Katie Holmes

American actress, director, and producer

Katherine Noelle "Katie" Holmes (born December 18, 1978) is an American actress. She was born in Toledo, Ohio.[2] She was "Joey" on the WB network TV show Dawson's Creek.[3] Her mother's name is Katherine Ann Holmes

Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes making a speech at the National Memorial Day in Washington DC, May 24, 2009
Katie Holmes at the National Memorial Day in Washington DC, May 24, 2009
Katherine Noelle Holmes

(1978-12-18) December 18, 1978 (age 45)
Years active1997 - present
SpouseTom Cruise (2006 - 2012)[1]
ChildrenSuri Cruise

Early life


Holmes was born in Toledo, Ohio. She is the youngest of five children born to Kathleen, a homemaker and philanthropist, and Martin Joseph Holmes Sr., an attorney who played basketball at Marquette University under coach Al McGuire.[4][5] She has three sisters and one brother. Holmes was baptized a Catholic and attended Christ the King Church in Toledo.[6]

Personal life


Katie Holmes dated her Dawson's Creek co-star Joshua Jackson early in the show's run. Katie Holmes met actor Chris Klein in 2000. Klein and Holmes were engaged in late 2003. In early 2005 she and Klein ended their relationship.[7][6]

Weeks after her relationship with Chris Klein ended, Katie Holmes began dating actor Tom Cruise. She and Cruise married on November 18, 2006.[4] On April 18, 2006 their daughter named Suri was born.[5]

In June 2012, Katie Holmes filed for divorce.[8][9] This was the first divorce for Katie Holmes and the third for Cruise.[10][11][12]


In early March 2011, Katie Holmes filed a $50 million libel lawsuit against the Star. They had a cover story which made it seem that she took drugs.[13] The suit was settled on April 27, 2011. The Star wrote a public apology in the May 6, 2011 issue. They also made a "substantial" donation to Katie's charity Dizzy Feet Foundation.[14]



In June 2011, Katie Holmes received the Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award.[15]

Movies and television

Year Title Role Notes
1997 The Ice Storm Libbets Casey First professional role
1998 Disturbing Behavior Rachel Wagner MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominated–Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor
1999 Go Claire Montgomery
1999 Teaching Mrs. Tingle Leigh Ann Watson First lead role
Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss
Nominated - Teen Choice Award for Film - Choice Chemistry
2000 Wonder Boys Hannah Green
2000 The Gift Jessica King
2002 Abandon Katie Burke
2003 Phone Booth Pamela McFadden
2003 The Singing Detective Nurse Mills
2003 Pieces of April April Burns Nominated - Satellite Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture
2004 First Daughter Samantha Mackenzie
2005 Batman Begins Rachel Dawes Nominated - Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated - Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress
2005 Thank You for Smoking Heather Holloway
2008 Mad Money Jackie Truman
2010 The Extra Man Mary Powell
2010 The Romantics Laura Liv Tyler was originally cast for this role. Katie Holmes, who was also the film's executive producer, replaced her. This is her first producing credit.[16]
2011 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark Kim
2011 The Son of No One Kerry White
2011 Jack and Jill Erin Sadelstein Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Couple/Ensemble
Nominated - Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress
Year Title Role Notes
1998 - 2003 Dawson's Creek Josephine "Joey" Lynn Potter Main Role; 128 episodes
Nominated - Teen Choice Award for TV - Choice Actress (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 & 2003)
2001 Saturday Night Live Host (Herself) Episode: "Katie Holmes/Dave Matthews Band"
2008 Eli Stone Grace Episode: "Grace"
2011 How I Met Your Mother Slutty Pumpkin (Naomi)[17] Episode: "The Slutty Pumpkin Returns"
2011 The Kennedys Jackie Kennedy Miniseries


  1. Grossberg, Josh (2012-08-21). "Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Are Officially Divorced". E!.
  2. Darren Crosdale. Dawson's Creek: The Official Companion. Kansas City, Missouri: Andrews McMeel, 1999. ISBN 978-0-7407-0725-4. 113–114.
  3. Ray Richmond. "Youth ache 100 episodes: The WB's signature show, 'Dawson's Creek' brings intellect and frankness to the portrayal of young adults." The Hollywood Reporter. April 17, 2002. S1.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Cruise, Holmes exchange vows in castle". Toledo Blade. November 19, 2006. Retrieved July 3, 2012.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Leovy, Jill (April 19, 2012). "Girl Is Born to Stars Holmes, Cruise". Los Angeles Times. pp. B3. Retrieved July 3, 2012.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Katie Holmes to Wed Actor Chris Klein." Toledo Blade. December 31, 2003. D3
  7. "Katie: Dating, Not Engaged." Toledo Blade. September 8, 2001. D3
  8. "Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes to divorce". CNN Entertainment. Archived from the original on 2012-06-29. Retrieved 2012-06-29.
  9. Heyman, J.D. "Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes Are Divorcing". People Magazine. Retrieved 2012-06-29.
  10. "Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes File for Divorce". BackstageOL. Retrieved 2012-06-29.
  11. "Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes split after five years of marriage: 'Tom is very saddened,' says actor's rep". omg! by Yahoo. June 29, 2012. Retrieved July 3, 2012.
  12. NY Daily News (June 30, 2012). "Marriage Impossible, Tom, Katie Split". nydailynews.com. Retrieved 2012-06-30.
  13. "Holmes files a $50 million libel lawsuit". Rte.ie. March 2, 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-23.
  14. Keith Staskiewicz. "'Star' magazine apologizes to Katie Holmes for headline". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on 2011-05-01. Retrieved 2012-08-31.
  15. "Holmes among Women in Film honorees". Toledo Blade. Associated Press. June 18, 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-23.
  16. Siegel, Tatiana (November 1, 2009). "'Romantics' hot for Katie Holmes - Actress replaces Liv Tyler in comedy". Variety. Retrieved 2011-11-04.
  17. Oldenburg, Ann (September 23, 2011). "'Office' manager revealed; Katie Holmes is 'slutty pumpkin'". USA Today. Retrieved 2011-09-29.

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