Quick Facts of
- First NameKate
- Last NameBeckinsale
- Net Worth$ 20 million
Kate Beckinsale, an English-born actress turned professional in 1991 records 49 acting credits so far. Ever since, her film debut through Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Kate has appeared in many commercial-hit movies; most notably gained fame for playing Selene in 5 installments of action horror Underworld (2003- 2016).
The 2005 Screen Actors Guild nominee also worked in critically acclaimed films like Haunted (1995), Emma (1996) and The Aviator (2004); all of them received a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 80% or above.
What Is Kate Beckinsale’s Net Worth In 2020?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Kate has a net worth of $20 million as of March 2020. The 46-year-old actress’ career of over 28 years & acting prominence indeed gained her hands in a hefty sum.
She gained a career major breakthrough in 2001 from the romantic-war drama film Pearl Harbor, sharing the screen with Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett & Alec Baldwin, & earned the payroll of $50,000.
Thereafter, the English actress saw skyrocketed success after she played the main protagonist Selene in the Underworld film series (5 films) alongside Michael Sheen & Scott Speedman.
The 5 installments of Underworld totaled a gross collection of $541.7 million.
Even if, the Venice, California-based Kate remains low-key about her salary disclosure, the veteran actress surely makes in the 6-digit figure.
On average, an actor in the United States sums up to $56,700 per year.
Acting Career Journey: Film Debut & Breakthrough
The New College attendant initially had an association with Oxford University Dramatic Society & even more, made appeared on TV film One Against the Wind in 1991.
Moreover, while a student in Oxford, Kate made her film debut in Much Ado About Nothing (1993), based on William Shakespeare’s play of the same name. Made on the budget of $11 million, the movie collected $36 million in gross.
Thereafter, after some gigs in Haunted (1995), Cold Comfort Farm (1995) and The Last Days of Disco (1998), the English actress made her acting major breakthrough with Pearl Harbor in 2001.
It even earned her nomination for MTV Movie Awards in 2002.
Appearance In Commercial Hit Movies & Box-Office Collection
Beckinsale portrayed protagonist Selene, a vampire in 2003 film Underworld (1st installment) & was nominated for Saturn Awards in 2004.
Even though her 2004 film Van Helsing starring Hugh Jackman barely received a positive review, it was a box-office hit- made $300.3 million in box office from $160 million budget.
The same year, in 2004, Kate played Ava Gardner in the biographical film The Aviator sharing screen with Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio & Cate Blanchett; the movie received a rating of 7.76/10.
In 2006, she worked in Underworld: Evolution & also appeared in Adam Sandler’s film Click- the latter movie made $240.7 million in gross.
Thereafter, Kate would appear in the further 3 installments of the Underworld film series: Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009), Underworld: Awakening (2012) & Underworld: Blood Wars (2016).
Even though, the 5 ft. 7 inches tall actress appeared in critically acclaimed movies: Nothing But the Truth (2008) and Love & Friendship (2016); they turned out box office bombs though.
Check out Kate’s filmography & box office collection:
|Much Ado About Nothing (1993)||$11 million||$36 million|
|Pearl Harbor (2001)||$140 million||$449.2 million|
|Serendipity (2001)||$28 million||$77.5 million|
|Underworld (2003)||$22 million||$95.7 million|
|Van Helsing (2004)||$160 million||$300.3 million|
|The Aviator (2004)||$110 million||$213.7 million|
|Underworld: Evolution (2006)||$45 million||$113.4 million|
|Click (2006)||$82.5 million||$240.7 million|
|Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)||$35 million||$91. 4 million|
|Underworld: Awakening (2012)||$70 million||$160.1 million|
|Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)||$35 million||$81.1 million|
Did you know? Beckinsale, also an occasional model has appeared in commercials for Diet Coke, Absolut Vodka and Lux shampoo.
Career Update Of Kate: Any Upcoming Projects?
Having worked in the British drama series The Widow in 2019, Beckinsale is busy with her upcoming movies: El Tonto alongside Edie Falco and in Jolt starring Bobby Cannavale and Laverne Cox.
Both of her movies are under post-production.
Filed Complaint Against Daily Mail and Daily Express
Reportedly, Kate filed a complaint against Daily Mail, a British daily newspaper, in mid-2003 after the source without any consent published her photo along with her daughter & then-boyfriend Len Wiseman, which the actress stated invasion of privacy.
However, the complaint was later dismissed by the Press Complaints Commission.
Moreover, Kate’s another encounter with Daily Mail came after it stated that she “went to the clinic” after splitting with Michael Sheen, & later published an apology in August 2003.
In 2009, on the Daily Express’ claim of the actress being emotionally hurt after missing Barbarella remake, she took legal action & gained £20,000 in damages.
Active In Charity Works
After her father died of heart attack, Kate Beckinsale active support & works for the British Heart Foundation. Also, she aided in fundraising for Women’s Cancer Research Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in 2008, as the actress hosted the 4th Annual Pink Party.
Some other non-profit organizations she supports include:
- EB Medical Research Foundation
- Habitat For Humanity
- Music for Relief
- Eva Longoria Foundation
- Elton John AIDS Foundation
Where Does She Live?
Currently, Kate Beckinsale lives in her house in Los Angeles, California with her daughter Lily& also owns a residence in Venice, California.
She is quite private about the disclosure of her real estate’s ownership, though, her properties are estimated to be worth millions of dollars.
The average house price in Los Angeles is $723,783.
Reportedly, as a part of a divorce settlement with now ex-husband Len Wiseman, she deeded their house in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles to Wiseman to keep jewelry and all her earnings to herself.
The former duo had purchased the 3,603 sq. feet house featuring 4-bedroom & 4-bathroom for $3.595 million in May 2006.
Did you know? In October 2019, after a wildfire encroached on her LA property, she was evacuated by neighbors at 3 Am.
Is A Divorcee & Mother Of A Daughter
From 1995 to 2003, Kate was in an 8-year relationship with boyfriend Michael Sheen, an actor & even more, welcomed a daughter Lily Mo Sheen on January 31, 1999.
Thereafter, she married Underworld director Len Wiseman on May 9, 2004, whom she met while working on the set of the aforementioned film.
After 11 years of marriage, the duo separated in November 2015 & filed for divorce in 2016 citing irreconcilable differences. Their divorce finalized on November 5, 2019.
At the moment, the actress is allegedly single but reportedly has been in brief relationships with Matt Rife (2017), Jack Whitehall (2018) and Pete Davidson (2019).
Short-Bio: Only Child Of Actor Parents
Kate Beckinsale was born Kathrin Romany Beckinsale on July 26, 1973, in Finsbury Park, London, England. She is the only child of actor parents: Richard Beckinsale (1947- 1979) and Judy Loe.
After Kate’s father Richard died, when she was 5, her mother later married director Roy Battersby in 1982, & grew up alongside 4 step-brothers & a step-sister.
The Godolphin and Latymer School attendant later went to New College, of Oxford University but later left to pursue acting.