Who is Katie Holmes and what is her net worth 2018? Kate Noelle Holmes was born two months premature on December 18, 1978 to philanthropist and homemaker Kathleen, and Martin Joseph Holmes, Sr., an attorney. With three older sisters and one older brother, Katie was the baby of the family. She has German, Irish and English ancestry.
Graduating from the all-girls Notre Dame academy with a 4.0 average, she scored 1310 out of 1600 in her SAT exams, and was accepted into Columbia University. Katie attended college for the summer session, after which she dropped out to pursue her passion for modelling and acting.
Katie attended modelling school as a teenager, which led her to compete in the International Modelling and Talent Association. She enthralled the judges with her singing, dancing and acting skills. A recital of a monologue from “To kill a mockingbird” landed Katie her first movie role as Libbets Casey in an Ang Lee film, The Ice Storm.
Subsequently, Katie realised that acting was her true calling, and chose to abandon her modelling career. Katie got her first taste of fame for playing Joey Potter in the popular teen drama, Dawson’s Creek in 1998. She and the rest of the cast were catapulted into instant fame, becoming household names through the course of the series.
Following her stint as ‘girl next door’ in Dawson’s Creek, Katie cemented her prowess as an actor by taking up challenging roles in Wonder Boys and The Gift. Both films released in 2000 and Holmes’ stellar performances as a college student in love with a much older professor in Wonder Boys, and a seductress turned murder victim in The Gift were applauded by critics and audiences. She starred alongside Robert Downey Jr. in The Singing Detective as a nurse who tends to a writer in a hospital for skin problems. The writer creates a dark world of seduction and murder in his writing, and the nurse is the only ray of hope in his troubled mind. In 2004, Katie played the president’s daughter yearning to go to college without secret service agents tagging along First Daughter (2004)
In Batman Begins (2005), Katie played Rachel Dawes, the protagonist’s (Bruce Wayne) love interest and childhood sweetheart. Around this time, media reports of Holmes dating the Hollywood megastar Tom Cruise started doing the rounds.
Only seven weeks after meeting, Tom Cruise proposed to Katie, and the couple got engaged in June 2005. The high-profile couple was constantly hounded by paparazzi tailing their every move. On the first anniversary of their first date, the couple had their only daughter, Suri. Later that year, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes were married in a scientologist ceremony at a 15th century castle in Italy. The fairy tale romance and marriage overshadowed Holmes’ acting career, though she made her Broadway debut in All My Sons, a revival of the Arthur Miller classic.
Trouble started brewing in the Holmes-Cruise paradise in 2012 as reports of Katie fearing for Suri’s abduction by Tom started circulating. Katie feared intimidation by the Church of Scientology filed for divorce after 5 years of marriage. Holmes agreed for a divorce settlement and sole custody of Suri. Katie Holmes returned to the Catholic faith after divorcing Cruise.
Net Worth of Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes’ net worth stands at a staggering $35 million. She amassed her wealth playing a role in the popular television series Dawson’s Creek, as well as several noteworthy film roles. Katie Holmes also earned a settlement of €10 million Euros following her split with then-husband Tom Cruise. For her role in Abondon and Batman Begins, Katie reportedly earned $2 million.
When it comes to expensive toys, Katie Holmes owns a Mercedes Benz CLK worth $65,000 and a mini Cooper costing an estimated $25,000 – $35,000
In 2014, Katie Holmes splurged on a six bedroom $3.795 million property in the same Calasbas community as the Kardashians. Located on a 48-acre lot at the end of the street, the house is a haven from the hustle of Los Angeles. Gorgeous distressed hardwood floors, a sweeping staircase, dove grey walls and crisp white baseboards add to the charm of the house.
The actress was reported to be dating Jamie Foxx, who splashed a mammoth $35,000 on one night to Mexico to ring in her birthday. Jamie however soon became disenchanted with Katie’s constant paranoia regarding Scientology and the safety of Suri.
Speculation that a new show called The Arrangement is based on Katie’s relationship with Tom Cruise is now being circulated. The scripted drama is about an aspiring actress who finds herself in a dangerous situation after pursuing a relationship with Kyle, a member of a mysterious self-help organisation called Institute of the Higher Mind.