Monday, October 17, 2011

Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet, Short Bio
Kate Winslet aka Kate Elizabeth Winslet was born on 5 October 1975, Reading, Berkshire, England. She is an English actress and occasional singer. Kate Winslet has received multiple awards and nominations.

Kate Winslet is the youngest person to accrue six Academy Award nominations, and won the Academy Award for Best Actress for The Reader (2008). Kate Winslet has been acclaimed for both dramatic and comedic work in projects ranging from period to contemporary films, and from major Hollywood productions to less publicised indie films.

Kate Winslet has won awards from the Screen Actors Guild, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association among others, and has been nominated for an Emmy Award for television acting.

Raised in Berkshire, Kate Winslet studied drama from childhood, and began her career in British television in 1991. She made her film debut in Heavenly Creatures (1994), for which she received her first notable critical praise. She achieved recognition for her subsequent work in a supporting role in Sense and Sensibility (1995) and for her leading role in Titanic (1997), the highest grossing film at that time.Kate Winslet

Since 2000, Kate Winslet's performances have continued to draw positive comments from film critics, and she has been nominated for various awards for her work in such films as Quills (2000), Iris (2001), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Finding Neverland (2004), Little Children (2006), The Reader (2008) and Revolutionary Road (2008).

Kate Winslet' performance in the latter prompted New York magazine to describe her as "the best English-speaking film actress of her generation". The romantic comedy The Holiday and the animated film Flushed Away (both 2006) were among the biggest commercial successes of her career.

Kate Winslet was awarded a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children in 2000. Kate Winslet has been included as a vocalist on some soundtracks of works she has performed in, and the single "What If" from the soundtrack for Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001), was a hit single in several European countries.

Kate Winslet has a daughter with her former husband, Jim Threapleton, and a son with her second husband, Sam Mendes, from whom she is separated. She lives in New York City.

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