Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale

Birth Name:

Kathrin Romany Beckinsale

Body Height:

1.7 m


Kate Beckinsale was born on 26 July 1973 in England, and has resided in London for most of her life. Her mother is Judy Loe, who has appeared in a number of British dramas and sitcoms and continues to work as an actress, predominantly in British television productions. Her father was Richard Beckinsale, born in Nottingham, England. He starred in a number of popular British television comedies during the 1970s, most notably the series Rising Damp (1974), Porridge (1973) and The Lovers (1970). He passed away tragically early in 1979 at the age of 31.

Kate attended the private school Godolphin and Latymer School in London for her grade and primary school education. In her teens she twice won the British bookseller W.H. Smith Young Writers' competition - once for three short stories and once for three poems. After a tumultuous adolescence (a bout of anorexia - cured - and a smoking habit which continues to this day), she gradually took up the profession of acting.

Her major acting debut came in a TV film about World War II called One Against the Wind (1991), filmed in Luxembourg during the summer of 1991. It first aired on American television that December. Kate began attending Oxford University's New College in the fall of 1991, majoring in French and Russian literature. She had already decided that she wanted to act, but to broaden her horizons she chose university over drama school. While in her first year at Oxford, Kate received her big break in Kenneth Branagh's film adaptation of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing (1993). Kate worked in three other films while attending Oxford, beginning with a part in the medieval historical drama Royal Deceit (1994), cast as Ethel. The film was shot during the spring of 1993 on location in Denmark, and she filmed her supporting part during New College's Easter break. Later in the summer of that year she played the lead in the contemporary mystery drama Uncovered (1994). Before she went back to school, her third year at university was spent at Oxford's study-abroad program in Paris, France, immersing herself in the French language, Parisian culture and French cigarettes.

A year away from the academic community and living on her own in the French capital caused her to re-evaluate the direction of her life. She faced a choice: continue with school or concentrate on her flourishing acting career. After much thought, she chose the acting career. In the spring of 1994 Kate left Oxford, after finishing three years of study. Kate appeared in the BBC/Thames Television satire Cold Comfort Farm (1995), filmed in London and East Sussex during late summer 1994 and which opened to spectacular reviews in the United States, grossing over $5 million during its American run. It was re-released to U.K. theaters in the spring of 1997.

Acting on the stage consumed the first part of 1995; she toured in England with the Thelma Holts Theatre Company production of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull". After turning down several mediocre scripts "and going nearly berserk with boredom", she waited seven months before another interesting role was offered to her. Her big movie of 1995 was the romance/horror movie Haunted (1995), starring opposite Aidan Quinn and John Gielgud, and filmed in West Sussex. In this film she wanted to play "an object of desire", unlike her past performances where her characters were much less the siren and more the worldly innocent. Kate's first film project of 1996 was the British ITV production of Jane Austen's novel Emma (1996). Her last film of 1996 was the comedy Shooting Fish (1997), filmed at Shepperton Studios in London during early fall. She played the part of Georgie, an altruistic con artist. She had a daughter, Lily, in 1999 with actor Michael Sheen.

Actors Filmography:

The Widow (2018)
The Only Living Boy in New York (2017)
Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)
The Disappointments Room (2016)
Love & Friendship (2016)
Absolutely Anything (2015)
The Face of an Angel (2014)
Stonehearst Asylum (2014)
Elder Scrolls Online (2014)
The Trials of Cate McCall (2013)
Total Recall (2012)
Republicans, Get in My Vagina (2012)
Underworld Awakening (2012)
Contraband (2012)
Everybody's Fine (2009)
Whiteout (2009)
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)
Nothing But the Truth (2008)
Fragments (2008)
Vacancy (2007)
Snow Angels (2007)
Click (2006)
Underworld: Evolution (2006)
The Aviator (2004)
Van Helsing (2004)
Tiptoes (2003)
Underworld (2003)
Laurel Canyon (2002)
Serendipity (2001)
Pearl Harbor (2001)
The Golden Bowl (2000)
Brokedown Palace (1999)
Alice Through the Looking Glass (1998)
The Last Days of Disco (1998)
Shooting Fish (1997)
Emma (1996)
Haunted (1995)
Marie-Louise ou la permission (1995)
Cold Comfort Farm (1995)
Uncovered (1994)
Royal Deceit (1994)
Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
Anna Lee: Headcase (1993)
Rachel's Dream (1992)
One Against the Wind (1991)
Devices and Desires (1991)
Couples (1975)

