Kate Noelle "Katie" Holmes 
(born December 18, 1978) is an American actress, model, and filmmaker who first achieved fame for her role as Joey Potter
on The WB television teen drama Dawson's Creek
from 1998 to 2003. She appeared in 1998's Disturbing Behavior
, a thriller, which won her an MTV Movie Award
for Best Breakthrough Performance
. In 2000 Holmes featured in Wonder Boys
which got positive attention from many leading critics. Holmes hosted Saturday Night Live on February 24, 2001.
Holmes had a starring role 
in 2003's Pieces of April
, a gritty comedy about a dysfunctional family on Thanksgiving. In the 2005 film Batman Begins
, the highest-grossing film of her career to date, she played Rachel Dawes
, Gotham City's assistant district attorney and Bruce Wayne
's childhood sweetheart. She also appeared in art house films such as The Ice Storm
, horror films such as Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
and thrillers including Abandon
. She has also played on Broadway in a production of Arthur Miller
's All My Sons
and had numerous guest roles on television programs such as How I Met Your Mother
. In 2011, she starred as Jacqueline Kennedy
in the The Kennedys
miniseries, a role she later reprised in the 2017 miniseries The Kennedys: After Camelot
Her marriage to actor  Tom Cruise
from 2006 to 2012 led to a great deal of media attention, with the pair being called a supercouple and given the nickname "TomKat
Early life 
Holmes was born in Toledo, Ohio. She is the youngest of five children born to Kathleen, a homemaker and philanthropist, and Martin Joseph Holmes, Sr., an attorney. She has three sisters and one brother. Holmes was baptized a Roman Catholic and attended Christ the King Church in Toledo.
She graduated from the all-female 
Notre Dame Academy in Toledo (also her mother's alma mater), where she was a 4.0 student. At St. John's Jesuit and St. Francis de Sales, nearby all-male high schools, Holmes appeared in school musicals, playing a waitress in Hello, Dolly! and Lola in Damn Yankees. She scored 1310 out of 1600 on her SAT and was accepted to Columbia University (and attended for a summer session); her father wanted her to become a doctor.
At age 14, 
she began classes at a modeling school in Toledo which led her to the International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA) Competition held in New York City in 1996. Eventually, Holmes was signed to an agent after performing a monologue from To Kill a Mockingbird. An audition tape was sent to the casting director for the 1997 film The Ice Storm, directed by Ang Lee, and Holmes made her big-screen debut in the role of Libbets Casey in the film, opposite Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver.
1997–2003: Dawson's Creek and career development 
In January 1997, Holmes went to Los Angeles for pilot season, when producers cast and shoot new programs in the hopes of securing a spot on a network schedule. The Toledo Blade reported she was offered the lead in Buffy the Vampire Slayer but she never turned it down. Columbia Tri-Star Television, producer of a new show named Dawson's Creek that was created by screenwriter Kevin Williamson, asked her to come to Los Angeles to audition, but there was a conflict with her schedule. "I was doing my school play, Damn Yankees. And I was playing Lola. I even got to wear the feather boa. I thought, 'There is no way I'm not playing Lola to go audition for some network. I couldn't let my school down. We had already sold a lot of tickets. So I told Kevin and The WB, 'I'm sorry. I just can't meet with you this week. I've got other commitments.'"
The producers permitted 
her to audition on videotape. Holmes read for the part of Joey Potter, the tomboy best friend of the title character Dawson, on a videotape shot in her basement, her mother reading Dawson's lines.
