born December 18, 1978 in Teldo,Ohio.She is the youngest child of five children born to Kathleen (née Stothers), a homemaker and philanthropist, and Martin , Sr., an attorney.She has three older sisters and one older brother: Tamera, Holly Ann, Martin Joseph, Jr., and Nancy Kay.
She is an American actress who first achieved fame for her role as Joey Potter on The WB television teen drama Dawson's Creek from 1998 to 2003.Since Dawson's Creek, Holmes' career has consisted of movie roles such as Batman Begins, art house films such as The ice Storm, horror films such as Don't be afraid of dark and thrillers including Abandon. She has also played on Broadway in a production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons and had various guest roles on television programs such as How I Met Your Mother.
In January 1997, Holmes went to Los Angeles for pilot season, when producers cast and shoot new programs in the hopes of securing a spot on a network schedule. The Toledo Blade reported she was offered the lead in Buffy the Vampire Slayer but she turned it down.Columbia Tri-Star Television, producer of a new show created by screenwriter Kevin Williamson, asked her to come to Los Angeles to audition, but there was a conflict with her schedule.
"I was doing my school play,Damn Yankees. And I was playing Lola. I even got to wear the feather boa. I thought, 'There is no way I'm not playing Lola to go audition for some network. I couldn't let my school down. We had already sold a lot of tickets. So I told Kevin and The WB, 'I'm sorry. I just can't meet with you this week. I've got other commitments."
Katie Holmes was soon on the covers of magazines such as Seventeen,TV Guide, and Rolling Stone. Jancee Dunn, an editor at Rolling Stone said she was chosen for the cover because "every time you mention Dawson's Creek you tend to get a lot of dolphin-like shrieks from teenage girls. The fact that she is drop-dead gorgeous didn't hurt either."
In early March 2011, Holmes filed a $50 million libel lawsuit against Star magazine following a cover story which insinuated that she took drugs.The suit was settled on April 27, 2011,when Star wrote a public apology in the May 6, 2011 issue along with an undisclosed "substantial" donation to Katie's charity Dizzy Feet Foundation.
She reportedly got embarrassed when she came across a group of people who were wearing T-shirt with slogans like "Free Katie" and "Save Suri".The T-shirts belonged to the time when Holmes married in 2006 actor ex-husband, urging the former to end the marriage. The group hid the slogans when they came face to face with the actress.
Her husband actor Tom Cruise, who has split from wife Katie Holmes is now living in London, has no new romance in his life yet and neither is he looking for love. It has been three months since Holmes filed for divorce, and Cruise only enjoys going out with his friends.
Katie Holmes’ divorce from her estranged husband Tom Cruise is officially complete. The 33-year-old actress split from Cruise in June and after less than two weeks, papers were filed and the couple agreed on a settlement.
Katie Holmes is ready to release some aggression.The notoriously soft-spoken actress, who some would say lost her voice altogether during her marriage to Tom Cruise, appeared at The Greene Space in Manhattan on Thursday to talk up “Dead Accounts,” the limited-run Broadway play she’ll be appearing in beginning November 3.