Holmes in Aberdeen, Washington, 2006
|Born||Katherine Noelle Holmes|
December 18, 1978
|Years active||1997 - present|
|Spouse(s)||Tom Cruise (2006-)|
Katie Holmes (born December 18, 1978) 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. Aberdeen (ˈæbɚdiːn is a city in Grays Harbor County Washington, United States, founded by Samuel Benn in 1884 Events 218 BC - Second Punic War: Battle of the Trebia - Hannibal 's Carthaginian forces defeat those of the Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) This article is about the city in Ohio, USA. For Toledo Spain, see that article The year 1997 in film involved some significant events Events Summer - Production begins on Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace Thomas Cruise Mapother IV ( born July 3 1962 better known by his screen name Tom Cruise, is an American Actor and Film producer Events 218 BC - Second Punic War: Battle of the Trebia - Hannibal 's Carthaginian forces defeat those of the Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works Josephine "Joey" Lynn Potter is a fictional character played by Katie Holmes in the American television drama Dawson's Creek. A teen drama is a television Drama series that centers on teenage characters Dawson's Creek was an American Primetime Television Drama which initially aired from January 20, 1998 The year 1998 in television involved some significant eventsBelow is a list of Television -related events in 1998. The year 2003 in television involved some significant eventsBelow is a list of Television -related events in 2003. Her movie roles have ranged from art house films such as The Ice Storm to thrillers such as Abandon to blockbusters such as Batman Begins. An Art film (also called an “art cinema” “art movie” or in the U The Ice Storm is a 1997 Drama film directed by Ang Lee, based on the 1994 novel of the same name by Rick Moody Abandon is an American Thriller film released by Paramount Pictures in the US and Buena Vista Distribution internationally in Batman Begins is a 2005 American Superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman, directed by
In early 2005, Holmes began a highly publicized relationship with actor Tom Cruise, sixteen years her senior. "TomKat" or "Tom-Kat" is a portmanteau for the celebrity Supercouple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Thomas Cruise Mapother IV ( born July 3 1962 better known by his screen name Tom Cruise, is an American Actor and Film producer In June, two months after they first met, Holmes and Cruise were engaged. Their relationship made Holmes the subject of international media attention, much of it negative, including speculation the relationship was a publicity stunt to promote the couple's films.  Holmes, who was raised a Roman Catholic, joined the Church of Scientology shortly after the couple began dating. The Church of Scientology is the largest organization devoted to the practice and the promotion of the Scientology belief system.  On April 18, 2006, Holmes gave birth to their daughter, Suri. Events 1025 - Bolesław Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. On November 18, 2006, she and Cruise were married in Italy. Events 326 - The old St Peter's Basilica is consecrated 1302 - Pope Boniface VIII issues the Papal bull Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
Holmes was born in Toledo, Ohio, the youngest in a family of five children (four daughters, one son) of Kathleen A. This article is about the city in Ohio, USA. For Toledo Spain, see that article Stothers, a homemaker and a philanthropist, and Martin Joseph Holmes, Sr. (born 1945), an attorney specializing in divorces.  She lived in the Corey Woods section of Sylvania Township, Lucas County, in a brick 1862 Italianate-style home. Sylvania Township is one of the eleven townships of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. Lucas County is a county located in the state of Ohio, United States. In the course of the history of Classical architecture, an Italianate style of architecture was a distinct nineteenth-century phase in which Italian sixteenth-century  Her siblings are Tamera (born c. 1968), Holly Ann (born c. 1970), Martin Joseph, Jr. (born 1970), who works as a lawyer in Ohio, and Nancy Kay, Mrs. Ohio ( is a Midwestern state of the United States. As part of the Great Lakes region, Ohio has long been a cultural and geographical crossroads Blaylock (born c. 1975). 
