Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale


Kate Beckinsale is an English Actress who made her film debut in Much Ado About Nothing, born on 26 July 1973, In London, England.

Family Background:

She is born to Richard Beckinsale and Judy Loe. Both of whom are actors. She is the only child of her parents.

Personal Life:

In 1995, Beckinsale had met Michael Sheen and dated him for the next eight years. They have a daughter named Lily Mo Sheen. They had broken up after she fell in love with Len Wiseman. In 2004, She married Wiseman.


While studying at the Godolphin and Latymer School in Hammersmith, West London, She had been associated with the Orange Tree Youth Theatre. She studied French and Russian Literature at New College, Oxford.


In 1991, She performed for the first time on television playing, Minor role in ITV adaptation of P. D. James’ Devices and Desires. The same year, She also appeared in the film One against the Wind. The next year, She had also been seen in a 30-minute Channel 4 short film called Rachel’s Dream. In 1993, She got a role in the film adaptation of “Much Ado about Nothing” garnering a lot of critical appreciation for her work. She shot this film during a vacation while studying at Oxford. In 1994, She had played a romantic role in Prince of Jutland and then starred in a murder mystery Uncovered. In 1995, She made her professional stage debut with The Seagull, at Theatre Royal, Bath. In 1996, She appeared on television in the TV adaptation of Emma. The next year, She had been seen in the comedy Shooting Fish which had a huge commercial success and also did radio narrations. After moving to New York with her boyfriend, Beckinsale auditioned for several Hollywood films. In 1998, She had seen in The Last Days of Disco and her role had been applauded. In 1999, She had also appeared in the drama film Brokedown Palace and the film was a commercial failure. In 2000, She performed in The Golden Bowl which had been her first film after becoming a mother. It garnered great critical affection for her and the film went on to become commercially successful. In 2003, She had become famous as an action star for her role in Underworld. This year, She had been also seen in Tiptoes. In 2006, She was seen in the vampire sequel Underworld: Evolution. She was also seen with Adam Sandler in the movie Click. After a small break, She returned on the screen with three action films: Contraband, Underworld: Awakening, and Total Recall. But, She got negative reviews for all her roles.

Kate Beckinsale

Unknown Facts:

  • Kathrin Romary Beckinsale is her full name.
  • She had been a two-time winner of the WH Smith Young Writers Award.

Master Stroke:

  • ‘Pearl Harbor’ is one of the most famous films which had catapulted Beckinsale’s career to great heights. Although the film did not receive much critical praise, it had been a huge commercial success and garnered $449,220,945 at the box office.

Awards and Achievements:

  • In 1997, She received a Best Actress award at the Sitges-Catalonian International Film Festival for her role in Shooting Fish.
  • In 1999, She received the British Supporting Actress of the Year.

What can we learn from Her??

Like Kate Beckinsale, If you have the chance to make a dramatic entrance, take it.

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