Katie Holmes
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  • Faith: Christian - Catholic
  • Career: Actress
  • Birthday:  December 18, 1978

Katie Holmes is an actress who first achieved fame as Joey Potter on the television series “Dawson’s Creek.” She made her film debut with the supporting role in Ang Lee’s “The Ice Storm.” A mixture of parts in small-scale and big-budget film projects came next, including “Go,” “Teaching Mrs. Tingle,” “Wonder Boys,” “The Gift,” “Phone Booth,” “Abandon,” and “Batman Begins.”

Outside of film, Holmes made her Broadway theatre debut in a 2008 production of Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons.” In 2022, she played Jacqueline Kennedy in the TV miniseries “The Kennedys,” a role she reprised in “The Kennedys: After Camelot.” Holmes also played the part of Paige Finney on the third season of Showtime’s “Ray Donovan” in 2015. She made her directorial debut with the 2016 movie “All We Had,” in which she also starred, followed in 2022 by her second movie “Alone Together.”

Holmes’ marriage to actor Tom Cruise, which lasted from 2006 to 2012, led to a great deal of media attention. She and Cruise share one child, a daughter. Holmes was born in Toledo, Ohio, the youngest of five children. She graduated from the all-female Notre Dame Academy in Toledo, where she had a 4.0 student. At St. Francis de Sales and St. John’s Jesuit, nearby all-male high schools, Holmes appeared in school musicals, playing a waitress in “Helly, Dolly!” and Lola in “Damn Yankees.”

When she was 14, Holmes started classes at a modeling school in Toledo, which led her to the International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA) competition held in New York City in 1996. Eventually, she was signed to an agent after performing a monologue from “To Kill a Mockingbird.” An audition tape was sent to the casting director for the 1997 movie “The Ice Storm,” directed by Ang Lee, and Holmes made her big-screen debut in the role of Libbets Casey in the film, opposite Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline.

What religion is Katie Holmes?

Holmes was baptized a Roman Catholic and attended Christ the King Church in Toledo. When she started dating Tom Cruise in 2005, she started studying Scientology, the same religion Cruise practiced. However, after the couple’s divorce in 2012, Holmes returned to the Catholic Church and started attending St. Frances Xavier Church.

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