Kate Beckinsale: biography and latest news!

  • Occupation : actress
  • Real name: Kathrin Romany Beckinsale
  • Sign : Lion
  • Date of birth: Thursday, July 26, 1973 (age: 47 years old)
  • Country : England

Daughter of actors, actor Richard Beckinsale and actress Judy Loe, Kate Beckinsale was born on July 26, 1973, in London, England. Her father, notably known of the small screen, succumbs to a heart attack whereas Kate is only five years old. Brilliant and rebellious teenager at the same time, she dreams very young of becoming an actress. However, she entered Oxford University in 1991 to gain an academic background, but without graduating. She got her first film role two years later in Kenneth Branagh’s “Much ado about nothing”, starring Denzel Washington and Emma Thomson. She was really revealed to the general public in 2001 with the sentimental-historical drama “Pearl Harbor”. The film, which was a huge success, brought in 449 million worldwide. Heroine of the “Underworld” saga, she shares the life of Michael Sheen – who is featured in the film – for eight years. They have one daughter, Lily Sheen, born in 1999. It is also on these sets that the actress meets Len Wiseman, director of the first two parts of the fantasy film. The couple got married in 2004 in California. In October 2016, Kate Beckinsale and Len Wiseman announced their separation after twelve years of marriage.