Kate Bosworth's Biography
Catherine Ann "Kate" Bosworth (born January 2, 1983) is an American actress. After appearing in 1998's The Horse Whisperer, Bosworth became well known with a leading role in 2002's Blue Crush, and has since appeared in several notable films, including Superman Returns, where she played Lois Lane, and 2008's blackjack movie 21.
Kate was born in Los Angeles, California, the only child of Patricia (née Potter), a homemaker, and Hal Bosworth, a former executive for Talbots. She was born with sectoral heterochromia, resulting in a hazel section at the bottom of her right blue eye, while the left is completely blue.
After leaving San Francisco at the age of six, Kate's family frequently moved around the country because of her father's job. She grew up mainly on the East Coast, spending the rest of her youth in Darien, Connecticut and Cohasset, Massachusetts, next door to Hingham, where her first Bosworth ancestor, the Puritan Edward Bosworth, had settled in 1634.
Kate has always been interested in a professional career as a competitive horse racer and, by the age of fourteen, she was a champion equestrian.
While attending Cohasset High School (from which she graduated in 2001), Kate learned to speak Spanish and was a member of the National Honor Society; she also played varsity soccer and lacrosse.
Kate's first film role came after an open casting call in New York for the supporting part of Judith in the 1998 film, The Horse Whisperer. The film's producers needed someone who was already an experienced horse rider, leading to Kate's successful audition for the role. She subsequently had a small part in the 2000 film Remember the Titans.
In 2001, Kate moved to Los Angeles in hopes of obtaining easier access to auditions and better film parts. Her first leading role was in 2002's surfing movie Blue Crush, which she prepared for by working out with two separate trainers six hours a day for months in order to add fifteen pounds of muscle to her frame.
The film received positive reviews and grossed $40 million at the United States box office, allowing Bosworth wider exposure to a mainstream audience.
After Blue Crush, Kate took on roles in the indie films The Rules of Attraction and a darker turn in Wonderland opposite Val Kilmer, where she played the teenage girlfriend of legendary porn star John Holmes.
Between 2002 and 2005, Kate appeared in a number of widely released films. She starred as actress Sandra Dee in Beyond the Sea and played the lead role in Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, opposite Topher Grace.
Kate also portrayed Chali, a Hare Krishna, in a film adaptation of Myla Goldberg's acclaimed novel Bee Season, about a dysfunctional Jewish family.
She has appeared in several Revlon ads and ranked as #60 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" list. For two years running, she has placed on the Maxim Hot 100 List – #38 in 2005 and #8 in 2006.
After going through many screen tests and competing with other actresses for the role, she was cast as reporter Lois Lane in the highly anticipated adaptation to the Superman comics, Superman Returns. She starred along with her Beyond the Sea co-star Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor, as well as newcomer Brandon Routh as Superman.
Kate starred in the psychological drama called The Girl in the Park with Sigourney Weaver, Alessandro Nivola and Keri Russell. She plays Louise, a trouble young girl taken under Weaver's character's wing. The Girl in the Park was written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburn in his directorial debut. The film premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival, it has since been picked up by The Weinstein Company.
Kate also filmed 21, an adaptation of the book Bringing Down the House, in early 2007 in Boston, Massachusetts and Las Vegas, Nevada. This film reunites her with co-star/director Kevin Spacey and director Robert Luketic.
Kate recently wrapped the epic Laundry Warrior in New Zealand alongside Korean star Jang Dong-gun and Geoffrey Rush.
Kate is attached to star in After.Life, a supernatural thriller by writer/director Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo. She has also optioned the film rights to Catherine Hanrahan's novel Lost Girls and Love Hotels, about a young woman looking to escape in Tokyo's seedy nightlife. She will produce the project alongside filmmaker Nadia Connors. She has said about her roles, "I just don't do comfort zones."
In January 2008, Kate Bosworth was named the new face for Calvin Klein Jeans and will be featured in a Calvin Klein Jeans campaign. She also takes on the role of spokesperson for American luxury bag brand Coach in Asia.
Kate was accepted to Princeton University in late 2000, but due to continual deferral of her attendance her acceptance was later revoked. She is also a member of the Appalachia Service Project.
Kate previously dated actor Matt Czuchry, whom she met on the set of their short-lived television series, Young Americans. Their relationship lasted from 2000 to 2002. Then, in late 2002, she began dating actor Orlando Bloom.
The two met outside a coffee shop and were introduced to each other by a friend, before meeting again at the premiere of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Bosworth and Bloom separated in 2005 but shortly after resumed their relationship.
On September 5, 2006, Entertainment Tonight reported that her on-again, off-again relationship with Bloom had ended after almost four years though it is unclear when the split took place. Kate has since been dating British model James Rousseau since September 2006 after meeting him at the Marc Jacobs after party. An aspiring musician, Rousseau wrote the song "To Make You Mine" for her.
In mid-to-late 2006, Kate made headlines with her extremely thin appearance. She became part of a trend of young Hollywood actresses who have debuted new, alarmingly thin bodies.
In early 2007, after Kate turned up at a charity event and was then snapped vacationing in Hawaii the media took note of her return to a healthy weight.
Kate has two cats, Louise and Dusty, and a dog named Lila, whom she adopted while on a 2004 vacation in Morocco. She has noted that although equestrianism is her hobby, she has been unable to practice it, because of the potential risk of injury involved affecting her film career.