Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

Kathrin Romary Beckinsale



Birth Date

July 26, 1973


50 years

Zodiac Sign



Finsbury Park, London, England


Godolphin and Latymer School, the University of Oxford



Kate Beckinsale family members

Father's Name

Richard Beckinsale

Mother's Name

Judy Loe

Siblings names

Samantha Beckinsale (half-sister)

Is Kate Beckinsale a lesbian/bisexual?


What is Kate Beckinsale marital status?


Who is Kate Beckinsale husband?

Len Wiseman (ex-husband)

How many children does she have?

1 (Lily Mo Sheen)

Kate Beckinsale husband

Len Wiseman (ex-husband; married in 2003-2015)

Len Wiseman ex

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Date of birth: March 4, 1973

It has never been hard for Kate Beckinsale, a stunningly beautiful woman, who looks like a Greek statuette, to start a love affair. But a popular actress, who captured the hearts of all male beings worldwide, having appeared in “Pearl Harbor” alongside Hollywood heart breaker Ben Affleck, is not interested in one-night relationships.

In her young years Kate dated an actor Michael Sheen. He has never proposed her, but gave her a special gift – a daughter Lily Mo Sheen. But soon they separated, and Kate met the man, who finally stood on one knee and asked her that very question the girls all over the world are waiting for. His name was Len Ryan Wiseman.

Len’s life looks like the realization of American dream for wide circle of his fans. He was born in Fremont, CA and since earliest years knew, that he would become a film maker. He dreamed to join his passion to creating movies with his love to reading comics. The boy, who always was seen with Marvel books in his hands, studied at Fremont’s High School. After graduation he entered De Anza College, where studied all the secrets of film making process.

Wiseman started his career from making short films. One of them was noticed by reputable film makers, and thus Len got his first professional deal.

Kate Beckinsale ex-husband started his career as props assistant. He worked hand-by-hand with a film director Roland Emmerich and assisted him on films “Independence Day” and Godzilla”. After that Len Wiseman felt, he was ready to start career of a film director.

His first successful screen gig was the film “Underworld”.  That movie brought Len international professional success and meeting with leather-clad sexy vampire, portrayed by the English beauty Kate Beckinsale.

Their romance started in Budapest, where two movie stars were busy with their project “Underworld”. In fact, Kate knew that the charismatic film director was married to a kindergarten teacher Dana Wiseman, but it didn’t stop her from starting an affair with him.

Len was madly in love with Kate and he left his wife because of her and filed for divorce. When the film director got a legal freedom from his first marriage, he proposed Kate. They wedded on May 9, 2004 in Bel Air, CA.

During the years of their marriage, which lasted more than a decade, Kate and Len provided their fans with numerous romantic moments and beautiful looks. They seemed to be the most loving Hollywood couple but everything changed in 2015, when Kate started appearing at red carpet events without a wedding ring.

Soon it was publicized, that Len signed divorce papers. Thus, Kate Beckinsale marriage came to an end.

Nowadays the woman is single. Previously she briefly dated an American comic Matt Rife, who is 22 years younger than a beautiful actress.

Kate and her husband of many years Len Wiseman didn’t have kids together. Beckinsale has only one daughter – Lily.

Kate Beckinsale kids

Lily Mo Sheen (daughter with Michael Sheen)

Lily Mo Sheen (daughter with Michael Sheen)

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Date of birth: January 31, 1999

Lily Mo Sheen is a beautiful 19-year-old girl, who has already starred in a number of hit films. She appeared in several movies, mostly as the younger version of her mother, such as “Underworld: Evolution” and “Everybody’s Fine”.

Lily was born in London, United Kingdom in the family of Kate Beckinsale and her then-partner, actor Michael Sheen. They dated in 1995-2003, but according to Kate’s interview with “People”, they split much earlier announcing it in public.

Till now Lily’s parents remain friends. Kate told she tried to keep amicable relationships with her ex-lover because she wanted him to stay in their daughter’s life.

Lily was brought up by two fathers – Michael Sheen and Kate’s ex-husband Len Wiseman. By the way, Kate decided not to give birth to her and Len’s common child, mostly because of Lily, who didn’t want to have a sibling.

The girl was educated at Harvard-Westlake School. Nowadays she is a student at New York University.

