Kate Beckinsale

26 Jul 1973

Actor

Kathryn Bailey "Kate" Beckinsale is an English actress. 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. In 2001, Beckinsale garnered international recognition when she was cast as the romantic lead opposite Ben Affleck in her breakthrough film, Pearl Harbor (2001). Since then, she has portrayed a variety of characters in projects such as Underworld (2003), The Aviator (2004), and Van Helsing (2004). In 2008, she earned a Critic's Choice Award nomination for her performance in Nothing But the Truth. Born in Finsbury Park, London, Beckinsale is the daughter of actor Richard Beckinsale, who died from a heart attack in 1979, and actress Judy Loe. She has a paternal half-sister, Samantha, who is also an actress. Her paternal grandfather was half Burmese, and she has said that she was "very oriental-looking" as a child.

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Filmography (37 titles)

(movie, 2016)
5.5Underworld: Blood Wars
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Drama
Role: Actor (as Selene)
(movie, 2016)
···The Disappointments Room
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror
Role: Actor (as Dana Barrow)
(movie, 2016)
···Love & Friendship
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Lady Susan Vernon Martin)
(movie, 2015)
···Absolutely Anything
Genre: Comedy, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Catherine)
(movie, 2015)
···The Face of an Angel
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Simone Ford)
(movie, 2014)
···Stonehearst Asylum
Genre: Thriller
Role: Actor (as Eliza Graves)
(movie, 2013)
···The Trials of Cate McCall
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Cate McCall)
(movie, 2012)
7.5Total Recall
Genre: Action, Science Fiction, Adventure, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lori Quaid)
(movie, 2012)
···Underworld: Awakening
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Horror
Role: Actor (as Selene)
(movie, 2012)
6.0Contraband
Genre: Thriller, Action, Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Kate Farraday)
(movie, 2009)
···Everybody's Fine
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Role: Actor (as Amy)
(movie, 2009)
···Whiteout
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Carrie Stetko)
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Selene)
(movie, 2008)
···Nothing But the Truth
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Rachel Armstrong)
(movie, 2008)
···Winged Creatures
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Carla Davenport)
(movie, 2007)
6.0Vacancy
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Amy Fox)
(movie, 2007)
···Snow Angels
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Annie Marchand)
(movie, 2006)
···Click
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Donna Newman)
(movie, 2006)
···Underworld: Evolution
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Selene)
(movie, 2004)
7.8The Aviator
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Ava Gardner)
(movie, 2004)
6.8Van Helsing
Genre: Horror, Adventure, Action
Role: Actor (as Anna Valerious)
(movie, 2003)
7.8Underworld
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Selene)
(movie, 2003)
···Tiptoes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Carole)
(movie, 2002)
···Laurel Canyon
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Alex)
(movie, 2001)
···Serendipity
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Sara Thomas)
(movie, 2001)
···Pearl Harbor
Genre: History, Romance, War
Role: Actor (as Nurse Lt. Evelyn Johnson)
(movie, 2000)
···The Golden Bowl
Genre: Drama, Romance, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Maggie Verver)
(movie, 1999)
···Brokedown Palace
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Darlene Davis)
Genre: Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as Alice)
(movie, 1998)
···The Last Days of Disco
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Role: Actor (as Charlotte)
(movie, 1997)
···Shooting Fish
Genre: Crime, Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Georgie)
(movie, 1995)
···Uncovered
Genre: Action, Foreign, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Julia)
(movie, 1995)
···Cold Comfort Farm
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Flora Poste)
(movie, 1995)
···Haunted
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Role: Actor (as Christina Mariell)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Marie-Louise)
(movie, 1993)
···Much Ado About Nothing
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Hero)
(movie, 1991)
···One Against the Wind
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Barbe Lindell)