Katie Holmes
American actress
Katie Holmes
Kate Noelle "Katie" Holmes is an American actress who first achieved fame for her role as Joey Potter on The WB television teen drama Dawson's Creek from 1998 to 2003. Her movie roles have included the blockbuster Batman Begins along with art house films such as The Ice Storm and thrillers including Abandon. She has also played on Broadway in a production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons. She is married to Tom Cruise and they have a daughter, Suri.
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Review: Katie Holmes Directs Her First Feature, ‘All We Had’
NYTimes - 2 months
A teenage girl and her downtrodden mother struggle to build a normal life, but any progress they make seems to unravel.
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A Word With: Katie Holmes Talks About Directing, Motherhood and Mistakes
New York Times - 3 months
Ms. Holmes also stars in “All We Had,” set during the 2008 financial crisis. She says her daughter, Suri, is the inspiration behind everything she does.
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Gotham Awards: Moonlight Shines
Huffington Post - 3 months
Diversity was a serious theme at Monday's Gotham Awards, during a night of fun and celebration. Cipriani Wall Street was chockablock with film devotees: some filmmakers and new actors, discoveries, such as Anya Taylor-Joy who was awarded Breakthrough Actor for her work in The Witch. Moonlight, A24's critical and popular hit, was awarded for Best Ensemble and Best Feature. Natalie Portman, whose performance as Jackie will surely garner nominations as the award season progresses, presented the statue. Pregnant with her second child, the Academy Award winning actress quipped, her baby is not due soon enough. Other presenters: Katie Holmes, Kate Beckinsale, J. C. Chandor, Judith Light, with maybe the best speech about being New Jersey bred but a New Yorker in heart and spirit, Gen X co-star Winona Ryder sending a love letter to Ethan Hawke, and Cate Blanchett professing an actor crush for Amy Adams. No one was more stunned than Isabelle Huppert, her edgy sang froid turn in Elle awarded B ...
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Leah Remini Sheds A Light On Scientology Horror Stories In 'Aftermath'
Huffington Post - 3 months
Leah Remini has been “making trouble” for the Church of Scientology since she left the controversial religion in 2013. The former “King of Queens” star outwardly slammed the church before releasing her memoir, Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology, in November 2015, in which she dropped bombshell allegations against high-ranking officials and celebrity members alike. After telling her own story, the actress still isn’t done speaking out. She’s back with an eight-part docuseries on A&E called “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath,” which gives a voice to those like her who want the world to know why they no longer call themselves Scientologists.  Not that the church wants anyone to hear those voices. The church’s opposition to the show is strongly felt via the multiple disclaimers that appear throughout the first episode, disputing many of the statements made by former members. The opposition is one thing, but the way the Church of Scientology expresses its ...
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Napa Valley Film Festival 2016
Huffington Post - 3 months
The Napa Valley Film Festival (NVFF) celebrated its highly anticipated 6th anniversary on November 9-13. The gathering of film, food and wine at the most scenic time of year showcased over 120 new independent films and studio sneak previews in numerous venues throughout the picturesque towns of Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga. Attendees socialized with over 300 filmmakers at screenings and enjoyed a list of events including industry panels, wine tastings, culinary demos, winemaker dinners, Celebrity Tributes, and the Awards Ceremony and Gala. The festival started with the opening night screening of The Weinstein Company's Lion starring Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, David Wenham and Priyanka Bose. The directorial debut by Australian Garth Davis, based on a true story about Saroo Brierley's journey from his memoir A Long Way Home, had the audience in tears. Dev Patel received a standing ovation when he entered the stage to participate in a post screening Q&A ...
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12 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week
Yahoo News - 4 months
We’ve got a fresh selection of movie trailers for you this week, including a brand new Wonder Woman clip. Vin Diesel’s next xXx film also has a new trailer you should check out. Finally, there’s a trailer for the Trainspotting sequel that you need to see, and a new trailer for Life , a space movie we’ll certainly want to see. DON’T MISS: The best MacBook Pro alternatives now that Apple ruined everything 20th Century Women We talked about 20th Century Women in the past. It’s the story of three women living in Southern California in the late 1970s. The picture opens on Christmas Day and stars Elle Fanning, Annette Bening, Laura Wiggins, and others. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JnFaltqnAY All We Had All We Had is a new Katie Holmes movie hitting cinemas on December 9th. It’s a family drama about a mom, her daughter, and making the best life you can. Let’s call it 21st century women? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usa1lBKEDnY Gifted In Gifted we have a different family drama. Rather th ...
