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KATIE HOLMES (Kim Raphael) was born in Toledo, Ohio, the last born into a family
of six children. At the age of fourteen, Katie Holmes began modeling. She then
spent time in New York competing in the International Modeling and Talent
Association competition and before going to Los Angeles to audition for acting
Her first role was in Ang Lee's The Ice Storm. It was a small role but marked
the beginning of her professional career. However, it was during her high school
play that she was invited to audition for the role Joey Potter in up and coming
Dawson's Creek. Not wanting to give up her role in the high school play, Holmes
sent in the audition via tape. Creator of Dawson's Creek and also executive
producer commented on Holmes: her "unique combination of talent, beauty and
skill that makes Hollywood come calling. But that's just the beginning. To meet
her is to instantly fall under her spell.ā€¯
Katie Holmes then moved into feature film, fitting in acting roles around her
schedule on Dawson's Creek. These films included Disturbing Behavior and Go.
Holmes' projects are varied, from mainstream to art house. These films include
Wonder Boys, The Gift, Pieces of April and Batman Begins. Holmes has also
appeared on stage, making her Broadway debut in a revival of Arthur Miller's All
Katie is married to Tom Cruise and they have one daughter, Suri.
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