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Kate Beckinsale

Birthdate: July 26, 1973
Birthplace: London, England
Occupation: Actor
Quote: "With every project you do, you bring out a part of yourself, and it seems to be quite a good way of expanding a person." --Premiere, June 1998

Claim to Fame: Feature film debut as Hero in Kenneth Branagh's film version of Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

Significant Other(s):
Edmund Moriarty; dated while at Oxford
Michael Sheen, actor; acted together on stage in The Seagull (1995)

Grandfather: Burmese
Father: Richard Beckinsale, actor; died 1979 of a heart attack
Mother: Judy Loe, actress
Half-sister: Samantha Beckinsale, actress; older
Stepsiblings: has five
Daughter: Lily Sheen; born January 31, 1999; father, Michael Sheen

As a teenager, Beckinsale twice won the W. H. Smith Young Writers' Competiton, once for several short stories, and again for her poetry

Godolphin and Latymer School, London, England
New College, Oxford University, Oxford, England; majored in French and Russian literature; dropped out after third year