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English-born actress KATE WINSLET (Rita) grew up in a family of actors and began performing for British television when she was thirteen. At the age of seventeen, she came to international fame 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.” Winslet received her first Academy Award® and Golden Globe nominations for her performance; she won the BAFTA and the Screen Actors Guild Award.

In her next film, she co-starred with Christopher Eccleston in Michael Winterbottom's "Jude,” then starred as Ophelia in Kenneth Branagh's "Hamlet.” She then went on to appear as Rose in James Cameron's "Titanic,” opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. Winslet received her second Academy Award® nomination for her role; at the age of 22, she had the honor of being the youngest actress ever to be nominated for two Oscars®. 

In 1997, Winslet starred as Julia in "Hideous Kinky” directed by Gillies MacKinnon, and in 1998, she co-starred with Harvey Keitel in Jane Campion's comedic drama "Holy Smoke.” She also starred in Philip Kaufman's period drama "Quills,” with Geoffrey Rush, Joaquin Phoenix, and Michael Caine. 

Winslet co-starred in the Richard Eyre production of "Iris,” portraying a young Iris Murdoch. For her performance, Winslet received Golden Globe and Oscar® nominations. She next starred in Michael Apted's "Enigma,” a spy drama about codebreakers during WWII, and "The Life of David Gale,” with Kevin Spacey. 

Winslet then came to New York and dyed her hair blue and orange for her portrayal of the quirky Clementine in "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” for which she received Academy Award®, Golden Globe, and BAFTA nominations for Best Actress. She went on to star opposite Johnny Depp in "Finding Neverland,” which was named Best Film of 2004 by the National Board of Review. 

Winslet can currently be seen in "All the King's Men,” opposite Jude Law and Sean Penn, directed by Steven Zaillian. She finishes the year starring opposite Jennifer Connelly in Todd Field's "Little Children” and opposite Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, and Jack Black in the romantic comedy "The Holiday.”

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