Kate Winslet- Net Worth, Money and More

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NET WORTH: $45 MILLION

PROFESSION: ACTRESS, SINGER

“Beauty is how you feel inside and it reflects in your eyes”. The same beauty can be seen in the eyes of a very stunning and glamorous actress Kate Elizabeth Winslet. Known for playing versatile characters, she was the youngest person to acquire six Academy Award nominations and has been nominated twice for an Emmy Award.

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Net Worth

With a string of successful Hollywood and English movies behind her, actress Kate Winslet is currently worth around $45 million. Her first million dollar pay check came when she starred as “Rose” in iconic blockbuster “Titanic”, for which she was paid $2,000,000. She currently owns a Audi Q7. Kate owns a luxury home in Cotswold worth $9.4 Million and an apartment worth $6 Million.

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Early Life

Kate was born on October 5, 1975 in Reading, Berkshire, England. She is the second of four of her siblings.  Her parents Roger Winslet and Sally Bridges-Winslet were both stage actors.

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Brought up in Berkshire, Kate studied drama from childhood. She studied at the Redroofs Theater School, a co-educational independent school in Maidenhead, Berkshire, where she was a head girl. At the age of 12, Kate appeared in a television advertisement directed by filmmaker Tim Pope for “Sugar Puffs” cereal.

Career Debut

Kate made her television debut, with co-starring role in the BBC children’s science fiction serial “Dark Season”. This role was followed by appearances in the made-for-TV film Anglo-Saxon Attitudes in 1992, the sitcom “Get Back” and an episode of the medical Drama “Casualty” in 1993.

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In 1992, she made her film debut in Peter Jackson’s “Heavenly Creatures”. The film also included Kate’s singing debut, and her a cappella version of “Sono Andati”, an aria from “La Boheme”, was featured on the film’s soundtrack. Kate was awarded an Empire Award and a London Film Critics’ Circle Award for British Actress of the Year for her performance.

She achieved recognition for her subsequent work in a supporting role in “Sense and Sensibility” (1995).

The “Titanic Saga”

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In 1996, Kate began filming James Cameron’s “Titanic” alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. This role transformed Kate from art house attraction to international star. Cast as the sensitive seventeen year old Rose DeWitt Bukater, a fictional first-class socialite who survives the 1912 sinking of the “Titanic”, Kate’s experience was emotionally demanding. The film went on to become the highest-grossing film of all time, grossing approximately $2.8 billion in box-office receipts worldwide, and transformed Kate into a commercial movie star. Subsequently, she was nominated for most of the high-profile awards, winning a European Film Award.

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Since 2000, Kate’s performance have continued to draw positive comments from film critics, and she has been nominated for various awards for her work in films such as “Quills”, “Iris”, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”, “Finding Neverland”, “Little Children”, “The Reader” and “Revolutionary Road”. Her outstanding performances prompted “New York” magazine critic David Edelstein to describe her as ‘the best English-speaking actress of her generation’.

Her biggest commercial success was the romantic comedy “The Holiday” and the animated film “Flushed Away”.

In 2009, Kate appeared in Jason Reitman’s big screen adaption of Joyce Maynard’s novel “Labor Day”. The movie earned her tenth Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama.

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Musical Move

Kate was awarded a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children in 2000. She has been included as a vocalist on some soundtracks of works she has performed in, and the single “What If” from the soundtrack for “Christmas Carol: The Movie” was a hit single in several European countries. Kate has been said to have a “Mezzo-soprano” singing voice.

In Vogue

In 2011, Kate headlined in the HBO miniseries “Mildred Pierce”, co-starring Guy Pearce and Evan Rachel. The five-part series earned generally favorable reviews. The same year, Kate appeared in Steven Soderbergh’s disaster film “Contagion”. Her film project, Roman Polanski’s “Carnage”, premiered at the 68th Venice Film Festival.

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Her first 2013 release was “Movie 43”. It was an independent anthology black comedy film that featured 14 different storylines, with each segment having a different director.

Kate’s next film, Neil Burger’s film adaption of the 2011 young adult novel “Divergent” by Veronica Roth, is scheduled to be released on March 21, 2014.

In 2013, it was announced that Kate will star in Jocelyn Moorhouse’s “The Dressmaker” slated to start in 2104.

In addition, she has been cast in Kenneth Branagh’s film “Guernsey”, based on the novel “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Burrows.

Off Camera Roles

Off camera, Kate is known for her mischievous pranks and familial devotion. She has two sisters, Anna Winslet and Beth Winslet and a brother, Joss.

Kate’s weight fluctuations over the years have been well documented by the media. She has been outspoken about her refusal to allow Hollywood to dictate her weight.

The gorgeous actress has been married thrice. She is currently married to her third husband Ned Rocknroll. He is a nephew of Richard Branson and works for Virgin Cowdray. The duo got married in a private ceremony in New York in December 2012.  The couple has a son, Bear Winslet. He was born on 7 December, 2012. Besides him, Kate has two more kids, a daughter, Mia Honey Threapleton and son Joe Afie Winslet Mendes.

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Awards and honors

Kate won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in “The Reader”. She won two Golden Globe Awards in the same year. She has won two BAFTA Awards.

Premiere magazine named Kate’s portrayal of “Clementine Kruczynski” in “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” as the 81st greatest film performance of all time.

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She was also appointed a “Commander of the Order of the British Empire” in 2012 Birthday Honors for services to drama.

 

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