Kate Noelle Holmes, raised in a Catholic family, is the youngest of five children. She studied in a school for women only, was a student of 'very good' and very active in various extracurricular activities, namely in representation.
From early on she dreamed and knew that she wanted to be an actress, however, in her teens, she traveled to New York to participate in a model competition.
The big break came when she was 17 when she went to Los Angeles with her mother to audition. He ended up in the Ang Lee film "The Ice Storm" (1997).
Holmes achieved fame for his role as Joey Potter in teen drama Dawson's Creek, which debuted in 1998 on television. The actress and the rest of the cast of the series, including James Van Der Beek, Joshua Jackson and Michelle Williams, quickly became popular.
There followed'Distinguishing Behavior' in 1998, 'Teaching Mrs. Tingle' in 1999, 'Wonder Boys' and' The Gift ', both released in 2000,' Pieces of April 'in 2003,' The Giver 'in 2014,' Logan Lucky 'in 2017, among others.
She won the MTV Movie Awards in the category of Best Female Revelation with the movie Disturbing Behavior in 1998 and was nominated for the MTV Movie Awards: Best Kiss with the movie 'Teaching Mrs. Tingle' in 1999.
In 2009 she created her own clothing line in partnership with Jeanne Yang and in 2013 she debuted as the face of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics.
The actress has a 12-year-old daughter (April 18, 2006), Suri Cruise, of her marriage to actor Tom Cruise. It maintains, since 2013, a relationship with the actor Jamie Fox.