Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale

  • Birthday: 1973-07-26
  • Place of birth: Chiswick, London, England, UK
  • Also know as: Kathrin Beckinsale

Biography

Kathrin Romany Beckinsale (born 26 July 1973) is an English actress and model.. 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. She started film work in the United States in the late 1990s. She appeared in small-scale dramas The Last Days of Disco (1998) and Brokedown Palace (1999). In 2001, she garnered international recognition when she was cast as the romantic lead opposite Ben Affleck in her breakthrough film, Pearl Harbor (2001). She then starred in a number of films including the romantic comedy Serendipity (2001), Tiptoes (2003), The Aviator (2004), and Click (2006). Since playing the role of Selene in the Underworld film series (2003–2016), she has become known for her work in action films, including Van Helsing (2004), Whiteout (2009), Contraband (2012), and Total Recall (2012). In 2016, she received critical acclaim for her performance in the period comedy film Love & Friendship, for which she received a nomination for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress in a Comedy. She returned in action films with Jolt (2021). She also starred in two television projects with The Widow (2019) and Guilty Party (2021).

Filmography

Underworld

2003

As Selene

Pearl Harbor

2001

As Evelyn Johnson

Underworld: Evolution

2006

As Selene

Vacancy

2007

As Amy Fox

The Aviator

2004

As Ava Gardner

Whiteout

2009

As Carrie Stetko

Van Helsing

2004

As Anna Valerious

Tiptoes

2003

As Carole

Cold Comfort Farm

1995

As Flora Poste

Shooting Fish

1997

As Georgie

Emma

1996

As Emma Woodhouse

Click

2006

As Donna Newman

Everybody's Fine

2009

As Amy

Serendipity

2001

As Sara Thomas

Laurel Canyon

2003

As Alex

Snow Angels

2007

As Annie Marchand

The Golden Bowl

2000

As Maggie Verver

Nothing But the Truth

2008

As Rachel Armstrong

Winged Creatures

2009

As Carla Davenport

One Against the Wind

1991

As Barbe Lindell

Total Recall

2012

As Lori Quaid

The Last Days of Disco

1998

As Charlotte

Brokedown Palace

1999

As Darlene Davis

Uncovered

1995

As Julia

Haunted

1995

As Christina Mariell

Underworld: Awakening

2012

As Selene

Contraband

2012

As Kate Farraday

The Trials of Cate McCall

2013

As Cate McCall

Stonehearst Asylum

2014

As Eliza Graves

Anna Lee: Headcase

1993

As Thea Hahn

Royal Deceit

1994

As Ethel

The Disappointments Room

2016

As Dana Barrow

Absolutely Anything

2015

As Catherine

The Face of an Angel

2014

As Simone Ford

Underworld: Blood Wars

2016

As Selene

Marie-Louise ou la permission

1995

As Marie-Louise

Love & Friendship

2016

As Lady Susan Vernon

Rachel's Dream

1992

As Rachel

Farming

2018

As Ingrid Carpenter

Fool's Paradise

2023

As Christiana Dior

Jolt

2021

As Lindy

Prisoner's Daughter

2023

As Maxine

Canary Black

0000

As Avery Graves

Dynamo is Dead

2023

As Self

Stolen Girl

0000

As Maureen

The Patient

0000

As Dr. Rose

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