The Hollywood Reporter 
claimed the story of Holmes's audition "has become the stuff of legend" and "no one even thought that it was weird that one of the female leads would audition via Federal Express." Holmes won the part. Paul Stupin, executive producer of the show, said his first reaction on seeing her audition tape was "That's Joey Potter!" Creator and executive producer Kevin Williamson said Holmes has a "unique combination of talent, beauty and skill that makes Hollywood come calling. But that's just the beginning. To meet her is to instantly fall under her spell." Williamson thought she had exactly the right look for Joey Potter. "She had those eyes, those eyes just stained with loneliness." While Dawson's Creek was met with mixed reviews, Holmes attained national attention. Holmes was soon on the covers of magazines such as Seventeen, TV Guide, and Rolling Stone. Jancee Dunn, an editor at Rolling Stone said she was chosen for the cover because "every time you mention Dawson's Creek you tend to get a lot of dolphin-like shrieks from teenage girls. The fact that she is drop-dead gorgeous didn't hurt either."
During her time 
as a series regular on Dawson's Creek, Holmes first leading role in a film came in 1998's Disturbing Behavior, a Scream-era Stepford Wives-goes-to-high school thriller, where she was a loner from the wrong side of the tracks. The film was recut from what the director intended. Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times wrote her character, Rachel, "dresses in black and likes to strike poses on the beds of pickup trucks and is a bad girl who is in great danger of becoming a very good one." Despite the fact that it received mixed reviews and was not a huge financial success, the actress won a MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance for the role and also received a Saturn Award nomination for the part. Holmes, though, said the film was "just horrible." In 1999, she played a disaffected supermarket clerk in Doug Liman's ensemble piece Go. The film received excellent reviews and made a profit, and Holmes herself was liked by critics. The same year, in Kevin Williamson's Teaching Mrs. Tingle, which he wrote and directed, Holmes played a straight-A student whose vindictive teacher (Helen Mirren) threatens to keep her from a desperately needed scholarship. Also in 1999, she had an uncredited cameo with Dawson's Creek co-star Joshua Jackson in Muppets from Space, which was filmed in Wilmington where Dawson's Creek also filmed.
The year 2000 
saw Holmes feature in two film roles. The first was in Wonder Boys
, directed by Curtis Hanson
from the novel by Michael Chabon
. The film told the story of a creative writing teacher at a university, with Michael Douglas
in the leading role. Holmes had a small role (six and one-half minutes of screen time) as Hannah Green
, the talented student who lusts after Professor Grady Tripp
(Douglas's character, who is her instructor and landlord). Many leading critics at the time took favorable notice to Holmes in the film. Kenneth Turan
of the Los Angeles Times said she was "just right as the beauty with kind of a crush on the old man." Her second feature film during 2000 was The Gift
, a Southern Gothic story directed by Sam Raimi
and starring Cate Blanchett
, she played the antithesis of Joey Potter
: a promiscuous rich girl having affairs with everyone from a sociopathic wife-beater (Keanu Reeves
) to the district attorney (Gary Cole
), and is murdered by her fiancé (Greg Kinnear
). Holmes did her first nude scene for the film, in a scene where her character was about to be murdered. Her appearance was lamented by Variety
's Steven Kotler
. In Ohio, the scene met with disapproval from Russ Lemmon
writing in the Toledo Blade
Holmes hosted  Saturday Night Live
on February 24, 2001, participating in a send-up of Dawson's Creek
where she falls madly in love with Chris Kattan
's Mr. Peepers
character and singing "Big Spender
" from Sweet Charity
. In the 2002 film Abandon
, written by Oscar winner Stephen Gaghan
, Holmes plays a delusional, homicidal college student named "Katie". Todd McCarthy
and Roger Ebert
commended her performance, but other critics savaged it. During the final season of Dawson's Creek
, Holmes played the mistress of the public relations flack played by Colin Farrell
in Phone Booth
, which was both critically and financially successful. She also appeared as Robert Downey, Jr.
's nurse in The Singing Detective
(2003). Dawson's Creek
ended its run in 2003, and Holmes was the only actor to appear in all 128 episodes. "It was very difficult for me to leave Wilmington, to have my little glass bubble burst and move on. I hate change. On the other hand it was refreshing to play someone else", she said in 2004.
