October 5, 1975
Reading, England, United Kingdom
Kate Winslet is an English actress. Winslet is the recipient of several awards, including three British Academy Film Awards, and has won an Academy, Emmy, and Grammy Awards among the few artists. Best known for playing Rose DeWitt Bukater in the Titanic classic of 1997.
Winslet attended primary school at St Mary and All Saints ‘ Church in England. She and her sisters took part in amateur stage shows at school and in a local youth theater called Foundations. Winslet was accepted in Maidenhead’s Redroofs Theater School at the age of 11.
Her maternal grandparents were both actors, running the Company of Reading Repertory Theater. Her parents are Sally Anne (née Bridges) and Roger John Winslet. Her mother worked as a nanny and waitress, and her dad, a struggling actor, took jobs to support the family. Winslet has two actress sisters, Anna and Beth, and a younger brother, Joss.
Her real name is Kate Elizabeth Winslet. Winslet met Jim Threapleton. They married in November 1998 and divorced in 2001, in 2000 she gave birth to her daughter, Mia. Soon after separating from Threapleton, Winslet met director Sam Mendes and married in May 2003. Their son, Joe, was born later that year. The couple announced their separation in 2010 and were divorced a year later.
In 2011, Winslet met her third husband, Edward Abel Smith. The couple married in New York in December 2012, and their son, Bear, was born the next year.