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Kate Winslet
Birthday: 1975-10-05
Kate Elizabeth Winslet (born 5 October 1975) is an English actress. Known for her work in independent films, particularly period dramas, as well as for her portrayals of headstrong and complicated women, she has received numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, three British Academy Film Awards, and five Golden Globe Awards. Winslet studied drama at the Redroofs Theatre School. Her first screen appearance, at age 15, was in the British television series Dark Season (1991). She made her film debut playing a teenage murderess in Heavenly Creatures (1994), and went on to win a BAFTA Award for playing Marianne Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility (1995). Global stardom followed soon after with her leading role in the epic romance Titanic (1997), which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Titanic was the highest-grossing film at the time, after which she eschewed parts in blockbusters in favour of critically acclaimed period pieces, including Quills (2000) and Iris (2001). The science fiction romance Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), in which Winslet was cast against type in a contemporary setting, proved to be a turning point in her career, and she gained further recognition for her performances in Finding Neverland (2004), Little Children (2006), Revolutionary Road (2008), and The Reader (2008). For playing a former Nazi camp guard in the latter, she won the BAFTA Award and the Academy Award for Best Actress. Winslet's portrayal of Joanna Hoffman in the biopic Steve Jobs (2015) won her another BAFTA Award, and she won two Primetime Emmy Awards for her performances in the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce (2011) and Mare of Easttown (2021). For her narration of a short story in the audiobook Listen to the Storyteller (1999), Winslet won a Grammy Award. She performed the song "What If" for the soundtrack of her film Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001). A co-founder of the charity Golden Hat Foundation, which aims to create autism awareness, she has written a book on the topic, The Golden Hat: Talking Back to Autism (2010). Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2009 and 2021. In 2012, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). Divorced from film directors Jim Threapleton and Sam Mendes, Winslet has been married to businessman Edward Abel Smith since 2012. She has a child from each marriage.
Career History
Being Produced
Lee as Lee Miller
The Holiday Sequel as Iris Simpkins
2023
Naya Legend of the Golden Dolphin as Queen Cupid (voice)
2022
2021
Eating Our Way to Extinction as Narrator (voice)
Baba Yaga as Baba Yaga (voice)
2020
Ammonite as Mary Anning
Black Beauty as Black Beauty (voice)
2019
The Christmas Letter as Narrator (voice)
Manou the Swift as Manou's Mother (voice)
Blackbird as Jennifer
2018
Oceans: Our Blue Planet as Narrator (voice)
Buttons as Narrator (voice)
2017
Diana: The Day Britain Cried as Narrator (voice)
Snow Bears as Narrator (voice)
The Mountain Between Us as Alex Martin
Wonder Wheel as Ginny
2016
The Lost Letter as Narrator (voice)
Daisy Chain as Buttercup Bree (voice)
Collateral Beauty as Claire Wilson
Triple 9 as Irina Vlaslov
2015
A Little Chaos as Sabine De Barra
The Dressmaker as Myrtle "Tilly" Dunnage
Snow Chick - A Penguin's Tale as Narrator (voice)
Steve Jobs as Joanna Hoffman
Insurgent as Jeanine Matthews
2014
Divergent as Jeanine Matthews
And the Oscar Goes To... as Self (archive footage)
2013
Labor Day as Adele
Movie 43 as Beth (segment "The Catch")
2012
2011
Carnage as Nancy Cowan
Contagion as Erin Mears
Discovering Hamlet as Ophelia (archive footage)
2008
The Reader as Hanna Schmitz
Revolutionary Road as April Wheeler
2007
The Fox and the Child as Narrator (voice)
Killers Kill, Dead Men Die as The Undercover Lady Cop
2006
Little Children as Sarah Pierce
Deep Sea 3D as Narrator (voice)
The Holiday as Iris Simpkins
Flushed Away as Rita (voice)
All the King's Men as Anne Stanton
2005
2004
Pride as Suki (voice)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind as Clementine Kruczynski
Finding Neverland as Sylvia Llewelyn Davies
2003
The Life of David Gale as Bitsey Bloom
2001
Iris as Young Iris Murdoch
Enigma as Hester Wallace
Christmas Carol: The Movie as Belle (voice)
Being Mick as Self
2000
Quills as Madeleine LeClerc
1999
Holy Smoke as Ruth Barron
Faeries as Brigid (voice)
1998
Hideous Kinky as Julia
1997
Titanic as Rose Dewitt Bukater
1996
Jude as Sue Bridehead
Hamlet as Ophelia
1995
Sense and Sensibility as Marianne Dashwood
A Kid in King Arthur's Court as Princess Sarah
1994
Heavenly Creatures as Juliet Hulme