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 McKinnon, 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.
Kate co-starred in the Richard Eyre production of Iris. In her performance portraying
a young Iris Murdoch, Kate received a Golden Globe and Oscar nomination. She
next starred in Michael Apteds' Enigma, a spy drama about code breakers during
early WWII period and The Life of David Gale with Kevin Spacey. Kate then came to
New York and dyed her hair blue and orange for her amazing portrayal as the quirky
Clementine in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, for which she has received
Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for Best Actress. She then
went on to star opposite Johnny Depp in Finding Neverland, which was named 2004
Best Film by the National Board of Review.
This fall, Kate will be seen in All the King's Men, opposite Jude Law and Sean Penn,
directed by Steven Zaillian. She will then lend her voice to the animated feature
Flushed Away. Kate finishes the year in the romance comedy The Holiday opposite
Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, and Jack Black.
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