmese, and she has said that she was "very oriental-looking" as a child.

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Personal Info

Gender Female

Known Credits 56

Birthday 1973-07-26

Place of Birth Finsbury Park, London, UK

Adult Actor False

Official Site https://www.facebook.com/Beckinsale.Kate

Also Known As

  • Kathrin Beckinsale

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Underworld Blood Wars as Selene
2016 Love & Friendship as Lady Susan Vernon Martin
2016 The Disappointments Room as Dana
2015 Absolutely Anything as Catherine
2014 Stonehearst Asylum as Eliza Graves
2014 The Face of an Angel as Simone Ford
2013 The Trials of Cate McCall as Cate McCall
2012 Total Recall as Lori Quaid
2012 Republicans, Get in My Vagina as Woman #3
2012 Underworld: Awakening as Selene
2012 Contraband as Kate Farraday
2009 Everybody's Fine as Amy
2009 Whiteout as Carrie Stetko
2009 Underworld: Rise of the Lycans as Selene
2008 Nothing But the Truth as Rachel Armstrong
2008 Winged Creatures as Carla Davenport
2008 Fragments as Carla Davenport
2008 Snow Angels as Annie Marchand
2007 Chelsea Lately(3 episodes) as Herself
2007 Vacancy as Amy Fox
2006 Click as Donna Newman
2006 Underworld: Evolution as Selene
2004 The Aviator as Ava Gardner
2004 Van Helsing as Anna Valerious
2003 Underworld as Selene
2003 Tiptoes as Carole
2003 Punk'd(1 episode) as Herself
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(1 episode)
2002 Laurel Canyon as Alex
2002 Live From the Red Carpet(1 episode) as Herself
2001 Serendipity as Sara Thomas
2001 Pearl Harbor as Nurse Lt. Evelyn Johnson
2000 The Golden Bowl as Maggie Verver
1999 Brokedown Palace as Darlene Davis
1998 Alice Through the Looking Glass as Alice
1998 The Last Days of Disco as Charlotte
1997 Shooting Fish as Georgie
1997 The View(2 episodes)
1996 Emma as Emma Woodhouse
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(2 episodes)
1995 Haunted as Christina Mariell
1995 Marie-Louise ou la permission
1995 Uncovered as Julia
1995 Cold Comfort Farm as Flora Poste
1994 Royal Deceit as Ethel
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(2 episodes)
1993 Much Ado About Nothing as Hero
1993 Anna Lee: Headcase as Thea Hahn
1992 Rachel's Dream(1 episode) as Rachel
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(3 episodes)
1991 One Against the Wind as Barbe Lindell
1991 Devices and Desires(1 episode) as Young Alice Mair (voice)
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(1 episode)
1975 Couples(2 episodes) as Child (as Kathrin Beckinsale)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(1 episode)
1944 Golden Globe Awards(1 episode)

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