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Kate Winslet

1975-10-05 Reading, Berkshire, England, UK

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Kate Elizabeth Winslet (born 5 October 1975) is an English actress. Known for her work in independent films, particularly period dramas, as well as for her portrayals of headstrong and complicated women, she has received numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, three British Academy Film Awards, and five Golden Globe Awards. Winslet studied drama at the Redroofs Theatre School. Her first screen appearance, at age 15, was in the British television series Dark Season (1991). She made her film debut playing a teenage murderess in Heavenly Creatures (1994), and went on to win a BAFTA Award for playing Marianne Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility (1995). Global stardom followed soon after with her leading role in the epic romance Titanic (1997), which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Titanic was the highest-grossing film at the time, after which she eschewed parts in blockbusters in favour of critically acclaimed period pieces, including Quills (2000) and Iris (2001). The science fiction romance Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), in which Winslet was cast against type in a contemporary setting, proved to be a turning point in her career, and she gained further recognition for her performances in Finding Neverland (2004), Little Children (2006), Revolutionary Road (2008), and The Reader (2008). For playing a former Nazi camp guard in the latter, she won the BAFTA Award and the Academy Award for Best Actress. Winslet's portrayal of Joanna Hoffman in the biopic Steve Jobs (2015) won her another BAFTA Award, and she won two Primetime Emmy Awards for her performances in the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce (2011) and Mare of Easttown (2021). For her narration of a short story in the audiobook Listen to the Storyteller (1999), Winslet won a Grammy Award. She performed the song "What If" for the soundtrack of her film Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001). A co-founder of the charity Golden Hat Foundation, which aims to create autism awareness, she has written a book on the topic, The Golden Hat: Talking Back to Autism (2010). Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2009 and 2021. In 2012, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). Divorced from film directors Jim Threapleton and Sam Mendes, Winslet has been married to businessman Edward Abel Smith since 2012. She has a child from each marriage.


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Eleven Days in May Narrator 2022-05-06
Avatar: The Way of Water Ronal 2022-12-14
Baba Yaga Baba Yaga (voice) 2021-01-14
L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth 2021-12-16
Eating Our Way to Extinction Narrator (voice) 2021-09-16
Black Beauty Black Beauty (voice) 2020-11-27
Ammonite Mary Anning 2020-11-13
Blackbird Jennifer 2019-09-06
Manou the Swift Manou's Mother (voice) 2019-01-25
The Christmas Letter Narrator (voice) 2019-12-22
Buttons Narrator (voice) 2018-12-08
Oceans: Our Blue Planet Narrator (voice) 2018-06-22
Diana: The Day Britain Cried Narrator (voice) 2017-08-29
The Mountain Between Us Alex Martin 2017-10-05
Wonder Wheel Ginny 2017-12-01
Snow Bears Narrator (voice) 2017-12-26
Der verlorene Wunschzettel Narrator (voice) 2016-07-01
Collateral Beauty Claire Wilson 2016-12-06
Daisy Chain Buttercup Bree (voice) 2016-06-04
Triple 9 Irina Vlaslov 2016-02-19
Snow Chick - A Penguin's Tale Narrator (voice) 2015-12-23
Insurgent Jeanine Matthews 2015-03-18
A Little Chaos Sabine De Barra 2015-03-26
Steve Jobs Joanna Hoffman 2015-10-09
The Dressmaker Myrtle "Tilly" Dunnage 2015-10-29
And the Oscar Goes To... Self (archive footage) 2014-02-01
Divergent Jeanine Matthews 2014-03-14
Movie 43 Beth (segment "The Catch") 2013-01-01
Labor Day Adele 2013-12-27
Best Actress of All Time Herself 2013-10-15
Reflections on Titanic Self 2012-09-10
Discovering Hamlet Ophelia (Archival Footage) 2011-11-01
Contagion Erin Mears 2011-09-08
Carnage Nancy Cowan 2011-09-16
Revolutionary Road April Wheeler 2008-12-19
The Reader Hanna Schmitz 2008-01-02
Le Renard et l'Enfant Narrator (voice) 2007-12-27
Killers Kill, Dead Men Die The Undercover Lady Cop 2007-03-13
Little Children Sarah Pierce 2006-10-06
All the King's Men Anne Stanton 2006-09-10
Deep Sea 3D Narrator (voice) 2006-03-03
The Holiday Iris Simpkins 2006-12-08
Flushed Away Rita (voice) 2006-10-22
Romance & Cigarettes Tula 2005-09-13
Finding Neverland Sylvia Llewelyn Davies 2004-10-17
Pride Suki (voice) 2004-06-21
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Clementine Kruczynski 2004-03-19
The Life of David Gale Bitsey Bloom 2003-02-21
Being Mick 2001-11-22
Iris Young Iris Murdoch 2001-12-14
Enigma Hester Wallace 2001-01-22
Christmas Carol: The Movie Belle (voice) 2001-12-07
Quills Madeleine LeClerc 2000-11-22
Holy Smoke Ruth Barron 1999-09-04
Faeries Brigid (voice) 1999-01-23
Hideous Kinky Julia 1998-11-17
Titanic Rose Dewitt Bukater 1997-11-18
Jude Sue Bridehead 1996-02-06
Hamlet Ophelia 1996-12-25
Sense and Sensibility Marianne Dashwood 1995-12-13
A Kid in King Arthur's Court Princess Sarah 1995-08-11
Heavenly Creatures Juliet Hulme 1994-09-12
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Inside Jobs: The Making of Steve Jobs