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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)

Family:
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

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

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