Name : Kate Winslet
Full Name : Kate Elizabeth Winslet
Nick Names : Corset Kate, Combat Kate
Date Of Birth : October 5th, 1975
Place Of Birth : Reading, England
Sign : Libra
Height : 5’8”
Hair : Blonde
Actress Kate Winslet has achieved in five quick years what many actresses would love to accomplish in an entire acting career. Her films include Heavenly Creatures, A Kid in King Arthur’s Court, Sense and Sensibility, Jude, Hamlet, Titanic, Hideous Kinky, Holy Smoke, and Quills. In the last year she has also worked in Enigma and Iris. But with her very first film role in Peter Jackson’s Heavenly Creatures Kate attracted international recognition and critical acclaim for her high energy acting.
Kate’s startling performance in her first screen appearance did not come by accident. Born on October 5, 1975, in Reading, the striking English blue-eyed, blonde grew up in a family rich in theatrical talent and background. Kate says that at five years old she knew she wanted to be an actress. “Being cast as the Virgin Mary was my first acting buzz… I took it very, very seriously. I remember really, really being Mary. Really, really feeling it.” With grandparents who had a 60-seat repertory theater in their back “garden”, a father and two sisters who act, and an uncle, Robert Bridges, who played Mr. Bumble in the West End production of Oliver, Kate might have been considered a natural for an acting future.
Kate also played on stage in Adrian Mole, Peter Pan, A Game of Soldier, and What the Butler Saw. In 1991, Kate secured her first role in a British television show. She played in Shrinks, Casualty, Dark Season, Get Back, and Anglo-Saxon Attitudes. It was while she was acting on Dark Season that she met screenwriter/actor Stephen Tredre. Besides the men of her own family, Kate said, “He was the most important thing in my life after my family.” At age 15, she and Stephen began a serious romantic relationship that lasted five years.