Holmes, baptized a Roman Catholic, attended Christ the King Church and parochial schools in Toledo.  Her high school was the all-female Notre Dame Academy, her mother's alma mater, where Katie was a 4.0 student. Notre Dame Academy is an all-girls Catholic high school located in Toledo Ohio. The following is a summary of the academic grading systems in North America.  At St. John's Jesuit, a nearby all-male high school, she appeared in school musicals, playing a waiter in Hello, Dolly! and Lola in Damn Yankees. St John's Jesuit High School and Academy comprises two schools on the same campus St Hello Dolly! is a musical with lyrics and music by Jerry Herman and a book by Michael Stewart, based on Thornton Wilder 's 1938 Damn Yankees is a Musical comedy with a book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop and music and lyrics by Richard Adler and  She scored 1310 on her SAT and was accepted to Columbia University (and attended for a summer session); her father wanted her to be a doctor. The SAT Reasoning Test (formerly Scholastic Aptitude Test and Scholastic Assessment Test) is a standardized test for College admissions in the Columbia University is a private University in the United States and a member of the Ivy League.  Holmes loved reading: "I never feel lonely in a bookstore", she said.  A British writer profiling her in 2003 said "The way Holmes approached her unusual education was as American as apple pie: she went to cheerleading practice, got straight A grades, and made a pledge that she would remain a virgin until marriage. " Holmes told her hometown paper The Blade that the three words best describing herself were "honest, determined, and imaginative. The Blade is a daily newspaper in Toledo, Ohio, first published on December 19, 1835. "
At age fourteen she began classes at a modeling school in Toledo run by Margaret O'Brien, who took her to IMTA, the International Modeling and Talent Association Competition held in New York City in 1996. There she found an agent after performing a monologue from To Kill a Mockingbird. To Kill a Mockingbird is a Pulitzer Prize -winning Novel by Harper Lee published in 1960.  An audition tape was sent to the casting director for the 1997 film The Ice Storm, directed by Ang Lee. The Ice Storm is a 1997 Drama film directed by Ang Lee, based on the 1994 novel of the same name by Rick Moody Ang Lee ( (born October 23, 1954) is an Academy Award -winning Film director from Taiwan. She was cast in the role of Libbets Casey, in the film which starred Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver. Kevin Delaney Kline (born October 24 1947 is an American Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and two time Tony Award -winning stage and film Sigourney Weaver (born October 8, 1949) is an Academy Award -nominated American actress, best known for her roles as Lt Ang Lee told The Blade, "Katie was cast because she had the perfect amount of innocence and worldliness that we needed for Libbets. The Blade is a daily newspaper in Toledo, Ohio, first published on December 19, 1835. I was really taken by her wide open eyes. She really is a beautiful girl but there is also a lot of intelligence there and it shows. "
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. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West A television pilot is a test episode of an intended Television series. The Blade reported she was offered the lead in Buffy the Vampire Slayer but she turned it down. Fictional narratives (and works of art exist beyond their completion e  Columbia Tri-Star Television, producer of a new show created by screenwriter Kevin Williamson, asked her to come to Los Angeles to audition, but there was a conflict with her schedule. Sony Pictures Television Inc (SPT is an American Television production /distribution company Kevin Meade Williamson (born March 14 1965) is an American screenwriter known for his screen works of Scream, I Know What "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. Josephine "Joey" Lynn Potter is a fictional character played by Katie Holmes in the American television drama Dawson's Creek. Tomboy is a Girl who behaves according to the Gender role of a Boy.  The Hollywood Reporter claimed the story of Holmes's audition "has become the stuff of legend" and "no one even thought that it was weird that one of the female leads would audition via Federal Express. The Hollywood Reporter is a major trade publication of the Film industry in the United States. FedEx Corporation ( is a Logistics services company based in the United States. "
Holmes won the part. Paul Stupin, executive producer of the show, said his first reaction on seeing her audition tape was "That's Joey Potter!" Creator and executive producer Kevin Williamson said Holmes has a "unique combination of talent, beauty and skill that makes Hollywood come calling. Paul Stupin is an American film and television executive Biography After graduating from Williams College in Williamstown Massachusetts, he went But that's just the beginning. To meet her is to instantly fall under her spell. " Williamson thought she had exactly the right look for Joey Potter. "She had those eyes, those eyes just stained with loneliness. "
