Sunday, February 19, 2012

Kate Winslet Biography

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Kate Elizabeth Winslet (born 5 October 1975) is an English actress and occasional singer. She has received multiple awards and nominations. She was the youngest person to accrue six Academy Award nominations, and won the Academy Award for Best Actress for The Reader (2008).

Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet has been acclaimed for both dramatic and comedic work in projects ranging from period to contemporary films, and from major Hollywood productions to less publicised indie films.Kate Winslet has won awards from the Screen Actors Guild, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association among others, and has been nominated twice for an Emmy Award for television acting, winning once for her role as Mildred Pierce in the 2011 mini-series of the same name.

Brought up in Berkshire, Kate Winslet studied drama from childhood, and began her career in British television in 1991. She made her film debut in Heavenly Creatures (1994), for which she received her first notable critical praise. She achieved recognition for her subsequent work in a supporting role in Sense and Sensibility (1995) and for her leading role in Titanic (1997), the highest grossing film at that time.


Since 2000, Kate Winslet's performances have continued to draw positive comments from film critics, and she has been nominated for various awards for her work in such films as Quills (2000), Iris (2001), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Finding Neverland (2004), Little Children (2006), The Reader (2008) and Revolutionary Road (2008). Her performance in the latter prompted New York magazine critic David Edelstein to describe her as "the best English-speaking film actress of her generation". The romantic comedy The Holiday and the animated film Flushed Away (both 2006) were among the biggest commercial successes of her career.

Winslet was awarded a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children in 2000. She has been included as a vocalist on some soundtracks of works she has performed in, and the single "What If" from the soundtrack for Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001), was a hit single in several European countries. Winslet has two children with her former husbands: a daughter with Jim Threapleton and a son with Sam Mendes.

Kate Winslet was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for playing herself in a 2005 episode of Extras. At the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards, Winslet won the Best Actress in Miniseries or TV Movie award for her role as the titular character in Mildred Pierce.

Filmography

1991 Dark Season
1992 Get Back
1994 Heavenly Creatures
1995 A Kid in King Arthur's Court
1995 Sense and Sensibility
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
1996 Jude
1996 Hamlet
1997 Titanic
1998 Hideous Kinky
1999 Faeries
1999 Holy Smoke!
2000 Quills
2001 Enigma
2001 Christmas Carol: The Movie
2001 Iris
2003 The Life of David Gale
2004 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
2004 Finding Neverland
2005 Romance & Cigarettes
2006 All the King's Men
2006 Little Children
2006 Flushed Away
2006 The Holiday
2006 Deep Sea 3D
2008 The Fox and the Child
2008 The Reader
2008 Revolutionary Road
2011 Mildred Pierce
2011 Contagion
2011 Carnage
2012 Movie 43

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