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Katie Holmes making a speech at the National Memorial Day in Washington, D.C., May 24, 2009
Holmes at the National Memorial Day in Washington, D.C., May 24, 2009
Kate Noelle Holmes

(1978-12-18) December 18, 1978 (age 43)
Other names Katherine Noelle Holmes
Occupation Actress
Years active 1997–present
(m. 2006; div. 2012)
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Kate Noelle Holmes (born December 18, 1978) is an American actress, producer, and director. She first achieved fame as Joey Potter on the television series Dawson's Creek (1998–2003). In June 2011, Holmes received the Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award.

She made her feature film debut in Ang Lee's The Ice Storm in 1997. In 2008, she made her Broadway theatre debut in a production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons. In 2011, she played Jacqueline Kennedy in the TV miniseries The Kennedys, a role she reprised in The Kennedys: After Camelot (2017). She made her directorial debut with the 2016 film All We Had, in which she also starred.

Her marriage to actor Tom Cruise, which lasted from 2006 to 2012, led to a great deal of media attention, with the pair being called a supercouple and being given the nickname "TomKat" in various countries.

Early life

Holmes was born in Toledo, Ohio and is the youngest of five children. She graduated from the all-female Notre Dame Academy in Toledo, where she was a 4.0 student. At St. John's Jesuit and St. Francis de Sales, nearby all-male high schools, Holmes appeared in school musicals, playing a waitress in Hello, Dolly! and Lola in Damn Yankees. She scored 1310 out of 1600 on her SAT and was accepted to Columbia University.

At age 14, she began classes at a modeling school in Toledo which led her to the International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA) Competition held in New York City in 1996. Eventually, Holmes was signed to an agent after performing a monologue from To Kill a Mockingbird. An audition tape was sent to the casting director for the 1997 film The Ice Storm and Holmes made her big-screen debut in the role of Libbets Casey in the film, opposite Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver.

Personal life

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Holmes with Tom Cruise in May 2009

Holmes dated her Dawson's Creek co-star Joshua Jackson early in the show's run. She met actor Chris Klein in 2000. Klein and Holmes were engaged in late 2003, but in early 2005 she and Klein ended their relationship.

Holmes began dating actor Tom Cruise in 2005. Holmes, who was raised a Catholic, began studying Scientology shortly after the couple began dating. They got engaged in June 2005, only seven weeks after meeting. The couple's daughter, Suri, was born on April 18, 2006, the first anniversary of their first date.

On November 18, 2006, Holmes and Cruise were married in a Scientologist ceremony at the 15th-century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy. The actors' publicist said the couple had "officialized" their marriage in Los Angeles the day before the Italian ceremony.

On June 29, Holmes filed for divorce from Cruise in New York after five and a half years of marriage. Only ten days after Holmes filed for divorce in 2012, attorneys for the couple announced that the couple had signed a divorce settlement. This was the first divorce for Holmes and the third for Cruise. Holmes has custody of Suri.

Following her divorce from Cruise, Holmes returned to the Roman Catholic Church and began attending St. Francis Xavier Church.

In early March 2011, Holmes filed a $50-million libel lawsuit against Star magazine following a cover story which insinuated that she took drugs. The suit was settled on April 27, 2011, after which Star wrote a public apology in the May 6, 2011 issue and made an "undisclosed substantial donation" to Holmes's charity, Dizzy Feet Foundation.



Year Title Role Notes
1997 Ice Storm, TheThe 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
1999 Muppets from Space Joey Potter (Dawson’s Creek) Cameo as Joey Potter, her character from Dawson’s Creek
2000 Wonder Boys Hannah Green
2000 Gift, TheThe Gift Jessica King
2002 Abandon Katie Burke
2003 Phone Booth Pamela "Pam" McFadden
2003 Singing Detective, TheThe Singing Detective Nurse Mills
2003 Pieces of April April Burns Nominated–Satellite Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
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 Extra Man, TheThe Extra Man Mary Powell
2010 Romantics, TheThe Romantics Laura Also executive producer
2010 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
2013 Days and Nights Alex
2014 Miss Meadows Miss Meadows
2014 The Giver Jonas' Mother
2015 Woman in Gold Pam
2015 Touched with Fire Carla Also co-producer
2015 Underdogs Older Laura English voice-dub
2016 All We Had Rita Carmichael Also director and producer
2017 A Happening of Monumental Proportions Paramedic #1
2017 Logan Lucky Bobbie Jo Logan Chapman
2018 Dear Dictator Darlene Mills
2018 Ocean's 8 Herself Cameo appearance


Year Title Role Notes
1998–2003 Dawson's Creek Joey Potter Lead role; 128 episodes
Nominated–Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress
Nominated–Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress – Drama
Nominated–Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress
Nominated–Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress – Drama/Action Adventure
Nominated–Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress
2001 Saturday Night Live Host (Herself) Episode: "Katie Holmes/Dave Matthews Band"
2008 Eli Stone Grace Episode: "Grace"
2011 The Kennedys Jackie Kennedy Lead role; 8 episodes
2011, 2013 How I Met Your Mother Slutty Pumpkin (Naomi) Episodes: "The Slutty Pumpkin Returns" and "The Poker Game"
2015 Ray Donovan Paige Finney Recurring role (season 3)
2017 The Kennedys: After Camelot Jackie Kennedy Lead role; 4 episodes; also executive producer and directed 1 episode
2018 Robot Chicken Anna Mary Jones/Dee Dee Voice
Episode: "Never Forget"

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