Kate Winslet on Vogue magazine October 2010. Kate Winslet is an English actress and occasional artist. She has received several awards and nominations. She is the youngest person to accrue six Academy Award nominations, and won the Academy Award for Best Actress for The Reader (2008). Winslet has been praised for both dramatic and comedic work in projects ranging from period to contemporary movies, and from key Hollywood productions to less publicised indie films.