Childhood & Early Life
Kate Bosworth was born on 2 January 1983, in Los Angeles to Harold Bosworth and Patricia (nee Potter). Her father was an executive for Talbots, and her mother is a homemaker. She has no siblings.
When she was six, her family moved from San Francisco to different parts of the country due to her father’s job. She spent most of her youth in Massachusetts and Connecticut and was raised on the East Coast.
At the age of fourteen, she started to take part in competitive horse racing and became a champion equestrian. In 2001, she graduated from Cohasset High School in Cohasset, Massachusetts.
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Kate Bosworth’s first supporting role was in the 1998 movie ‘The Horse Whisperer’. She was perfect for the role as the role required an experienced horse rider. The film was received positively by the critics.
In 2000, she was starred in the TV series ‘Young Americans’. In the TV series, she played the role of Bella Banks. The series was cancelled after first season. In the same year, she was also seen in the movie ‘Remember the Titans’ where she played a small role.
In 2001, Bosworth decided to move to Los Angeles give a fillip to her career. In 2002, she got the breakthrough role of her career in the movie Blue Crush’. For the movie, she had to work out with two separate trainers for seven hours a day to obtain that particular look, and add fifteen pounds of muscle.
She received rave reviews for her performance in the film. The film was a box-office hit and grossed $40 million at the box office.
After the success of ‘Blue Crush’, she earned the leading role in a low-budget film ‘Wonderland’ opposite Val Kilmer in 2003.
In 2004, she was seen as the leading lady in the romantic comedy ‘Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!’ and was cast opposite Topher Grace. The film did not do well at the box office.
In 2004, she was also seen in ‘Beyond the Sea’ where she portrayed the role of actress Sandra Dee. The movie did not receive good response and was a disappointment at box office. But Bosworth’s performance in the film was appreciated by the critics.
In 2005, she did the film adaptation of Myla Goldberg’s novel ‘Bee Season’. The film was about a dysfunctional Jewish family.
Along with movies, Kate Bosworth has also appeared in Revlon advertisements. FHM ranked her at number 60 in their list of ‘100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005’, and for two years she was seen in Maxim’s Hot 100 List; at number 38 in 2005, and at number 8 in 2006.
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In 2006, she appeared in the superhero film ‘Superman Returns’. In the movie, she was seen as a reporter Lois Lane and starred with her ‘Beyond the Sea’ co-star Kevin Spacey.
The film ‘Superman Returns’ was a huge success at box office and received good reviews but Bosworth’s performance wasn’t appreciated by the critics. Despite the bad reviews about her performance, Bosworth loved the experience of working in the movie.
In 2007, she starred in the psychological drama ‘The Girl in the Park’ with Sigourney Weaver, Alessandro Nivola, and Keri Russell. In the early 2007, she also starred in ‘21’ which was an adaptation of the book ‘Bringing Down the House’.
In 2008, Kate Bosworth joined the Calvin Klein team and became the new face of Calvin Klein jeans. She also became the spokesperson for American luxury bag brand ‘Coach’ in Asia.
In 2010, she was seen with a Korean actor Jang Dong-gun and Geoffrey Rush in the movie ‘The Warrior’s Way’. The movie was a huge disappointment at the box office.
Kate Bosworth and celebrity stylist, Cher Coulter, have started their jewellery line ‘JewelMint’ which was launched in October 2010.
In 2011, Cotton Incorporated signed her to sing TV jingle ‘Fabric of My Life’ in the advertisement.
In 2014, she was seen in the movie ‘Still Alice’ along with Julianne Moore who received an Oscar for her role.
Kate Bosworth has acted in numerous movies over the years. Some of her movies were a huge box office hit and garnered her success too. But the role for which she is known has to be Anne Marie Chadwick in the 2002 movie ‘Blue Crush’. For the movie, Bosworth underwent a rigorous training for months.
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‘Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!’ was another movie where her role was appreciated. Though the movie didn’t do well at box office, Bosworth’s performance was appreciated and she got nominated for Teen Awards such as Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress, and Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Blush.
Personal Life & Legacy
In the late 2000, Kate Bosworth was accepted to Princeton University, but later her acceptance was revoked due to her deferral of attendance. Also, she is a member of Appalachia Service Project.
Kate Bosworth was in relationship with English actor Orlando Bloom from 2003 to 2006.
In 2009, she started dating Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgard but the two decided to part ways in 2011.
In mid-2011, she started dating American director Michael Polish. In 2012, the couple announced that they were engaged and got married on August 31, 2013 in Philipsburg, Montana.
Kate Bosworth is member of Soka Gakkai International, an organization of Nichiren Buddhism and Mahayana Buddhism.
She was born with heterochromia iridum and has difference in coloration in the eyes. Her right eye is hazel and left eye is blue in colour.
In the late 2000, Kate Bosworth was accepted to Princeton University, but later her acceptance was revoked due to her continual absence.