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Kate Winslet

 
Full Name: Kate Elizabeth Winslet 
Date of Birth: 5th October 1975 
Sign: Sun in Libra, Moon in Libra 
Place of Birth: Reading, England 
Residence: Holloway, London 
Eyes: Green 
Hair: Blonde 
Height: 5'8" 
Weight: 119-130 lbs 
Vital Statistics: 38-29-39 
Marital Status: Married (Jim Threapleton) 
Relations: Father: Roger (actor); mother: Sally (actress); sisters: Anna (actress), Beth (actress); brother: Joss; grandparents: Oliver and Linda Bridges (they ran the Reading Repertory Theatre); uncle: Robert Bridges (actor; appeared in original West End production of Oliver); husband: Jim Threapleton (assistant film director) 
Favorite Films: Grease, Silence of the Lambs, The Piano, Reservoir Dogs, Santa Claus: The Movie 
Favorite Music: Classical, Gregorian chants, Indigo Girls, The Verve, Oasis, Crowded House, Portishead 


The Rise of a Star 

She rises while Titanic sinks! She is none but Kate Winslet. For Kate Winslet it seemed that her destiny was to be in the performing arts. Her lineage includes maternal grandparents who ran Reading Repertory Theatre from their back garden, a late uncle who was a West End actor, and parents who were stage actors.

Kate joined the 'family-business' in 1986 at age 11 when she began acting lessons in Maidenhead and she secures her first acting role in a Sugar Puffs (breakfast cereal) advert dancing with the Honey Monster. She continued in a performing arts school and followed graduation with roles in the British television drama Shrinks (1988), followed by appearances in the television series Casualty (1989), Dark Season (1991), Get Back (1992), and Anglo-Saxon Attitudes (1993) and theatrical roles including Pandora in the musical Adrian Mole, Wendy in Peter Pan, Sarah in A Game of Soldier, and Geraldine in What the Butler Saw.

Her move into film came with Heavenly Creatures (1994) in which she landed the starring role. The praise that she received from here film debut proved to be well founded when Sense and Sensibility (1995) star and screenwriter Emma Thompson and the producer cast her at first sight for a role in which Kate earned herself an even greater accolade of a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination from the Academy.

Kate has continued to distinguish herself in other productions including Jude (1996) and Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet (1996)

Her most successful movie to date was Titanic (1997), playing the role of Rose Dewitt Bukater, an upper-class Philadelphian aboard the ill-fated ocean-liner.

She earned her chance to break away from the syndrome if not the corset once and for all with her Oscar- nominated performance opposite heartthrob Leonardo DiCaprio in James Cameron's widely- viewed masterwork, Titanic, released in 1997.

On 22nd November 1998 Kate married assistant director Jim Threapleton at All Saint's Church in Reading. You can find the news article in the news archives at this site.

In 1998 Kate starred in the movie Hideous Kinky (1998) set in Morocco and in 1999 starred in Holy Smoke (1999) and can be seen opposite Harvey Keitel. Kate's forthcoming film is called Enigma (2000). Kate and Jim are also expecting their first child. 



Awards: 


1999
Safilo Spectacle and Sunglass Wearer, Nominated for Sunglass Wearer of the Year
Variety Club of Great Britain, Film Actress of the Year
Empire Film Awards, Best British Actress
London Critics Circle Award, Nominated for British Actress of the year
People's Choice Awards, Nominated for Favorite Motion Picture Actress

1998
Smash Hits Magazine, Best Film Actress
Entertainment Insider Award, Sexiest Actress for Titanic
European Film Awards, Audience Award for Best Actress for Titanic
European Film Awards, Nominated for Outstanding European Achievement in World Cinema for Titanic
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Favorite Actress for Titanic
Golden Satellite Awards, Nominated for Best Actress for Titanic
MTV Movie Awards, Nominated for Female Performance for Titanic
MTV Movie Awards, Nominated for Best Kiss with Leonardo DiCaprio
MTV Movie Awards, Nominated for Best On-Screen Duo with DiCaprio
Screen Actors Guild, Nominated for Best Actress for Titanic
Golden Globe Awards, Nominated for Best Actress for Titanic
Academy Awards, Nominated for Best Actress for Titanic
Empire Film Awards, Best British Actress for Hamlet
FHM Magazine 100 Sexiest Women in the World, Position 17

1997
London Evening Standard Film Awards, Best Supporting Actress for Sense and Sensibility & Jude

1996
Screen Actors Guild Awards, Best Supporting Actress for Sense and Sensibility
Golden Globes, Nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Sense and Sensibility
Academy Awards, Nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Sense and Sensibility
BAFTA Awards, Best Supporting Actress for Sense and Sensibility
Empire Magazine, Best British Actress for Heavenly Creatures
Premiere Magazine, Nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Sense and Sensibility
People Magazine, One of the 50 most beautiful people in the world

1995
Toronto Film Festival Award, Best Actress for Heavenly Creatures

1994
New Zealand Film and Television Award, Best Foreign Actress for Heavenly Creatures
Manchester Evening News Award, Nominated for Best Supporting Actress for What the Butler S 

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