Catherine Ann "Kate" Bosworth[1] (born January 2, 1983) is an American actress, model and singer. Bosworth starred in the television series Young Americans, in which she played Bella Banks. She became known with a leading role in 2002's Blue Crush. The following year, Bosworth played the teenage girlfriend of porn star John Holmes in Wonderland opposite Val Kilmer. In 2004, she portrayed Sandra Dee in Kevin Spacey's Beyond the Sea. Bosworth since appeared in several notable films, including Superman Returns (2006), where she played Lois Lane, and 2008's blackjack drama film 21. In 2008, she became both Calvin Klein Jeans newest model and spokeswoman for Coach newest luxury bags.


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Early life[edit]Edit

Bosworth was born on January 2, 1983, in Los Angeles, California.[2] She is the only child of Patricia (née Potter), a homemaker, and Harold Bosworth, a former executive for Talbots.[3][4] At the age of six, Bosworth's family relocated from San Francisco to various parts of the country due to her father's job.[3] She was raised mainly on the East Coast, spending the rest of her youth in Massachusetts and Connecticut.[3]

Bosworth has always been interested in a professional career as a competitive horse racer and, by the age of fourteen, she was a champion equestrian.[3][5] She graduated from Cohasset High School, in Cohasset, Massachusetts, in 2001.[6][7]

Bosworth, born with heterochromia iridum, has a hazel right eye and a blue left eye.[8]


Early work[edit]Edit

Bosworth's first film role came after an open casting call in New York for the supporting part of Judith in the 1998 film, The Horse Whisperer. The film's producers needed someone who was already an experienced horse rider, leading to Bosworth's successful audition for the role.[5] The film received positive reception from film critics.[9] In 2000, she starred in the television series drama Young Americans, in which she played Bella Banks.[10] The series, however, was canceled.[8] That same year, she had a small part in the film Remember the Titans.[10] In 2001, Bosworth moved to Los Angeles in hopes of obtaining easier access to auditions and better film parts.[3]

Critical success[edit]Edit

[1][2]Bosworth in May 2006.

The breakthrough role in Bosworth's career came in the 2002 surfing movie Blue Crush, which she prepared for by working out with two separate trainers seven hours a day for months in order to add fifteen pounds of muscle to her frame.[11] In his review of the film, Rolling Stone'Peter Travers wrote: "Bosworth is a star in the making, but even she can't outshine the surfing footage, which is flat-out spectacular."[12] The film received positive reviews[13][14] and grossed $40 million at the United States box office.[15] Following the success of Blue Crush, Bosworth took on roles in the indie films The Rules of Attraction (2002), and a darker turn in Wonderland (2003) opposite Val Kilmer, where she played the teenage girlfriend of porn star John Holmes.[10][16]

In 2004, she played the lead role in Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, opposite Topher Grace.[17] The film was critically and financially unsuccessful.[18][19] Also in 2004, Bosworth depicted actress Sandra Dee in Beyond the Sea.[20] The movie received mixed reception,[21] and was a box office disappointment.[22] The following year, Bosworth portrayed Chali, a Hare Krishna, in the film adaptation of Myla Goldberg's novel Bee Season (2005), about a dysfunctional Jewish family.[23] She has appeared in several Revlon ads and ranked as number 60 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" list.[24][25] For two years running, she has placed on the Maxim Hot 100 List – number 38 in 2005 and number 8 in 2006.[26][27]

Worldwide recognition[edit]Edit

[3][4]Bosworth at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival.

Bosworth was cast as reporter Lois Lane in Bryan Singer's superhero film Superman Returns (2006).[28] She starred along with her Beyond the Sea co-star Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor, as well as newcomer Brandon Routh as Superman.[29][30] The film was a box office success and received mostly positive reviews.[31]Bosworth's performance however, was not well received among critics; Anthony Lane of The New Yorker noted, "The new Lois Lane, Kate Bosworth, is not a patch onMargot Kidder, or, for that matter, on Teri Hatcher, in the TV series."[32] San Francisco Chronicle film critic Mick LaSalle felt that Bosworth, at 22-years-old, was too young to portray Lois Lane, and the climax did not "match the potential of the tiring 154 minute long film".[33] Although Bosworth's performance was ambivalently received, she herself loved the experience of working on the movie. As she told Teen Vogue in August 2006, "You know how you have an experience, a time in your life when you feel you've come into your own? When you grow up a bit, and think, Now I get it? [...] That's how I feel. I feel a little bit more complete."[34] The movie grossed $52 million during its opening weekend in North America and went on to earn $391 million worldwide.[35]