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5 Reasons to Buy Tickets to the Napa Valley Film Festival Right Now
Huffington Post - 4 months
Movie (and wine) buffs need to get in gear now - the last film fest of the season is too good to miss. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup) It's the last film festival of the year - and it's in northern Californian wine country. Need we say more? The six-year-old Napa Valley Film Festival is rolling out some big names, new movie-watching venues (in wineries, of course), and a brand-new schedule. The festival incorporates all four Napa towns (Napa, Yountville, St. Helena and Calistoga) for movie showings, cooking demos, wine-tasting, and unique events. Still not convinced? Here are the top 5 reasons not to miss this year's wine-fueled movie celebration, November 9-16. We'll cheers to that! 1. The celebs The Celebrity Tributes night on Thursday alone features Lee Daniels (creator of Empire), Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic), Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire and Lion, showing at the festival), and Kurt Russell (Hateful Eight). Also appearing at the festival: Matthew Mc ...
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PHOTOS: Katie Holmes Embraces Autumn on the Red Carpet
ABC News - 5 months
This month's hottest celebrity pictures.
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What’s on TV Thursday
NYTimes - 9 months
Katie Holmes and Luke Kirby star in “Touched With Fire”; Bernadette Lafont is in “Paulette”; and “The Red Nose Day Special” helps kids in need.
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Inside Katie Holmes & Jamie Foxx's Mysterious Relationship: Decoding the Signs, the Sightings and the Denials - E! Online
Google News - 9 months
E! Online Inside Katie Holmes & Jamie Foxx's Mysterious Relationship: Decoding the Signs, the Sightings and the Denials E! Online At this point, Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes have either never met or they're married with a baby on the way, depending on who you ask. Suffice it to say, they do know each other, have known each other for a long time and have spent plenty of time together. Jamie Foxx Trying To Impress Mystery Woman Amid Rumors That His Wedding With Katie Holmes Has Been Called ...International Business Times Jamie Foxx Caught With Mystery Woman Amid Katie Holmes Split RumorsRadarOnline Wait a Minute: Are Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx Expecting a Baby?BET (blog) Parent Herald -Enstarz -AceShowbiz -The Inquisitr all 29 news articles »
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Photos: Katie Holmes Adds a Pop of Pink to Her Ensemble
ABC News - 10 months
This month's hottest celebrity pictures.
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See Katie Holmes' fiercest Beyonce impression
CNN - about 1 year
Actress Katie Holmes shows Jimmy Fallon some of her favorite moves from Beyonce's Super Bowl halftime show.
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See Katie Holmes' fiercest Beyonce impression
CNN - about 1 year
Actress Katie Holmes shows Jimmy Fallon some of her favorite moves from Beyonce's Super Bowl halftime show.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Katie Holmes
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 37
    In a September, 2016 Elle interview, Holmes stated that she is in the process of adapting the Kathleen Tessaro novel Rare Objects into a screenplay and will direct the film.
    More Details Hide Details Holmes was annually named by both the British and American editions of FHM magazine as one of the sexiest women in the world from 1999 onward. She was named one of Peoples "50 Most Beautiful People" in 2003; its sibling Teen People declared her one of the "25 Hottest Stars Under 25" that year; and in 2005, People said she was one of the ten best dressed stars that year. She has appeared in advertisements for Garnier Lumia haircolor, Coach leather goods, and clothing retailer Gap. In November 2008, it was confirmed that she would be the new face of the spring 2009 campaign for the high-end fashion line Miu Miu. In 2008, Holmes started a high fashion clothing line called Holmes & Yang with longtime stylist Jeanne Yang. Model Heidi Klum is a fan of the line. In July 2009, Holmes, Nigel Lythgoe, Adam Shankman, and Carrie Ann Inaba announced the launch of a dance scholarship fund called the Dizzy Feet Foundation.
  • 2015
    Age 36
    Katie Holmes directed a short 2015 documentary for ESPN about Olympic gymnast Nadia Comăneci entitled, Eternal Princess, that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.
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    In 2015, Holmes joined the third season of Ray Donovan.
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  • 2013
    Age 34
    In January 2013, Holmes was announced as the brand ambassador and co-owner of Alterna Haircare.
