Katie Holmes is planning to go home to her native Ohio to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with her family following her split from Tom Cruise.

The actress is preparing to mark her first Thanksgiving since the breakdown of her marriage to the Hollywood superstar, and she has decided to leave New York so she can spend Thursday (22Nov12) with her loved ones.

However, Holmes has just one day off from her stint in Broadway play Dead Accounts, so she will race back to the Big Apple in time for her performance on stage on Friday night (23Nov12).

She tells U.S. Tv show Live! With Kelly and Michael, "We have Thursday off, so I'm going to have a chance to go home with my family. But I actually had a little bit of turkey... and stuffing and derby pie (chocolate and nut dessert)... And it was awesome... I thought, 'Why am I starting this early?' (but) it was amazing and I'm actually not sick of it and I'm ready for more...

"My sister makes a really good sausage stuffing and my mum makes a great turkey."