Academy Award-winner Kate Winslet is an English actress who is best known for playing the lead role of Rose Dawson in the epic romance film Titanic.
The 45-year-old actress is also popular for her work in numerous films, including Sense and Sensibility, Guills, Iris, and more. Winslet made her film debut as Juliet Hulme from the 1994 film Heavenly Creatures. As of early 2020, Kate is estimated to own a net at around $45 million.
Where Was Kate Winslet Born In?
Kate Elizabeth Winslet was born on 5th October 1975 in Reading, Berkshire, England to Sally Anne Bridges and Roger John Winslet. She holds an English nationality and has mixed (Swedish and Irish) ethnic descent.
She grew up alongside her sisters Anna and Beth and younger brother Joss. She went to St Mary and All Saints’ Church of England primary school, where she participated in amateur stage shows. Moreover, she also enrolled at the Redroofs Theatre School in Maidenhead.
How Rich Is Winset?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Kate is reportedly owned $45 million in her net worth as of early 2020. She amassed her multi-million dollar asset from her successful acting career of 29 years.
In the United States of America, an aspiring actor makes $32,000 to $67,000 per year, whereas, in England, an actor makes £16,881 (USD$21,038) to £44,995 (USD$56,077).
Here is a list of Kate’s salary for her role in films:
|1999||Holy Smoke||£360,000 (USD$449,028)|
|2004||Finding Neverland||£6,000,000 (USD$7,483,200)|
|2008||The Reader||$1 million|
|2008||Revolutionary Road||$1 million|
Kate received $1.6 million back in 2005 from her endorsement deal with Lancome cosmetics and perfume brands.
Additional Fact: In 2009, Winslet received $40 million from the libel suit, which she filed against a British newspaper.
Winslet’s Short Career Highlight
Kate made her acting debut as Juliet Hulme in a 1994 thriller film called Heavenly Creatures alongside Melanie Lynskey and Sarah Peirse. She then starred in Sense and Sensibility for which she won the Screen Actors Guild and British Academy Film Award.
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In 1996, she appeared in two-period dramas: Jude and Hamlet. The following year, Kate pleaded filmmaker James Cameron to cast her as Rose DeWitt Bukater in the epic romance and disaster film Titanic.
She eventually won the role and was cast opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, who played Jack, her love interest. The film was produced under the budget of $200 million and grossed over $2.187 billion in the box office.
Did You Know? Kate turned down her offer in Shakespeare in Love and Anna and the King to star in Titanic.
Some of her other notable film works are Quills, Iris, Finding Neverland, Little Children, and several others. For her performance in Revolutionary Road and The Reader, she won a Golden Globe Award, the Academy Award, and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress.
In 2017, she starred in the romantic disaster film The Mountain Between Us alongside Idris Elba, Dermot Mulroney, and Beau Bridges. The same year, she appeared alongside Jim Belushi, Juno Temple, and Justin Timberlake in the American period drama film Wonder Wheel.
Recently in 2019, she voiced in an animated family drama series Moominvalley which is about the Moomins.
Some of her upcoming works include The French Dispatch, Ammonite, Avatar 2, and biopic of Lee Miller.
Founded The Golden Hat Foundation
Despite her busy life as an actress, Kate has been involved in numerous charitable events and causes in order to help people in need. She was one of the celebrities who participated in a 2007 auction to raise funds for the Afghanistan Relief Organization.
In 2010, she teamed up with Ericsdottir and formed an NGO called the Golden Hat Foundation, which aims to create autism awareness.
The same year, she narrated a video for PETA and talked about animal cruelty in the production of foie gras.
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Here is a list of few other charitable foundations she supports:
- Elton John AIDS Foundation
- Small Steps Project
- The Family Haven
- Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation
- Helen & Douglas House
- Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Who Is She Married To?
The Titanic star is currently married to her third husband, Ned Rocknroll, with whom she shares a son named Bear Blaze Winslet. They got married on 5th December 2012 in a private ceremony.
Previously, she was married to director Sam Mendes. They got married on 24th May 2003 until 3rd October 2010. While together, the couple shared a son named Joe Alfie Winslet-Mendes.
She married her first husband, Jim Threapleton, on 22nd November 1998 and shared a daughter, Mia Honey Thrapleton (b. in October 2000). The former couple got divorced on 13th December 2001 after 3 years of marriage.
Resides In Sussex
After moving back to England, Winslet purchased an 8-bedroom home in West Sussex along with her husband Ned and children. The house reportedly costs around £4.1million (USD$5,117,948).
Prior to this, she owned a 1,364 sq.ft house in 1998 along with her then-husband Jim. The duo purchased the property for £200,000 i.e. $249,600 and sold it for £250,000 i.e. $312,000 following their split.