Godolphin and Latymer School
University of Oxford
University of Oxford
Co-starred opposite Simon Pegg in Terry Jones' "Absolutely Anything"
Co-starred opposite Colin Farrell in remake of "Total Recall"
Reprised role of Selene in "Underworld: Awakening"
Cast as the wife of Mark Wahlberg's character, a former criminal who gets forced back into a life of crime after his family is threatened, in the action thriller "Contraband"
Co-starred with Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, and Sam Rockwell in the family drama "Everybody's Fine"
Played a U.S. Marshal tracking a killer in Antarctica as the sun is about to set for six months in "Whiteout"
Made a cameo in "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans" as her character Selene
Acted alongside Forest Whitaker and Guy Pearce in the ensemble drama "Fragments"
Co-starred with Sam Rockwell in the romantic drama "Snow Angels"
Played a reporter facing possible jail time for outing a CIA agent and refusing to reveal her source in Rod Lurie's "Nothing but the Truth"
Co-starred with Luke Wilson in the horror film "Vacancy"
Reprised role of Selene and once again teamed with director Len Wiseman for "Underworld: Evolution"
Cast as Anna opposite Hugh Jackman in the horror thriller "Van Helsing"
Portrayed Ava Gardner opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator"
Played Christian Bale's love interest in "Laurel Canyon"
Played the protagonist Selene opposite Scott Speedman in the horror film "Underworld," written and directed by Len Wiseman
Acted with John Cusack in the romantic comedy "Serendipity"
Portrayed a 1940s army nurse who becomes involved in a love triangle with two pilots in "Pearl Harbor"
Portrayed Nick Nolte's daughter in the Merchant-Ivory adaptation of Henry James' "The Golden Bowl"
Co-starred with Clare Danes in "Brokedown Palace"
Played Alice in British TV production of "Alice Through the Looking Glass"
Appeared in Whit Stillman's ensemble drama "The Last Days of Disco"
Played the lead in the British version of Jane Austen's "Emma" (ITV; aired in the U.S. on A&E)
Co-starred with Stuart Townsend and Dan Futterman in "Shooting Fish"
Appeared in the London stage productions of "Sweethearts" and "Clocks"
Made stage acting debut in "The Seagull"
Portrayed the orphan Flora Poste who goes to live with her relatives in "Cold Comfort Farm" (BBC)
Played the female lead in "Marie-Louise ou la permission"
Played the Ophelia character in "Prince of Jutland/ Royal Deceit"
Made feature film debut as Hero in Kenneth Branagh's feature adaptation of "Much Ado About Nothing"
Played small role in the British TV-miniseries "Devices and Desires" (ITV)
Played Judy Davis' rebellious daughter in the CBS TV-movie "One Against the Wind"
Studied French and Russian literature at New College, Oxford
As a teenager, Beckinsale twice won the W. H. Smith Young Writers' competition – once for three short stories and once for three poems.
Beckinsale suffered from anorexia as a teenager. She underwent four years of five-day-per-week analysis.