Katie Holmes had a lot of promise, acting-wise, before she got married to Tom Cruise. In the 2003 movie Pieces of April, she plays a tattooed New Yorker who tries to prove herself to her visiting suburban family with an urban Thanksgiving meal.
It was shot when Holmes was trying to break out of Dawson’s Creek, the teen TV series of a fictional New England coastal town. It is revealed that Pieces of April had a budget of $300,000 and shot over 16 days. Writer -director Peter Hedges said that they shot it in condemnable buildings and Holmes had a makeshift dressing room.
But her promising career got detoured by her marriage to Tom Cruise. Now that they’re on the verge of a divorce settlement, many expect her to be on the path once again of becoming the actress that some thought she could become. The 33 year old actress emerges from the public hysteria of her relationship with Tom Cruise with renewed ambition.
When Katie Holmes started dating Tom Cruise, she took a three year hiatus from acting that ended with the poorly received Mad Money. She followed it up with the wedding drama The Romantics and took on small roles in The Extra Man, Adam Sandler’s Jack and Jill, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, and The Son of No One.
She also acted on Broadway shows such as the 2008 revival of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, where she earned good reviews for her straightforward part. But it also attracted anti-Scientology protests outside the theater.
She also took small parts in television shows. She had guest appearances on the sitcom How I Met Your Mother as well as in the legal drama Eli Stone. She also played Jackie Kennedy in The Kennedys, which is a controversial miniseries that was shown at ReelzChannel after the History Channel opted not to air it.