Kate Beckinsale is a British actress. Kate Beckinsale rose to prominence after appearing on several movies and television series like One Against the Wind, Pearl Harbor, Snow Angels, The Face of an Angel, Emma, Love & Friendship, and many others.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Kate Beckinsale is 46 years old. She was born on 26 July 1973, in Chiswick, Borough of Hounslow, London, England. Her birth name is Kathrin Romary Beckinsale. Her’s name is mother Judy Loe who worked as an actress in many British sitcoms and dramas. Likewise, her father’s name is Richard Beckinsale who was born in Nottingham, England, played in numerous comedies on British television during the 1970s. Unfortunately, her father has a tragic death at age 31 in 1979. She was just five years old when she lost her young father. She was the only child of her parents.
However, her mother later remarried with Roy Battersby. She grew up with her step-siblings maintaining a strong bond with her stepfather. Likewise, she has an older paternal half-sister, actress Samantha Beckinsale, but they are not in frequent contact. At the of four, she made her first television appearance in an episode of “This is Your Life dedicated to her father.”
Moreover, she holds British nationality and mixed ethnicity of Burmese and English.
Moving toward Kate Beckinsale’s educational background, she went to a private girls school in London – Godolphin and Latymer School. She also engaged with the Orange Tree Youth Theatre. During her teenage days, she became the winner of the WH Smith Young Writers’ competition twice for short stories and poems. After her graduation, she moved into the field of acting to continue her acting career.
Talking about Kate Beckinsale’s professional life, she initiated her most notable acting debut in a television serial on the Second World War named One Against The Wind (1991). She took a big break in Much Ado About Nothing (1993) of William Shakespeare. Then, she cast as Ethel in Royal Deceit (1994), and also portrayed the lead role in the drama Uncovered (1994). She made an appearance in the Cold Comfort Farm (1995) on BBC Television. Also, in 1995 she traveled to England with Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull and show performance.
In the following year, she played in Haunted (1995), alongside John Gielgud and Aidan Quinn. Also, in 1996, she made her comeback to the silver screen with Jane Austen’s Emma (1996). After shifting to New York along with her boyfriend, she auditioned for many Hollywood films. Likewise, in 1998, she appeared in ‘The Last Days of Disco’ and her role got praised. In 1999, she made an appearance in the drama film ‘Brokedown Palace.’ But the film was a commercial flop.
In 2000, she performed in ‘The Golden Bowl’.’ This was her first film after being a mother. It accumulated great significant appreciation for her and the film was a hit prosperous. She also appeared in ‘Pearl Harbor’ which was released in 2001. Her role in this film gave much-deserved fame and love from the fans. In the same year, she performed in ‘Serendipity’ and was again honored for her performance. In 2003, she played in an action film for her role in ‘Underworld’. She also appeared in ‘Tiptoes.’
In 2004, she was seen in the hugely successful film ‘Van Helsing’. She followed this up with her role in ‘The Aviator’. In 2006, she was seen in the vampire sequel ‘Underworld: Evolution’. She was also seen with Adam Sandler in the movie ‘Click’. In 2007, she was seen in ‘Snow Angels’, receiving rave reviews. She was also seen in ‘Vacancy’ which was commercially successful. In 2008, she was seen in films like ‘Winged Creatures’ and ‘Nothing but the Truth’ both of which won her critical praise and commercial success.
In 2009, she portrayed a role in ‘Whiteout’ and ‘Everybody’s Fine’. She has also done a cameo in ‘Underworld’. Furthermore, she appeared numerous movies such as Underworld: Endless War (2011), Underworld: Awaking (2012), The Trials of Cate McCall (2013), The face of Angel (2014), Absolutely Anything (2015), Underworld: Blood Wars (2016), The Only Living Boy in New York (2017), and Farming (2018).
In 2019, she appeared in the ITV/Amazon Prime drama The Widow. It is her first TV series that spanned more than 20 years. Her post-production movie are El Tonto as TBA and Jolt as a Lindy.