The girl spends a lot of time with her mother. When Kate is not working, she devotes this time to her teen daughter, who is the main sense in her life. Although Beckinsale told Lily about all the problems of acting and the deprivations it may bring, Lily decided to follow her parents’ steps and try her hand at this profession.

Lily Mo Sheen hasn’t shared the details of her personal life, so her relationship status is not known.

In 2022 Lily Sheen appeared in the movie “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent”. She acted as Nicolas Cage’s screen daughter Addy.

Who are Kate Beckinsale parents?

Richard Beckinsale (father)

Richard Beckinsale father Kate Beckinsale

Date of birth: July 6, 1947

Date of death: March 19, 1979

Acting for Kate Beckinsale was so natural, mostly due to her father. An easy-going talented man, he starred both, in TV series and big screen movies, was fond of Shakespeare and had good manners. His perfect taste and emotional nature inspired Kate to follow his pace. The girl liked her father deeply, that’s why his sudden death turned into a big tragedy for her.

Richard Arthur Beckinsale was born in Nottinghamshire, England in the family of Arthur and Maggie Beckinsale. The boy attended Alderman White Secondary Modern School, where he had reputation of a creative talented young man. At the age of 15 he decided to become an actor.

After school Beckinsale entered Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He joined acting with music classes and even gained some popularity as a folk singer during the years of studying.

Richard debuted on TV in “Coronation Street” and cemented his initial success with the role in the British sitcom “The Lovers”. He gained star status due to his regular role in Dick Clement series “Porridge”. In addition, Richard acted in the sitcom “Rising Damp” and in a feature film “Three for All”.

Beckinsale died in March, 1979 at the age of 31. The reason of his death was massive heart attack. He felt bad at night, when he was alone at home, because his wife stayed in a hospital and his daughter Kate was taken by the relatives.

Richard Beckinsale was married twice during the years of his short life. His first wife was Margaret Bradley, and he met her, being a student at Royal Academy. The couple had a daughter Samantha, Kate’s half-sibling.

Richard’s second wife was an actress Judy Loe. They welcomed a daughter Kate.

When Richard passed away, Kate was just 5 years old. She spent most part of her time without father’s love and support. To honor her father, she pursued acting as a career and became quite successful in this area.

Judy Loe (mother)

Judy Loe mother Kate Beckinsale

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Date of birth: March 6, 1947

From time to time Kate Beckinsale is caught by paparazzi in the company of a beautiful middle-aged blonde woman. The woman’s name is Judy Loe, and it’s Kate’s mother.

Judy is an actress too, but her name is not known to the wide circle. She is famous as a classical theater actress with deep understanding of stage and love to her profession.

Judith Margaret Loe was born in 1947 in the family of Norman Scarborough Loe, who sold machinery, and his wife, who worked at a department store.

Judy studied at the University of Birmingham. She became a professional actress with a degree in drama art. She started her career as a theater actress and participated in the musical “Hair”. The actress played a number of noticeable TV roles, including “General Hospital” and “Singles”.

She married an actor Richard Beckinsale in 1977, when their daughter Kate had already turned 4 years old. They resided in Teddington, Middlesex and were a happy family before Richard’s early death.

After that Judy re-married a film director Roy Battersby, who had four sons from previous marriages. Kate didn’t like her stepsiblings and wasn’t so close with her stepfather. That’s why after graduation from school, she decided to live independently.

Kate’s mother had no kids except for her. From her father’s side Beckinsale has a half-sister Samantha.

Kate Beckinsale siblings

Samantha Beckinsale (half-sister)

Samantha Beckinsale

Date of birth: July 23, 1966

Kate dreamed to have a sibling she was close with, but her dreams broke up after her father’s death. From her paternal side she has a sister Samantha, but they seem not very close, because Kate doesn’t mention her sibling in her interviews and doesn’t share common pics with her.

Samantha Jane Beckinsale was born in 1966 in the family of a young actor Richard Beckinsale and his first wife Margaret Bradley. She resides in England and is an actress too. Samantha is known by her TV roles. The most prominent of them is Kate in the series “London’s Burning”.

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  • Sue Batt says:

    Richard beckinsale was such a good actor.i recall being so shocked to hear he had died.

  • Tracyivo says:

    So sad about Richard, been watching him on Tv today. Remember him in rising damp when I was a kid