While “Dawson’s Creek” ended in 2003, that did not mean Katie Holmes was done with television. The actress didn’t want to ride off into the sunset with her role on “Dawson’s Creek,” and the trajectory she took far exceeded our expectations.
She has been quite active in the medium and has had numerous roles in shows like “The Kennedys,” “How I Met Your Mother,” and “Ray Donovan.”
They Can Dance if They Want To
Everyone loves to boogie, even Katie Holmes! She loved it so much that she created her own dance scholarship fund to help aspiring dancers reach their dreams. She did this alongside Nigel Lythgoe, Adam Shankman, and Carrie Ann Inaba.
The foundation is called the Dizzy Feet Foundation. Now, young dancers who are awarded this scholarship can boogie until their feet ache.
Scared of Scientology
Katie left Scientology after her split with Tom Cruise in 2012. However, that didn’t mean Scientology was done with her. Katie has openly admitted she feared intimidation by the Church of Scientology for leaving and had reason to fear they would try to abduct her daughter Suri.
Luckily, they didn’t attempt the latter, but it made her rethink ever joining in the first place.
No, It’s Just Kate
Oftentimes, when people have Katie as their name, it is short of Katherine or Katelin. Well, apparently, that's not the case for Katie Holmes. Her legal first name is just “Kate.” It took us by surprise, too, but we read her birth certificate, and that’s what is listed.
Look it up yourself if you don’t believe us, but you will find we tell the truth. We wonder if it was out of uniqueness or whether her parents didn’t want to spell out Katherine in the hospital.
A Friend That Never Was
Apparently, Holmes was supposed to perform on the hit TV show “Friends.” She was originally scheduled to have a three-episode arc but had to cancel due to scheduling conflicts.
Sadly, we will never know if she is going to couple up with Ross, Chandler, or Joey. However, if we had to place a bet on it, our money would be on Joey. Who wouldn’t fall for his “How you doin'?” bit?