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Kate Beckinsale

Mostly Credited As: Kate Beckinsale
Birth Name: Kathryn Bailey Beckinsale
Date Of Birth: July 26, 1973 (Age 41)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Finsbury Park, London, England
Height: 5' 8" (1.72 m)

Kate Beckinsale


Kate Beckinsale was the only child of comedian Richard Beckinsale and actress Judy Loe. Her first acting role was in the World War II TV Movie One Against the Wind, aired in 1991. Kate enrolled in Oxford University's New College in 1991, studying French and Russian literature. During her years at Oxford, she landed acting roles in Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Prince of Jutland (1994), and Uncovered (1994). After three years at Oxford, Kate decided to leave the university and concentrate on her acting career. She wasn't known in the US until her role in the box-office hit Pearl Harbor (2001). Kate enjoyed another box-office success with her lead role as Selene in the film Underworld (2004). In the same year, she was casted in the Oscar nominated Aviator, where she worked with director Martin Scorsese and actor Leonardo DiCaprio. Kate starred in her first ever sequel, reprising the role of Selene in Underworld: Evolution (2006).

Kate has one daughter, Lily, with with actor Michael Sheen. She split with Sheen in 2003 and is now married to Len Wiseman, who is also the director of both Underworld films.

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TV Appearances

Episode Cast Credits 

TRL (1998) 
  June 22, 2006 07x7057: (Jun/22/2006) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  January 18, 2006 07x7056: (Jan/18/2006) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  5/6/04 06x42: (May/06/2004) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  9/9/03 06x41: (Sep/09/2003) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Lorraine (2010) 
  Series 5, Show 7 05x07: (Sep/09/2014) As Herself 

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  February 25, 2013 14x56: (Feb/25/2013) As Herself 
  August 27, 2012 13x240: (Aug/27/2012) As Herself 

Chelsea Lately (2007) 
  Kate Beckinsale, Jeff Wild, Loni Love, Dov Davidoff 06x123: (Aug/06/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Kate Beckinsale, Louis Virtel, Arden Myrin, Loni Love 06x12: (Jan/19/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Conan (2010) 
  Are You There, God? It's Me, a Narcissistic Jerk Who Thinks He Can Talk to God 02x119: (Jul/25/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  The Mayan "Dilbert Cartoon-A-Day" Calendar 02x33: (Jan/16/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Kate Beckinsale, Rubblebucket 09x281: (Jul/18/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Kate Beckinsale, Adam Carolla, Lionel Richie 20x120: (Jul/17/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Kate Beckinsale, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson 17x54: (Dec/09/2008) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Kate Beckinsale, Carlos Mencia, The Bravery 16x79: (Mar/17/2008) As Herself 
  Kate Beckinsale, Jim Norton, She Wants Revenge 14x173: (Jun/15/2006) As Herself 

Guys Choice (2007) 
  Spike TV's Guy Choice Awards 2012 01x06: (Jun/09/2012) As Herself 

MTV Movie Awards (1992) 
  2012 MTV Movie Awards - 21st Annual 18x21: (Jun/03/2012) As Herself (Presenter) 
  2006 MTV Movie Awards 15x15: (Jun/08/2006) As Herself (Presenter) 
  2002 MTV Movie Awards 11x11: (Jun/06/2002) As Herself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Kate Beckinsale, Taylor Kitsch, "The Voice" winner Jermaine Paul 09x159: (May/14/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Kate Beckinsale, Jillian Harris & Ed Swiderski, Pitbull 07x03: (Sep/10/2009) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Kate Beckinsale/Adele/Chester Pitts 06x67: (Dec/10/2008) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Real Time With Bill Maher (2003) 
  Season 10, Episode 15 10x15: (May/04/2012) As Herself 

Independent Spirit Awards (1984) 
  Independent Spirit Awards 2012 01x29: (Feb/25/2012) As Herself (Presenter) 

The Grammys (1959) 
  The 54th Annual Grammy Awards 54x01: (Feb/12/2012) As Herself, [Guest Hosts]
  The 51st Annual Grammy Awards 51x01: (Feb/08/2009) As Herself (Presenter) 

The Circle (2010) 
  Season 3, Episode 2 03x02: (Jan/17/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Kate Beckinsale, Laura Prepon, guest co-host Carl Edwards 30x92: (Jan/10/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Kate Beckinsale, Sting, guest co-host Christian Slater 28x65: (Dec/04/2009) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Kate Beckinsale, Parker Posey, 26x138: (Mar/12/2008) As Herself 
  Season 18, Episode 15 24x210: (Jun/23/2006) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Kate Beckinsale, Marv Albert, the Little Willies 19x71: (Jan/10/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Kate Beckinsale, Graham Colton 15x81: (Mar/13/2008) As Herself 
  Kate Beckinsale, Bob Saget 13x83: (Jan/18/2006) As Herself 
  Kate Beckinsale, Ciara and Missy Elliot 12x68: (Dec/16/2004) As Herself 