"Joey Potter is a headstrong, vibrant, wily, sultry, and determined go-getter. Dawson's Creek was an American Primetime Television Drama which initially aired from January 20, 1998 Josephine "Joey" Lynn Potter is a fictional character played by Katie Holmes in the American television drama Dawson's Creek. And yet, in a gloriously contradictory manner, in spite of her tough-as-nails exterior demeanor, Joey's also a frail, sometimes uncertain, emotionally sensitive, in-need-of-love person", said the show's official book.  Joey, named for Jo in Little Women, for years had been climbing in Dawson's bedroom window and platonically sharing his bed. Little Women or Meg Jo Beth and Amy is a novel by American author Louisa May Alcott (1832&ndash1888 Joey's mother had died from cancer when Joey was thirteen and her father, Mike (Gareth Williams), was in prison for "conspiracy to traffic in marijuana in excess of 10,000 pounds. Cancer (medical term Malignant Neoplasm) is a class of Diseases in which a group of cells display uncontrolled Gareth Williams is an American Character actor. He is probably best known from his role as Mike Potter a recurring character on the television drama Dawson's Cannabis, also known as marijuana or marihuana, or ganja (from Hindi / Sanskrit: गांजा gānjā hemp) is a " Her harried, unmarried, and very pregnant sister, Bessie (Nina Repeta), about five years older than Joey, was raising her while running the Ice House restaurant, where Joey worked as a waitress. Nina Repeta (born September 10, 1967 in Shelby North Carolina) is an American actress best known for her role as Bessie Potter on the television drama GQ described Joey as "kind of an uptight fussbudget—one who's always twisted up over doing the right thing and bungling-up ways to hook up with her crush and across the creek neighbor, Dawson. GQ (originally Gentlemen's Quarterly) is a monthly men's Magazine focusing upon Fashion, style and culture for men through articles "
"I'm a lot like Joey", said Holmes. "I think they saw that. I come from a small town. I was a tomboy. Joey tries to be articulate and deny that she doesn't have a lot of experience in life. Her life parallels mine, which is all about new everything—relationships, personal perceptions—and about being guarded. " Holmes filmed the pilot of Dawson's Creek in Wilmington, North Carolina, during spring break of her senior year of high school in 1997. Wilmington is a city in and the County seat of New Hanover County, North Carolina, United States.  When the show was picked up by The WB, Holmes moved to Wilmington, where the show filmed.
The tall (5 ft 9 in. ) brunette enchanted the press, writers of both sexes commenting how Holmes was the sort of girl one wants to bring home to meet the parents and to marry.  "The Audrey Hepburn of her generation", was one typical comment. Audrey Hepburn ( &ndash) was an English/Dutch Academy Award - Emmy Award - Tony Award - and Grammy Award -winning film and stage actress  Time called her "impossibly lovely" and Entertainment Weekly said she was "next up for idolhood. Time (trademarked in capitals as TIME) is a weekly American Newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is a Magazine published by Time Inc " Variety, reviewing the pilot, said Holmes "is a confident young performer who delivers her lines with slyness and conviction. Variety is a weekly entertainment trade newspaper founded in New York in 1905 by Sime Silverman " Holmes made such an impression in Hollywood, The New York Times Magazine claimed everyone was seeking to cast a "Katie Holmes type", who, the reporter claimed, "is a throwback to the 1950s: she is a smart girl next door (as opposed to the babe-o-rama blondes)"—the sort represented by her Dawson's Creek co-star Michelle Williams. The New York Times Magazine is a supplement to the Sunday The New York Times newspaper Michelle Ingrid Williams (born September 9 1980 is an Academy Award -nominated American actress.  But her "type" was no less attractive, Arena magazine declaring her "the most coquettishly sexy woman on television. Anywhere. "
The show was aggressively marketed by The WB Network before its premiere in January 1998. The cast was featured in the J. Crew catalog and trailers for the program were shown in movie theatres. JCrew Group ( is an American clothing and accessories retailer based in New York, New York. Before the premiere, the show's talk of sex caused a stir in the press; one of the show's producers, Procter and Gamble, withdrew after negative press in its hometown newspapers. Procter & Gamble Co ( P&G,) is a Fortune 500, American global corporation based in Cincinnati Ohio, that manufactures a wide  Holmes was soon on the covers of magazines such as Seventeen, TV Guide, and Rolling Stone. Seventeen is an American Magazine for teenagers. It was first published in 1944. TV Guide is the name of a North American weekly magazine about television programming Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published Jancee Dunn, an editor at Rolling Stone said she was chosen for the cover because "every time you mention Dawson's Creek you tend to get a lot of dolphin-like shrieks from teenage girls. Dolphins are Marine mammals that are closely related to Whales and Porpoises There are almost forty species of dolphin in seventeen genera. The fact that she is drop-dead gorgeous didn't hurt either. "
Reviews were mixed. The Blade said the characters "just talk like they came from a planet ruled by Manhattan psychologists, one where small talk is punishable by death. " Holmes herself needed help with the dialogue. "Sometimes before we read a script, I have to get my dictionary and call people to make sure I'm pronouncing some of the words correctly. " The show brought her national attention and many fans back home; Toledo's Thanksgiving Day parade in November 1998 had record attendance when Holmes was named grand marshal. 