Selfs Filmography:

Made in Hollywood (2017)
Dish Nation (2017)
Live with Kelly and Ryan (2017)
Extra (2017)
Ok! TV (2017)
Good Morning America (2017)
Chelsea (2017)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2017)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2017)
32nd Film Independent Spirit Awards (2017)
Underworld: The Battle of Lycans and Vampires (2017)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2017)
The Fashion Awards 2016: Red Carpet Highlights (2016)
The 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards (2016)
Evening Urgant (2016)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2016)
Off Camera with Sam Jones (2016)
Behind the Scenes of Love & Friendship (2016)
Conan (2016)
IMDb First Credit (2016)
The Graham Norton Show (2016)
Larry King Now (2016)
2016 Billboard Music Awards (2016)
The Talk (2016)
Today (2016)
Sidewalks Entertainment (2016)
Rising Damp Forever (2016)
Celebrity Style Story (2016)
21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards (2016)
Rotten Tomatoes (2016)
Entertainment Tonight (2015)
The Insider (2015)
72nd Golden Globe Awards (2015)
The Making of 'Stonehearst Asylum' (2014)
American Music Awards 2014 (2014)
Breakthrough Prize 2014 (2014)
Monty Python's Best Bits (mostly) (2014)
Chelsea Lately (2014)
Today at Wimbledon (2014)
Wimbledon (2014)
Imagine (2014)
Porridge: Inside Out (2014)
The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles (2014)
2014 Golden Globe Arrivals Special (2014)
71st Golden Globe Awards (2014)
After Lately (2013)
Total Action: The Making of 'Total Recall' (2012)
Total Recall: Science Fiction vs. Science Fact (2012)
Janela Indiscreta (2012)
A Moment With (2012)
The Big Picture (2012)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2012)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (2012)
Comic Con 2012 Live (2012)
Guys Choice Awards 2012 (2012)
2012 MTV Movie Awards (2012)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2012)
Real Time with Bill Maher (2012)
Reality Factor: The Stunts and Action of 'Contraband' (2012)
Under the Radar: The Making of 'Contraband' (2012)
Behind the Seams: The 14th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards Special (2012)
The 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2012)
ES.TV HD (2012)
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards (2012)
Días de cine (2012)
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2012)
Late Show with David Letterman (2012)
Scream Awards 2011 (2011)
Festival international de Cannes (2010)
Xposé (2009)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2009)
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009)
The 51st Annual Grammy Awards (2009)
The 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards (2009)
Access Hollywood (2008)
The 2nd Annual CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute (2008)
E! Live from the Red Carpet (2008)
Speechless (2008)
Talking Movies (2007)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (2007)
Scream Awards 2006 (2006)
Corazón de... (2006)
Total Request Live (2006)
Like Father, Like Sunday (2006)
2006 MTV Movie Awards (2006)
Punk'd (2006)
The View (2006)
Underworld: Evolution - Inside the Action (2006)
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2006)
VH1 Big in 05 (2005)
Shootout (2005)
A Life Without Limits: The Making of 'The Aviator' (2005)
History vs. Hollywood (2004)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (2004)
52 Most Irresistible Women (2004)
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Meryl Streep (2004)
2004 MTV Movie Awards (2004)
4Pop (2004)
The World of Van Helsing (2004)
Van Helsing: The Man and the Monsters (2004)
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '04 (2004)
Underworld: The Making of Underworld (2004)
Van Helsing: Behind the Screams (2004)
Children in Need (2003)
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2003)
The Daily Show (2003)
Pearl Harbor: Production Diary (2002)
2002 MTV Movie Awards (2002)
8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
The Big Breakfast (2001)
So Graham Norton (2001)
Journey to the Screen: The Making of 'Pearl Harbor' (2001)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (2001)
Mundo VIP (2001)
On the Set: Serendipity (2001)
The Unforgettable Richard Beckinsale (2000)
HBO First Look (1999)
Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael (1999)
Un siècle d'écrivains (1998)
Cinema 3 (1993)
This Is Your Life (1977)