Kate Beckinsale - Bio, Movies, Net Worth, Affair, Husband, Divorce, Boyfriend, Age, Facts, Wiki, Parents, Father, Daughter, Height, Golden Globe, News
Kate Beckinsale is a British actress who came into the spotlight for appearing several movies and television series like One Against the Wind, Emma, Love & Friendship, Pearl Harbor, Snow Angels, The Face of an Angel, and many others.
What is Kate Beckinsale Famous For?
- An actress from British.
Early Life of Kate Beckinsale
Kate Beckinsale was born in Chiswick, London, United Kingdom. Her nationality is British and ethnicity is mixed(Burmese and English).
Her birth name is Kathrin Romary Beckinsale. She lived in London for a major part of her life. Her mother Judy Loe worked as an actress in many British sitcoms and dramas and her father Richard Beckinsale who born in Nottingham, England, appeared in numerous comedies on British television during the 1970s before his tragic death at age 31 in 1979.
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. She got her education at a private school for girls in London – Godolphin and Latymer School.
During her teen years, she won the WH Smith Young Writers’ competition twice for short stories and poems. After graduation, she entered into the field of acting to pursue her acting career.
Career of Kate Beckinsale
Kate Beckinsale started her most notable acting debut in a television serial on the Second World War named One Against The Wind (1991). The 1.7-meter tall actress got a big break in Much Ado About Nothing (1993) of William Shakespeare – a film adaptation by Kenneth Branagh. She was cast as Ethel in Royal Deceit (1994), and she performed the lead role in the drama Uncovered (1994). She appeared in the Cold Comfort Farm (1995) on BBC Television.
In 1995 she toured England with Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, performed by the Thelma Holts Theatre Company. In the same year, she was seen in Haunted (1995), opposite John Gielgud and Aidan Quinn. In 1996 she returned to the silver screen with Jane Austen’s Emma (1996) – a production of British ITV. 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
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'.
Similarly, she appears several movies such as Underworld: Endless War (2011), Underworld: Awaking (2012), The Trials of Cate McCall (2013), The face of Angel (2014), Absolutely Anything (2015), Underworld: Blood Wars (2016), The Only Living Boy in New York (2017), Farming (2018) and upcoming movie El Tonto.
Awards and Achievements of Kate Beckinsale
Kate 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 and 'Love & Friendship' in 2012.
Later, she won the Spike Guy's Choice Awards for her role in 'Underworld: Awaking' in 2012.
In addition, she was nominated for 10 awards to date and has won four.
Net Worth and Online Presence of Kate Beckinsale
As of 2019, Kate Beckinsale's net worth is reported to be around $16 million which she earned from her professional acting career. She earned a salary of $50,000 from Pearl Harbor back in 2001.
In addition, She is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She has more than 702k followers on Facebook, 1.5 million followers on Instagram and 194k followers on Twitter.
Personal Life of Kate Beckinsale
Talking about her personal life, Kate Beckinsale enjoyed an eight-year-long relationship with Michael Sheen from 1995 to 2003. The couple has a daughter Lily Mo Sheen born in London, but they never got married.
After a year of separation from Michael Sheen, she married Len Wiseman in 2004. The couple was married for around twelve years and got divorced in 2016. After divorcing Wiseman, she was reported to be dating Matt Rife in 2017, but as per sources, they broke up in 2018.
Body measurements of Kate Beckinsale
Kate Beckinsale has a height of 5 feet 7 inches. Her body weighs 54kg. She has light brown hair and hazel eyes. Furthermore, her body measurements are 34-23-34 inches. Her bra size is 32B, the dress size is 4 (US) and the shoe size is 10 (US).
Trivias About Kate Beckinsale You Need To Know.
- She was inspired by the performances of Jeanne Moreau.
- She was chosen by the English magazine Hello! as "England’s #1 Beauty", in 2002.
- She was a two-time winner of the WH Smith Young Writers Award for both fiction and poetry.
- She had a nervous breakdown and developed anorexia at the age of 15 and underwent Freudian psychoanalysis for four years.
- The British Heart Foundation has been Beckinsale’s charity of choice “ever since I was six years old”.