Dawson's Creek ran from 1998 to 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. I hate change. On the other hand it was refreshing to play someone else", she said in 2004.  Holmes confirmed that, as is often the case on soaps, the character was a caricature of the actor:
|“||I miss her spirit, and her spunk, and I miss her anxiety. A caricature is either a Portrait that exaggerates or distorts the essence of a person or thing to create an easily identifiable visual likeness or in literature a description She always had these long speeches about her fears and her future and love. It was a great tool for me personally because I got to get it all out. I was able to psychoanalyze all of it everyday with her and then I wouldn't have to do it on my own. So much of me is in Joey and it really felt like I grew up on television. ||”|
"As Joey", said Life magazine, "Holmes has had seismic influences on teen life. . . Through it all, Joey has managed to hang on to her integrity. . . The show—and Katie's character in particular—has touched a nerve. "
In 2005, Holmes characterized 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 at that time being Phone Booth, in which she played a supporting role. Phone Booth is a 2003 Morality thriller about a man who is trapped in a Telephone booth by a Sniper.  She lamented "It's not like I have a lot of stuff that's great just waiting for me to sign on to. "
Her first leading role came in Disturbing Behavior (1998), a Scream-era Stepford Wives-goes-to-high school thriller, where she was a loner from the wrong side of the tracks. Disturbing Behavior is a 1998 thriller / horror / Psycho Noir Film starring James Marsden, Katie Holmes Scream is a 1996 film directed by Wes Craven and written by Kevin Williamson. For the 1975 film see The Stepford Wives (1975 film, for the 2004 remake see The Stepford Wives (2004 film. 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. Roger Joseph Ebert (iːbɝt born June 18, 1942) is an American film critic and Screenwriter. The Chicago Sun-Times is an American daily Newspaper published in Chicago, Illinois. " The actress won a MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance for the role, though Holmes said the film was "just horrible. The MTV Movie Awards is a film awards show presented annually on MTV ( Music Television) "
Holmes played a disaffected supermarket clerk in Doug Liman's acclaimed ensemble piece Go (1999). Doug Liman (born July 24 1965) is an American Film director and producer best known for The Bourne Identity Go is a 1999 film directed by Doug Liman, with three intertwining plots that happen to involve one drug deal. 
She had an uncredited cameo with Dawson's Creek co-star Joshua Jackson in Muppets from Space (1999), which was also filmed in Wilmington. Muppets from Space was the sixth Feature film to star The Muppets, and the first since the death of Muppets creator Jim Henson to 
In Kevin Williamson's Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999), 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. Teaching Mrs Tingle is a 1999 Black comedy Film and the Directorial debut of Screenwriter Kevin Williamson. Dame Helen Mirren, DBE (born 26 July 1945 is an English stage, Film and Television actress. 
In Wonder Boys (2000), directed by Curtis Hanson from the novel by Michael Chabon, Holmes had a small role (six and one-half minutes of screen time) but nevertheless attracted the attention of numerous film critics with her performance as Hannah Green, the talented student who lusts after Professor Grady Tripp (Michael Douglas), her creative writing instructor and landlord. Curtis Lee Hanson (born March 24 1945) is an Academy Award -winning American filmmaker Michael Chabon (pron SHAY-bon (born May 24 1963 is an American author and "one of the most celebrated writers of his generation" according to the The Virginia Michael Kirk Douglas (born September 25, 1944) is an American Actor and producer, primarily in Movies and Television Kenneth Turan of The Los Angeles Times said she was "just right as the beauty with kind of a crush on the old man. Kenneth Turan ( (b 27 October 1946) is an American Film critic and Lecturer in the Master of Professional Writing Program at the University The Los Angeles Times (also known as the LA Times) is a daily Newspaper published in Los Angeles California and distributed "
In The Gift (2000), 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). The Gift (2000 is an American movie, directed by Sam Raimi, and written by Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Epperson Samuel Marshall "Sam" Raimi (born October 23, 1959) is an American Film director, producer, Actor and Catherine Élise "Cate" Blanchett (born 14 May 1969 is an Academy Award -winning Australian Actress and Stage director. Sociopathy is a loosely-defined term that may be used to refer to Psychopathy Antisocial personality disorder Dissocial Keanu Charles Reeves (kiːˈɑːnuː born September 2, 1964) is a Canadian Actor. Gary Michael Cole (born September 20, 1956) is an American Actor. Gregory Kinnear (born June 17, 1963) is an Academy Award -nominated American Actor and Television personality, who Holmes did her first nude scene for the film, in a scene where her character was about to be murdered. Nudity in film refers to the presentation in motion pictures of people without clothing whether as full nudity — a view of someone's entire nude body — or more modest Of the scene, she said, "I just hope there aren't a lot of pauses on DVD players. " Her appearance was lamented by Variety's Steven Kotler: "It seems the only time we see a naked woman on screen is when someone like Katie Holmes needs to break with her sanitized WB past and march brazenly into a new future. Variety is a weekly entertainment trade newspaper founded in New York in 1905 by Sime Silverman " In Ohio, the scene met with disapproval, Russ Lemmon writing in The Blade:
|“||Toledo's Katie Holmes—whose popularity is probably directly proportional to her perceived level of sweetness and innocence—bares her breasts in The Gift. The Blade is a daily newspaper in Toledo, Ohio, first published on December 19, 1835. . . Say it ain't so, Katie. . . Katie's topless scene was gratuitous. It added nothing to the movie . . I hope it added to her checking account, above and beyond what she would have received for appearing fully clothed throughout. I also hope her contract stipulated that she will receive a percentage of DVD rentals and sales. As one Internet writer on roughcut. com put it: Katie's topless scene assures that "The Gift will be the DVD most rented by teenage (and not teenage) boys in the history of freeze frame" . . . It seems to me that the four years that she spent cultivating a wholesome image vanished in just a few seconds—in a potential box-office bomb, no less. ||”|
In Abandon (2002), written by Oscar winner Stephen Gaghan, Holmes was a delusional, homicidal college student named "Katie. Abandon is an American Thriller film released by Paramount Pictures in the US and Buena Vista Distribution internationally in "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. Stephen Whorton Gaghan (born May 6, 1965 in Louisville Kentucky) is an Academy Award and Emmy Award -winning American " Todd McCarthy of Variety and Roger Ebert commended her performance, but other critics and audiences savaged it.  The actress played the mistress of the public relations flack played by Colin Farrell in Phone Booth (2002) and Robert Downey, Jr.'s nurse in The Singing Detective (2003). Colin James Farrell (born May 31, 1976) is an Irish Actor, who has appeared in several high-profile Hollywood films including Phone Booth is a 2003 Morality thriller about a man who is trapped in a Telephone booth by a Sniper. Robert John Downey Jr (born April 4 1965 is an American The Singing Detective is a 2003 film based on the BBC Miniseries of the same name, a work by Dennis Potter. Holmes's next starring role was in Pieces of April (2003), a gritty comedy about a dysfunctional family on Thanksgiving. Pieces of April is a 2003 American Dramedy Film written and directed by Peter Hedges. Abnormality is a subjectively defined characteristic assigned to those with rare or dysfunctional conditions In the United States, Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Day is an annual one-day legal holiday to express Gratitude for the things one has Variety said it was "one of her best film performances. " "Each actor shines", wrote Elvis Mitchell, "even Ms. Elvis Mitchell (born 1958 in Detroit Michigan) is a former Film critic for The New York Times (1998-2004 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 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. First Daughter is a Romantic comedy film released by 20th Century Fox in 2004. Chasing Liberty is a 2004 Romantic comedy about the American President 's daughter First Daughter, directed by Forest Whitaker, also starred Michael Keaton as her father and Marc Blucas as her love interest. Forest Steven Whitaker (born July 15 1961 is an American actor producer, and director. Michael John Douglas (born September 9 1951 better known by the stage name Michael Keaton, is an American Actor, known for his early comedic roles in Marcus Paul Blucas (born January 11, 1972) is an American Actor, known for playing Riley Finn in Buffy the Vampire The Hollywood Reporter's Kirk Honeycutt 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. The Hollywood Reporter is a major trade publication of the Film industry in the United States. " 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. Batman Begins is a 2005 American Superhero film based on the fictional DC Comics character Batman, directed by Rachel Dawes is a Fictional character who first appeared in Christopher Nolan 's 2005 feature film Batman Begins. Variety was unenthusiastic. "Holmes is OK", was its critic's sole remark on her performance.  She received a Golden Raspberry nomination for "worst supporting actress" for the film. 26th Golden
In 2005, she 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. Christopher Taylor Buckley (born 1952 is an American political satirist and the author of several Novels He is the son of William Thank You for Smoking is a 2006, Golden Globe Award -nominated Film Satire directed by Jason Reitman and produced by Aaron Edward Eckhart (born March 12 1968 is an American film and stage actor 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 "strain[ed] credulity" in her role. 
