How much is Kate Winslet worth?
|Net Worth:||$70 Million
|Date of Birth:||October 5, 1975|
Refusing to ever let go in James Cameron’s epic Titanic and smiling politely while she lost out to numerous Oscars before landing one of her own in 2009.
Who Is Kate Winslet
While James Cameron enjoyed his new title as King of the World, his leading lady Kate Winslet’s career seemed destined to be nothing more than that of a bridesmaid, receiving Oscar and Golden Globe nominations without ever actually winning one. Things finally changed in 2009 when a career of hard work (and lots of nudity) finally paid off with the recognition of her peers.
English actress Kate Winslet has a net worth of $70 million dollars, as of 2021.
Kate Elizabeth Winslet was born in Reading, England on October 5, 1975. One of three sisters, all the Winslet girls followed their grandparents’ footsteps into acting. Their maternal grandparents founded the Reading Repertory Theater and it seemed like acting flowed through the girls’ blood.
Winslet studied acting at the Redroofs Theatre School where she got connected to her first movie role. Kiwi director Peter Jackson was casting his third film, Heavenly Creatures, and held an open call. Kate was cast as Juliet Hulme in the truth-based film about two young girls who conspired to murder one of their parents in New Zealand. Thanks to an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay, the film caught some publicity and the young star caught the attention of Hollywood.
Titanic, Oscar Worthy Roles
She began to appear in a number of historical dramas and hit the jackpot in 1997 when James Cameron chose her to star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in his big budget blockbuster Titanic. The epic, which became the highest grossing film of all time, earned 14 Academy Award nominations, including one for Kate for Best Actress. Although it wasn’t her first trip to the Oscars as a nominee (she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for 1995’s Sense and Sensibility), it was the movie that made her a household name.
Unfortunately, tragedy struck her life around the time of the movie’s release when her longtime boyfriend Stephen Tredre succumbed to cancer. Winslet chose to miss the premiere of the movie to attend his funeral and took a break from the mainstream, instead focusing on smaller, independent films.
During this period, Winslet met her first husband, director Jim Threapleton, on the set of Hideous Kinky in 1998. The two married and had a daughter, Mia, in 2000. But the marriage only lasted a year, and soon after, Winslet met her second husband, American Beauty director Sam Mendes. The two married in 2003 and had a son, Joe, the same year.
Winslet continued to earn rave reviews for her work, resulting in more award nominations but still failed to bring home a golden statuette. After losing out three more times for Iris, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Little Children, it looked like she was doomed to an “always the bridesmaid never the bride” fate.
Hitting The Jackpot
Her luck finally changed in 2008. Winslet appeared in two acclaimed movies that year—The Reader, a Holocaust drama about a woman who has an affair with a younger man and Revolutionary Road, a drama about a restless couple in suburban Connecticut directed by her husband. At the 2009 Golden Globes, she received nominations for both movies: Lead Actress for Revolutionary Road and Supporting Actress for The Reader. She shocked the audience and herself when she went home with both.
A month later, she won her first Academy Award for Best Actress in The Reader. But like so many Oscar-winning actresses before her, Winslet’s marriage fell victim to the “Oscar curse” the following year when she and Mendes filed for separation.
Winslet continues to maintain a friendship with Mendes and land high-profile roles including the 2012 drama God of Carnage directed by Roman Polanski and co-starring fellow Oscar-winners Jodie Foster and Christoph Waltz. Even though she’s said she won’t take her clothes off for film anymore, with the company she keeps, there’s no doubt she’ll continue to go far.
Defining Quote “I don’t want to become ‘that actress who always gets her kit off.’”