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Kate Beckinsale

English actress Kate Beckinsale is revealing herself to be one of films' most versatile and charismatic actresses. She first gained notice in Kenneth Branagh's Much Ado About Nothing and then subsequently appeared as the heroine of John Schlesinger's Cold Comfort Farm, Whit Stillman's The Last Days of Disco opposite Chloe Sevigny, Jonathan Kaplan's Brokedown Palace opposite Claire Danes and in the British comedy Shooting Fish. Additional film credits include Haunted opposite Aidan Quinn, and Manuel Fleche's Mary Louise ou la permission.

In 2001, Beckinsale starred opposite Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett in Disney's epic Pearl Harbor. She starred opposite John Cusack in Serendipity, opposite Matthew McConaughey and Gary Oldham in Tiptoes and opposite Christian Bale and Frances McDormand in the ensemble drama Laurel Canyon. Recent film appearances include starring opposite Hugh Jackman in Van Helsing and starring in the hit vampire tales Underworld and sequel Underworld: Evolution for Sony Screen Gems. Beckinsale also starred as screen legend 'Ava Gardner' in Martin Scorcese's The Aviator.

Her television appearances include playing the title role in A&E's Emma and in One Against the Wind for Hallmark Films. On the stage, she has appeared in Clocks & Whistles, Sweetheart, and the British National Touring production of The Seagull.

She was last seen in the summer comedy blockbuster Click for Sony Pictures opposite Adam Sandler and is currently in production for the action thriller Whiteout. Beckinsale will next be seen in the independent drama Snow Angels opposite Sam Rockwell, directed by David Gordon Green.

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Kate Beckinsale Facts

BirthdayJuly 26, 1973 (48)
BirthplaceLondon, England, United Kingdom
Height5' 8" (1m73)  How tall is Kate Beckinsale compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Love & Friendship
Underworld: Blood Wars
Pearl Harbor
Underworld Awakening
Van Helsing
The Aviator
Underworld Evolution
Alice Through the Looking Glass
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