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Kate Beckinsale

Kathryn Bailey "Kate" Beckinsale is an English actress. She first gained notice, while a student at Oxford University, for making her debut in the film adaptation of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. Throughout the 1990s, she worked on both film and television, most notably by portraying the title character in the 1996 BBC television series Emma. In 2001, Beckinsale garnered international recognition when she was cast as the romantic lead opposite Ben Affleck in her breakthrough film, Pearl Harbor (2001). Since then, she has portrayed a variety of characters in projects such as Underworld (2003), The Aviator (2004), and Van Helsing (2004). In 2008, she earned a Critic's Choice Award nomination for her performance in Nothing But the Truth. Born in Finsbury Park, London, Beckinsale is the daughter of actor Richard Beckinsale, who died from a heart attack in 1979, and actress Judy Loe. She has a paternal half-sister, Samantha, who is also an actress. Her paternal grandfather was half Burmese, and she has said that she was "very oriental-looking" as a child.

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Jul 26, 1973 In Finsbury Park, London, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951-12-24
Latest Project:
Movie El Tonto 2023
Known For
Poster of Total Recall
Poster of Underworld: Awakening
Poster of Serendipity
Poster of Much Ado About Nothing
Movie El Tonto 2023
Movie Jolt Lindy 2021-07-15
Series The Widow Georgia Wells 2019-02-28
Movie Farming Ingrid Carpenter 2018-09-08
Movie The Only Living Boy in New York Johanna 2017-07-27
Movie Love & Friendship Lady Susan Vernon 2016-05-26
Movie The Disappointments Room Dana Barrow 2016-09-09
Movie Underworld: Blood Wars Selene 2016-11-24
Movie Absolutely Anything Catherine 2015-06-26
Movie The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles Herself 2014-02-09
Movie The Face of an Angel Simone Ford 2014-09-06
Movie Stonehearst Asylum Eliza Graves 2014-10-23
Movie The Trials of Cate McCall Cate McCall 2013-11-28
Movie Underworld: Awakening Selene 2012-01-19
Movie Contraband Kate Farraday 2012-01-12
Movie Total Recall Lori Quaid 2012-08-02
Movie Republicans, Get in My Vagina! Woman #3 2012-05-04
Movie Underworld: Endless War Selene 2011-11-16
Movie Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Selene 2009-01-22
Movie The Truth Hurts: The Making of Nothing But the Truth Rachel Armstrong 2009-04-28
Movie Everybody's Fine Amy 2009-12-04
Movie Whiteout Carrie Stetko 2009-09-09
Movie Winged Creatures Carla Davenport 2008-06-24
Movie Nothing But the Truth Rachel Armstrong 2008-12-19
Movie Snow Angels Annie Marchand 2007-03-07
Movie Vacancy Amy Fox 2007-04-20
Series Chelsea Lately Herself 2007-07-16
Movie Underworld: Evolution Selene 2006-01-12
Movie Click Donna Newman 2006-06-23
Movie The Aviator Ava Gardner 2004-12-17
Movie Van Helsing Anna Valerious 2004-05-05
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Laurel Canyon Alex 2003-03-07
Movie Underworld Selene 2003-09-19
Series Punk'd Unknown 2003-03-17
Movie Tiptoes Carole 2003-09-08
Series E! Live from the Red Carpet Herself 2002-01-13
Movie Pearl Harbor Evelyn Johnson 2001-05-21
Movie Serendipity Sara Thomas 2001-10-05
Movie The Golden Bowl Maggie Verver 2000-05-14
Movie Brokedown Palace Darlene Davis 1999-08-13
Movie The Last Days of Disco Charlotte 1998-05-29
Movie Alice Through the Looking Glass Alice 1998-12-26
Movie Shooting Fish Georgie 1997-08-22
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie Emma Emma Woodhouse 1996-10-02
Movie Uncovered Julia 1995-01-04
Movie Cold Comfort Farm Flora Poste 1995-01-01
Movie Marie-Louise ou la permission Marie-Louise 1995-06-21
Movie Haunted Christina Mariell 1995-10-27
Movie Royal Deceit Ethel 1994-02-23
Movie Anna Lee: Headcase Thea Hahn 1993-01-10
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Movie Much Ado About Nothing Hero 1993-05-07
Movie Rachel's Dream Rachel 1992-01-01
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series Rachel's Dream Rachel 1992-09-01
Series Devices and Desires Young Alice Mair (voice) 1991-01-04
Movie One Against the Wind Barbe Lindell 1991-12-01
Series LIVE with Kelly and Ryan Unknown 1988-09-05
Series Couples Child (as Kathrin Beckinsale) 1975-10-19
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24