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Biography #2 (for The Holiday)

Kate Winslet grew up in a family of actors and began performing on British television when she was 13. At the age of 17, she became known internationally for her performance in Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures. She followed that in 1995 with the role of Marianne Dashwood in Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility, and was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe, winning the BAFTA and Screen Actors Guild awards for the role.

Winslet next co-starred with Christopher Eccleston in Michael Winterbottom's Jude, then portrayed Ophelia in Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet. She went on to appear as Rose in James Cameron's Titanic opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and at the age of 22, became the youngest actress ever to be twice nominated for an Oscar.

In 1998, Winslet starred in Hideous Kinky for director Gillies MacKinnon and, in 1999, co-starred with Harvey Keitel in Jane Campion's comedic drama Holy Smoke. She also starred in Philip Kaufman's period drama Quills along with Geoffrey Rush, Joaquin Phoenix and Michael Caine.

Her portrayal of a young Iris Murdoch in the Richard Eyre production of Iris brought Winslet her third Oscar nomination, as well as Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations. She next starred in Michael Apted's Enigma, a spy drama about code breakers during the early days of WWII and in The Life of David Gale with Kevin Spacey. Winslet dyed her hair blue and orange for her winning portrayal of the quirky Clementine in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, for which she received Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for Best Actress. Winslet starred opposite Johnny Depp in the Oscar-nominated Finding Neverland, and also appeared in Romance and Cigarettes, a film musical directed by John Turturro.

She recently starred in Columbia Pictures' drama All the King's Men alongside Jude Law and Sean Penn, under the direction of Steven Zaillian, and in the drama Little Children directed by Todd Field.

Bio courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment for "The Holiday" (07-Jan-2007)


Biography #3 (for Finding Neverland)

English-born actress Kate Winslet grew up in a family of actors and began performing for British television when she was thirteen. At the age of seventeen, she made her name internationally in Peter Jackson's feature film Heavenly Creatures. She followed that in 1995 with her role as Marianne Dashwood in Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility. Kate received her first Academy Award nomination for this performance and was also nominated for a Golden Globe. She then went on to win the BAFTA and the Screen Actors Guild Award.

In her next film, she co-starred with Christopher Eccleston in Michael Winterbottom's Jude and then as Ophelia in Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet. She then went on to appear as the amazing Rose in James Cameron's Titanic opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. At the age of 22, Kate received her second Academy Award nomination for this role, and the honor of being the youngest actress ever to be nominated for two Academy Awards.

In 1997 Kate starred as Julia in Hideous Kinky directed by Gillies MacKinnon, and in 1998 co-starred with Harvey Keitel in Jane Campion's comedic drama Holy Smoke. She also starred in Philip Kaufman's period drama Quills along with Geoffrey Rush, Joaquin Phoenix and Michael Caine.

Most recently, Kate co-starred in the Richard Eyre production of Iris. In her performance portraying a young Iris Murdoch, Kate received Golden Globe and Oscar nominations. She then starred in Michael Apted's Enigma, a spy drama about code breakers during early World War II period and The Life of David Gale with Kevin Spacey. She also starred in recently released Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind with Jim Carrey.

Bio courtesy Miramax for "Finding Neverland" (01-Dec-2004)


Biography #4 (for Enigma)

English born actress Kate Winslet grew up in a family of actors and began performing in British television when she was thirteen. At the age of seventeen, she made her name internationally in Peter Jackson's feature film Heavenly Creatures. She followed that in 1995 with her role as Marianne Dashwood in Ang Lee's Sense and Sensibility. Winslet received her first Academy Award nomination for this performance and was also nominated for a Golden Globe. She then went on to win the BAFTA and the Screen Actors Guild Award.

In her next film, she co-starred with Christopher Eccleston in Michael Winterbottom's Jude and then as Ophelia in Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet. She then went on to appear as the amazing Rose in James Cameron's Titanic opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. At the age of 22, Winslet received her second Academy Award nomination for this role, and the honor of being the youngest actress ever to be nominated for two Academy Awards. Winslet was also nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance.

Up next in 1997, Winslet starred as Julia in Hideous Kinky directed by Gillies McKinnon, and in 1998 co-starred with Harvey Keitel in Jane Campion's comedic drama Holy Smoke. Most recently, she starred in Philip Kaufman's Quills along with Geoffrey Rush, Joaquin Phoenix and Michael Caine.

Winslet can currently be seen in Iris, for which she received Golden Globe and Oscar nominations.

Bio courtesy Manhattan Pictures International for "Enigma" (01-Jan-2000)


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