07/31/2008 at 02:00 PM EDT
She may hang out with celebrities Victoria Beckham
and David Beckham
– and hubby Tom Cruise
, of course – but Wednesday Katie Holmes
proved that real American heroes trump all.
Wearing sunglasses and a ruffled black dress over black tights and shiny grey flats, the 29-year-old mom and her bodyguard shared a Manhattan moment chatting and getting photographed with some of New York City's Bravest downtown. The actress is in the Big Apple rehearsing her upcoming Broadway show, All My Sons
The Arthur Miller family drama, which also stars John Lithgow and Dianne Wiest, premieres Oct. 16.
– Michael Y. Park