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    In 2013, she appeared in an advertising campaign for IRIS Jewelry.
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    Holmes will act as the face for the Bobbi Brown Cosmetics brand in spring 2013 and Holmes will have her own capsule collection of color cosmetics in fall of that year.
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  • 2012
    Age 33
    Holmes & Yang presented their fashion line at New York Fashion Week for the first time in September 2012.
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    On June 29, 2012, Holmes filed for divorce from Cruise in New York after five years of marriage. Following the announcement, those close to Holmes stated that Holmes believed she had reason to fear that Cruise would abduct Suri, and also feared intimidation by the Church of Scientology. On July 9, 2012, attorneys for the couple announced the couple signed a divorce settlement.
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  • 2011
    Age 32
    In October 2011, she also portrayed "Slutty Pumpkin" (Naomi), in the TV show How I Met Your Mother, episode "The Slutty Pumpkin Returns".
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    Also in 2011, Holmes played the role of Jackie Kennedy in the TV miniseries The Kennedys.
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    The suit was settled on April 27, 2011, when Star wrote a public apology in the May 6, 2011, issue along with an "undisclosed substantial donation" to Holmes's charity, Dizzy Feet Foundation.
    More Details Hide Details In June 2011, Holmes received the Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award. In 2005, TV Guide ranked Holmes No. 38 on its "50 Sexiest Stars of All Time" list.
    In April 2011, she ranked 6th in People magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful issue.
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    Beginning January 2011, she became the new face of Ann Taylor Spring 11 collection.
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    Holmes and Chace Crawford were reportedly cast as the leads in the romantic comedy Responsible Adults, to begin shooting in Los Angeles in "Fall 2011".
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  • 2009
    Age 30
    In early July 2009, Holmes began filming a remake of the 1970s ABC telemovie Don't Be Afraid of the Dark; the film was released in August 2011.
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    In 2009, Holmes appeared in the National Memorial Day Concert on the Mall in Washington, D.C. in a dialogue with Dianne Wiest celebrating the life of an American veteran seriously wounded in Iraq, José Pequeño.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2008
    Age 29
    Holmes made her Broadway debut in the revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons in October 2008.
    More Details Hide Details She opened to mixed reviews. Ben Brantley of The New York Times claimed "the neophyte Ms. Holmes" is a "sad casualty" of director Simon McBurney's "high concept approach" to the play. He adds that "Ms. Holmes delivers most of her lines with meaningful asperity, italicizing every word." Clive Barnes of the New York Post was similarly unimpressed by Holmes – and had few compliments for her co-stars. He wrote, "Lithgow starts in a sunny, benign fashion, but eventually finds himself screeching alongside Holmes, looking tough under a glossy wig." However, the New York Daily News Joe Dziemianowicz took a more positive view of her stage debut, writing, "Holmes, a TV and film vet, makes a fine Broadway debut. Her rather grand speech pattern takes getting used to, but she seems comfortable and adds a fitting glint of glamour."
    Returning to television in 2008, Holmes appeared in an episode of Eli Stone as Grace, a lawyer, and her singing and dancing was praised by Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly.
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    Instead, Holmes decided to star in the comedy Mad Money, opposite Diane Keaton and Queen Latifah in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details The film flopped. The Canadian Press criticized Holmes's performance, "While Keaton has long done zany and giddy well, and she and Latifah have an interesting contrast of personalities, Holmes' presence feels like an afterthought." The New York Post, the New York Times and Variety also criticized Holmes' performance in the film, and the New York Times called Holmes "the movie's weakest link".
  • 2006
    Age 27
    On November 18, 2006, Holmes and Cruise were married in a Scientologist ceremony at the 15th-century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy.
    More Details Hide Details The actors' publicist said the couple had "officialized" their marriage in Los Angeles the day before the Italian ceremony. The couple's daughter, Suri, was born on April 18, 2006. The name derives from the Persian meaning "Red Rose" and the Hebrew as a derivative of "Sarah" meaning princess.
    After her daughter, Suri Cruise, was born in April 2006, Holmes took a hiatus from her acting career until 2008.
    More Details Hide Details After speculation about Holmes reprising her role in The Dark Knight, the sequel to Batman Begins, it was finally confirmed that she would not appear. Her role was later recast with Maggie Gyllenhaal in her place.
