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Katie Holmes

Katie Holmes has appeared in films ranging from the action blockbuster Batman Begins, directed by Christopher Nolan, to critically acclaimed art house pictures including Ang Lee's The Ice Storm and Peter Hedges' Pieces of April. Holmes has worked with some of Hollywood's most prominent and talented directors.

Her credits include Wonder Boys, directed by Curtis Hanson; Thank You for Smoking, directed by Jason Reitman; The Gift, directed by Sam Raimi; Abandon, directed by Stephen Gaghan; Go, directed by Doug Liman; Phone Booth, directed by Joel Schumacher; The Singing Detective, directed by Keith Gordon; First Daughter, directed by Forest Whitaker; Teaching Mrs. Tingle, directed by Kevin Williamson; and Disturbing Behavior, directed by David Nutter.

Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, Holmes began acting in high-school theater productions. While attending a national modeling and talent convention in New York, Holmes was encouraged to come to Los Angeles for pilot season auditions. While in Los Angeles, she landed the role as Libbets Casey opposite Tobey Maguire and Sigourney Weaver in Lee's award-winning drama The Ice Storm. A year later she was cast as Joey Potter on the TV series Dawson's Creek, opposite James Van Der Beek and Michelle Williams. The show quickly became the highest-rated series on the WB network, averaging five million viewers per week throughout its six-season run.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.
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Katie Holmes Facts

Birth NameKate Noelle Holmes
BirthdayDecember 18, 1978 (45)
BirthplaceToledo, Ohio, USA
Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is Katie Holmes compared to you?
Awards1999 MTV Movie Awards: Breakthrough Female Performance (for Disturbing Behaviour)

Selected Filmography

Batman Begins (2005) as Rachel Dodson
First Daughter (2004) as Samantha Mackenzie
Phone Booth (2003) user recommendation as Pamela McFadden
Pieces of April (2003) as April Burns
The Singing Detective (2003) as Nurse Mills
Abandon (2002) as Katie Burke
The Gift (2001) as Jessica King
Wonder Boys (2000) as Hannah Green
Go (1999) as Claire Montgomery
Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999) as Leigh Ann Watson
Disturbing Behavior (1998) as Rachel Wagner
The Ice Storm (1997) as Libbets Casey
Dawson's Creek (1988) tv as Joey Potter (breakthrough)
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