Unlike the characters Kate Bosworth has portrayed in television and in film which are known as "townies", Kate spent
most of her childhood in different cities and states. At age 6, she and her parents moved to San Francisco, then to Connecticut
at 9, and to Cohasset, Mass., at 14. It was at 14 that Kate, a champion equestrian, learned of a casting call for a movie
about horses. Although Bosworth attended the open audition in New York for the Robert Redford film Horse Whisperer, The (1998)
simply in hopes of getting the experience of what it was like to audition for a movie role, she won the role of the female
lead's best friend and the chance to work with director/star Redford. Her previous acting experience had consisted of singing
at county fairs in California and acting in a community theater production of "Annie". However, since landing the movie role,
Kate seemed to be in more sound stages than ranches. Fearful that an early career would rob her of her childhood, she took
18 months off to live a normal life before opting to plunge into acting again. Katie's eyes amazingly are two different
colors: Hazel and Blue.
In 2000, she landed the role of the bratty sister in the feature film Newcomers, The (2000) and the part of a football co-captain's girlfriend in the Denzel Washington movie Remember the Titans (2000). Throughout high school Kate maintained academic excellence and was an honor roll student and a member
of the National Honor Society. In her spare time, she volunteers with various non-profit organizations, including a Los Angeles
program for physically challenged children who learn to ride horses with assistance.