    Her marriage to actor Tom Cruise from 2006 to 2012 led to a great deal of media attention, with the pair being called a supercouple and given the nickname "TomKat".
    More Details Hide Details 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. She has three sisters and one brother. Holmes was baptized a Roman Catholic and attended Christ the King Church in Toledo. She graduated from the all-female Notre Dame Academy in Toledo (also her mother's alma mater), where she was a 4. 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 (and attended for a summer session); her father wanted her to become a doctor.
  • 2005
    Age 26
    Weeks after her relationship with Klein ended, Holmes began dating actor Tom Cruise. Holmes, who was raised a Catholic, began studying Scientology shortly after the couple began dating. They got engaged in June 2005.
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    Also in 2005, Holmes had agreed to play in Shame on You, a biopic about the country singer Spade Cooley written and directed by Dennis Quaid, as the wife whom Cooley (played by Quaid) stomps to death.
    More Details Hide Details But the picture, set to shoot in New Orleans, Louisiana, was delayed by Hurricane Katrina, and Holmes dropped out due to her pregnancy.
    In 2005, Holmes characterised her film career as being a string of "bombs." "Usually I'm not even in the top ten", she said, the highest-grossing film of her career then being Phone Booth.
    More Details Hide Details She lamented "It's not like I have a lot of stuff that's great just waiting for me to sign on to." She also appeared in the film version of Christopher Buckley's satirical novel Thank You for Smoking about a tobacco lobbyist played by Aaron Eckhart, whom Holmes's character, a Washington reporter, seduces. Variety wrote one of the film's "sole relatively weak notes came from Holmes, who lacks even a hint of the wiliness of a ruthless reporter" and The New York Times said the cast was "exceptionally fine" except for Holmes, who "strained credulity" in her role. The film ended up a success, even earning a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy.
    In the 2005 film Batman Begins, the most successful film of her career to date, she played Rachel Dawes, an attorney in the Gotham City district attorney's office and the childhood sweetheart of the title character.
    More Details Hide Details Variety was unenthusiastic. "Holmes is OK", was its critic's sole remark on her performance. She was nominated for a Golden Raspberry for "worst supporting actress" for the film.
  • 2004
    Age 25
    She later played the President's daughter in First Daughter, which was originally to be released in January 2004 on the same day as Chasing Liberty, another film about a president's daughter, but was ultimately released in September 2004 to dismal reviews and ticket sales.
    More Details Hide Details First Daughter, directed by Forest Whitaker, also starred Michael Keaton as her father and Marc Blucas as her love interest. The Hollywood Reporter critic called her character, Samantha Mackenzie, "a startling example of how a studio film can dumb down and neutralize the comic abilities of a lively young star."
    Holmes was a contender for the role of Christine Daaé in 2004's The Phantom of the Opera, but lost the role to Emmy Rossum.
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  • 2003
    Age 24
    Klein and Holmes were engaged in late 2003, but in early 2005 she and Klein ended their relationship.
    More Details Hide Details Klein and Holmes have remained friends of varying degree since the breakup.
    On the November 9, 2003 episode, she was Punk'd by Ashton Kutcher and the next year she was the subject of an episode of the MTV program Diary.
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    Holmes' first starring role post-Dawson's Creek was in 2003's Pieces of April, a gritty comedy about a dysfunctional family on Thanksgiving.
    More Details Hide Details Many critics and audiences agreed that Holmes had given her best performance in the film as April. Variety said it was "one of her best film performances." "Each actor shines", wrote Elvis Mitchell, "even Ms. Holmes, whose beauty seems to have fogged the minds of her previous directors" in playing "a brat who is slaving to find her inner decency and barely has the equipment for such an achievement, let alone to serve a meal whose salmonella potential could claim an entire borough. Yet it is her surliness, as well as her intransigent determination to make Thanksgiving work, that keeps the laughs coming." Holmes also received a Satellite Award for Best Actress for the role.
    Dawson's Creek ended its run in 2003, and Holmes was the only actor to appear in all 128 episodes. "It was very difficult for me to leave Wilmington, to have my little glass bubble burst and move on.
    More Details Hide Details I hate change. On the other hand it was refreshing to play someone else", she said in 2004.
  • 2002
    Age 23
    In the 2002 film Abandon, written by Oscar winner Stephen Gaghan, Holmes plays a delusional, homicidal college student named "Katie".
