Celebs: My Favorite Kates

by DavisDaum | created - 6 months ago | updated - 6 months ago | Public

This list ranks the following iterations of famous Kates:

PURE KATES: (1a) As first names (keɪt. —), such as Kate Hudson, Cate Blanchett;

(1b) As last names (— keɪt.), such as NONE;

IMPURE KATES: (2a) As first names (keɪt-- —), such as Katie Holmes, Caitlin Jenner, Katy Perry, KT Tunstall;

(2b) As last names (— keɪt--), such as NONE.

PLEASE NOTE: No Kate from List 2 can be ranked higher than a Kate from List 1, for impure Kates are sullied by his or her extra syllables.

1. Cate Blanchett

Actress | Carol

Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to June (Gamble), an Australian teacher and property developer, and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr., an American advertising executive, originally from Texas. She has an older brother and a younger sister. When she was ten ...

2. Kate Winslet

Actress | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Ask Kate Winslet what she likes about any of her characters, and the word "ballsy" is bound to pop up at least once. The British actress has made a point of eschewing straightforward pretty-girl parts in favor of more devilish damsels; as a result, she's built an eclectic resume that runs the gamut...

3. Kate Hudson

Actress | Almost Famous

Almost everyone who has spent time with Kate Hudson -including directors, family members, co-stars and interviewers - is quick to comment on her ability to light up a room. Through some combination of a winning smile, solid work ethic, and good old-fashioned talent, the young actress has gone from ...

4. Kate McKinnon

Actress | Ghostbusters

Kathryn McKinnon Berthold (born January 6, 1984), known professionally as Kate McKinnon, is an American actress and comedienne, who is best known as a regular cast member on Saturday Night Live and The Big Gay Sketch Show, and for playing the role of Dr. Jillian Holtzmann in the 2016 Ghostbusters ...

5. Kate Mara

Actress | Fantastic Four

Kate Mara is an American actress. She starred in the Netflix political drama House of Cards (2013) as Zoe Barnes and appeared in the Fox TV series 24 (2001) as computer analyst Shari Rothenberg. She appeared in Brokeback Mountain (2005), We Are Marshall (2006), Shooter (2007), Transsiberian (2008), ...

6. Kate Beckinsale

Actress | Underworld: Evolution

Kate Beckinsale was born on 26 July 1973 in Hounslow, Middlesex, England, and has resided in London for most of her life. Her mother is Judy Loe, who has appeared in a number of British dramas and sitcoms and continues to work as an actress, predominantly in British television productions. Her ...

7. Kate Nash

Actress | GLOW

Kate Nash was born on July 6, 1987 in Harrow, London, England as Kate Marie Nash.

8. Kate Walsh

Actress | The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Kate Walsh was born in San Jose, California, on October 13, 1967. She grew up partly in San Jose and partly in Tucson, Arizona, later attending the University of Arizona, where she got involved in regional theater. She later moved to Chicago where she began working with the Piven Theatre Workshop ...

9. Cate Shortland

Director | Lore

Cate Shortland was born on August 10, 1968 in Temora, New South Wales, Australia. She is a director and writer, known for Lore (2012), Somersault (2004) and Berlin Syndrome (2017).

10. Asia Kate Dillon

Actor | John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum

Asia Kate Dillon was born on November 15, 1984 in Ithaca, New York, USA. They are known for playing Brandy Epps in Orange Is the New Black (2013) and Taylor Mason in Billions (2016). Their role on Billions is the first gender non-binary character shown on American television. Dillon is non-binary ...

11. Phoebe Cates

Actress | Drop Dead Fred

Phoebe Belle Cates was born on July 16, 1963 in New York City, New York, and raised there. She is the daughter of Lily and Joseph Cates, who was a Broadway producer and television pioneer. Her uncle was director/producer Gilbert Cates. Phoebe is of Russian Jewish, and one quarter Chinese, descent. ...

12. Katee Sackhoff

Actress | Battlestar Galactica

Kathryn Ann "Katee" Sackhoff (born April 8, 1980) is an American actress known for playing Lieutenant Kara "Starbuck" Thrace on the Sci Fi Channel's television program Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009). She was nominated for four Saturn Awards for her work on Battlestar Galactica and won the award ...

13. Katie Holmes

Actress | Batman Begins

Born two months premature at four pounds, Kate Noelle Holmes made her first appearance on December 18, 1978, in Toledo, Ohio. She is the daughter of Kathleen Ann (Craft), a philanthropist, and Martin Joseph Holmes, Sr., a lawyer. She is of German, Irish, and English ancestry. Her parents have said ...

14. Katie Cassidy

Actress | A Nightmare on Elm Street

Katie Cassidy was born Katherine Evelyn Anita Cassidy on November 25, 1986, in Los Angeles, California. Her father, David Cassidy, was a pop star in the 1970s. Her mother, Sherry Williams, was a high fashion model in the early 1970s. Sherry left her career to concentrate on raising her 3 daughters,...

15. Katie McGrath

Actress | Jurassic World

Irish actress Katie McGrath did not intend to make a career for herself in the acting profession, studying History at Trinity College, Dublin. Upon graduating, she became interested in fashion journalism and worked for lifestyle and fashion magazine, Image. After this, her mother's best friend, an ...

16. Katie Findlay

Actress | How to Get Away with Murder

Canadian born actor Katie Findlay received rave reviews in 2017 for her work as "Lucy," co-starring with Jay Baruchel in the final season of FXX's critically-acclaimed comedy series Man Seeking Woman. TV audiences may also know Findlay as "Rebecca" from her explosive story line in the first season ...

