Katie Holmes Kate Noelle "Katie" Holmes (born December 18, 1978) is an American actress who first achieved fame for her role as Joey Potter on The WB television drama Dawson's Creek from 1998 to 2003. The part on the teen drama, only her second professional role, made Holmes a star. Holmes' movie roles have ranged from art house films such as The Ice Storm to thrillers such as Abandon to blockbusters such as Batman Begins, but she has not found the same success in films as she did on television, and admits most of her films were "bombs".
Weeks after ending a four-year relationship and year-long engagement with actor Chris Klein, Holmes began a highly publicized relationship with actor Tom Cruise in 2005, who is sixteen years her senior. In June, two months after they first met, she became engaged to Cruise. Their relationship has made Holmes the subject of international media attention, some of it very negative, the press speculating the relationship was only a publicity stunt to promote the couple's films. Many reports commented about the interest of Holmes, born a Roman Catholic, in Cruise's religion, Scientology. In October 2005, the couple announced that Holmes was pregnant.