Kate Beckinsale is an English actress. After some minor television roles, she made her film debut in Much Ado About Nothing while still a student at the University of Oxford. She appeared in British costume dramas such as Prince of Jutland, Cold Comfort Farm, Emma and The Golden Bowl, in addition to various stage and radio productions.

Birth Name

Kathrin Romary Beckinsale

Nicknames

Kate

Profession

Actress, Model

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Kate Beckinsale was born on the July 26, 1973, in Finsbury Park, London, England.

Age

She is currently 45 years old.

Sun Sign

Leo

Nationality

British

Ethnicity

White

Religion

Christianity

Education

Beckinsale attended Godolphin and Latymer School in Hammersmith, West London. Post that, she enrolled herself into New College, Oxford, but dropped out to focus properly on her acting career.

Family Details

  • Father – Richard Beckinsale (Actor) (Died of heart attack at 31)
  • Mother – Judy Loe (Actress)
  • Siblings – Samantha Beckinsale (Paternal Half-Sister) (Actress)

Marital Status

Married

Boyfriend / Spouse

Kate Beckinsale has dated –

  • Edmund Moriarty (1992-1993) – From 1992 to 1993, Kate dated Edmund Moriarty.
  • Michael Sheen (1995-2003) – Welsh actor Michael Sheen had a pretty long dating relationship with Beckinsale. They were an item from 1995 to 2003. They met for the first time when they were cast in the touring production of The Seagull in early 1995. She revealed later that she had love at first sight. During this time, she also gave birth to their first child, a daughter named, Lily Mo Sheen (b. January 31, 1999) in London. During this 8 year period, Michael never proposed to her.

  • Len Wiseman (2003-2015) – Kate ended her relationship with Michael Sheen after she fell in love with filmmaker Len Wiseman. Kate tried to approach Len so as to cast Sheen in his film in 2003, but instead, she fell in love with Wiseman. They announced their engagement in June 2003. The couple married on May 9, 2004, at the Hotel Bel-Air in California. At that time, she was already living with Len and her daughter Lily in Brentwood, LA. They called it quits in November 2015.
  • Matt Rife (2017, 2018) – In June 2017, Kate started dating TV personality, and comedian from Ohio. He is approx 22 years her junior. They called it quits towards the end of the year. Later, in September 2018, she was again seen with Matt going to Peppermint Night Club.
  • Jack Whitehall (2018-Present) – Comedian Jack Whitehall and Kate were seen together getting cozy at Blind Dragon nightclub in November 2018 which sparked dating rumors. They were also seen spending time at the Craig’s in West Hollywood earlier during that day.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 7 inches
  • In centimeters – 170 cm
  • In meters – 1.7 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 54 kg
  • In Pounds – 119 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-23-34
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 23 inches
  • Hip – 34 inches
  • Bra Size – 32C

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Hazel

Hair Color

Light Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 9 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Appearing in films like Pearl Harbor (2001), Underworld (2003), The Aviator (2004) and Van Helsing (2004).

Debut Film

Kate played the role as hero in the 1993 British/American romantic comedy film Much Ado About Nothing.

Television Debut

In 1991, Kate guest appeared on the television show Devices and Desires for her role as young Alice Mair in an episode number 2 of the first season.

Brand Endorsements

She has appeared in several television commercials such as Gap television advert in 2002, Diet Coke advert in 2004, Lux shampoo in a Japanese TV commercial. Later, in 2009, she was involved in an Absolut Vodka print campaign.

Awards & Nominations

Year Association Category Film Result
1997 Sitges – Catalan International Film Festival Best Actress Shooting Fish Won
1999 London Critics Circle British Supporting Actress of the Year The Last Days of Disco Won
2002 MTV Movie Awards Best Performance – Female Pearl Harbor Nominated
Saturn Awards Best Actress Serendipity Nominated
2004 Underworld Nominated
2005 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture The Aviator Nominated
2006 MTV Movie Awards Best Hero Underworld: Evolution Nominated
People’s Choice Awards Favorite Female Action Star Nominated
2008 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Actress Nothing But the Truth Nominated
2012 Spike Guys’ Choice Awards Jean-Claude Gahd Dam Underworld: Awakening Won
2016 Gotham Awards Best Actress Love & Friendship Nominated
Critics Choice Awards Best Actress in a Comedy Nominated
2017 London Critics Circle London Film Critics’ Circle Award for Actress of the Year Nominated
London Film Critics Circle Award for British Actress of the Year Won

Kate Beckinsale Favorites

  • Favorite Hotel – Sanderson Hotel, London
  • Favorite Public Landmark – Natural History Museum in London
  • Favorite Designer – Simone Rocha and Chanel
  • Favorite Perfume – Le Labo Santal 33
  • Favorite Jeans – Levi’s

Kate Beckinsale Net worth

Kate Beckinsale net worth is estimated to be $16 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Kate Beckinsale

  • She had studied Russian and French literature during her time in New College, Oxford.
  • Her father died of a heart attack when Kate was just 5 years old.
  • She suffered from anorexia when she was 15 years old.
  • In 1997, she also debuted on the radio. She voiced the role of Juliet in the play Romeo and Juliet, aired in 1997.
  • In 2002, she was named Hello magazine’s “England’s Number One Beauty”.
  • She once lost the role of Clementine Kruczynski to play in the 2004 movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind to Kate Winslet only due to her size.
  • In 2007, she appeared alongside David Schwimmer in the sixth of the Writers Guild Of America member conceived Internet videos for Project “Speechless”, in support of the WGA labour strike against the Alliance Of Motion Picture & Television Producers.
  • In 2008, she hosted the 4th Annual Pink Party to raise funds for the Women’s Cancer Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and organised a screening of All About Eve for FilmAid International.
  • In 2008, Kate was ranked at #41 in People magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People list.
  • She is also named as Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive in 2009.
  • In 2012, she appeared alongside Judy Greer and Andrea Savage in the Funny or Die video “Republicans, Get in My Vagina”, a satire of the Republican Party’s policies concerning abortion and pre-natal care.
  • In 2012, Beckinsale joined Nestlé’s Share the Joy of Reading Program to raise awareness about the importance of people’s literacy.
  • Kate Beckinsale is Maxim‘s 12th Sexiest Woman of 2013.
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