Focus on film career, brief hiatus, and theatre work - Holmes' first starring role post-Dawson's Creek was in 2003's Pieces of April, a gritty comedy about a dysfunctional family on Thanksgiving. Many critics and audiences agreed that Holmes had given her best performance in the film as April. Variety said it was "one of her best film performances." "Each actor shines", wrote Elvis Mitchell, "even Ms. Holmes, whose beauty seems to have fogged the minds of her previous directors" in playing "a brat who is slaving to find her inner decency and barely has the equipment for such an achievement, let alone to serve a meal whose salmonella potential could claim an entire borough. Yet it is her surliness, as well as her intransigent determination to make Thanksgiving work, that keeps the laughs coming." Holmes also received a Satellite Award for Best Actress for the role. On the November 9, 2003 episode, she was Punk'd by Ashton Kutcher and the next year she was the subject of an episode of the MTV program Diary.
Holmes was a contender 
for the role of Christine Daaé in 2004's The Phantom of the Opera, but lost the role to Emmy Rossum. She later played the President's daughter in First Daughter, which was originally to be released in January 2004 on the same day as Chasing Liberty, another film about a president's daughter, but was ultimately released in September 2004 to dismal reviews and ticket sales. First Daughter, directed by Forest Whitaker, also starred Michael Keaton as her father and Marc Blucas as her love interest. The Hollywood Reporter critic called her character, Samantha Mackenzie, "a startling example of how a studio film can dumb down and neutralize the comic abilities of a lively young star." In the 2005 film Batman Begins, the most successful film of her career to date, she played Rachel Dawes, an attorney in the Gotham City district attorney's office and the childhood sweetheart of the title character. Variety was unenthusiastic. "Holmes is OK", was its critic's sole remark on her performance. She was nominated for a Golden Raspberry for "worst supporting actress" for the film.
In 2005 
, Holmes characterised her film career as being a string of "bombs." "Usually I'm not even in the top ten", she said, the highest-grossing film of her career then being Phone Booth. She lamented "It's not like I have a lot of stuff that's great just waiting for me to sign on to." She also appeared in the film version of Christopher Buckley's satirical novel Thank You for Smoking about a tobacco lobbyist played by Aaron Eckhart, whom Holmes's character, a Washington reporter, seduces. Variety wrote one of the film's "sole relatively weak notes [came] from Holmes, who lacks even a hint of the wiliness of a ruthless reporter" and The New York Times said the cast was "exceptionally fine" except for Holmes, who "strain[ed] credulity" in her role. The film ended up a success, even earning a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. Also in 2005, Holmes had agreed to play in Shame on You, a biopic about the country singer Spade Cooley written and directed by Dennis Quaid, as the wife whom Cooley (played by Quaid) stomps to death. But the picture, set to shoot in New Orleans, Louisiana, was delayed by Hurricane Katrina, and Holmes dropped out due to her pregnancy. After her daughter, Suri Cruise, was born in April 2006, Holmes took a hiatus from her acting career until 2008.
After speculation 
about Holmes reprising her role in The Dark Knight, the sequel to Batman Begins, it was finally confirmed that she would not appear. Her role was later recast with Maggie Gyllenhaal in her place. Instead, Holmes decided to star in the comedy Mad Money, opposite Diane Keaton and Queen Latifah in 2008. The film flopped. The Canadian Press criticized Holmes's performance, "While Keaton has long done zany and giddy well, and she and Latifah have an interesting contrast of personalities, Holmes' presence feels like an afterthought." The New York Post, the New York Times and Variety also criticized Holmes' performance in the film, and the New York Times called Holmes "the movie's weakest link".