After speculation about her reprising her role in The Dark Knight, the sequel to Batman Begins, it was finally confirmed by her agent that she would not appear because she did not want to spend too much time away from her family. The Dark Knight is a 2008 American Superhero film directed and co-written by Christopher Nolan. Instead, she decided to star in the comedy Mad Money, opposite Diane Keaton and Queen Latifah. Mad Money is a 2008 comedy - crime film starring Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, and Katie Holmes, and directed by Diane Keaton (born Diane Hall on January 5 1946 is an Oscar -winning American film Actress, director and producer
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. A biographical motion picture &mdash often shortened to biopic &mdash is a film that dramatizes the life of an actual person or people Donnell Clyde 'Spade' Cooley ( December 17, 1910 &ndash November 23, 1969) was an American Western Swing musician Dennis William Quaid (born April 9, 1954) is an American Actor. But the picture, set to shoot in New Orleans, Louisiana, was delayed by Hurricane Katrina, and Holmes dropped out because of her pregnancy. New Orleans (nʲuːˈɔrliənz nʲuːˈɔrlənz French: La Nouvelle-Orléans) is a major United States port city and the largest city in Louisiana Hurricane Katrina of the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was the costliest hurricane, as well as one of the five deadliest in the history of the United States 
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. Arthur Asher Miller (October 17 1915 &ndash February 10 2005 was an American Playwright and Essayist. All My Sons is a 1947 play by Arthur Miller. The play was twice adapted for film in 1948 and again in 1986 Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City Events 303 - Galerius, Roman Emperor, publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. Christopher Lee Kattan (born October 19, 1970) is an American Comedian and Actor, best known for his work on the sketch show Peepers character and singing "Big Spender" from Sweet Charity. This is the article on the musical For the 1969 film see Sweet Charity (film. 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. Events 694 - Egica, a king of the Visigoths of Hispania, accuses Jews of aiding Muslims sentencing all Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Punk'd is an American Hidden camera Practical joke Television series on MTV, produced and hosted by Ashton Kutcher Christopher Ashton Kutcher ( commonly known as Ashton Kutcher (born February 7 1978 is an American actor and former fashion model best known for playing Michael MTV ( Music Television) is an American Cable television network based in New York City. 
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 forward. FHM or For Him Magazine is an international monthly Men's Lifestyle magazine. She was named one of People's "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. People (full name People Weekly) is a weekly American Magazine of Celebrity and human interest stories, published People (full name People Weekly) is a weekly American Magazine of Celebrity and human interest stories, published  She has appeared in advertisements for Garnier Lumia haircolor, Coach leather goods, and clothing retailer The Gap. Garnier is a division of L'Oréal that produces Hair care products including the Fructis line and most recently skin care products under the name Nutritioniste Coach Inc is an American luxury leather goods company known for ladies' Handbags as well as items such as Luggage, Briefcases The Gap Incorporated ( is an American clothing and accessories retailer based in San Francisco California, and founded in 1969 by Donald Fisher 
On November 4, 2007 Holmes ran, and successfully completed, the New York Marathon in 5:29:58. Events 1333 - Flood of the Arno River, causing massive damage in Florence as recorded by the Florentine chronicler Giovanni Villani Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The New York City Marathon ( ING New York City Marathon for Sponsorship reasons is a major annual marathon (42 
Holmes purchased a townhouse in Wilmington in 2002.  When Dawson's Creek ended its run in 2003, she moved to Los Angeles, California, then New York City in 2005, before going back to Los Angeles when she married Tom Cruise. Dawson's Creek was an American Primetime Television Drama which initially aired from January 20, 1998 Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West The City of New York " Holmes dated her Dawson's Creek co-star Joshua Jackson for all the first season and part of the second season, the relationship ending peacefully. Dawson's Creek was an American Primetime Television Drama which initially aired from January 20, 1998 Joshua Carter Jackson (born June 11, 1978) is a Canadian – American actor She told Rolling Stone, "I fell in love, I had my first love, and it was something so incredible and indescribable that I will treasure it always. Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published And that I feel so fortunate because he's now one of my best friends. " Holmes met actor Chris Klein in 2000. An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works Frederick Christopher "Chris" Klein (born March 14 1979) is an American movie Actor. A Midwesterner like Holmes—he grew up in Illinois and Nebraska—Klein and Holmes were engaged in late 2003, but in early 2005 she and Klein ended their relationship. The State of Illinois ( roughly ill-i-NOY is a state of the United States of America, the 21st to be admitted to the Union. Nebraska ( is a state located on the Great Plains of the Midwestern United States and Press accounts cited the distance imposed by their careers as a factor. In the fall of 2005, Klein said of the split, "We grew up. The fantasy was over and reality set in. "
