Kate Elizabeth Winslet, (born 5 October 1975) is an English actress. She is the recipient of an Academy Award, three BAFTA Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, a Grammy Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award. Winslet is the youngest person to receive six of her seven Oscar nominations, and is one of the few actresses to win three of the four major American entertainment awards (EGOT).
Brought up in Berkshire, Winslet studied drama from childhood and began her career in British television in 1991. She made her film debut in Heavenly Creatures (1994), for which she received praise. She garnered recognition for her supporting role in Sense and Sensibility (1995) before achieving global stardom with the epic romance Titanic (1997), which was the highest-grossing film of all time to that point. Winslet’s performances in Iris (2001), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Finding Neverland (2004), Little Children (2006), Revolutionary Road (2008), The Dressmaker (2015) and Steve Jobs (2015) continued to draw praise from critics.
Winslet won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in The Reader (2008) and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress for playing the title role in the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce (2011). Winslet’s greatest commercial successes since Titanic include the romantic comedy The Holiday (2006), the thriller Contagion (2011), and the first two films of the Divergent film series.
In addition to acting, Winslet has narrated documentaries and children’s books. She was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children in 2000 for narrating Listen to the Storyteller. She has also provided her vocals to soundtracks of her films, including the single "What If" from Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001). Divorced from the film directors Jim Threapleton and Sam Mendes, Winslet is married to the businessman Ned Rocknroll since 2012. She has a child from each marriage.