Bosworth starred as Louise in the psychological drama called The Girl in the Park with Sigourney WeaverAlessandro Nivola and Keri Russell, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner David Auburnin his directorial debut.[36] The film premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival, it has since been picked up by The Weinstein Company.[37] Alissa Simon of Variety wrote that Bosworth "tries her best, but her character's too extremely drawn."[38] Bosworth also filmed 21, an adaptation of the book Bringing Down the House, in early 2007 in Boston, Massachusetts and Las Vegas, Nevada.[39][40] This film reunites her with co-star Kevin Spacey and director Robert Luketic.[39][40] 21 garnered mixed reviews, with Joanne Kaufman of the Wall Street Journal concluding, "Very little adds up in 21."[41]

Her next film is the epic The Warrior's Way, which she shot in New Zealand alongside Korean star Jang Dong-gun and Geoffrey Rush.[42][43] She has also optioned the film rights to Catherine Hanrahan's novel Lost Girls and Love Hotels. She will produce the project alongside filmmaker Nadia Connors.[44] She has said about her roles, "I just don't do comfort zones."[45] In January 2008, Bosworth was named the new face for Calvin Klein Jeans and will be featured in the Calvin Klein Jeans campaign.[46] She also takes on the role of spokesperson for American luxury bag brand Coach in Asia.[47]

2010 to present[edit]Edit

She has a jewelry line designed with friend and celebrity stylist, Cher Coulter, called JewelMint, which launched in October 2010.[48] JewelMint, the first vertical of MySpace co-founder, Josh Berman,[49]and Diego Berdakin’s social commerce company, BeachMint, is a new jewelry site with designs exclusively by Coulter and Bosworth. The two paired with the company to create a line of affordable fashion jewelry.[50]

In 2011 Bosworth made her singing debut in a Cotton Incorporated's Fabric of My Life advertisement.[51] She appeared in the short film "Lov" which was filmed in Slovenia and launched fashion designer Vanessa Bruno’s Fall 2011 campaign.[52] On the 4th December 2012 it was announced that Bosworth was the 'secret' women in the new Topshop Christmas Adverts.[53]

Personal life[edit]Edit

Bosworth was accepted to Princeton University in late 2000, but because of continual deferral of her attendance, her acceptance was later revoked.[54] She is a member of the Appalachia Service Project.[55]

Bosworth dated American actor Matt Czuchry from 2000 to 2002. They met on the set of the TV show Young Americans.[56] Bosworth began dating English actor Orlando Bloom in spring 2002;[8] they broke up in 2005.[57][58] She subsequently dated musician James Rousseau from 2006 until 2009.[8] She then began a two-year relationship with her Swedish co-star of Straw Dogs, actor Alexander Skarsgård, which ended in July 2011.[59] Around the same time, Bosworth began dating American director Michael Polish, whom she had met earlier that year when he directed her in the film Big Sur.[60] Bosworth and Polish announced their engagement in August 2012,[61] and married on August 31, 2013 in Philipsburg, Montana.[62]


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1997 7th Heaven Student in Background Episode: "Who Knew?"

Episode: "Says Who?"

1998 The Horse Whisperer Judith
2000 The Newcomers Courtney Docherty
2000 Remember the Titans Emma Hoyt
2000 Young Americans Bella Banks 8 episodes
2002 Blue Crush Anne Marie Chadwick Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo(shared with Michelle Rodriguez and Sanoe Lake)

Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Female Performance Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Drama/Action Adventure

2002 The Rules of Attraction Kelly
2003 Wonderland Dawn Schiller
2003 Advantage Hart Trinity Montage Short film
2004 Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! Rosalee Futch Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Comedy

Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Blush Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Liplock(shared with Topher Grace)

2004 Beyond the Sea Sandra Dee
2005 Bee Season Chali
2006 Superman Returns Lois Lane Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Actress

Nominated – Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actress Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Chemistry(shared with Brandon Routh)

2007 The Girl in the Park Louise
2008 21 Jill Taylor ShoWest – Special Award for Best Ensemble

Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Drama

2010 Death Bed Subtext Daughter Short film
2010 Idiots Maggie Short film
2010 The Warrior's Way Lynne
2011 Little Birds Bonnie Muller
2011 Another Happy Day Alice
2011 L!fe Happens Deena
2011 Straw Dogs Amy Sumner
2012 Black Rock Sarah
2012 And While We Were Here Jane Byrne
2013 Big Sur Billie
2013 Movie 43 Arlene
2013 Homefront Cassie Bodine
2014 Unconscious Hilary Post-production
2014 Somnia Jessie Post-production

Video games
Year Title Role
2006 Superman Returns Lois Lane (voice)
2010 CR: Superman Returns Lois Lane (voice)[citation needed]
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