Kate Elizabeth Winslet (born 5 October 1975) is an English actress and occasional singer. Winslet made her film debut starring in Peter Jackson’s Heavenly Creatures (1994). She achieved recognition in a supporting role in Ang Lee’s adaption of Sense and Sensibility (1995) and her role as Rose DeWitt Bukater in Titanic (1997).
Winslet has appeared in films such as the Iris Murdoch biopic Iris (2001), the neosurrealistic indie film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2003), Todd Field’s 2006 drama Little Children, the romantic comedy The Holiday (2006), and a screen adaption of Revolutionary Road (2008). Nominated for six Academy Awards, Winslet won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in The Reader. She has won awards from the Screen Actors Guild, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, as well as being nominated for an Emmy.
At age 33, Winslet became the youngest actor to receive six Academy Award nominations. In 2009, David Edelstein of New York Magazine hailed her as “the best English-speaking film actress of her generation.”
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