- Also Known As:
- Rose DeWitt Bukater,
- 5' 7"
Kate Winslet (born Kate Elizabeth Winslet in Reading, England on 5 October 1975) is an English actress and singer. She was the youngest person to accrue six Academy Award nominations, and won the Academy Award for Best Actress for The Reader (2008). She has won awards from the Screen Actors Guild, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association among others, and has been nominated twice for an Emmy Award for television acting, winning once for her role as Mildred Pierce in the 2011 mini-series of the same name. In 2012, she received the Honorary César Award for her life and acting career.
Brought up in Berkshire, she studied drama from childhood, and began her career in British television in 1991. She made her film debut in Heavenly Creatures (1994), for which she received her first notable critical praise. She achieved recognition for her subsequent work in a supporting role in Sense and Sensibility (1995) and for her leading role in Titanic (1997), the highest-grossing film to that time.
Since 2000, Kate’s performances have continued to draw positive comments from film critics, and she has been nominated for various awards for her work in such films as Quills (2000), Iris (2001), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Finding Neverland (2004), Little Children (2006), The Reader (2008) and Revolutionary Road (2008). Her performance in the last of these prompted New York magazine critic, David Edelstein, to describe her as “the best English-speaking film actress of her generation”.
Best Known For:
Being an Academy Award winning actress.
She is married to Ned Rocknroll, nephew of Richard Branson. She was first married to Jim Threapleton, with whom she has a daughter, Mia, and her second husband was film director, Sam Mendes, with whom she has a son, Joe. She gave birth to hers and Ned’s first son, Bear Blaze Winslet, on Dec. 7, 2013.