Kate Beckinsale chose to pursue her acting career over her college degree.
|Net Worth:||$ 21 Million|
|Source of Wealth:||Actress|
|Born:||July 26, 1973|
|Spouse:||Len Wiseman (Divorced)|
|Children:||One (Lily Mo Sheen)|
|Birth Name:||Kathrin Romary Beckinsale|
|Height:||5 ft 7 in (1.71m)|
Kate Beckinsale is an English actress who is extremely famous and sought-after. She proved how versatile she is as an actress based on the roles she played. She is good at romance, comedy, drama, and action. Some of her notable films are the Underworld series, Prince of Jutland, and The Last Days of Disco.
Kathrin Romary Beckinsale was born on July 26, 1973 in Chiswick, London. She is the only child of actorRichard Beckinsale and actress Judy Loe.Her father died when she was five years old due to heart attack.
Beckinsale went to Godolphin and Latymer School in Hammersmith, West London. She attended New College but later dropped out to concentrate on her acting career. She cannot handle the pressure from both acting and schooling, she could not enjoy either of them.
An adaptation of P.D. James’ Devices and Desires marked her debut in television in 1991. The series focuses on Adam Daliesh and his search for the serial killer, The Whistler. She then appeared in Rachel’s Dream alongside Christopher Ecclecton in 1992.
While she was still in college Beckinsale made her acting debut in Much Ado About Nothing in 1993.She starred as Hero, the only child of Leonato (Richard Briers) who is in love with Claudio (Robert Leonard). The movie focuses on how Hero and Claudio conspire to match-make their friends. The movie earned $36 million.
After appearing in various British television series and plays, Beckinsale tried her luck in Hollywood in 1998. She landed a role in the comedy-drama film The Last Days of Disco, opposite Chloe Sevigny. Beckinsale portrayed Charlotte Pingress, a narcissistic and dominating person. The movie followed the story of a group of Ivy League graduates partying in the Manhattan disco.
Beckinsale co-starred alongside John Cusack in the romantic comedy film Serendipity in 2001. She played the role of Sara Thomas who met Jonathan (Cusack) at Bloomingdale's when they buy the same pair of black cashmere gloves. The movie focuses on how Sara and Jonathan still end up together after years of chasing. The film earned $77 million and received three awards.
In the same year, Beckinsale played as Lieutenant Evelyn Johnson in Pearl Harbor. Evelyn is a Navy nurse and the love interest of Rafe McCawley (Ben Affleck) and Danny Walker (Josh Hartnett). The movie focused on the love story of Evelyn, Rafe, and Danny during World War II. It also showed a fictionalized version of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The movie was a real hit with a total earnings of $449 million.
The Underworld series is definitely one of the most successful movies of Beckinsale. She starred as Selene, a vampire who works as a Death Dealer seeking revenge for the death of her family. The first movie is an action-packed death and destruction between vampires and werewolves. The sequels revealed how the war began, their discovery by humanity, and how the battle ends. The five movies earned $533 million compared to the $212 million budget.
Beckinsale married Underworld director Len Wiseman. The pair met while shooting the movie. They got married in May 2004 and divorced in 2016. The split was caused by complicated schedules and irreconcilable differences.
Beckinsale first dated actor Michael Sheen from 1995 to 2003. The pair met when they were both part of The Seagull in 1995. They have a daughter named Lily, who was born in 1999.
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