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Kate Beckinsale

Kate BeckinsaleAKA Kate Beckinsale-Loe

Born: 26-Jul-1973
Birthplace: London, England

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Pearl Harbor

In her teens Kate Beckinsale was anorexic, weighing 70 pounds at the age of 15. At 18, Beckinsale co-starred with Judy Davis and Sam Neill in the mini-series One Against the Wind. Her first film was Kenneth Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing,. By the age of 20, she became the first member of her family to take her acting career beyond the British Isles. After several roles playing innocent girls, she took a sexually provocative part in Haunted, then demanded a body double for the film's nude scenes. In The Aviator, she played Ava Gardner to Leonardo DiCaprio's Howard Hughes. In Laurel Canyon, she kissed Frances McDormand in a swimming pool.

Beckinsale's father was a popular actor on British television, starring in Bloomers, Porridge, and three other 1970s sit-coms, until his death at the age of 31. Her mother is also a familiar face on British television, as a regular in a dozen series, most recently Casualty, Holby City, and Space Island One. Her stepsister, Samantha Beckinsale, played a firefighter in the long-running ensemble action show London's Burning, and has starred in five other British series and several films. Her stepfather, Roy Battersby, has worked for decades as a TV director.

Father: Richard Beckinsale (actor, b. 6-Jul-1947, d. 19-Mar-1979)
Mother: Judy Loe (actress, b. 6-Mar-1947)
Father: Roy Battersby (stepfather, British TV director, m. Loe 6-Mar-1997)
Sister: Samantha Beckinsale (half-sister from father's first marriage, British actress)
Boyfriend: Edmund Moriarty (British actor, dated early 1990s)
Boyfriend: Michael Sheen (actor, dated 1995-2003, one daughter)
Daughter: Lily Sheen (b. 31-Jan-1999)
Husband: Len Wiseman (film director, engaged 14-Jun-2003, m. 9-May-2004)

    High School: Godolphin and Latymer School (1991)
    University: New College, Oxford University (dropped out)

    Appendectomy
    Laser Eye Surgery 2005
    Endorsement of Coca Cola
    Burmese Ancestry Paternal Great Grandfather
    Risk Factors: Anorexia, Smoking, Appendicitis

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Total Recall (2-Aug-2012) · Lori Quaid
    Underworld: Awakening (19-Jan-2012) · Selene
    Contraband (12-Jan-2012) · Kate Farraday
    Everybody's Fine (3-Nov-2009)
    Whiteout (9-Sep-2009) · Carrie Stetko
    Nothing But the Truth (8-Sep-2008) · Rachel Armstrong
    Winged Creatures (24-Jun-2008) · Carla Davenport
    Vacancy (20-Apr-2007)
    Snow Angels (19-Jan-2007)
    Click (23-Jun-2006) · Donna Newman
    Underworld: Evolution (12-Jan-2006)
    The Aviator (17-Dec-2004)
    Van Helsing (3-May-2004) · Anna Valerious
    Underworld (8-Sep-2003) · Selene
    Tiptoes (8-Sep-2003) · Carol
    Laurel Canyon (18-May-2002) · Alex
    Serendipity (13-Sep-2001)
    Pearl Harbor (21-May-2001)
    The Golden Bowl (14-May-2000) · Maggie Verver
    Brokedown Palace (13-Aug-1999) · Darlene Davis
    The Last Days of Disco (29-May-1998) · Charlotte
    Alice Through the Looking Glass (1998) · Alice
    Shooting Fish (22-Aug-1997)
    Emma (16-Feb-1997)
    Haunted (30-Nov-1995)
    Cold Comfort Farm (1-Jan-1995) · Flora Poste
    Uncovered (May-1994)
    Royal Deceit (23-Feb-1994) · Ethel
    Much Ado About Nothing (7-May-1993) · Hero
    One Against the Wind (1-Dec-1991)


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