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Kate Winslet
Biographical information
Full name: Kate Elizabeth Winslet
Nationality: British
Birthdate: October 5, 1975
Birthplace: Reading, Berkshire, England
Age: 38
Occupation: Actress, singer
Years active: 1991–present
Significant other(s): Jim Threapleton
(m. 1998–2001)
Sam Mendes
(m. 2003–2011)
Ned Rocknroll (m. 2012)
Family: Roger John Winslet (Father)

Sally Anne Bridges (Mother)

Kate Winslet (born 5 October, 1975) is an English actress. She portrays Rose DeWitt Bukater in James Cameron's 1997 film, Titanic. She has arguably had a large part in almost every role she has played throughout her career.

BiographyEdit

Kate Elizabeth Winslet has received multiple awards and nominations. She was the youngest person to accrue six Academy Award nominations, and won the Academy Award for Best Actress for The Reader (2008).

She 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 twice for an Emmy Award for television acting, winning once for her role as Mildred Pierce in the 2011 mini-series of the same name.

Brought up in Berkshire, Winslet studied drama from childhood, and began her career in British television in 1991. She made her film début 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 the time, and the highest grossing film of Winslet's career.

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Winslet portrays Rose DeWitt Bukater in Titanic.

Since 2000, 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). Her performance in the last of these prompted New York magazine critic David Edelstein 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) are among the biggest commercial successes of her career. Winslet was awarded a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children in 2000. She 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. Winslet has two children.

In mid-1996, Winslet began filming James Cameron's Titanic (1997), alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. Cast as the sensitive seventeen-year-old Rose DeWitt Bukater, a fictional first-class socialite who survives the 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic, Winslet's experience was emotionally demanding. "Titanic was totally different and nothing could have prepared me for it. ... We were really scared about the whole adventure. Jim [Cameron] is a perfectionist, a real genius at making movies. But there was all this bad press before it came out, and that was really upsetting." Against expectations, the film went on to become the highest-grossing film of all time, grossing more than US$1.843 billion ($2.7 billion) in box-office receipts worldwide, and transformed Winslet into a commercial movie star. Subsequently, she was nominated for most of the high-profile awards, winning a European Film Award.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1991 Dark Season Reet TV series
1992 Get Back (TV series) Eleanor Sweet TV series
1994 Heavenly Creatures Juliet Hulme Main role
1995 A Kid in King Arthur's Court Princess Sarah Main role
1995 Sense and Sensibility Marianne Dashwood Main role
1996 Jude Sue Bridehead Main role
1996 Hamlet Ophelia Main role
1997 Titanic Rose DeWitt Bukater Main role
1998 Hideous Kinky Julia Main role
1999 Faeries Brigid Voice
1999 Holy Smoke! Ruth Barron Main role
2000 Quills Madeleine 'Maddy' LeClerc Main role
2001 Enigma Hester Wallace Main role
2001 Christmas Carol: The Movie Belle Voice
2001 Iris Young Iris Murdoch Main role
2003 The Life of David Gale Bitsey Bloom Main role
2004 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Clementine Kruczynski Main role
2004 Finding Neverland Sylvia Llewelyn Davies Main role
2005 Romance & Cigarettes Tula Main role
2006 All the King's Men Anne Stanton Main role
2006 Little Children Sarah Pierce Main role
2006 Flushed Away Rita (Voice)
2006 The Holiday Iris Simpkins Main role
2006 Deep Sea 3D Narrator (Voice)
2008 The Fox and the Child Narrator (Voice)
2008 The Reader Hanna Schmitz Main role
2008 Revolutionary Road April Wheeler Main role
2011 Mildred Pierce Mildred Pierce Beragon Main role
2011 Contagion Dr. Erin Mears Main role
2011 Carnage Nancy Cowan Main role
2013 Movie 43 Juliet Hulme Post-production
2013 Labor Day Adele Filming

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