Kate Beckinsale

Born Jul 26, 1973

Kathrin Romary "Kate" Beckinsale is an English actress. After some minor television roles, she made her film debut in Much Ado About Nothing (1993) while still a student at Oxford University. She then appeared in British costume dramas such as Prince of Jutland (1994), Cold Comfort Farm (1995), Emma (1996) and The Golden Bowl (2000), in addition to various stage and radio productions.… Read More

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1973 Birth Born on July 26, 1973.


1991 17 Years Old She made her television debut in 1991 with a small part in an ITV adaptation of P. D. James’ Devices and Desires. … Read More
1992 18 Years Old In 1992 she starred alongside Christopher Eccleston in Rachel’s Dream, a 30‑minute Channel 4 short, and in 1993, she appeared in the pilot of the ITV detective series, Anna Lee, starring Imogen Stubbs.
1993 19 Years Old In 1993, Beckinsale landed the role of Hero in Kenneth Branagh's big-screen adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing. … Read More


1994 20 Years Old In 1994, she appeared as Christian Bale's love interest in Prince of Jutland, a film based on the Danish legend which inspired Shakespeare's Hamlet, and starred in the murder mystery Uncovered.
In 1995, while studying in Paris, she filmed the French language Marie-Louise Ou La Permission.
1996 22 Years Old In early 1996, she starred in two further plays; Sweetheart at the Royal Court Theatre and Clocks and Whistles at the Bush Theatre. … Read More
1997 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1997, Beckinsale appeared opposite Stuart Townsend in the comedy Shooting Fish, one of the most commercially successful British films of that year. "I'd just had my wisdom teeth out," Beckinsale later recalled of the initial audition. "I was also on very strong painkillers, so it was not the most conventional of meetings." … Read More
1998 - 1999 2 More Events
2000 26 Years Old The film was a box office failure. 2000's The Golden Bowl marked Beckinsale's first role following the birth of her daughter. … Read More
2001 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Beckinsale rose to fame in 2001 with a leading role in the war film Pearl Harbor as a nurse torn between two pilots, played by Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett. … Read More
2002 28 Years Old In 2002 Beckinsale starred in Lisa Cholodenko's Laurel Canyon as a strait-laced academic who finds herself increasingly attracted to her free-spirited future mother-in-law. … Read More
Beckinsale became known as an action star following an appearance as a vampire in 2003's Underworld. … Read More


In 2004 Beckinsale starred in the action horror film Van Helsing. … Read More
2006 - 2009 8 More Events
2010 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2010, Beckinsale sat on the nine-member 2010 Cannes Film Festival jury, chaired by director Tim Burton.
2012 38 Years Old 1 More Event
Beckinsale returned to acting in 2012 with appearances in three action films. … Read More


2014 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2014, Beckinsale starred in the legal thriller The Trials of Cate McCall opposite Nick Nolte and James Cromwell. … Read More
2015 41 Years Old In 2015, she starred in the psychological thriller The Face of an Angel alongside Daniel Brühl. … Read More
…  In 2016, she won acclaim for her role in Whit Stillman's Jane Austen comedy Love & Friendship. … Read More
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