While her childhood, Kate moved around because of her father's job.
Kate's parents are Harold Bosworth, an executive for Talbots, and Patricia Bosworth, a homemaker.
In 2004, Kate was nominated for three Teen Choice Award in the category Choice Movie Actress - Comedy, Choice Movie Blush and Choice Movie Liplock (this last shared
with Topher Grace) for her role in the movie Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (2004).
In 2003, Kate was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in the category Choice Movie Actress - Drama/Action Adventure for her role in the movie Blue Crush (2002).
In 2006, Kate was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in the category Movies - Choice Chemistry for her role in the movie Superman Returns (2006). This nomination was
share with her co-star Brandon Routh.
In 2008, Kate was nominated for a Teen Choice Award in the category Choice Movie Actress: Drama for her role in the movie 21 (2008).
In 2008, Kate, as part of the movie 21 (2008), won a Special Award by the ShoWest Convention in the category Best Ensemble.
In 2003, Kate was nominated for two MTV Movie Awards in the categories of Breakthrough Female Performance and Best On-Screen Team (this one shared with Michelle Rodriguez and Michelle Rodriguez) for her work in the movie Blue Crush (2002).
In 2007, Kate was nominated for a Saturn Award by Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films in the category Best Actress for her role in the movie Superman Returns (2006).
Kate is an only daughter.
In 2008, Kate appeared in the "What is sexy?" list by Victoria's Secret, as having the sexiest eyes.
Kate is afraid of flying.
Kate was accepted to Princeton University, but never attended (deferred a few times) in order to pursue of her acting career.
In high-school, Kate played both varsity soccer and lacrosse.
Kate used for her first headshoot, for the audition of the movie The Horses Whisperer (1998), a photo taken for the family Christmas cards.
Kate was a member of the National Honor Society.
Kate's nickname is Katie.
Kate has appeared on the various lists below:
2008 - No.76, Maxim's "Hot 100"
2008 - No.32, FHM Online's "Sexiest 100 Women in the World"
2007 - No.66, FHM Online's "100 Sexiest Women in the World"
2006 - No.69, FHM US's "100 Sexiest Women in the World"
2006 - No.2, E!'s "Girls of Summer"
2006 - No.8, Maxim's "Hot 100"
2005 - No.38, Maxim's "Hot 100"
2005 - No.60, FHM US's "100 Sexiest Women in the World"
Kate's height is 5' 5" (1.65 m).
Kate was once a champion equestrian. She grew up riding horses, which helped her gain her first role in The Horse Whisperer.
In October 2006 it was revealed that Kate had lost so much weight, she had to buy children's clothes.
Kate has a dog named Lila, whom she adopted in 2004 while on holidays in Morocco. Kate also owns two cats who are named Louise and Dusty.
Kate is a member of the Appalachia Service Project.
Kate performed many of her own stunts in the movie Superman Returns, including a scene of a sinking boat, and another one on board a plane plummeting to earth.
Kate is fluent in Spanish.
Kate was the first choice for the role of Gail in the movie Sin City.
Kate graduated from Cohasset high school in 2001. During her high school years, Kate played Varsity soccer and lacrosse and was a member of the National Honor Society.
Kate used a family Christmas card photo as the head shot for the audition of the movie The Horse Whisperer.
Kate's Blue Crush co-star Michelle Rodriguez says that "[Kate will] bust her ass for what she believes in."
Before she broke into the entertainment industry, Kate performed in a local stage production of Annie.
Kate has appeared in several ads for Revlon.
Kate is a huge Kevin Spacey fan, so she jumped at the chance to do the movie Beyond The Sea with him.
Kate has one blue eye and one hazel eye. This condition is known as heterochromia iridium. Kate's natural hair color is light brown.
Kate: (on the balance between privacy and promoting herself and her movies) 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.
Kate: (on living in Sydney while filming 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.
Kate: (on living in her co-star while filming 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.
Kate: (on fame versus talent) 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.
Kate: (on the option of being introverted or extroverted) As an only child, you either become a loner or you learn to put yourself out there, which my parents
Kate: (on role models) 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.
Kate: (on her and others hapiness) 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.
Kate: (on liking her career) I'm in love with what I do but it's not the only thing that fulfills me.
Kate: (on using Katharine Hepburn as role model for her character of Lois Lane in Superman Returns (2006)) I watched a lot of Hepburn to prepare for Lois,
particularly The Philadelphia Story(1940) and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967). Hepburn is a great model for how I see Lois - strong but fragile.
Kate: (on the aftermath of the movie 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.
Kate: (on believing in Fate in relationships) 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.
Kate: I'd like to study psychology. I think it goes hand-in-hand with acting in a funny way - studying the mind, understanding people. I like bringing people together. I think I have a knack for matchmaking and know who'd be good to handle certain occupations. Maybe I'm just a total control freak.
Kate: I'm definitely a casual person. I like dressing up and creating different identities depending on what your mood is. But if I could wear my pyjamas all day I definitely would.
Kate: I like strip clubs! That's me. I'm a weirdo. I think I'm more fascinated by it. Especially the good strip clubs- the girls move amazingly.
Kate: 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.
Kate: Great Danes are just, like, so great, aren't they? They're just, like, big dogs! I know! Yeah, yeah, Great Danes are great. Oh, my God, they just so are!
Kate: 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.
Kate: Whenever I hear that I'm on the brink of stardom, I feel like I want to run into a cave. It's a scary place to be, the pinnacle.
Kate: (modelling her Lois Lane performance on Katharine Hepburn) I watched a lot of Hepburn to prepare for Lois, particularly The Philadelphia Story and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner. Hepburn is a great model for how I see Lois--strong but fragile.
Kate: (on working with the new Superman, Brandon Routh) He was very professional. And he's in this skin-tight suit with the cape, and he had people constantly picking at him and prodding him and making sure the cape laid perfectly. So it was a constant pressure and focus on him. I'm usually the one getting poked and prodded because I'm the girl, so it was a relief for me.
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