Kate Beckinsale Net Worth, Height, Bio, Facts

Kate Beckinsale Biography
  • Name: Kate Beckinsale
  • Age: 45 years old
  • Height: 5ft 7in (171 cm)
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Net Worth: US $16 Million
  • Status: Alive

Kate Beckinsale is an English actress and model. She’s best known for her lead role as “Selene” in the Underworld film series. Her film credits include Pearl Harbor (2001), Van Helsing (2004), Total Recall (2012) and Love & Friendship (2016). Kathrin Romary Beckinsale was born on July 26, 1973 in Chiswick, London. Her father, comedian and actor Richard Beckinsale, died of a heart attack in 1979. Her mother, Judy Loe, is also an actress. She has an older half-sister named Samantha. Beckinsale attended the independent girls only school Godolphin and Latymer School in West London. She won the WH Smith Young Writers competition twice. She studied French and Russian literature at New College, Oxford, before dropping out to pursue acting.

Beckinsale made her television debut in the miniseries Devices and Desires (1991). Later that year she was cast in the TV film One Against the Wind (1991). Her feature film debut was the romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing (1993), directed by Kenneth Branagh. She portrayed “Emma Woodhouse” in the 1996 adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel Emma. Other early films include Cold Comfort Farm (1995) with Eileen Atkins, and Haunted (1995) with Aidan Quinn. She also appeared in theater productions like The Seagull, Sweetheart, and Clocks and Whistles. Beckinsale starred opposite Chloe Sevigny in the comedy-drama film, The Last Days of Disco (1998). That role earned her a London Critics Circle award for British Supporting Actress of the Year. She followed up with prominent roles in Pearl Harbor (2001) with Ben Affleck, and Serendipity (2001) with John Cusack.

Beckinsale is probably best known for her starring role as vampire death dealer “Selene” in the Underworld film series. The film was directed by Len Wiseman and the first installment was released in 2003. The role of Selene was reprised in Underworld: Evolution (2006), Rise of the Lycans (2009), Awakening (2012) and Blood Wars (2016). The five films have grossed more than $530 million at the box office. A sixth film is in development. Beckinsale starred as “Lady Susan Vernon” in the period comedy, Love & Friendship (2016). Her film credits also include The Aviator (2004), Whiteout (2009), Everybody’s Fine (2009), Contraband (2012), and Total Recall (2012). She voiced the character “Queen Ayrenn” for the MMORPG video game The Elder Scrolls Online.

In addition to acting, Beckinsale has worked on and off as a model over the years. She starred in the 1997 music video for George Michael‘s single “Waltz Away Dreaming”. She appeared in commercials for Gap, Diet Coke, Absolut Vodka, and Lux Shampoo. She’s also grace magazine covers like Shape, Women’s Health, Self, GQ, Redbook, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and Harper’s Bazaar. She was dubbed Esquire’s sexiest woman alive in 2009.

Kate Beckinsale dated Welsh actor Michael Sheen from 1995 to 2003. They welcomed a daughter, Lily Mo Sheen, in 1997. She tied the knot with film director ‘Len Wiseman’ in May 2004. The couple separated in 2015 and their marriage was finalized in 2016. She dated comedian Matt Rife briefly in 2017. Beckinsale is 5ft 7in tall and she’s of English and Burmese descent. Her net worth is estimated at $16 million. She has supported charities like the British Heart Foundation, Habitat For Humanity, MediCinema and the Entertainment Industry Foundation.

Kate Beckinsale Bio, Net Worth, Facts
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Kate Beckinsale Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki

  • Birth Name: Kathrin Romary Beckinsale
  • Birthday: July 26, 1973
  • How Old : Age: 45 years old
  • Place of Birth: Chiswick, London, England
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • How Tall : Height: 5ft 7in (171 cm)
  • Occupation: Actress, Model
  • Years Active: 1991-present
  • Net Worth & Salary: US $16 Million
  • Marriage(s): Len Wiseman
  • Death-O-Meter: Alive

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