- Birthday18th Dec, 78
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusDivorced
Though a decent actress, the gorgeous Katie Holmes won worldwide recognition and attention as Tom Cruise's wife - ex wife now. She is also famous as little Suri Cruise's mother and being 'best friends forever' with Victoria Beckham. Her role as Joey Potter in Dawson's Creek is what she is best remembered for as far as her acting talents are concerned. Some of her good movies include Phone Booth, First Daughter and Batman Begins.
Modeling and acting are the two major sources of income for Katie Holmes. She has a filmography extending from 1997 to 2011 spanning over 20 titles, several of which were nominated for different awards. She has done modeling for several fashion lines and has been the face for several brands, including Miu Miu, Holmes & Yang, Bobbi brown and Ann Taylor. In 2011, she filed a $50 million libel lawsuit against magazine Star for a cover story that falsely suggested she was a drug addict, and the case was settled with an apology from the magazine, along with an 'unspecified' amount as compensation/donation.
Katie Holmes resided in the Bel Air mansion with Cruise till her divorce. She has always been seen driving around her Mercedes Benz CLK, though she is also known to own a Lincoln MKS and a Mini Cooper. Her holidays and vacations have always been to sea shores and beaches. She has been spotted with Tom Cruise at Miami in the North American continent and Rio de Janeiro in the South American continent. The brands she frequents on the fashion and lifestyle fronts are plush and expensive - Manolo Blahnik, Tom Ford, Moncler, Gio Diev, White + Warren and Derek Lam.
In keeping with a rich and generous lifestyle, Katie Holmes has a big charitable side too. UNICEF, Raising Malawi and Love Our Children have received her strong support while Ms.Holmes has involved herself in starting a charity dance scholarship fund - Dizzy Feet Foundation.
Katie Holmes had no interest or inkling in becoming an actress but her mother enrolled her into Margaret O'Brien's modeling school. Though, she attended Notre Dame, her vacations were all spent in modeling during which she was spotted by a scout. Very soon, she made film debut in The Ice Storm. She declined a role inBuffy the Vampire Slayer to complete her graduation. Her big break was Dawson's Creek where she won admiration and accolades. Then came offers galore - Go, Teaching Mrs.Tingle, Phone Booth and The Gift.Though none were big box-office hits, she became a talking point because of her marriage with Tom Cruise.Mad Money was a horrific movie for her in 2008 but she regained all her lost limelight through her role in The Kennedys. 2011 saw her win the 'Face of the Future' award in June 2011. Then came the sudden and shocking divorce from Tom Cruise which is said to have been caused by Cruise's involvement in the Church of Scientology and differences over bringing up Suri, their little daughter.
Family & relationships
Katie Holmes will be reportedly moving to a $23 million swanky pad in Chelsea, for which the starlet has signed a monthly lease of $12000 in June 2012. The lavish apartment located in a Manhattan high rise has ornate styling, Victorian feel and artistic interiors.
Location: The lavish condo is located in the Chelsea district, Manhattan, New York.
Accommodation: The 4000 square feet dwelling, which is located on the 12th level of a New York building housing more than 300 apartments in its 21 floors, has a breathtaking view of the city’s skyline. Its 12 room and 4 bedroom pad is very tastefully done. The building itself is quite stately with amenities like a fitness center, ATM, dry cleaners, garage, children’s playroom, four elevators banks, lobby and spacious roof deck. The high rise even has a doorman, concierge, valet service and top notch security.
Features: The hi-end and rich décor makes the posh apartment extremely exclusive. It is ornamented with coved ceilings, elaborate mouldings, chandeliers, marble entry foyer and heavy drapery. Adorning these extravagant furnishings are artifacts from ancient Greece and Rome, paintings by Hudson River School masters and Robert Mapplethorpe’s photography. The plush home has an English country kitchen while the fabric in its dining area is an imitation of the kind produced for the sister of Marie Antoinette.
Neighborhood: One of the residents in the building is Christopher Hyland, a fabric merchant and publisher of iPad-only magazine, who resides on the top floor. Former occupants include bigwigs like Lance Bass, Nick Jonas and Marc Jacobs.
Elegant and classy living room design
The ultimate stunning kitchen
Katie Holmes will be reportedly moving to this $23 million swanky pad in Chelsea
Mercedes Benz CLK
It is a black Mercedes Benz CLK that Katie Holmes drives, and she had been spotted behind the wheel of this black beauty on several occasions. Priced at nearly $65,000, the CLK 550 is a sophisticated 'male' car with precision German engineering, providing the performance and panache. The 5.5 liter V8 engine with its 382 HP is able to race the car to 100 km/h under 5.3 seconds via the 7-speed automatic gearbox. The coupe comes built with the Benz's safety, luxury and, of course, prestige. Some of its best features include a dual-zone climate control, Harman Kardon audio system, keyless ignition and a sport appearance.
In what could be considered as a tribute to the Mini Cooper's ease of handling, maneuverability and small size, actress Katie Holmes chose it over her Merc CLK to go shopping the city. The Mini Cooper is an excellent city car with great performance, good interiors and a decent mileage of 66 mpg. It has a 208 hp engine which comes along with a twin-scroll turbocharger. Thus, the little car accelerates with a decent oomph factor and hits nearly 180 km/h. The multi-link rear suspension is a masterpiece which makes the car amenable to great handling.
