2 January 1983, Los Angeles, California, USA
Catherine Ann Bosworth
5' 5" (1.65 m)
Unlike the characters Kate Bosworth has portrayed in television and in film which are known as "townies", Kate spent most of her childhood in different cities and states. At age 6, she and her parents moved to San Francisco, then to Connecticut at 9, and to Cohasset, Massachusetts, at 14. It was at 14 that Kate, a champion equestrian, learned of a casting call for a movie about horses.
Although Kate attended the open audition in New York for the Robert Redford film The Horse Whisperer (1998) simply in hopes of getting the experience of what it was like to audition for a movie role, she won the role of the female lead's best friend and the chance to work with director/star Robert Redford. Her previous acting experience had consisted of singing at county fairs in California and acting in a community theatre production of "Annie". However, since landing the movie role, Kate seemed to be in more sound stages than ranches. Fearful that an early career would rob her of her childhood, she took 18 months off to live a normal life before opting to plunge into acting again. In 2000, she landed the role of the bratty sister in the feature film The Newcomers (2000) and the part of a football co-captain's girlfriend in the Denzel Washington movie Remember the Titans (2000).
Throughout high school, Kate maintained academic excellence and was an honor roll student and a member of National Honor Society. In her spare time, she has volunteered with various non-profit organizations, including a Los Angeles program for physically challenged children who learn to ride horses with assistance.
Her eyes are two different colors: Brown and Blue. This condition is known as Heterochromia.
Veteran member of the Appalachia Service Project. This is a non-profit organization which for 8 weeks each summer sends groups to the Appalachian region to build and repair homes for families living there.
Is a member of the National Honor Society.
Used a family Christmas card photo as the required headshot for the audition of The Horse Whisperer (1998).
Is a champion equestrian.
Played varsity soccer and lacrosse in high school.
Has two cats, Louise and Dusty.
Visited boyfriend Orlando Bloom in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, while he was filming the movie Troy (2004).
She has been accepted to Princeton University, but she has repeatedly deferred her acceptance probably for the sake of movie production.
Was the first choice for the role of "Gail" in Sin City (2005).
Named #38 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
Ranked as #60 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005).
Rated #8 in Maxim's Hot 100 of 2006.
Rated #2 on E!'s list of 2006's "Girls of Summer".
She has different colored eyes, her left is blue, her right is brown.
Split with boyfriend Orlando Bloom [September 5, 2006].
Considered for the role of "Susan Storm/Invisible Girl" in Fantastic Four (2005).
Named #69 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
At the 2006 Melbourne Cup, she presented the trophy to the winning connections of the Motorola Mackinnon Stakes on Derby Day.
Judge of the Women's Classic Racewear at the 2006 Melbourne Cup.
Served as Co-Chair at the Fifth Annual "Summer of Love Art Party" at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. (2007).
Has a fear of flying.
Appeared on Victoria's Secret 2008 "What Is Sexy?" list. She was declared as having the "sexiest eyes".
Ranked #76 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
Was originally cast as Veronika in Veronika Decides to Die (2009), but was later replaced by actress Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Relationship with James Rousseau - 2006 - 2010.
Fluently speaks Spanish.
An only child.
Born at 5:55 PM - PST.
Kate and Alexander Skarsgård have ended their relationship [July 27, 2011].
There are girls, people in the industry who just kind of flip through magazines and pick out guys, like, "I'm gonna date him". I could never do that. I don't think being set up works. I'm big into fate.
[on the changes that will follow her life and career after being cast as "Lois Lane" in Superman Returns (2006)]: I'm ready for this. I'm just glad my 'breakout' wasn't a gigantic film. I feel solid in myself now.
[Talking about modelling her Lois Lane performance on Katharine Hepburn]: I watched a lot of Hepburn (Katharine Hepburn) to prepare for Lois, particularly The Philadelphia Story (1940) and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967). Hepburn (Katharine Hepburn) is a great model for how I see Lois - strong but fragile.
I'm in love with what I do but it's not the only thing that fulfills me.
I think probably trying to please too many people. Sometimes I get so caught up in making other people happy that I just sort of forget about making myself happy and you obviously need to make yourself happy.
Everybody makes mistakes, including role models, so you should just learn and grow from it. Even the best role models do screw up and learn from their mistakes, and I think it is just completely unrealistic to say that role models are perfect. Personally, I think perfection is boring, and secondly, I just think that it's okay to make mistakes.
As an only child, you either become a loner or you learn to put yourself out there, which my parents encouraged.
I don't really get star-struck, but I do get talent struck. If I meet somebody that I think is just wildly talented and brilliant, that's when I start getting nervous.
[on the experience of living with her co-stars during the filming of Blue Crush (2002)] Of course everybody had their own little thing. My worst thing was ice cream, I was so intense about that. I insisted that no one touch the Ben & Jerry's Half Baked. If they did, it was a full-out showdown.
[Talking to Conan O'Brien about the experience of living in Sydney while shooting Superman Returns (2006)] I love Sydney. I became really attached to the city while I was there. The atmosphere, culture and the people are just so amazing. I went for a cruise on the harbor, and the view of the city is one of the most amazing sights I've ever witnessed. Also, everyone there is in shape, you go to the beaches and everyone just looks so fit.
The other day a friend called and told me they made a porn film using the title of my first movie. I guess you know you've made it when there's a porn parody of a movie you've done.
You promote your films; it's part of your job. You do the magazine covers and stuff, and then I try to live a really normal life. I definitely don't try to make it into any more craziness than it is.