How much is Katie Holmes worth?
|Net Worth:||$25 Million
|Date of Birth:||December 18, 1978|
|Country:||United States of America|
As an awkward, but still hot, tomboy in the WB’s Dawson’s Creek, and now at the arm of a couch-jumping Tom Cruise.
Who Is Katie Holmes
No one was idiotic enough to believe that she could ever pass for “plain,” but Katie Holmes got her start playing an ugly duckling pining for James Van Der Beek in the teen drama Dawson’s Creek. She later segued into a mostly unsuccessful film career that was cut short when she became one half of TomKat, one of the biggest celebrity couples in America.
American actress Katie Holmes has a net worth sitting at $25 million dollars, as of 2020.
From Academia To The Creek
Katie was born Kate Noelle Holmes to Kathleen Holmes, a homemaker, and Martin Joseph Holmes, a divorce attorney. As a high school student, she was a cheerleader with a 4.0 GPA who performed in school plays and got accepted to the prestigious Columbia University in New York. While still in high school, she landed a part in Ang Lee’s The Ice Storm, a role that caught the eye of Dawson’s Creek creator Kevin Williamson.
She wasn’t a star yet, but Holmes was already shooting people down, refusing to fly out to Los Angeles to audition because she was in her high school production of Damn Yankees. The producers let her mail in an audition tape, and she got to star in Damn Yankees and still landed the role of Joey Potter on Dawson’s Creek. Its popularity with young audiences during its five-year run buoyed the fledgling WB network and made the cast instant teen idols.
A Tough Transition To Film
But like most television stars, she had some trouble make the transition into film, and appeared in a string of self-professed “bombs” that overlapped with her successful television stint. Disturbing Behavior, Teaching Mrs. Tingle, Abandon and Phone Booth were all forgettable, and her role in 2000’s The Gift was only notable because she appeared topless, which was seen more as a transparent attempt at breaking her good-girl image than a brave professional move.
In 2003, she played the title role in the indie flick Pieces of April. Her portrayal of a girl trying to prepare Thanksgiving dinner in the hopes of making amends with her terminally-ill mother earned her unanimous praise and proved that the talent that got her career going in the first place was still there. She subsequently appeared as romantic lead Rachel Dawes in the 2005 blockbuster Batman Begins, her most successful film to date, where she starred with Christian Bale.
From Katie To Tomkat
That was the year she embarked on a very high-profile relationship with Tom Cruise, just weeks after she and her boyfriend of five years, Chris Klein, called off their engagement. In the wake of Cruise’s bizarre behavior when they started dating, Katie’s popularity and credibility started to plummet. Within months, they were engaged and shortly after that she was pregnant with Cruise’s child.
It was all a great move on the publicity scale, but a horrendous one for her career. According to an article in Woman’s Day, Tom advised her not to appear in the (even more successful) 2008 sequel to Batman Begins,The Dark Knight.
Maggie Gyllenhaal took over and did a better job to boot. She gave birth to daughter Suri Cruise on April 18, 2006, and she married Tom, whom she abandoned her devout Catholic faith and converted to Scientology for, that November. But after a long hiatus from the biz, Katie is back at it starring as Jackie Kennedy in the new miniseries, The Kennedys. Katie and Tom divorced in 2012.