English-born actress KATE WINSLET grew up in a family of actors and began performing for
British television when she was thirteen. At the age of seventeen, she made her name
internationally in Peter Jackson's feature film Heavenly Creatures. She followed that in
1995 with her role as Marianne Dashwood in Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility. Kate
received her first Academy Award nomination for this performance and was also
nominated for a Golden Globe. She then went on to win the BAFTA and the Screen
Actors Guild Award.
In her next film, she co-starred with Christopher Eccleston in Michael Winterbottom's
Jude and then as Ophelia in Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet. She then went on to appear as
the amazing Rose in James Cameron's Titanic opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. At the age
of 22, Kate received her second Academy Award nomination for this role, and the honor
of being the youngest actress ever to be nominated for two Academy Awards.
In 1997 Kate starred as Julia in Hideous Kinky directed by Gillies MacKinnon, and in
1998 co-starred with Harvey Keitel in Jane Campion's comedic drama Holy Smoke. She
also starred in Philip Kaufman's period drama Quills along with Geoffrey Rush, Joaquin
Phoenix and Michael Caine.
Most recently, Kate co-starred in the Richard Eyre production of Iris. In her performance
portraying a young Iris Murdoch, Kate received Golden Globe and Oscar nominations.
She then starred in Michael Apted's Enigma, a spy drama about code breakers during
early World War II period and The Life of David Gale with Kevin Spacey. She also
starred in recently released Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind with Jim Carrey.
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