Born on December 18, 1978, in Toledo, Ohio, Kate Noelle Holmes is an actress who rose to prominence when she was cast as one of the leads on teen drama television series Dawson’s Creek. Before her jump to fame, Holmes attended an all-girls catholic school in her hometown, where she appeared in school plays. She started out her professional career as a model, later branching out into acting in 1996. Her first film feature was in 1997’s The Ice Storm.
In 1998, Katie won the part of Joey Potter, best friend to the titular character in Dawson’s Creek. The series was a big success despite its mixed reviews, and Katie and her castmates became well-known names on a national scale. During her time on the show, Holmes appeared in several movies, such as Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999), Wonder Boys and The Gift (both 2000), Phone Booth (2002), The Singing Detective and Pieces of April (both 2003). For the latter she won the Satellite Award for Best Actress. Dawson’s Creek came to an end in 2003, after six seasons, and after that, Holmes focused mainly on films rather than television.
One of her first roles after the series ended was in 2004’s comedy-drama First Daughter, followed by reboot movie Batman Begins in 2005. The superhero movie was a box office hit and received mainly positive reviews. Holmes next appeared in the political satire movie Thank You for Smoking (2005). In 2008, she debuted on Broadway in the revival of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons and also returned to television to guest-star in an episode of legal comedy series Eli Stone. Other notable film credits were Mad Money (2008), Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (2010), Jack and Jill (2011), and Days and Nights (2013). On the small screen, Katie portrayed Jackie Kennedy in the TV miniseries The Kennedys (2011), and appeared on two episodes of sitcom How I Met Your Mother.
Over the past decade, Holmes has appeared in several movies, including Miss Meadows (2014), Touched with Fire ( 2015), Logan Lucky (2017), Dear Dictator (2018), Coda (2019), Brahms: The Boy II, and The Secret: Dare to Dream (both 2020). She made her directorial debut with the drama feature All We Had in 2016 (in which she starred as well), and in 2022 premiered her second film which she wrote, starred and directed, titled Alone Together.