is one of Britain's leading actresses, with five Academy Award nominations and one win, three Golden Globes
, two BAFTAs, an Emmy and a Grammy award - making her one of only a few actresses to be closing in on an EGOT
(Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award.)
She first rose to fame in the early 1990s for her critically acclaimed role in Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures
, and she later starred in a big screen adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility.
In 1997 she starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the box office juggernaut Titanic
. The two played star-crossed lovers Rose and Jack, and their pairing is still considered one of Hollywood's most romantic couples.KATE OPENS UP ON RELATIONSHIP WITH LEONARDO
The role became one of Kate's most famous and in the following years she took on smaller scale films. In 2004 she starred alongside Jim Carrey in the cult classic Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
, before reuniting with Leonardo in the 2008 film Revolutionary Road.
In the same year she filmed The Reader
, and it was this film, in which she played a former Nazi concentration camp guard who is tried for her war trials, that Kate won her first Oscar.
In 2011 Kate returned to TV with the American mini-series Mildred Pierce
. The show was a hit and Kate won her first Emmy award, and in 2013 Kate finally played her first "baddie"
, in the young adult dystopian drama Divergent.
Kate is the mother of three children, Mia, Joe, and Bear Blaze. She married Ned Rocknroll in December 2012, where Leonardo apparently gave Kate away.