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  • Kate Winslet

    Born on October 5, 1975 in Reading, Berkshire, England

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Labor Day (2013)

Kate Winslet as "Adele"

At the tender age of 13, Henry Wheeler (Gattlin Griffith) grapples with the pains of adolescence while caring for his troubled, reclusive mother, Adele (Kate Winslet). One day while shopping for school supplies, Henry and Adele encounter Frank Chambers (Josh Brolin), an intimidating man but one who clearly needs their help. Frank convinces the two of them to take him into their home, but later it becomes clear that he is a convict who has escaped. Based on the novel by Joyce Maynard.

Golden Globe (2013) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Mildred Pierce (2011)

Kate Winslet as "Mildred Pierce"

Based on the title character introduced in James M. Cain's classic 1941 novel, the five-part miniseries stars Kate Winslet as young mother Mildred Pierce, who struggles to make a new life for her and her two daughters after divorcing her husband. Searching for work during the Depression proves troublesome until Mildred meets a waitress named Ida, who works at a local diner. With Ida's help, Mildred, a talented baker, begins selling her homemade pies at the diner. Soon she is operating her own chicken and pie restaurant, and then other eateries too. But while business is booming, Mildred's personal life is not, leading to a regrettable confrontation between her and daughter Veda.

Golden Globe (2012) Won Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) Won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Emmy (Primetime) (2011) Won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Carnage (2011)

Kate Winslet as "Nancy Cowen"

When some roughhousing between two 11-year-old boys named Zachary and Ethan erupts into real violence, Ethan loses two teeth. Zachary's parents, Alan and Nancy Cowen (Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz), meet with Ethan's parents, Penelope and Michael Longstreet (Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly), to try to smooth things over. However, what starts as a polite meeting among adults descends into finger-pointing, tantrums and insults. Based on the play "God of Carnage" by Yasmina Reza.

Golden Globe (2011) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

The Reader (2008)

Kate Winslet as "Hanna Schmitz"

Michael Berg (David Kross), a teen in postwar Germany, begins a passionate but clandestine affair with Hanna Schmitz (Kate Winslet), an older woman who enjoys having classic novels read to her. Then Hanna mysteriously disappears, leaving Michael heartbroken and confused. Years later, Michael, now a law student, gets the shock of his life when he sees Hanna on trial for Nazi war crimes.

Academy Award (2008) Won Best Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008) Won Leading Actress
Golden Globe (2008) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) Won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Revolutionary Road (2008)

Kate Winslet as "April Wheeler"

Frank (Leonardo DiCaprio) and April Wheeler (Kate Winslet) always see themselves as far-removed from the conventionality of suburbia. Yet that is exactly what creeps up on them when they buy a house in Connecticut. He toils 10 hours a day in a job he hates, while she, as a 1950s homemaker, yearns for fulfillment and passion. Rebelling against the torpor of their lives, the couple plan an escape that may push them to their limits.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2008) Nominated Leading Actress
Golden Globe (2008) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Little Children (2006)

Kate Winslet as "Sarah Pierce"

Sarah (Kate Winslet) is a well-educated woman who cannot come to terms with her life as a housewife and mother. Brad (Patrick Wilson), a stay-at-home dad, is married to a beautiful filmmaker (Jennifer Connelly) and goes skateboarding instead of studying for the bar exam. The pair meet at a playground and soon begin having secret trysts while their children nap and their spouses are at work.

Academy Award (2006) Nominated Best Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2006) Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (2006) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Finding Neverland (2004)

Kate Winslet as "Sylvia Llewelyn Davies"

This charming account of a period in the life of author J.M. Barrie (Johnny Depp) reveals the real relationships and events that served as the basis for the author's most iconic work, "Peter Pan." After Barrie develops a platonic relationship with the widowed Sylvia (Kate Winslet) and her four sons, he is inspired to write a play about a group of children who don't want to grow up. The work proves a hit and winds up bringing Barrie and the children together in a way he had never expected.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004) Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Kate Winslet as "Clementine Kruczynski"

After a painful breakup, Clementine (Kate Winslet) undergoes a procedure to erase memories of her former boyfriend Joel (Jim Carrey) from her mind. When Joel discovers that Clementine is going to extremes to forget their relationship, he undergoes the same procedure and slowly begins to forget the woman that he loved. Directed by former music video director Michel Gondry, the visually arresting film explores the intricacy of relationships and the pain of loss.

Academy Award (2004) Nominated Best Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004) Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (2004) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Iris (2001)

Kate Winslet as "Young Iris Murdoch"

Two of the most acclaimed actresses of our time, Judi Dench and Kate Winslet, bring to the screen one of the most extraordinary women of her generation, celebrated author, Iris Murdoch. From her days as a brilliant scholar at Oxford, where she thrilled the world around her with her libertine spirit, through her career as a philosopher and novelist, Iris was truly ahead of her time.

Academy Award (2001) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001) Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (2001) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Quills (2000)

Kate Winslet as "Madeleine"

A fictional work that reconstructs the unknown fate of the Marquis de Sade, the writer and sexual deviant who was imprisoned in an insane asylum for the last 10 years of his life. The Marquis de Sade befriends the director of the asylum and shares affections with the asylum laundress. When a doctor is sent in to cure the Marquis of his supposed madness, the Marquis's rebellious character only grows stronger.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

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