From Capeside to Cruise’s Heart

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Who would forget the girl-next-door from Dawson’s Creek? Dawson’s best chum who then became Pacey’s love interest. The bubbly, green-eyed girl in the titular waterway at Capeside who usually sports a tank top with matching faded jeans. And the naïve girl who sang Les Miserable’s “On my own” in her school in a squeaky, little voice.

Yes, I’m pertaining to no other than Joey Potter, better known as Katie Holmes in real life. And this teeny bopper has actually transformed herself into a full grown actress, future Mrs. Cruise and a mom to be on her child from the latter.

Katie Noelle Holmes was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. And having been brought up in the country side probably gave an edge to her in portraying the role of Josephine Potter naturally. Also, during an interview by E! with the Holmes family, mom Kathleen referred Katie, the youngest in the brood in five, as the one who is the most headstrong that she even had to go out and buy some books which

tackles the “strong willed” child to help her cope up with Katie. Martin, her

father, also added that Katie most likely got her determination from the fact that she was born two months premature and was forced to fight early on.

Because she was to tall and gangly as compared with other girls of her age, and with a very athletic family, she was encourage by her father to be engaged in sports but later on have to give it up to focus more in performing arts which included voice and dance lessons and drama. She also enrolled in Margaret O’ Brien’s Modeling School in Toledo wherein she wowed both judges and talents scouts in an annual convention in New York, when she modeled, danced, and performed a monologue from To Kill a Mockingbird (

After starring in Ice Storm, Holmes was offered the part of Buffy in WB’s Buffy the vampire slayer but turned it down to be able to pursue Highs school.

It was the year 1998 that ushered Holmes into a career in show business where she portrayed a young High schooler at Capeside High together with three other young celebrities (James Van Der Beek, Joshua Jackson and Michelle Williams). “I'm a lot like Joey," she said. I think they saw that. I come from a small town. I was a tomboy.” Katie pointed out when asked about how she got the part of Joey. But little did everyone know, she declined the first audition for Dawson’s Creek because it coincided with the opening of her High school Play. Yes, she’s into theater arts and that must have explained why she was able to penetrate in Hollywood because it was really in a stage play where she was first sighted and asked to put her acting skills into a higher level. Supposedly, the role of Joey Potter was nearly given to Selma Blair but Katies’ audition tape, made in her basement with her mother playing Dawson, impressed the casting director’s so much that he was willing to reschedule the audition.

From then on, Hollywood and fans alike can’t get enough of this 5’9” brunette who captured everyone’s heart, including Jerry McGuire’s (Tom Cruise). Cruise’s may not have had Katie “at hello” but there’s no need for that anymore because even before he can utter a single word, he already have Katie’s heart. For this smart, sassy lass confessed that she has a lifelong crush on fiancé and used to think that she was going to marry him. ( Well, Katie’s Fairy God Mother must have heard her long time wish that she finally granted the girl’s wish after having two celebrity relationships with Joshua Jackson, her co-star in Dawson’s creek and Chris Klein, an actor and a Midwesterner like her.

It was in the early morning of June 17, 2005 that Tom proposed to Katie atop the EiffelTower in Paris. And with such a romantic view and sweet proposal, who could resist an offer from this hot dude?

Few months after the proposal, October 5, 2005, People magazine spilled the beans about Katie’s pregnancy. The child will be Holmes’ first as well as Tom’s first biological child since he has two adopted children, a boy and a girl, from his marriage to Nicole Kidman.

The IT couple even promised to name their child Dellen Cruise, after the talk show queen Ellen Degeneres, as gratitude, when she jokingly offered to baby sit their child for free during the couple’s appearance in Degenere’s show.

Truly, Katie’s rise to stardom is just too overwhelming. Not just that, after ditching several roles and stints for her studies and school play, still she landed the much coveted role of Joey Potter. It just shows that this girl really has something in her that’s just too hard not to take notice. And who would have thought that this once premature baby would also reach her fame prematurely and a once ordinary green-eyed girl is now turning almost every girl’s eye green also for landing into the role of a lifetime to becoming the beautiful bride of one of Hollywood’s biggest movie star.




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