Weeks after her relationship with Chris Klein ended, Holmes began dating actor Tom Cruise. Thomas Cruise Mapother IV ( born July 3 1962 better known by his screen name Tom Cruise, is an American Actor and Film producer Their first public appearance together was on April 29, 2005, in Rome, Italy, at the David di Donatello Awards, the Italian equivalent of the Oscars. Events 1429 - Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orleans. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Rome ( Roma ˈroma Roma is the capital city of Italy and Lazio, and is Italy's largest and most populous city with more than 2 David di Donatello, named after Donatello's David, is a Movie Award assigned each year for cinematic performances and production by Ente David di "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film.  Her family expressed support, with her father stating, "We're very excited for Katie", and saying his daughter was "a very mature young lady with a good head on her shoulders. From all we have read and heard about [Cruise], he's a humanitarian and a real class act. From the perspective of a parent, we're very excited for both of them".  Holmes's sister Tamara said, "They're both wonderful people. "
Holmes, who was baptized as a Roman Catholic, became interested in the Church of Scientology soon after she began dating actor Cruise. The Church of Scientology is the largest organization devoted to the practice and the promotion of the Scientology belief system. On May 23, 2005, Cruise appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, jumping on Winfrey's couch and vociferously declaring his love for Holmes. Events 1430 - Siege of Compiègne: Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compiègne Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Oprah Winfrey Show is a United States syndicated Talk show, hosted and produced by its namesake Oprah Winfrey, and is the highest-rated He went backstage and pulled the embarrassed actress onto the program.  Cruise proposed to Holmes in the early morning of June 17, 2005, atop Paris's Eiffel Tower; she accepted. Events 1462 - Vlad III the Impaler attempts to assassinate Mehmed II ( The Night Attack) forcing him to retreat Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city The Eiffel Tower (Tour Eiffel /tuʀ ɛfɛl/ is an Iron Tower built  At the press conference, attended by Holmes's mother, Cruise announced the news, declaring, "Today is a magnificent day for me. I'm engaged to a magnificent woman. "
Back in Toledo, the news was greeted with skepticism. Even before Holmes' engagement, her hometown paper was already speculating about "what happens if our very own 'good ole Katie' morphs into 'Katie Holmes, the former actress now better known as Tom Cruise's third wife. '" Following the engagement, the Chicago Tribune sent a reporter to Toledo who found the citizens felt the biggest star from their city was not Holmes, but Jamie Farr, who played Corporal Maxwell Klinger on M*A*S*H. The Chicago Tribune is a major daily Newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, and owned by the Tribune Company Jamie Farr (born Jameel Joseph Farah on July 1, 1934) is an American television and Film Actor and popular Game show Corporal (later Sergeant Maxwell Q Klinger is a Fictional character from the M*A*S*H television series played by American M*A*S*H was a Medical drama / Black comedy produced by 20th Television Fox for CBS. "I think he's bigger than Katie. He's so humble and he's so proud of his hometown—he name-drops it all the time. If it wasn't for Jamie, I don't think people would really know about Toledo", said a Toledo waitress. Others quoted by the newspaper were puzzled by her interest in Scientology. Farr subsequently wrote a letter to the newspaper declaring "I admire Katie Holmes. She is a wonderful, beautiful actress" and "I do not feel that Katie and I are in any form of competition in the city of Toledo. "
Soon after beginning her relationship with Cruise, Holmes fired her long-time manager and agent and acquired a new "best friend", Jessica Rodriguez, who is from a prominent family of Scientologists.  Robert Haskell, who wrote W magazine's cover story on the actress, said Rodriguez "was described to me as Holmes's 'Scientology chaperone' and it was clear that she would be on hand during our interview despite my protests. W is a monthly American Fashion Magazine published by Condé Nast Publications. " This was in contrast to Holmes's earlier press, which noted approvingly she "arrives without the ubiquitous PR person in tow. "