In June 2011, Tom Cruise was in Miami to film for the feature, "Rock of Ages." While he was busy at work, his wife and daughter, Katie Holmes and Suri took a lovely vacation at the famous beaches. The American actress decided to mingle with the general public as she walked along with her daughter very casually into the warm, beautiful waters of the beach near their hotel.
Location: Miami is a beach-city located along the Atlantic coast in the southeastern part of Florida.
Accommodation: Courtyard, Miami Grand, Intercontinental Miami, Rodeway Inn, DoubleTree Grand - there is absolutely no dearth of inns, hotels, villas and cottages when one wants to visit Miami. Travelers of all budget ranges will find something!
Main Attractions: The quintessential hotspot for Miami is the south beach to which tourists and celebrities alike flock all through the year. There are many other beaches too which would be a good idea for the visitor who wishes some amount of solitude at the waters.
Nature lovers would love the unusual national park that Everglades is with more than 50 percent of it being virgin, undisturbed forest land. But if you really want to see the maximum number of animals, you should head to the Miami zoo which is fast becoming one of the best in the country. Heading towards Key Biscane, one arrives at the Miami Seaquarium which is home to many beautiful sea fauna. Jungle Island is the place to go to spot tropical birds of paradise. The children will be intrigued and amazed at the marvels exhibited in the Miami museum of science. There is also a special Children's museum built with the motto, "Play, Learn, Imagine and Create".
One of the most unique structures though is the Coral Castle which is a 1100 ton coral structure that took nearly 28 years to build.
Vacation with her daughter, Suri
Enjoying the vacation
Splash in the waves
It was Rio de Janeiro for the Cruise family vacation in January 2009. The Cruise clan was at the Brazilian capital to promote movie Valkyrie during its premiere. Katie Holmes took the vacation very 'seriously' enjoying every bit of it on the Brazilian beaches. She wore a very casual one-piece swimsuit and enjoyed seeing her little daughter playing in the sands. Beaches seem to be a favorite for Katie Holmes and most of her vacations are on such sandy beauty spots.
Location: One of the most visited cities of the Southern Hemisphere, Rio de Janeiro is located along the south-eastern coast of Brazil.
Accommodation: The well-connected city also boasts of an excellent network of hotels and accommodation spaces. While Copacabana Palace hotel costs about $700 a day, the hotel Novotel is available at just $125 a day. Further, apartments are available for cheaper rents.
Main Attractions: The top attraction in Rio de Janeiro is the statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of the 7 wonders of the world, which stands overlooking the city. The botanical gardens in the city are also delightful and filled with variety.
The Guanabara palace, the Pedro Ernesto Palace and the Tiradentes palace would be interesting places to visit. The adventurous should head to Sao Conrado and try the parachute jumping from there. And, those seeking cultural activities should visit during the time of the carnivals. The carnival parade is world famous and it happens during Easter.
At other times, there is always the Cidade Das Artes, the Municipal Theater and the National Library to visit.
On the sea shore
Enjoying the vacations
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise
Dizzy Feet Foundation
Though she made news for skipping out on the red carpet event of the Dizzy Feet Foundation, Katie Holmes, who's also one of the founders along with Nigel Lythgoe, Adam Shankman and Carrie Ann Inaba, has been quite constant and fixed in her support for the charity, which funds dance education for children in low-income groups. It also provides scholarships and endeavors to improve dance in the USA.
Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world and it lacks basic facilities like food, medicine and education. Katie Holmes has been part of several events and parties wherein she has actively contributed in 'raising Malawi'. She has also made her celebrity husband, Tom Cruise, part of such events.
Love Our Children USA
In 2009, Katie Holmes won the award for 'Mothers who make a difference', initiated by Love Our Children USA. That speaks about her commitment as a mother which the charity stresses on. The charity respects and honors children and endeavors to keep them safe by strengthening families.
Tom Ford Padlock Ankle-Strap Pump
Attending the 12-12-12 concert for the Robin Hood Benefit fund in aid of the victims of Hurricane Sandy, Katie Holmes decided to stand above the rest wearing the ankle-strap pumps from Tom Ford. With its tonal top stitching, golden padlock detail and glossy patent leather, the pump is a fascinating Italian high heels from the Gucci designer.
Chloé Marcie Large Leather Shoulder Bag
Walking out a building in a nearly cowgirl style, Ms.Holmes seemed to connect with the modern world only through the large shoulder bag from Chloe Marcie. Made from the highest quality leather, this tote arrives with gold-tone hardware and two handles of twisted leather. A flap and tassel complete this tote, which comes from the French luxury house with headquarters in Paris.
White + Warren Cashmere Shaker Funnel Neck Poncho
Katie Holmes chose a white Warren funnel-neck poncho to go shopping at the Whole Foods Market in New York city. Available in black and taupe heather or Acai berry leather, the poncho has sleeves which extend to three-fourths length. It is made from 100 percent Cashmere wool and is stylish along with being comfortable.
Fluxus Jade Moto Jacket
A girl seems to just 'flow' in a Fluxus jacket as was seen when Katie Holmes picked it to wear over her grey top. The Jade Moto jacket comes from the clothing line inspired by experimental and radical art movements of the 20 the century by Martin Paquette. Made from tactile materials with avant-garde styling, this is a must-own for any gal.