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KATE BECKINSALE (Kate Farraday) has revealed herself to be one of film's most versatile and charismatic actresses. She first gained notice in Kenneth Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing and subsequently appeared as the heroine of John Schlesinger's Cold Comfort Farm. She also starred in Whit Stillman's The Last Days of Disco, opposite Chloë Sevigny; Jonathan Kaplan's Brokedown Palace, opposite Claire Danes; and the British comedy Shooting Fish. Her additional film credits include Haunted, opposite Aidan Quinn, and Manuel Flèche's Marie- Louise ou la Permission.

In 2001, Beckinsale starred opposite Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett in Touchstone Pictures' epic Pearl Harbor. She starred opposite John Cusack in Serendipity; opposite Matthew McConaughey and Gary Oldman in Tiptoes; and opposite Christian Bale and Frances McDormand in the ensemble drama Laurel Canyon. Her film appearances also include starring opposite Hugh Jackman in Van Helsing and starring in the hit vampire tales Underworld and its sequel Underworld: Evolution, for Sony Screen Gems. Beckinsale also starred as screen legend Ava Gardner in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator; in the Sony Screen Gems thriller Vacancy, opposite Luke Wilson; and in the comedy blockbuster Click, opposite Adam Sandler. She was recently seen in David Gordon Green's independent drama Snow Angels, opposite Sam Rockwell, and the independent drama Fragments (a.k.a. Winged Creatures), opposite Forest Whitaker and Dakota Fanning.

Her television appearances include A&E's Emma, in which she played the title role, and in One Against the Wind, for Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions. On the stage, she has appeared in Clocks and Whistles, Sweetheart and the British national touring production of The Seagull.

In 2009, Beckinsale starred in the action-thriller Whiteout, produced by Joel Silver, and the dark comedy Everybody's Fine, opposite Robert De Niro and Drew Barrymore. That same year, she also starred in the independent political drama Nothing but the Truth, opposite Alan Alda and Matt Dillon, which garnered her great recognition for her praiseworthy performance.

Beckinsale will next be seen in Underworld Awakening, and is currently in production on Len Wiseman's remake of Total Recall, opposite Colin Farrell and Jessica Biel.

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