Kathrin Romary Beckinsale is an English actress who is best known for appearing in movies including “Prince of Jutland”, “The Brokedown Palace”, “The Last Days of Disco” and “Contraband”.
Kate Beckinsale was born on July 26, 1973, in Chiswick, London, England. She was born to Richard Beckinsale and Judy Loe who are both actors. She is their only child. Her father died at the age of 31; he died of a heart attack. She was only five years old at that time.
Her mother moved in with director Roy Battersby. Roy had four sons and a daughter. Kate attended a girl’s school called Godolphin and Latymer School in Hammersmith, West London. She attended New College, Oxford, where she read French and Russian Literature. She traveled to Paris as a requirement for modern language students.
In 1995, she left the university to concentrate on her acting career. According to her, the pressure from both acting and schooling was too high; she could not enjoy either of them because of the pressure.
Kate Beckinsale dated actor Michael Sheen from 1995 to 2003. They have a daughter named Lily. She was born in 1999. She got married to director Len Wiseman in 2004. They divorced in 2016.
Kate Beckinsale made her film debut in 1991 with a small role in “Devices and Desires”. In the same year, she appeared in the film titled “One Against the Wind”. In 1993, she landed a major role in the film titled “Much Ado About Nothing”. In 1994, she starred in “Prince of Jutland” and “Cold Comfort Farm” in 1995. She later starred in Jane Austen’s “Emma” and another film titled “Shooting Fish”.
She moved to Hollywood in 1998. She starred in “The Last Days of Disco” and “Through the Looking Glass” in the same year. In the year 2000, she appeared in “The Golden Bowl”. Her popularity increased after she starred in the 2001 war film titled “Pearl Harbor”, she played the role of a nurse torn between two pilots. She also appeared in the romantic comedy movie “Serendipity” in the same year.
Kate Beckinsale appeared in 2003’s “Underworld”. She played the role of a vampire. A role that was totally different from her usual romantic comedy and period films. In 2004, she appeared in “The Aviator” and the horror movie “Van Helsing”.
She also reprised her role as Selene in 2006’s “Underworld: Evolution”. The movie was directed by her husband, and she was involved in the entire process. Her daughter, Lily, appeared in the movie as young Selene. In 2007, she appeared in a thriller titled “Vacancy”, she starred alongside Luke Wilson.
She starred in “Winged Creatures” in 2008. In the same year, she appeared in “Nothing but the Truth”. She appeared in several other movies including “Absolutely Anything” and a 2016 romantic comedy titled “Love and Friendship”. She has also worked as a model occasionally.
Awards & Achievements
Kate Beckinsale won the Best Actress for her performance in “Shooting Fish” at the 1997 Sitges – Catalan International Film Festival. She also won the British Supporting Actress of the Year for her role in “The Last Days of Disco” at the 1999 London Critics Award.
She also won another award at the London Critics Award in 2017. Kate has also been nominated for several other awards including the Gotham Awards.
Net Worth & Salary of Kate Beckinsale
Kate Beckinsale has an estimated net worth of $20 million. Her main source of wealth is her acting career. Her occasional modeling projects also earned her income. There are no records of other sources of income. She has also done some narration work on the radio.
Kate Beckinsale has been described as an actress who gives her best performance. Kate has been actively involved in charity. She has been actively involved in acting since 1991. Even though she broke up with her longtime boyfriend, Michael Sheen, the two have been close friends to date.