American rising star Kate Bosworth gained celebrity status after portraying adrenalized competitive surfer Anne Marie Chadwick in John Stockwell’s surf-themed film Blue Crush (2002). She was also known among her fans for playing roles in such films as the romantic drama The Horse Whisperer (1998), the children's film The Newcomers (2000), the period drama Remember the Titans (2000), Roger Avary's twisted The Rules of Attraction (2002), James Cox’s Wonderland (2003), the comedy Win a Date with Tad Hamilton (2004) and the musical film Beyond the Sea (2004). Bosworth also has three forthcoming films in the works: Bee Season (2005), Superman Returns (2006) and Seasons of Dust (2006).
Kate Bosworth, whose trade mark is having eyes with two different colors: blue and hazel, has become a tabloid headliner for her romance with young popular actor Orlando Bloom (born on January 13, 1977). The couple began their relationship in the spring of 2002, but split up in January 2005 due to their increasingly hectic schedules. Three years after the separation, Bosworth and Bloom were rumored to have renewed their romance, but that was spoiled by another report that she has reportedly rekindling her romance with Australian model Lundi Shackleton. Her fresh and natural beauty has also decorated many tabloid and celebrity magazines following the gossip of her possibly being anorexic.
Childhood and Family:
In Los Angeles, California, Catherine Anne Bosworth, who would later be known as Kate Bosworth, was born on January 2, 1983. Young Kate had a roving life and spent a lot of her early years traveling throughout the United States. At age 6, she relocated with her family to San Francisco and then moved to Connecticut at the tender age of 9. By the time she was 14, Kate had settled in Cohasset, Massachusetts.
An ardent athlete at a very young age, Kate showcased her skill with her participation in varsity soccer and lacrosse, and she once became a champion equestrian. She was also a brilliant student at school and a member of the National Honor Society. She was accepted at Princeton University, but delayed the admission due to film projects. She planned to attend college in fall 2005 to major in psychology.
Brown-haired Kate owns two cats named Dusty and Louise. In her off time, she always provides time to volunteer with a number of non-profit organizations, including a Los Angeles program for physically disabled kids who are trained to ride horses with assistance.
Los Angeles native Kate Bosworth began acting as a child in a Community Theater production of “Annie.” She later headed for New York to attend an open audition for Robert Redford’s The Horse Whisperer (1998). Fortune was in Bosworth‘s hands and she got a chance to team with Redford for his romantic drama film. Playing the minor role of Judith, Bosworth began to launch her career as an actress.
Entering Hollywood at such an early age, Bosworth was met with the age-old predicament of career versus school. She decided to finish high school and took 18-months off before opting to plunge into acting again. Bosworth returned to showbiz in 2000 when she landed a costarring role opposite Christopher McCoy and Matt McCoy in the family film The Newcomers (2000). It was followed by a lead role in the short-lived prep school TV series "Young Americans," in which she was cast as a gas station attendant named Bella Bank. The 17-year-old girl was also featured in director Boaz Yakin’s sport drama Remember the Titans (2000), starring Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington, and Will Patton.
Bosworth received a big breakthrough two years later when she was perfectly cast as chambermaid/aspiring professional surfer Anne Marie Chadwick in the surfing film Blue Crush (2002), starring along side Matthew Davis and Michelle Rodriguez. Directed by John Stockwell, the film was well-received among moviegoers and Bosworth’s strong-willed, independent, gritty and sexy character brought her a new legion of fans.
Her career took flight and more film projects knocked on her door. Bosworth teamed up with James Van Der Beek, Shannyn Sossamon and Jessica Biel in the edgy adaptation of Brett Easton Ellis' 1980s-era bestseller The Rules of Attraction (2002). Helmed and scripted by Roger Avary, the film explored the darker side of university life, in which Bosworth played the supporting role of wired party-girl Kelly.
Leaving her wholesome prep-school image behind, Bosworth caught the eye of director James Cox who was casting his 2003’s Wonderland (2003). In the thriller film, she portrayed Dawn Schiller, the love interest of legendary adult film star John Holmes (Val Kilmer). Bosworth next joined Sam Jaeger and Matt Czuchry for director Jeff Seibenick’s comedy-short Advantage Hart (2003). Also in 2003, she was awarded a Young Hollywood for Next Generation – Female. In the following year, she played the lead of small-town girl Rosalee Fiatch, who wins a date with a male superstar, in the comedy/romance Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004). The film also starred Josh Duhamel as Tad Hamilton, Topher Grace as Pete Monash and Nathan Lane as Richard Levy the Driven, among others. Additionally, Bosworth found herself acting with Kevin Spacey, John Goodman and Bob Hoskins in Spacey’s musical Beyond the Sea (2004).
Bosworth is adding three new and upcoming films to her resume. She will soon join Richard Gere, Juliette Binoche and Flora Cross in Scott McGehee’s screen adaptation of Myla Goldberg's acclaimed novel Bee Season (2005). Bosworth is also set to portray daring reporter Lois Lane in Bryan Singer's upcoming production of Superman Returns (2006, opposite Brandon Routh) and play a role in writer/director Tim Blake Nelson’s 2006 drama Seasons of Dust.
"I watched a lot of Katharine Hepburn to prepare for Lois, particularly The Philadelphia story and Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner. Hepburn is a great model for how I see Lois - strong but fragile." Kate Bosworth on character Lois Lane and legend Katharine Hepburn
- Young Hollywood: Next Generation – Female, 2003