Kate Beckinsale

Kathrin Romary Beckinsale is an English actress and model.

Date of birth

Kate Beckinsale was born on 26 July 1973 in Hounslow, Middlesex, England.


At the age of five, she lost her young father. Her mother later moved in with Roy Battersby and Beckinsale grew up with his children maintaining a strong bond with her stepfather.

Education & Early life

While studying at the Godolphin and Latymer School in Hammersmith, West London, she was associated with the Orange Tree Youth Theatre. She studied French and Russian Literature at New College, Oxford winning the WH Smith Young Writers Award twice in fiction and poetry. As part of the Oxford University Dramatic Society, she was cast in the production of ‘A View from the Bridge’ at the Oxford Playhouse, stepping into her budding acting career.

Love life

Beckinsale met Michael Sheen in 1995 and dated him for the next eight years. The couple has a daughter named Lily Mo Sheen. The couple broke up after she fell in love with Len Wiseman. After moving to Las Vegas with her daughter, she married Wiseman in 2004 and he directed her in two movies after their marriage.

Net worth

Not yet established.


After some minor television roles, her film debut was Much Ado About Nothing (1993) while a student at the University of Oxford.

She appeared in British costume dramas such as Prince of Jutland (1994), Cold Comfort Farm (1995), Emma (1996), and The Golden Bowl (2000), in addition to various stage and radio productions.

She started film work in the United States in the late 1990s, and, after appearing in small-scale dramas The Last Days of Disco (1998) and Brokedown Palace (1999), she starred in the war drama Pearl Harbor (2001), the romantic comedy Serendipity, and Tiptoes (2003).

She followed those with appearances in The Aviator (2004) and Click (2006).

After her role as Selene in the Underworld film series (2003–2016), Beckinsale is known for her work in action films, including Van Helsing (2004), Whiteout (2009), Contraband (2012), and Total Recall (2012).

She continues to make appearances in smaller dramatic projects such as Snow Angels (2007), Nothing but the Truth (2008), and Everybody's Fine (2009).

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.

Beckinsale starred opposite Pierce Brosnan, Callum Turner, and Jeff Bridges in Marc Webb's romantic coming-of-age drama The Only Living Boy in New York (2017), as a book editor and the mistress of a publisher whose son sees his life upended. Reviews of the film were mediocre, while it found a limited audience in theaters.

In 2018, Beckinsale starred as Ingrid Carpenter in the British film Farming.

In 2019, Beckinsale starred in the ITV/Amazon Prime drama The Widow, her first TV series for more than 20 years. The series stars Beckinsale as an Englishwoman who believes her husband, killed in a plane crash three years prior, is still alive in the Congo.

Beckinsale starred in the 2021 American action comedy film Jolt alongside Bobby Cannavale, Laverne Cox, Stanley Tucci and Jai Courtney. Jolt was adapted from a screenplay by Scott Wascha and directed by Tanya Wexler and released by Amazon Studios on July 23. In the same year, Deadline announced that Beckinsale will star in the Catherine Hardwicke-helmed family drama Prisoner's Daughter.

She was cast in Guilty Party, a dark comedy series as Beth Baker.

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Kate Beckinsale
First Name Kate
Surname Beckinsale
Born 26th July, 1973
Home City London, England
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