Academy Award-winning actress KATE WINSLET (Joanna Hoffman)
to life some of cinema's most captivating and memorable roles. A six-time
Academy Award nominee, Winslet won her first Academy Award for her role as
Hanna Schmitz in Stephen Daldry's The Reader. Winslet was also honored with
Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild (SAG), British Academy of Film and Television
Arts (BAFTA) and Critics' Choice Movie awards for the role. That same year,
Winslet starred as April Wheeler in Revolutionary Road, based on the critically
acclaimed novel by Richard Yates and directed by Sam Mendes, garnering
a second Golden Globe win for her performance.
Winslet grew up in a family of actors and began performing for British
when she was 13 years old. At the age of 17, Winslet made an international
name for herself in Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures. The next year, she
followed that with her role as Marianne Dashwood in Ang Lee's Sense and
Sensibility; for her performance, she received her first Academy Award
nomination. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe and went on to
win BAFTA and SAG awards.
Winslet next starred with Christopher Eccleston in Michael Winterbottom's
and then as Ophelia in Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet. She appeared as Rose in
James Cameron's Titanic, for which she received her second Academy Award
nomination. She was 22 at the time and became the youngest actress ever to
be nominated for two Academy Awards.
In 1999, Winslet starred as Julia in Hideous Kinky, directed by Gillies
and in 2000, starred in Jane Campion's comedic drama Holy Smoke. She also
starred in Philip Kaufman's period drama Quills.
In 2001, Winslet starred as the young Iris Murdoch in the Richard Eyre
production of Iris, garnering Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Award
nominations for the role. She next starred in Michael Apted's Enigma, a spy
drama about code breakers during WWII, and The Life of David Gale.
Winslet dyed her hair blue and orange for her portrayal of the quirky
in 2004's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, for which she received
Academy Award, Golden Globe, SAG and BAFTA nominations for
Best Actress. She then went on to star in Finding Neverland, which was named
the Best Film of 2004 by the National Board of Review.
In 2006, Winslet was seen in Steven Zaillian's All the King's Men, voiced the
character of Rita in the animated feature Flushed Away and finished the year
with the romantic comedy The Holiday. Winslet earned a fifth Academy Award
nomination for her starring role in Todd Field's Little Children.
In 2010, Winslet played the title role in HBO's award-winning five-part
Mildred Pierce, for which she won Primetime Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG
awards for Best Actress. She joined the ensemble cast of Steven Soderbergh's
Contagion and starred in Roman Polanski's Carnage, which premiered in
competition at the 2011 Venice Film Festival.
Most recently, Winslet starred in Jason Reitman's Labor Day; in the film
adaptations of Veronica Roth's popular young-adult novels Divergent (2014),
directed by Neil Burger, and Insurgent (2015), directed by Robert Schwentke;
and in A Little Chaos, from director Alan Rickman.
Next, Winslet will star in Jocelyn Moorhouse's The Dressmaker, and in
John Hillcoat's Triple Nine.
For her work in the arts, Winslet was awarded the CBE of the Order of the
British Empire, which she received from Queen Elizabeth II at a Buckingham
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