17. Cate Montgomery

Actress | DaZe: Vol. Too (sic) - NonSeNse

An only child born in Georgia and raised in Tennessee until the age of 13, Cate appeared in her first commercial at the age of 5 and was on her first billboard at the age of 4. She dabbled in school plays before moving with her parents, Robert and Teresa, to Connecticut. In Brookfield, CT, she once...

18. Catie Anderson

Actress | The Bold and the Beautiful

Catie Anderson was born on December 24, 1984 in Willmar, Minnesota, USA. She is an actress, known for The Bold and the Beautiful (1987), Eve (2003) and America's Next Top Model (2003).

19. Catie Yagher

Actress | 7th Heaven

Catie Yagher was born in 1992. She is an actress, known for 7th Heaven (1996).

21. Katelyn Tarver

Actress | Ballers

American actress, Katelyn Tarver is best known for portraying the character of Jo Taylor on the American television series, Big Time Rush (2009). She is also known for her role in No Ordinary Family (2010) and The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2008).Tarver is also known as a singer and has ...

22. Catelynn Lowell

Self | Teen Mom

Catelynn Lowell was born in 1992. She has been married to Tyler Baltierra since August 22, 2015. They have two children.

23. Catlin Foster

Actor | Bethune

Catlin Foster is an actor, known for Bethune (2006), Savior (1998) and The Favourite Game (2003).

24. Caitlin FitzGerald

Actress | It's Complicated

Caitlin FitzGerald is known for her work on It's Complicated (2009), Masters of Sex (2013) and Always Shine (2016).

26. Katy Perry

Actress | The Smurfs

Katy Perry was born as Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson in Santa Barbara, California, the middle child of pastor parents, Mary Christine (Perry) and Maurice Keith Hudson. She has an older sister and younger brother, and has English, Portuguese, German, Irish, and Scottish ancestry. Her mother's ...

27. Katey Sagal

Actress | Futurama

An extremely gifted, versatile performer adept at both comedy and drama, actress/singer Katey Sagal became a household name in the late 1980s as the fabulously brazen, undomesticated Peg Bundy on the enduring Fox series Married... with Children (1987). During its lengthy run she received three ...

28. Katie Aselton

Actress | The Freebie

Katie Aselton was born on October 1, 1978 in Milbridge, Maine, USA as Kathryn Anne Aselton. She is an actress, known for The Freebie (2010), The Gift (2015) and Legion (2017). She has been married to Mark Duplass since August 26, 2006. They have two children.

29. KT Tunstall

Soundtrack | Man of the Year

KT Tunstall enchants audiences and engages with every song, and that's why she continues to resonate not only among fans but throughout pop culture at large. Scotland born and now Los Angeles based, KT Tunstall emerged with her 2004 classic debut Eye to the Telescope, spawning such international ...

30. Katie Griffiths

Actress | Waterloo Road

Katie Griffiths was born in 1989 in Chigwell, Essex, England. She is an actress and writer, known for Waterloo Road (2006), Hatfields & McCoys (2012) and Coming Down the Mountain (2007).

31. Katie Hopkins

Self | I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!

Katie Hopkins was born on February 13, 1975 in Barnstaple, Devon, England as Katie Olivia Hopkins. She has been married to Mark Cross since 2010. They have one child. She was previously married to Damien G. D. McKinney.

32. Catlin Adams

Actress | The Jerk

Catlin Adams was born on October 11, 1950 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Nira Barab. She is an actress and director, known for The Jerk (1979), Underworld Awakening (2012) and Colombiana (2011).

33. Sam Catlin

Producer | Breaking Bad

Sam Catlin is a producer and writer, known for Breaking Bad (2008), Preacher (2016) and White Oleander (2002). He is married to Julie Dretzin.

34. Liz Katz

Actress | Borderlands 3

Liz Katz was raised in Randolph, NJ on video games, fantasy games, comic books, and science fiction movies. She began cosplaying at the age of 14 as an elf. She began cosplaying professionally in 2012 after she gained public attention and was voted the top cosplayer at Wondercon 2012.

In 2012 Liz ...

35. Darlene Cates

Actress | What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Cates' acting career ignited after she appeared on an episode of Sally Jessy Raphael (1983), titled "Too Heavy to Leave Their House". Shortly after, author and screenwriter Peter Hedges proposed to her that she play Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio's morbidly obese and housebound mother in What's ...

36. Kimberley Kates

Producer | Ozzy

Kimberley Kates is a multi-award-winning producer who runs a publicly traded, production and global distribution company, Los Angeles-based Big Screen Entertainment Group along with her partners Michael Manasseri, Jimmy Jiang and Stephen Eckelberry.

As an actress, starring in more than 40 films and ...

37. Caitlyn Jenner

Actress | Can't Stop the Music

Caitlyn Jenner was born on October 28, 1949 in Mount Kisco, New York, USA as William Bruce Jenner. She is an actress, known for Can't Stop the Music (1980), Jack and Jill (2011) and The Hungover Games (2014). She was previously married to Kris Jenner, Linda Thompson and Chrystie Jenner.

38. Kaitlyn Dever

Actress | Booksmart

Having been named one of Variety's 10 Actors to Watch, Kaitlyn Dever has become one of Hollywood's top emerging young actresses.

Dever has showcased her versatility, appearing in movies such as Clint Eastwood's J. Edgar, James Ponsoldt's The Spectacular Now, Destin Daniel Cretton's Short Term 12, ...

39. Kaitlin Olson

Actress | Finding Dory

Born in Portland, Oregon, Kaitlin cultivated her passion for acting at the University of Oregon, where she got her Bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts. After her stint on stage, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting professionally. She began at The Groundlings Theatre in Hollywood, training ...



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