Returning to television 
in 2008, Holmes appeared in an episode of Eli Stone as Grace, a lawyer, and her singing and dancing was praised by Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly. Holmes made her Broadway debut in the revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons in October 2008. She opened to mixed reviews. Ben Brantley of The New York Times claimed "the neophyte Ms. Holmes" is a "sad casualty" of director Simon McBurney's "high concept approach" to the play. He adds that "Ms. Holmes delivers most of her lines with meaningful asperity, italicizing every word." Clive Barnes of the New York Post was similarly unimpressed by Holmes – and had few compliments for her co-stars. He wrote, "Lithgow starts in a sunny, benign fashion, but eventually finds himself screeching alongside Holmes, looking tough under a glossy wig." However, the New York Daily News' Joe Dziemianowicz took a more positive view of her stage debut, writing, "Holmes, a TV and film vet, makes a fine Broadway debut. Her rather grand speech pattern takes getting used to, but she seems comfortable and adds a fitting glint of glamour."
In 2009 
, Holmes appeared in the National Memorial Day Concert on the Mall in Washington, D.C. in a dialogue with Dianne Wiest celebrating the life of an American veteran seriously wounded in Iraq, José Pequeño.
2010–present: Television work and return to film 
In early July 2009, Holmes began filming a remake of the 1970s ABC telemovie Don't Be Afraid of the Dark; the film was released in August 2011. Also in 2011, Holmes played the role of Jackie Kennedy in the TV miniseries The Kennedys. In October 2011, she also portrayed "sl*tty Pumpkin" (Naomi), in the TV show How I Met Your Mother, episode "The sl*tty Pumpkin Returns".
In late 2012,
Holmes was set to appear in Theresa Rebeck's Dead Accounts on Broadway. Holmes and Chace Crawford were reportedly cast as the leads in the romantic comedy Responsible Adults, to begin shooting in Los Angeles in "Fall 2011". In 2015, Holmes joined the third season of Ray Donovan.
Katie Holmes directed
a short 2015 documentary for ESPN about Olympic gymnast Nadia Comăneci entitled, Eternal Princess, that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.
In a September,
2016 Elle interview, Holmes stated that she is in the process of adapting the Kathleen Tessaro novel Rare Objects into a screenplay and will direct the film. Holmes also completed filming the satirical comedy film Coup d'Etat, in which she starred opposite Michael Caine.
Holmes was annually named by both the British and American editions of FHM magazine as one of the sexiest women in the world from 1999 onward. She was named one of People's "50 Most Beautiful People" in 2003; its sibling Teen People declared her one of the "25 Hottest Stars Under 25" that year; and in 2005, People said she was one of the ten best dressed stars that year. She has appeared in advertisements for Garnier Lumia haircolor, Coach leather goods, and clothing retailer Gap.
In November 2008,
it was confirmed that she would be the new face of the spring 2009 campaign for the high-end fashion line Miu Miu. In 2008, Holmes started a high fashion clothing line called Holmes & Yang with longtime stylist Jeanne Yang. Model Heidi Klum is a fan of the line. In July 2009, Holmes, Nigel Lythgoe, Adam Shankman, and Carrie Ann Inaba announced the launch of a dance scholarship fund called the Dizzy Feet Foundation.
Beginning January 2011,
she became the new face of Ann Taylor Spring 11 collection. In April 2011, she ranked 6th in People magazine's annual 100 Most Beautiful issue. Holmes & Yang presented their fashion line at New York Fashion Week for the first time in September 2012. Holmes will act as the face for the Bobbi Brown Cosmetics brand in spring 2013 and Holmes will have her own capsule collection of color cosmetics in fall of that year. In 2013, she appeared in an advertising campaign for IRIS Jewelry. In January 2013, Holmes was announced as the brand ambassador and co-owner of Alterna Haircare.
Holmes dated her Dawson's Creek co-star Joshua Jackson early in the show's run. She met actor Chris Klein in 2000. Klein and Holmes were engaged in late 2003, but in early 2005 she and Klein ended their relationship. Klein and Holmes have remained friends to varying degrees since the breakup.
