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KATE WINSLET (April Wheeler) 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 Apted's 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.

In 2006, Kate was seen in ALL THE KING'S MEN opposite Jude Law and Sean Penn, directed by Steven Zaillian. She then extended her voice to the animated feature FLUSHED AWAY. Kate finished the year in the romantic comedy THE HOLIDAY opposite Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, and Jack Black. Kate received her fifth Academy Award® nomination for Best Actress for her portrayal of Sarah Pierce in LITTLE CHILDREN. She is the youngest actress to receive five Academy Award® nominations.

Kate appears in Stephen Daldry's THE READER, an adaptation of Bernhard Schlink's best-selling book, opposite Ralph Fiennes from the Weinstein Company.


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