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12 Fun Facts about Katie Holmes

Actress Katie Holmes returns to the big screen this weekend in the horror film "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark." Which film role did she land on her first Hollywood audition?

Find the answer and other interesting facts about Katie right here!

Fun Katie Holmes Facts

She's a Buckeye

Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, Katie Holmes attended an all-girls Roman Catholic academy and acted in their theater productions.

Go Be a Star!

After a few modeling gigs, Katie was encouraged her to go to L.A. for TV pilot season and in her first audition won a part in the 1997 film "The Ice Storm." An audition tape was sent to "Dawson's Creek" creator Kevin Williamson in 1998 - and she was cast as series regular Joey Potter. The show ran for six seasons.

'Dawson' Love

Holmes dated "Dawson's Creek" co-star Joshua Jackson during the first few years of the show, referring to him later as her first love. They remain great friends.

The Early Years

Holmes' early film career included starring roles in "Disturbing Behavior," "Go" and "Wonder Boys." She later starred in "Batman Begins," but did not reprise her role in the sequel "The Dark Knight."

Exercising Therapy

Katie likes to run three to four miles a couple of times a week to clear her head.

First Engagement

She started dating "American Pie" actor Chris Klein in 2000 and was engaged to him from 2003 to 2005. They split in 2005. Holmes told a reporter then, "Chris and I care about each other and we're still friends."

Favorite Film

The first movie she ever saw was "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial," and she cites "My Best Friend's Wedding" as one of her favorites.

Tom and Katie

Holmes met actor Tom Cruise a few weeks after splitting from Chris Klein in 2005. Katie once admitted she had a girlhood crush on Cruise. Two months after meeting, in June of that year, Cruise proposed to Holmes on top of the Eiffel Tower.

Suri with the Fringe on Top

Katie and Tom became the parents of Suri Cruise on April 18, 2006 and married a few months later. Suri weighed 7 lbs. 7 ozs. and was 20 inches.

The Great White Way

Holmes made her Broadway debut in the revival of Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" in September 2008.


Holmes also started a high fashion clothing line called Holmes & Yang in 2008 with longtime stylist Jeanne Yang.

What's Next?

Holmes will star in the upcoming Adam Sandler comedy "Jack and Jill."