Only a couple
of weeks after her relationship with Klein ended, Holmes began dating actor Tom Cruise in April 2005. Holmes, who was raised a Catholic, began studying Scientology shortly after the couple began dating. They got engaged in June 2005, only seven weeks after meeting The couple's daughter, Suri, was born on April 18, 2006, the one year anniversary of their first date. The name supposedly derives from the Persian meaning "Red Rose" and the Hebrew as a derivative of "Sarah" meaning princess. On November 18, 2006, Holmes and Cruise were married in a Scientologist ceremony at the 15th-century Odescalchi Castle in Bracciano, Italy. The actors' publicist said the couple had "officialized" their marriage in Los Angeles the day before the Italian ceremony.
Holmes and Cruise
were last photographed together in Iceland on June 16, 2012. On June 29, Holmes filed for divorce from Cruise in New York after five years of marriage. Following the announcement, those close to Holmes stated that she believed she had reason to fear that Cruise would abduct Suri, and also feared intimidation by the Church of Scientology.
Only ten days
after Katie filed for divorce, on July 9, 2012, attorneys for the couple announced the couple signed a divorce settlement. This was the first divorce for Holmes and the third for Cruise. Holmes has custody of Suri.
Following her divorce
from Cruise, Holmes returned to the Catholic Church and began attending St. Francis Xavier Church.
In early March 2011, Holmes filed a $50-million libel lawsuit against Star magazine following a cover story which insinuated that she took drugs. The suit was settled on April 27, 2011, when Star wrote a public apology in the May 6, 2011, issue along with an "undisclosed substantial donation" to Holmes's charity, Dizzy Feet Foundation.Awards
In June 2011, Holmes received the Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award.
In 2005, 
= TV Guide ranked Holmes No. 38 on its "50 Sexiest Stars of All Time" list.
Kate Noelle Holmes 
AKA Katie Holmes
Date of Birth 
18 December 1978, Toledo, Ohio, USA
Birth Name 
Kate Noelle Holmes
5' 9" (1.75 m)
Mini Bio (1) 
Born two months premature at four pounds, Kate Noelle Holmes made her first appearance on December 18, 1978, in Toledo, Ohio. She is the daughter of Kathleen Ann (Craft), a philanthropist, and Martin Joseph Holmes, Sr., a lawyer. She is of German, Irish, and English ancestry. Her parents have said that her strong-willed personality is probably from being born premature. Being the youngest in the Holmes clan, completing the family of three other sisters and one brother, Katie was always the baby.
As a teenager, 
she began attending modeling school. When she was sixteen, her teacher invited her to go to a modeling competition with other girls from her class. She competed in the International Modeling and Talent Association by singing, dancing, and reciting a monologue from To Kill a Mockingbird (1962). By the end of that time in New York, Katie won many awards. But she said she didn't want to model because it wasn't challenging enough. So when she was seventeen, Katie went to Los Angeles to audition for movies. Luckily, on her second audition, she was cast in the movie, The Ice Storm (1997), directed by Ang Lee. Katie's character was Libbets Casey, a rich New Yorker, who is pursued by two of the main characters. It was a small part, but it marked the beginning of her professional acting career.
After the excitement 
of her first movie, Katie began sending in audition tapes for pilot shows. During that time, she was also starring in her all-girls Catholic high school musical, Damn Yankees, as Lola. After Kevin Williamson received her audition tape for his new show, Dawson's Creek (1998), the producers wanted her to come to Hollywood right away and read live for them. But because they wanted her to come on the opening night for Damn Yankees, Katie had to tell them she couldn't make it. Fortunately, the show's producers wanted her so much for that role, they rescheduled her callback and the result was she got the part as Joey Potter. During her first year with Dawson's Creek (1998), Katie was able to do two movies, Disturbing Behavior (1998) and Go (1999), and, for the former, she won Best Breakthrough Female Performance in the 1999 MTV Movie Awards.
