Katie Holmes is an American actress. She became popular after playing the role of Joey Potter on the super hit show “Dawson’s Creek. She gained worldwide fame and worldwide success after getting married to Tom Cruise.
Early Life and Career Highlights
Kate Noelle Holmes was born in Toledo, Ohio, on December 18, 1978. Her mother was a homemaker and her father worked as an attorney. She has five siblings and is the youngest among her siblings. She has three sisters and one brother. Holmes attended modeling school when she was just fourteen, and she competed in an International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA) Competition which was held in New York City in 1996.
She sent an audition tape to the casting director of “The Ice Storm” (1997) and got the role. The film marked her big-screen debut and she played the role opposite actors Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver. Holmes moved to Los Angeles in 1997 to pursue her acting career. She rejected the offer to star in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” because she wanted to finish high school.
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Katie came into the spotlight when she played the role of Joey Potter. She appeared on the covers of popular magazines like Seventeen, TV Guide, and Rolling Stone. She appeared on the series “Dawson’s Creek,” and continued to be a part of projects like the film “Disturbing Behavior” (1998). The role helped her to win MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance. When “Dawson’s Creek” ended, Holmes is the only actress that was a part of every single episode.
Katie Holmes Net Worth And Salary
Katie Holmes has an estimated net worth of $25 million dollars. Katie played the lead role in all the 128 Dawson’s Creek episodes. She appeared in all the seasons of the show and earned around $30,000 per episode. During the peak success of the later seasons, she earned $175,000 per episode.
Holmes previously was in a relationship with “Dawson’s Creek” star Joshua Jackson. She got engaged to Christ Klein in 2003 and the relationship continued till 2005. She started dating actor Tom Cruise in 2005, and the couple welcomed their daughter Suri in April 2006. They got married in November 2006 in Bracciano, Italy. Katie filed for divorce with Cruise in 2012 and revealed that their -six-year-old daughter will start schooling in New York City. After she divorced Cruise, she was dating Jamie Foxx who is a musician. The couple broke up in 2019.
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Tom Cruise Divorce Settlement
Tom and Katie stayed married from 2006 to 2012. The couple has one daughter together who is named, Suri. The divorce settlement required Tom to pay Katie $400,000 every year for child support. Tom is also responsible for paying Suri’s education, insurance, and medical expenses. Their daughter lives with Katie as she has full custody of her. Katie refused to take any alimony because she wanted full custody and control over their daughter’s upbringing.