    More Details Hide Details Todd McCarthy of Variety and Roger Ebert commended her performance, but other critics savaged it. During the final season of Dawson's Creek, Holmes played the mistress of the public relations flack played by Colin Farrell in Phone Booth, which was both critically and financially successful. She also appeared as Robert Downey, Jr.'s nurse in The Singing Detective (2003).
  • 2001
    Age 22
    Holmes hosted Saturday Night Live on February 24, 2001, participating in a send-up of Dawson's Creek where she falls madly in love with Chris Kattan's Mr. Peepers character and singing "Big Spender" from Sweet Charity.
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  • 2000
    Age 21
    Her second feature film during 2000 was The Gift, a Southern Gothic story directed by Sam Raimi and starring Cate Blanchett, she played the antithesis of Joey Potter: a promiscuous rich girl having affairs with everyone from a sociopathic wife-beater (Keanu Reeves) to the district attorney (Gary Cole), and is murdered by her fiancé (Greg Kinnear).
    More Details Hide Details Holmes did her first nude scene for the film, in a scene where her character was about to be murdered. Her appearance was lamented by Varietys Steven Kotler. In Ohio, the scene met with disapproval from Russ Lemmon writing in the Toledo Blade.
    The year 2000 saw Holmes feature in two film roles.
    More Details Hide Details The first was in Wonder Boys, directed by Curtis Hanson from the novel by Michael Chabon. The film told the story of a creative writing teacher at a university, with Michael Douglas in the leading role. Holmes had a small role (six and one-half minutes of screen time) as Hannah Green, the talented student who lusts after Professor Grady Tripp (Douglas's character, who is her instructor and landlord). Many leading critics at the time took favorable notice to Holmes in the film. Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times said she was "just right as the beauty with kind of a crush on the old man."
  • 1999
    Age 20
    Also in 1999, she had an uncredited cameo with Dawson's Creek co-star Joshua Jackson in Muppets from Space, which was filmed in Wilmington where Dawson's Creek also filmed.
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    In 1999, she played a disaffected supermarket clerk in Doug Liman's ensemble piece Go.
    More Details Hide Details The film received excellent reviews and made a profit, and Holmes herself was liked by critics. The same year, in Kevin Williamson's Teaching Mrs. Tingle, which he wrote and directed, Holmes played a straight-A student whose vindictive teacher (Helen Mirren) threatens to keep her from a desperately needed scholarship.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1998
    Age 19
    During her time as a series regular on Dawson's Creek, Holmes first leading role in a film came in 1998's Disturbing Behavior, a Scream-era Stepford Wives-goes-to-high school thriller, where she was a loner from the wrong side of the tracks.
    More Details Hide Details The film was recut from what the director intended. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times wrote her character, Rachel, "dresses in black and likes to strike poses on the beds of pickup trucks and is a bad girl who is in great danger of becoming a very good one." Despite the fact that it received mixed reviews and was not a huge financial success, the actress won a MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance for the role and also received a Saturn Award nomination for the part. Holmes, though, said the film was "just horrible."
  • 1997
    Age 18
    In January 1997, Holmes went to Los Angeles for pilot season, when producers cast and shoot new programs in the hopes of securing a spot on a network schedule.
    More Details Hide Details The Toledo Blade reported she was offered the lead in Buffy the Vampire Slayer but she turned it down. Columbia Tri-Star Television, producer of a new show named Dawson's Creek that was created by screenwriter Kevin Williamson, asked her to come to Los Angeles to audition, but there was a conflict with her schedule. "I was doing my school play, Damn Yankees. And I was playing Lola. I even got to wear the feather boa. I thought, 'There is no way I'm not playing Lola to go audition for some network. I couldn't let my school down. We had already sold a lot of tickets. So I told Kevin and The WB, 'I'm sorry. I just can't meet with you this week. I've got other commitments.'" The producers permitted her to audition on videotape. Holmes read for the part of Joey Potter, the tomboy best friend of the title character Dawson, on a videotape shot in her basement, her mother reading Dawson's lines.
    An audition tape was sent to the casting director for the 1997 film The Ice Storm, directed by Ang Lee, and Holmes made her big-screen debut in the role of Libbets Casey in the film, opposite Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver.
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  • 1996
    Age 17
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Eventually, Holmes was signed to an agent after performing a monologue from To Kill a Mockingbird.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1978
    Born
    Born on December 18, 1978.
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