The following year, 
she starred next to Michael Douglas in Wonder Boys (2000), playing Hannah Green, a published author and a boarder at her teacher's (Douglas) house, who has a crush on him, and tries to seduce him. Her first leading role came in 2002, with Abandon (2002). She played a college student named Katie Burke, who is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of her boyfriend who vanished two years prior. With Dawson's Creek (1998) coming to a close after six years in May of 2003, it was a bittersweet thing for all the cast. Accustomed to being in North Carolina filming ten months out of a year, the cast members now had the opportunity to make more movies.
Katie demonstrated 
this in October, when she had two new movies, Pieces of April (2003) and The Singing Detective (2003), coming out in that month alone. Pieces of April (2003) is a charming Thanksgiving movie about April (Holmes), the black sheep of her family, who wants to give her family the perfect dinner before her mother passes on. The Singing Detective (2003) is a dark musical where the main character (Robert Downey Jr.) is a writer in a hospital for skin conditions who writes a dark world of seduction and murder in his mind. Katie Holmes plays the kind Nurse Mills who tends to his every need. She also gets to lip sync and dance in this movie. In 2004, she starred in the romantic movie First Daughter (2004), in which she played the President's (Michael Keaton) daughter, Samantha, who wants to go to college without any Secret Service tagging along. In 2005, Holmes co-starred in Batman Begins (2005), where she played Rachel Dawes, a childhood sweetheart and love interest to Batman/Bruce Wayne.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Geoff Chueh and KatieJoWitter
Spouse (1) 
Tom Cruise (18 November 2006 - 20 August 2012) (divorced) (1 child)
Trivia (51) 
Her mother, Kathleen Ann (Craft), is a homemaker and a philanthropist. Her father, Martin Joseph Holmes, Sr. is a lawyer, an attorney specializing in divorces.
Voted as "Babe of the Year 98" (Årets Babe 98) by Expressen Fredag, Sweden.
Graduated from Notre Dame Academy, an all-girls Roman Catholic school in Toledo, Ohio.
Chosen as one of Teen People Magazine's "21 Hottest Stars Under 21".
Deferred attending Columbia University twice, but finally took a single photography class in the summer of 2000.
Bought a Wilmington, North Carolina townhouse, while filming Dawson's Creek (1998), and lived there for ten months of the year.
Turned down the lead role in 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002), due to scheduling conflicts.
Auditioned for the role of Ellie Christianson in Wicked (1998), but Julia Stiles won the part.
A small band from Japan have performed a song about her entitled "Katie".
Was lined up to have a 3 episode guest spot on Friends (1994) but had to pull out due to scheduling conflicts.
Likes to run three to four miles a couple of times a week to clear her head.
The first movie she ever saw was E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982).
Her fantasy role was playing Sydney in Scream 3 (2000).
The first concert she ever saw was Whitney Houston.
Her favorite movie is My Best Friend's Wedding (1997).
Sang Eponine's theme song, "On My Own" from Les Miserables, in an episode of Dawson's Creek (1998).
Three older sisters: Tamera (born c. 1968), Holly Ann, and Nancy Kay, Mrs. Blaylock (born c. 1975). One older brother: Martin Joseph, Jr. (born 1970), who works as a lawyer in Ohio.
Noisy underground British artist 'Firexit' has two songs with references to Katie, one called "K H" (Katie's initials) and a song called "The reason I can't have her" featuring samples of Katie singing 'On my own' from a Dawson's Creek (1998) episode.
Auditioned for the role as Buffy Summers in the series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), but was too young.
December 2003 - She and Chris Klein are engaged.
Ranked #35 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).
Engaged to actor Chris Klein December 2003 - March 2005. They were together for five years.
Engaged to Tom Cruise as of 17th June 2005.
Has worked with two Batmans. In Batman Begins (2005), she works with Christian Bale. Her previous film was First Daughter (2004), in which her father, the President, is played by Michael Keaton.
Named #22 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
Holmes's couch-jumping-worthy engagement ring is a Edwardian-style oval- shaped diamond ring of about 5 carats in a pave setting.
