Kate Winslet Profile
Name: Kate Winslet
Birth Name: Kate Elizabeth Winslet
Height: 5' 8"
Birth Date: October 5, 1975
Birth Place: Reading, Berkshire, England, UK
Education: Redroofs School in Maidenhead, U.K.
studied at drama school in UK
Husband/Wife: Sam Mendes (director; born on August 1, 1965; married in May 2003), Jim Threapleton (assistant director; born in 1974; met during filming of Hideous Kinky in 1997; engaged in October 1998; married on November 22, 1998; separated in September 2001)
Relationship: Rufus Sewall (actor; born on October 29, 1967; broke up in 1996), Stephen Tredre (actor; born in 1963; died in December 1997 from bone cancer at age 34; together until 1995)
Father: Roger Winslet (actor)
Mother: Sally Winslet (née Bridges; actress, nanny)
Sister: Beth Winslet (actress; born in May 1978), Anna Winslet (actress; born
Brother: Joss Winslet (born in 1980)
Grand Father: Oliver Bridges (theater manager)
Grand Mother: Linda Bridges (theater manager)
Uncle: Robert Bridges (actor)
Son: Joe Mendes (born on December 22, 2003 in New York; father: Sam Mendes)
Daughter: Mia (born on October 12, 2000; father: Jim Threapleton)
Claim to fame: as Rose DeWitt Bukater in James Cameron Titanic (1997)
Kate Winslet Biography
Kate Elizabeth Winslet (born 5 October 1975) is a five-time Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-nominated, Emmy Award-nominated, BAFTA, Grammy and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning English actress.
She is noted for having played a wide range of diverse characters over her career, but is probably best-known for her critically acclaimed performances as Juliet Hulme in Heavenly Creatures (1994), Marianne Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility, Rose DeWitt Bukater in the highest-grossing film of all time, Titanic (1997), and Clementine Kruczynski in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004).
She is the winner of a BAFTA and SAG Award, and a five-time Oscar nominee. At the age of 22, she broke the record for the youngest person to receive two Oscar nominations, and each of her subsequent nominations has broken a further record: the youngest person to receive three, four, and five nominations.
Kate Winslet was born in Reading, Berkshire, England to Roger John Winslet, a swimming-pool contractor, and Sally Ann Bridges, a barmaid; both of her parents were also actors. Her maternal grandparents, Linda (Plumb) and Archibald Oliver Bridges, founded and operated the Reading Repertory, and her uncle, Robert Bridges, appeared in the original West End production of Oliver! Her sisters are Beth Winslet and Anna Winslet, also actresses.
Winslet, raised as an Anglican, began studying drama at the age of eleven at the Redroofs Theatre School, a co-educational independent school in Maidenhead, Berkshire, where she was head girl and was soon cast as a spokesperson for a cereal in television commercials. Throughout her adolescence, she was severely bullied for being overweight and having exceptionally large feet (which she inherited from her mother).