Katie Holmes is an American actress who has a net worth of $25 million dollars. She is the daughter of actor James Holmes. Her role as Joey Potter on the hit television show “Dawson's Creek” helped her become a household name. Her marriage to Tom Cruise helped her to earn even more international recognition and prominence.
What Do We Know About Her Early Life?
Kate Noelle Holmes was born on December 18, 1978, in the city of Toledo, Ohio. Catherine's mother Kathleen worked as a homemaker and philanthropist, and her father, Martin Joseph, worked as an attorney in the legal field. In her family of five children, she is the youngest of three sisters and one brother.
Holmes has previously been linked to her “Dawson's Creek” co-star Joshua Jackson, and she was engaged to actor Christ Klein from late 2003 to 2005, according to TMZ. She began dating actor Tom Cruise in April 2005, and the couple welcomed their daughter Suri into the world the following April.
They exchanged vows in Bracciano, Italy, in November of that year. During the summer of 2012, she filed for divorce from Cruise and revealed that their then-six-year-old daughter would begin attending school in New York City after previously being home-schooled by the actor and producer.
Following her divorce from Cruise, Holmes returned to the Catholic Church, having studied Scientology shortly after she began dating him in 2005. She currently attends St. Francis Xavier Church in Los Angeles, where she previously worshipped. Following her divorce from Cruise, she began dating actor and musician Jamie Foxx, with whom she was married for a year before divorcing in 2019.
Modelling as a Profession
When she was fourteen years old, Holmes enrolled in modelling classes at a school in Toledo, Ohio, which eventually led to her competing in the International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA) Competition in New York City in 1996.
The following day, after doing a monologue from “To Kill a Mockingbird,” she was signed by an agency, who then forwarded her audition tape to the casting director for “The Ice Storm” (1997). The picture marked her big-screen debut, and she shared the screen with Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver.
In January 1997, while her professional career was still in its infancy, Holmes travelled to Los Angeles for pilot season, which is the time of year when producers cast and shoot new television shows. In order to finish high school, she reportedly rejected an offer to star in the television series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”
Additionally, Columbia TriStar Television, which was producing a new show called “Dawson's Creek,” extended an invitation for her to travel to Los Angeles. Holmes, on the other hand, had a clash with her schedule because she was performing in her high school's performance of “Damn Yankees.”
She read for the part of Joey Potter, the titular character Dawson's best friend, after being granted permission to audition via videotape. She was finally cast in the role.
Making a Living as an Actor
Her portrayal of Joey Potter catapulted her into the national spotlight, and she quickly found herself on the covers of magazines such as Seventeen, TV Guide, and Rolling Stone, among other publications. Meanwhile, she continued to work on other projects, including the film “Disturbing Behavior” (1998), which earned her an MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance.
She also appeared in the television series “Dawson's Creek” as a series regular. By the time “Dawson's Creek” came to an end in 2003, Holmes was the only actor to have featured in every single episode of the show.
With her attention now firmly focused on her film career, she has appeared in many films, including “Pieces of April” (2003), “Batman Begins” (2005), and “Thank You for Smoking” (2005), before taking a break from the industry following the birth of her daughter and subsequent pregnancy.
She made her feature film debut in 2008 with “Mad Money,” and she made her Broadway debut the following year in a production of Arthur Miller's “All My Sons.”Other acting roles she has pursued include the character of Jacqueline Kennedy in the television miniseries “The Kennedys” (2011) and “The Kennedys: After Camelot” (2012), in which she played the first lady of the United States (2017).
She also made her directorial debut with the 2016 film “All We Had,” in which she also appeared as a character. Films such as “Jack and Jill,” “Days and Nights,” “The Giver,” “Woman in Gold,” and “Dear Dictator,” as well as others, have featured her in supporting roles.
She has also appeared in a number of television shows (2018). She also made a cameo appearance in the film “Ocean's 8” in which she played herself (2018).
Dawson's Creek Wages and Benefits
Katie was a key character in all 128 episodes of Dawson's Creek and was the main actress in all of them. During the first several seasons, she was paid approximately $30,000 per episode. She earned $175,000 per episode at her highest point in the show's later seasons.
Projects and Pursuits of a Different Nature
As a model and advertising campaign model, Holmes has appeared in campaigns and advertisements for companies such as the clothing shop Gap, the fashion brand Coach, and the hair colour product line Garnier Lumia. She had also appeared as the face of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics in 2013, as well as the Spring 2011 collection of the clothing brand Ann Taylor.
In 2008, she collaborated with stylist Jeanne Yang to launch Holmes & Yang, a high-end apparel line that is still in production. In September 2012, they debuted their fashion collection at New York Fashion Week, which was the first time they had done so. In addition, she is a co-owner of Alterna Haircare, for which she was named official brand ambassador in January of this year.