Scream Awards (2006) 
  Scream Awards 2011 01x06: (Oct/18/2011) As Herself 
  Scream Awards 2006 01x01: (Oct/10/2006) As Herself 

Entertainment Tonight (1981) 
  Episode dated 20 May 2010 28x??: (May/20/2010) As Herself 
  Episode dated 10 September 2009 28x??: (Sep/10/2009) As Herself 
  Episode dated 09 January 2009 27x??: (Jan/09/2009) As Herself 
  Episode dated 14 March 2008 26x??: (Mar/14/2008) As Herself 

Cannes film festival 2010 (2010) 
  Season 1, Episode 1 01x01: (May/12/2010) As Herself (Robin Hood premiere) 

Xpos√© (2007) 
  Series 4, Show 8 04x08: (Sep/16/2009) As Herself 

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009) 
  Kate Beckinsale, Richard Lewis, Dhani Harrison 01x61: (Sep/08/2009) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Kate Beckinsale, Ken Tucker, Joe DeVito 04x50: (Mar/18/2008) As Herself 

Good Morning America (1975) 
  Kate Beckinsale, Joni Evans, Peggy Noonan, Elizabeth Smart, Elizabeth Smith, Lesley Stahl, Mary Wells, 33x133: (Mar/12/2008) As Herself 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Kate Beckinsale, Tyrese Gibson, iceberg climber Will Gadd 13x140: (Jun/22/2006) As Herself 
  Kate Beckinsale, Brian Posehn, Metric 13x70: (Jan/19/2006) As Herself 

Attack Of The Show! (2005) 
  Junk Shaving, Live 02x102: (Jun/07/2006) As Herself 

Punk'd (2003) 
  Rob Thomas, Ashley Parker Angel, Kate Beckinsale 07x01: (Apr/03/2006) As Herself 

The View (1997) 
  Kate Beckinsale, Suzanne Wright 09x13: (Jan/18/2006) As Herself 
  Season 8, Episode 78 08x78: (Dec/16/2004) As Herself 

Sunday Morning Shootout (2003) 
  Comic-Con 2005 02x37: (Aug/07/2005) As Herself 

Oprah (1986) 
  Episode dated 06 December 2004 19x??: (Dec/06/2004) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  Kate Beckinsale, Mila Kunis, Johnathan Rice 03x57: (May/11/2004) As Herself 
  Kate Beckinsale, Rich Eisen, Carmelo Anthony, John & Jimmy Diresta, Kings Of Leon, Los Lonely Bo 02x99: (Sep/19/2003) As Herself 

4Pop (2003) 
  Hollywoodin kierr√§tysbuumi 02x??: (May/09/2004) As Herself 

Today (AU) (1982) 
  Episode dated 4 May 2004 23x??: (May/04/2004) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Kate Beckinsale, Sting, Lee Evans 05x02: (Sep/19/2003) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Kate Beckinsale 06x116: (Oct/04/2001) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Kate Beckinsale 08x113: (Sep/10/2003) As Herself, [Interviewees]

So Graham Norton (1998) 
  Snow Graham Norton (Dec/21/2001) As Herself 

The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996) 
  Episode dated 5 October 2001 06x??: (Oct/05/2001) As Herself, [Interviewees]

HBO First Look (1992) 
  Brokedown Palace 08x07: (Aug/1999) As Herself 

Anna Lee (1993) 
  Headcase (Oct/01/1993) As Thea Hahn 

Hallmark Hall Of Fame (1951) 
  One Against the Wind 41x01: (Dec/01/1991) As Barbe 

Mystery! (1980) 
  Dalgliesh: Devices and Desires: (Episode 1) 12x01: (Oct/03/1991) As Young Alice Mair 

This Is Your Life (UK) (1955) 
  Richard Beckinsale 18x01: (Nov/23/1977) As Herself 
Trivia

Kate Beckinsale: "I gave up [smoking] while I was pregnant. I know it's pathetic, but I find it exhilarating."

Kate Beckinsale: "No matter how successful you are, you always think, No one's being nice enough to me!"

Kate Beckinsale: "Everybody likes the underdog, because everybody feels like the underdog."

Kate's father died when she was five.

Kate had a nervous breakdown which required five years of therapy.

Kate was anorexic.

Kate dropped out of the New College in Oxford.

She can speak Russian.

Almost quit The Aviator after she began to doubt her acting career.

Won the ALFS Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Last Days of Disco (1998).

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