Today, Katie Holmes turns 34. Happy birthday, Katie! While the actress has gone through a tough year with her split from husband Tom Cruise, we hope to see more of Katie in 2013. We'll keep our fingers crossed for a Dawson's Creek reunion (hey, she hasn't ruled it out!), but in the meantime, we're going back, way back — before Suri was even a glimmer in her mother's eye — to the days when Katie was known as Joey Potter. Katie starred on Dawson's Creek from 1998 to 2003, and the newbie actress spent those years starring in movies like Disturbing Behavior and Pieces of April, and attending red carpet events with her beau at the time, Chris Klein. Take a walk down memory lane with birthday girl Katie circa the late '90s and early '00s now!
Katie played innocent Joey Potter on Dawson's Creek.
Katie posed with the rest of her Dawson's Creek castmates.
Katie and James were the original Dawson's Creek It couple.
Kate was ravishing in white at the Emmy Awards in 1998.
Katie and James were adorable on the Emmys red carpet.
Joey and Dawson made a sweet pair on Dawson's Creek.
Love was in the air on Dawson's Creek.
The Dawson's Creek foursome looked stylin' in their '90s wear.
Katie starred as Joey Potter on Dawson's Creek from 1998 until 2003.
Katie shed the sweet persona to play an outcast in 1998's film Disturbing Behavior.
Katie starred in Disturbing Behavior with James Marsden.
Katie rang in the New Year with VJ Ananda Lewis at MTV's New Year's Eve Party in 1998.
Katie starred in another edgy film in 1999, Go, about a drug deal gone wrong.
Katie won the award for breakthrough performance for her role in Disturbing Behavior at the 1999 MTV Movie Awards.
Katie donned black leather on the red carpet of the MTV Movie Awards in 1999.
Katie looked excited at a pediatric AIDS benefit in 1999.
Katie flashed a big grin at the Go premiere in Hollywood.
Katie brought her older sister, Tammy, as her date to the Go Hollywood premiere.
Katie looked demure at the Go premiere.
Katie grinned ear to ear upon arrival at the Teaching Mrs.Tingle Los Angeles premiere .
Katie posed with Molly Ringwald at the Teaching Mrs.Tingle premiere in LA.
Katie and Chris showed some PDA at the ninth annual MTV Movie Awards in 2000.
Katie radiated at the award show.
Katie was too cute in glasses at the event.
Katie showed off her red-carpet style at the Hollywood premiere of Wonder Boys in 2000.
Katie made a sexy pose at the New York City premiere of X-Men in 2000.
Katie walked with her mom, Kathleen, in New York City.
Katie posed as Joey on Dawson's Creek in 2001.
Katie smiled at a 2002 party in honor of Dawson's Creek's 100th episode.
Katie and James posed together at the shindig.
The cast of Dawson's Creek celebrated the show's 100th episode in 2002.
Katie was looking more grown-up at the Red Dragon world premiere in 2002.
Katie hosted the Christmas in Washington concert in 2002.
Katie arrived on the red carpet of the 2002 MTV Movie Awards.
Katie joked around on stage with Lil' Bow Wow at the 2002 MTV Movie Awards.
Katie looked adorable with her parents, Marty and Kathy, during the Abandon LA premiere in 2002.
Katie's The Singing Detective costar Robert Downey Jr. went in for a kiss at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.
Katie and Chris made a cute pair at the 2003 Toronto International Film Festival.
Katie joined Bernie Mac on stage to present an award at VH1's Big in 2003 Awards.
Katie looked cozy at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.