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Katie Holmes      

American actress on stage and television; Star of new SXSW drama "Touched With Fire"

Fate intervened when she was attending a national modeling and talent convention in New York and she met a talent manager who encouraged her to come to Los Angeles for television's pilot season.

When the next pilot season came up during her senior year of high school Holmes opted to skip coming out to Los Angeles to perform in her school's production of ''Damn Yankees'' as Lola.

For the ''Dawson's Creek''audition,she sent in a videotape from Toledo and when the call came back conflicted with her play's opening night she declined rather than let down her classmates.

Fortunately,the producers were able to reschedule her audition and she landed the series regular role of Joey Potter. The youngest of five,Holmes got into acting only two years ago.

While a junior,she landed a role in Ang Lee's ''The Ice Storm.''For now,she has put off admission to Columbia University.While on hiatus from the show she is filming a thriller ''disturbing Behavior''.

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"touched with fire"

Roadside Attractions has acquired U.S. rights to Paul Dalio’s debut feature Touched With Fire, the Katie Holmes starrer that premiered at this year’s SXSW with the title Mania Days. The pic revolves around two bipolar poets whose art is fueled by their emotional extremes. When they meet in a psychiatric hospital, their romance brings out all the beauty and darkness of their condition until they have to choose between sanity and love. Holmes and Luke Kirby star along with Griffin Dunne, Christine Lahti and Bruce Altman. An early 2016 theatrical release is planned.

Katie Holmes stars as a woman with Bipolar disorder in first glimpse of indie flick Touched With Fire

Katie Holmes stars as a woman suffering with Bipolar disorder in Touched With Fire. The gritty indie flick sees the 37-year-old take on the role of mentally ill Carla who falls in love with a fellow patient at a psychiatric hospital. In a clip obtained by E! News Holmes appears distressed as she talks to her mother Sara (played by Christine Lahti).

Katie Holmes At 'Woman In Gold' Premiere — Get Her Exact ...

Katie Holmes attended the NYC premiere of 'Woman In Gold' on March 30 with a trendy cutout dress, complete with slicked back hair and minimal makeup.

Katie Holmes does Beyonce; 'The Purge 3' trailer; Playmobil, Sonic movies: AM Buzz

"Touched With Fire" star Katie Holmes does Beyonce almost as well as Queen Bey herself. The 38-year-old actress appeared on "The Tonight Show" to play musical beers with Ryan Reynolds and Jimmy Fallon, but impressed everyone when she described how excited she was for the Super Bowl halftime show. "We joined in so we were part of it," she said of watching with a friend and Suri, her daughter with Tom Cruise.

Katie Holmes Struggles With Bipolar Disorder in New 'Touched With ...

Katie Holmes Struggles With Bipolar Disorder in New 'Touched With Fire' Clip Katie Holmes bundles up while out and about on Friday afternoon (February 5) in  ...

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