Kate Winslet is an English actress and singer. She is the recipient of an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, three BAFTA Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Critics’ Choice Award. Her film roles have ranged from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and historical dramas.
Winslet was born in Reading, Berkshire, England, to Sally Anne (Bridges) and Roger John Winslet. Winslet has two sisters, Beth and Anna, and one brother, Joss. She began studying drama at the age of 11 at the Redroofs Theatre School, a co-educational independent school in Maidenhead, Berkshire, where she was head girl.
At the age of 12, Winslet appeared in a television commercial directed by David Bailey for Sugar Puffs cereal. She made her film debut playing a supporting role in the 1994 British drama Heavenly Creatures.
Kate Winslet is an English actress. And Winslet is particularly known for her work in period dramas and tragedies, she is often drawn to portraying troubled women. Winslet received her first Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her performance as Marianne Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility (1995).
She achieved critical acclaim with her second film, The Reader (2008), for which she won the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critics’ Choice Award, Golden Globe Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress.
Winslet’s first leading role was in the 1996 film Sense and Sensibility, for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress. She played the younger sister of Emma Thompson’s character in the film. In 1998, she appeared in the period drama The Wings of the Dove, for which she received a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
Winslet’s breakout role was in the 2001 film Titanic, in which she played Rose Dewitt Bukater, a young woman who is rescued from the sinking ship. The film was a massive commercial success, grossing over $1.8 billion at the box office. Winslet won a number of awards for her performance, including the Academy Award for Best Actress.
In 2004, Winslet starred in the romantic comedy Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, opposite Jim Carrey. Winslet received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her performance.
Winslet’s other notable films include the drama Little Children (2006), the biographical drama The Reader (2008), the romantic comedy The Holiday (2006), the drama Revolutionary Road (2008), and the science fiction film Divergent (2014).
Winslet has been married to directors Sam Mendes and Jim Threapleton and is currently married to businessman Edward Abel Smith. She has two children from her first marriage, and one from her second.
Kate Winslet Joins ‘Avatar 2’ With James Cameron as Director (Exclusive) The ‘Titanic’ actress was approached for a role in the next installment of the ‘Avatar’ franchise. [source]