Besides her acting career, she has also worked occasionally as a model. In 1997, she made an appearance in the music video for George Michael’s “Waltz Away Dreaming”. She co-starred alongside Orlando Bloom in a 2002 Gap television advertisement.
Furthermore, she even performed in a Diet Coke television advertisement in 2004. She also appeared in Absolut Vodka in a 2009 print campaign. She has further advanced Lux shampoo in a Japanese television advertisement.
Ever since she was six years old”, The British Heart Foundation has been her charity of choice. Her interest in charity work started when her father had a congenital heart defect and died of a massive heart attack. Likewise, she has donated film memorabilia to many organizations like MediCinema, Habitat For Humanity, the Entertainment Industry Foundation and more.
In 2008, she raised funds for the Women’s Cancer Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center through hosting the 4th Annual Pink Party. She also arranged a screening of All About Eve for FilmAid International. In 2012, she joined Nestlé’s Share the Joy of Reading Program for raising awareness about the importance of people’s literacy.
Awards and Achievements
Kate Beckinsale has won several awards throughout her tremendous acting career. Likewise, she won Best Actress award for her role in ‘Shooting Fish’ in 1997 at the Sitges-Catalonian International Film Festival. She also gained the British Supporting Actress of the Year at the London Critics Circle Film Awards. She got awarded for her role in ‘The Last Days of Disco’ in the year 1999 and ‘Love & Friendship’ in 2012. Later, In 2012 she won the Spike Guy’s Choice Awards for her role in ‘Underworld: Awaking.’ In addition, she got a nomination for ten awards to date and won four awards.
Speaking on Kate Beckinsale’s earning, she is a famous actress who has earned a decent sum of money through her acting career. Therefore, her estimated net worth is around $20 million. Her main source of income is her acting career. Additionally, she also earns from her occasional modeling projects. Further, she has not mentioned her annual salary. She is living lavishly with her fortune earned through the entertainment industry.
Currently, Kate Beckinsale is single and enjoying her single life. Talking about her past relationship, she initially had a long-term relationship with fellow actor Michael Sheen. They started dating in 1995 as part of a production of The Seagull. Though the couple never married, she gave birth to a baby girl together in 1999. However, their relationship did not last long and ended their relationship in 2003. Although they separated, Kate and Michael are still close friends. She also often shared a picture of them together with her followers on Instagram.
In 2003, she faced director Len Wiseman while starring in Underworld and Wiseman who divorced his wife later that year before they started dating. The couple married in May 2004 in Los Angeles California and stayed together for eleven years. But they divorced in November 2015.
Furthermore, he has been in a relationship with Edmund Moriarty (1992 – 1993), Matt Rife (2017), and Jack Whitehall (2018) as well. Likewise, she has been in a relationship with Pete Davidson in 2019. However, they are not together currently. They confirmed their relationship after the duo’s picture of the couple kissing at an ice hockey game beside Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski went viral. It got more serious when she claimed that the Daily Mail invaded her and her daughter’s privacy by posting photographs of her hugging and kissing her then-new boyfriend Len Wiseman. As the article headlined “Mummy’s latest love scene leaves Lily unimpressed” and also inserted a picture in which her four-year-old daughter seemed to be neglecting her mother’s romantic actions. She took legal action but it has all shuttle down right now.
The 46-years-old beautiful actress Kate Beckinsale has a charming personality. She has a good tall height that stands 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 54 kg. She has a pair of attractive light brown eye color with brown hair color. Likewise, her bra size is 32B, chest size is 34 in and waist size is 23 in. Likewise, she has a fit body physique.
Kate Beckinsale is socially active on different social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc. She has garnered huge fan followers over social media handles. On Instagram, she goes by @katebeckinsale with more than 4.3 million followers.
Likewise, she has gained around 216.2k followers on her Twitter account and about 52k followers on her Facebook account.