Kate Elizabeth Winslet CBE is an English actress.
Kate Elizabeth Winslet CBE is an English actress. She is particularly known for her work in historical dramas and often portrays angst-ridden women. Winslet has received various accolades, including three British Academy Film Awards, and is one of the few artists to have won Oscars, Emmy and Grammy Awards.
Winslet attended St Mary and All Saints’ Church of England. Living in an acting family inspired her to become an actor from a young age. She and her sisters took part in amateur performances at school and at a local youth theater called the Foundations. At the age of five, Winslet made her first appearance as Mary in her school’s production of Nativity.
Time magazine named her one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2009, and in 2012, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).
Separated from film directors Jim Threapleton and Sam Mendes, Winslet has been married to businessman Edward Abel Smith since 2012. She has a child from every marriage.
Co-founder of the charity Golden Hat Foundation, which aims to raise awareness about autism, she has written a book on the subject, The Golden Hat: Talking Back to Autism (2010).