Ranked as #72 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
Her brother Martin Joseph, Jr. works as a lawyer in Ohio.
Friends with Victoria Beckham.
Named #90 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
She and Tom Cruise both wore Armani at their wedding.
On November 18, 2006, married Tom Cruise at the Odescalchi Castle in Lake Bracciano, Italy in front of family and friends. Lots of celebrity guests included Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Brooke Shields and Chris Henchy, Richard Gere, Victoria Beckham and David Beckham, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony, and Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy, John Travolta and Kelly Preston, Jenna Elfman and Bodhi Elfman and Leah Remini.
Ex-stepmother of Tom Cruise's adopted children: Isabella and Connor Cruise.
Best Man at her wedding to Tom Cruise was David Miscavige.
Mentioned in the song, "High School Never Ends", by Bowling for Soup.
Participated in and finished the New York Marathon in 2007.
Almost cast opposite Patrick Wilson (her co-star on Broadway's "All My Sons"), in the film version of The Phantom of the Opera (2004) as "Christine Daae", but was considered too old to play the part.
Katie's brother-in-law Joseph Jeffrey Fretti, the husband of Holmes' eldest sister Tamara Holmes, was found dead on 12 April 2009 in his mother Shirley's home in Sarasota, Florida. He was 48.
Auditioned for the role of Carla Albanese in Nine (2009), but Penélope Cruz was given the part instead.
Had a girlhood crush on Tom Cruise, her future husband, saying once in a magazine interview, "I think every little girl dreams of her wedding. I used to think I was going to marry Tom Cruise".
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 27, a daughter named Suri Cruise on April 18, 2006. Child's father is her boyfriend (now ex-husband), Tom Cruise.
(June 28, 2012) Filed for divorce from her husband of 5 years Tom Cruise.
Her father is of three quarters German and one quarter Irish descent; the family surname, originally "Holm", was changed to "Holmes" by her German immigrant ancestors. Her mother has Irish and English ancestry.
Is back in Wilmington, North Carolina filming the 6th (and probably final) season of Dawson's Creek (1998). [October 2002]
Accepted marriage proposal from Tom Cruise at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. [June 2005]
Filming Batman Begins (2005) in London, England. [April 2004]
Recently announced engagement to actor Chris Klein. [January 2004]
Filming the movie Pieces of April (2003) with Oliver Platt. [April 2002]
Starring on Broadway's "All My Sons" opposite John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest and Patrick Wilson. [September 2008]
Was in a relationship with Joshua Jackson during the series of Dawson's Creek (1998) and remained close friends after the show ended.
Received $ 9.8 million including child support in her divorce settlement from Tom Cruise.
Personal Quotes (7) 
It's kind of fun being the cute, little one. In fact, I'm finding it hard to grow out of that.
I know this sounds dorky, but I'm always having this out-of-body experience with my career. I can't wait to write it down. I can't wait to tell my grandchildren. It's amazing.
I've kept in touch with a lot of my high school friends. When I'm home, I see them. It's really cool.
It's important to try to be creative. I paint, and my mom is going to teach me how to make clothes. I think people should have passions.
My family always keeps me in check. I have three older sisters, and they work their butts off. They're all very supportive of my career, but I know what's really important is kids and family.
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: feeding and pumping, learning to decipher what each cry means - is she hungry? Is she tired? Does she need a fresh diaper? - and figuring out how to really help her.
We all keep dreaming, and luckily, dreams really do come true.
Salary (9) 
Dawson's Creek (1998) $175,000 /episode
Dawson's Creek (1998) $30,000 /episode
The Gift (2000) $200,000
The Gift (2000) $250,000
Abandon (2002) $1,000,000
Abandon (2002) $2,000,000
Phone Booth (2002) $500,000
Pieces of April (2003) $0 (box office % only)
Batman Begins (2005) $1,000,000
Los Angeles, California, U.S.