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  • Official Celebrity Spokesperson for LancĂ´me. (2007)
  • Was offered the role of Eowyn in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002).
  • Purchased a $3 million (US) home in London with boyfriend (later husband) Sam Mendes. They also bought a home in New York City.
  • Was named one of '50 Most Beautiful' by People Magazine in 2005.
  • Son, Joe Alfie Winslet Mendes, was born on December 22, 2003, in New York, and weighed 7 pounds and 13 ounces.
  • Born in the same year and on the same day as Parminder Nagra.
  • Kate married Sam Mendes, who was a childhood friend of Tom Hollander, with whom he went to Cambridge University and whom he directed in several plays. Tom and Kate were both in the film Enigma (2001).
  • Runner-Up for Best Actress, National Society of Film Critics for Holy Smoke (1999). (2000)
  • Dated Stephen Tredre. (1991-1995)
  • Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Premiere Magazine for Sense and Sensibility (1995)). (1995)
  • Her performance in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) is her personal favorite.
  • Offered the role of Tessa in The Constant Gardener (2005) but turned it down to do Finding Neverland (2004).
  • Recorded a song for the soundtrack for the movie Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001). Producers were so impressed at her efforts they have decided to release the ballad - called "What If?" - as a single. It reached the top ten in the UK, peaking at number six. (June 2001)
  • Won Sexiest Actress, Entertainment Insider Awards. (1998)
  • First screen kiss was with Melanie Lynskey in Heavenly Creatures (1994).
  • As of 2007, she is the youngest actress to rack up 5 Oscar nominations.
  • Her daughter Mia had to be delivered by Cesarean section, which made Kate feel she hadn't given birth properly. She admitted to it only after giving birth to her son Joe (who had been delivered naturally).
  • Won Best Actress, Toronto Film Festival for Heavenly Creatures (1994), shared with Melanie Lynskey. (1995)
  • Along with Vanessa Redgrave (for Julia (1977)) and Mare Winningham (for Georgia (1995)), she is the only performer to be nominated for an Supporting Oscar (for Iris (2000)) for playing the title role in a movie. As of 2006, Redgrave is the only one to win.
  • Parents: Roger Winslet (actor) and Sally Bridges-Winslet.
  • Has a nephew, George.
  • Daughter Mia's name is Italian for "mine".
  • Very close friends with actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
  • Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Rec.Arts.Movies.* Critics Circle for Quills (2000). (2000)
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