Katie Holmes is known as an American film and TV actress. She is most famous for playing the role of Joey Potter on the popular teen drama Dawson's Creek from 1998 to 2003. She is also famous for having a child with well-known actor, Tom Cruise.
Katie Holmes was born as Kate Noelle Holmes on December 18, 1978, in Toledo, Ohio. The most youthful of five children, Holmes was brought up in a strict and proper Roman Catholic family. Her father worked as a divorce lawyer to support the family. As an excellent student at an all girls' school, Holmes participated in a few extracurricular exercises. Acting was what caught her eye the most.
Holmes knew since early on that she needed to be an actress to fulfill her life’s purpose. While still in high school, she made a trip to New York City for a modeling contest so that she could pick up some exposure.
Holmes rose to fame for her performance as Joey Potter on The WB teenager drama Dawson's Creek, which first appeared in 1998. She and the other stars from the show including James Van Der Beek, Joshua Jackson and Michelle Williams, rapidly ended up as mainstream TV and film stars after the show ended and they went on to their other projects.
Katie Holmes had a high profile marriage with popular actor, Tom Cruise. Their relationship rapidly wound up as tabloid fodder, with reports covering almost every move made by the famous power couple. The pair got engaged within two months after first meeting in 2005. The next April, they gave birth to their beautiful daughter, Suri. Holmes and Cruise would marry soon thereafter at a château in Italy.
Pregnancy and birth was empowering for the new mother as she explained to People Magazine, "I felt so proud to be having a baby and so excited. And I felt closer to other women-to my sisters, to my mom. I felt empowered, like ‘I’ve given birth. I did it! There’s nothing I can’t handle. I’ve really enjoyed this time that I have taken to be with Suri as well as the challenges of the first couple of months
The union of Holmes and Cruise came to a slamming end in June 2012. After five years of marriage, Holmes petitioned for legal separation from Cruise and moved to New York City with her little girl Suri.
Last Modified: 26 Mar, 2019