Star Sign: Sagittarius
Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio in the USA, Katie Holmes started acting in theatre productions in high school. A captivating newcomer to the acting business, she has since landed major roles both in film and television with just a handful of auditions. Her most famous role to date, has been that of Joey Potter in the household American teen drama, 'Dawson's Creek'.
On her very first professional audition, Holmes dazzled the casting director for the acclaimed feature film 'The Ice Storm'. For the 'Dawson's Creek' audition, she sent in a videotape from Toledo, and when the call back conflicted with her play's opening night, she declined rather than let down her classmates. Fortunately, the producers were able to reschedule her audition and she landed the series regular role of Joey Potter.
Her film credits are equally impressive. From her first film 'The Ice Storm', Katie has gone on to have starring roles in films 'Disturbing Behaviour', 'Go', 'Teaching Mrs Tingle' and recently in 'The Gift'.
In the film 'The Gift', Holmes plays the role of Jessica King, a very sophisticated but naughty girl. On her recent role, Holmes has commented, Jessica is such a strong girl and the antithesis of Joey, so it's been really fun. Holmes has been known to play roles that really push the envelope and is keen to play a heroine in future projects. I like playing darker roles and getting inside the head of people who do things that just seem a little crazy. It's so challenging to play these different characters.
- Annemarie Failla