When you know something is right, you just know it’s right. Well, that is what happened when Katie traveled to Wilmington for the filming of “Dawson’s Creek” and fell in love with the area.
She decided to buy a house there, and she still owns the property to this day. We probably would have done the same if we were in the same location filming for 10 months out of the year.
Early Modeling Career
Katie has been scouted for her looks since she was little. She was 16 when she competed in her first modeling contest and would go on to have a successful amateur teen career in modeling.
She won a number of awards both domestically and abroad and was known for her monologue recitation of "To Kill a Mockingbird." It's no wonder she was later included in many "Most Beautiful Actors" lists.
She Knows a Good Lawyer
They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, but that wasn’t the case for Katie. Her dad, Joseph Holmes Sr. was a lawyer who specialized in divorces, and her mother, Kathleen Ann (Craft) was a philanthropist.
She didn’t follow either of their footsteps as a career, but we think she turned out pretty well, falling a bit further from the tree in her case.
Turning Down Michael Lehmann
Katie knows what she wants and does not have a problem turning down roles she does not want. One example of a role she turned down was the lead role in Michael Lehmann's early 2000s rom-com “40 Days and 40 Nights.”
While we would also have waited 40 days and 40 nights to court Katie given the opportunity, she has done well despite turning it down. She probably is thankful she did because the movie does have a 39% on Rotten Tomatoes.
A Mainstay on “Dawson’s Creek”
Actors staying for the entire duration of a show is rare. Well, when the curtain finally fell for “Dawson’s Creek” in 2003, Katie was the only actor to have appeared in all 128 episodes. That’s pretty impressive for a show that went on for 6 seasons. Not even James Van Der Beek can say that!
We loved watching her, and she was easily our favorite character. No, it’s not because she was in every episode.