On April 18, 2006, Holmes gave birth to a baby girl named Suri. "TomKat" or "Tom-Kat" is a portmanteau for the celebrity Supercouple Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Events 1025 - Bolesław Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. It was said in the Vanity Fair article that Suri arrived exactly one year after Cruise and Holmes met, April 18, 2005. Events 1025 - Bolesław Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Los Angeles Times summarized the written statement Cruise released on the birth as saying the name "is a word with origins in both Hebrew and Persian. The Los Angeles Times (also known as the LA Times) is a daily Newspaper published in Los Angeles California and distributed In Hebrew, it means 'princess' and in Persian, 'red rose,' it was claimed in the release. " Although some Hebrew linguists had never seen the word for "princess" spelled this way and its meaning, others said it was a Jewish, not Hebrew, derivation of "Sarah". PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ Sarah (; Arabic: سارة, Sārah; "a woman of high rank" is the wife of Abraham as described in the Hebrew Bible 
Until September 2006, Suri had not been seen in public, which led to tabloid stories questioning the existence of the child, contrasting Holmes and Cruise to other celebrity couples with newborns such as Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Angelina Jolie (born Angelina Jolie Voight on June 4 1975 is an American film actor William Bradley "Brad" Pitt Pitt received a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination for his role in the 1995 film Twelve Monkeys  Typical was the US Weekly cover story "BABY MYSTERY: Best friends' visits denied, baby photos cancelled, a wedding delayed, and Katie in seclusion. Us Weekly is a celebrity magazine originally founded in 1977 by The New York Times Company, and acquired by Wenner Media in 1986 "
The first photographs of the child appeared in the October 2006 issue of Vanity Fair, shot by Annie Leibovitz. Vanity Fair is an American magazine of Culture, Fashion, and Politics published by Condé Nast Publications. Anna-Lou "Annie" Leibovitz (ˈliːbəvɪts (born October 2, 1949) is an American Portrait photographer whose style is marked  In the accompanying story, Holmes said "we weren't trying to hide anything" and said she was bothered by the press coverage. "I do know what is being said in the press. This is my future. This is my family and I care so much about them. The stories are not okay. It eats away at me because it's just not okay. "
In an April 2006 interview with ABC News's Diane Sawyer, Cruise said he and Holmes were "just Scientologists" and that Suri would not be baptized Catholic. This article is about the American news organization See also ABC News (disambiguation ABC News is a division of American Lily Diane Sawyer (born December 19, 1945) is a Television Reporter for ABC and co-anchor of its morning news show In Christianity, baptism ( Greek, "immersing" "performing Ablutions " is the ritual act with the use of water by which one is admitted 
On November 18, 2006, Holmes and Cruise were married at the 15th-century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy, in a Scientology ceremony attended by many Hollywood stars. Events 326 - The old St Peter's Basilica is consecrated 1302 - Pope Boniface VIII issues the Papal bull Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Bracciano is a small town in the Italian region of Lazio, 30 km northwest of Rome. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest  The actors' publicist said the couple had "officialized" their marriage in Los Angeles the day before the Italian ceremony.  The day after the ceremony, the couple left for a honeymoon in the Maldives. The Maldives ( or, or Maldive Islands) officially the Republic of Maldives, is an Island nation consisting of a group of atolls stretching
|1997||The Ice Storm||Libbets Casey||First professional role|
|1998||Disturbing Behavior||Rachel Wagner||Starred in The Flys' music video for|
"Got You (Where I Want You)," a song
from the film's soundtrack
|1998—2003||Dawson's Creek||Joey Potter||Main role|
|Muppets from Space||Joey Potter||Uncredited cameo with Joshua Jackson|
|Teaching Mrs. Tingle||Leigh Ann Watson||First lead role|
|2000||Wonder Boys||Hannah Green|
|The Gift||Jessica King||First (and only) topless scene|
|2002||Abandon||Katie Burke||Lead role|
|2003||Phone Booth||Pamela McFadden|
|The Singing Detective||Nurse Mills|
|Pieces of April||April Burns||Lead role|
|2004||First Daughter||Samantha Mackenzie||Lead role|
|2005||Batman Begins||Rachel Dawes||Golden Raspberry nomination|
|Thank You for Smoking||Heather Holloway|
|2008||Mad Money||Jackie Truman|
|The Other Side||Max Mackenzie||Pre-production|
|NAME||Holmes, Kate Noelle|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Holmes, Katie|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||American actress|
|DATE OF BIRTH||18 December 1978|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Toledo, Ohio|
|DATE OF DEATH|
|PLACE OF DEATH|