Goldie Hawn

Actor, Producer, Singer
The enduring star power of Goldie Hawn is a fairly unusual phenomenon for a contemporary Hollywood actress. She first gained celebrity through a brief stint as a "dumb blonde" dancer-comedienne on TV in the late 1960s ... Read more »
Born: 11/20/1945 in Washington, Washington D.C., USA


Actor (85)

Oprah Presents: Master Class 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)


The 86th Annual Academy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)


The Graham Norton Show 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)


Phineas and Ferb 2013 (Tv Show)


81st Annual Academy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)


The British Academy Film Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)


Inside the Actors Studio 2008 (Tv Show)


Moving Image Salutes Ron Howard 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)


The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)


Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)


Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1993 - 2004 (TV Show)


The Banger Sisters 2002 (Movie)

Suzette (Actor)

Town & Country 2001 (Movie)

Mona (Actor)

1st Annual Laureus Sports Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)


The 14th Annual American Comedy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)


The 2000 World Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)


Intimate Portrait: Christine Lahti 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)


Intimate Portrait: Gloria Steinem 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)


Intimate Portrait: Sally Field 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)


The 71st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)


The Entertainment Business 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)


The Out-Of-Towners 1999 (Movie)

Nancy Clark (Actor)

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)


The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)


The 69th Annual Academy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)


The Ruby Wax Show 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)


Woody Allen: A to Z 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)


Everyone Says I Love You 1996 (Movie)

Steffi (Actor)

The First Wives Club 1996 (Movie)

Elise Elliot Atchison (Actor)

The 66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)


Here's Looking at You, Warner Brothers 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)


Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In 25th Anniversary 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)


The 65th Annual Academy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)


What Is This Thing Called Love? 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)


Crisscross 1992 (Movie)

Tracy Cross (Actor)

Death Becomes Her 1992 (Movie)

Helen Sharp (Actor)

Housesitter 1992 (Movie)

Gwen (Actor)

Oprah: Behind the Scenes 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)


The 64th Annual Academy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)


Deceived 1991 (Movie)

Adrienne Saunders (Actor)

Bird on A Wire 1990 (Movie)

Marianne Graves (Actor)

The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)


Funny, You Don't Look 200 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)


Scared Sexless 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)


Overboard 1987 (Movie)

Joanna Stayton/Annie (Actor)

The 59th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)


Wildcats 1986 (Movie)

Molly (Actor)

Protocol 1984 (Movie)

Sunny Davis (Actor)

Swing Shift 1984 (Movie)

Kay Walsh (Actor)

Best Friends 1982 (Movie)

Paula McCullen (Actor)

Goldie and Liza Together 1979 - 1980 (TV Show)


Private Benjamin 1980 (Movie)

Judy Benjamin (Actor)

Seems Like Old Times 1980 (Movie)

Glenda Parks (Actor)

George Burns' 100th Birthday Party 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)


Foul Play 1978 (Movie)

Gloria Mundy (Actor)

The Goldie Hawn Special 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)


Travels With Anita 1977 (Movie)

Anita (Actor)

The 48th Annual Academy Awards Presentation 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)


Shampoo 1975 (Movie)

Jill (Actor)

The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox 1975 (Movie)

Amanda Quaid (Actor)

The Sugarland Express 1974 (Movie)

Lou Jean Poplin (Actor)

Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In 1967 - 1973 (TV Show)


The Girl From Petrovka 1973 (Movie)

Oktyabrina (Actor)

Butterflies Are Free 1972 (Movie)

Jill (Actor)

$ 1971 (Movie)

Dawn Divine (Actor)

Pure Goldie 1969 - 1970 (TV Show)


There's a Girl in My Soup 1970 (Movie)

Marion (Actor)

Cactus Flower 1969 (Movie)

Toni Simmons (Actor)

The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band 1968 (Movie)

Giggly Girl (Actor)

In My Life (TV Show)

Producer (6)

Something to Talk About 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

My Blue Heaven 1990 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Protocol 1984 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Private Benjamin 1980 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Matthew Shepard Story (TV Show)

Executive Producer

When Billie Beat Bobby (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (1)

Hope (TV Show)



The enduring star power of Goldie Hawn is a fairly unusual phenomenon for a contemporary Hollywood actress. She first gained celebrity through a brief stint as a "dumb blonde" dancer-comedienne on TV in the late 1960s and segued to the movies as an acclaimed supporting player before quickly achieving star status. The now gracefully middle-aged showbiz veteran has maintained her celebrity and pumped up her industry muscle without any major tinkering with her persona. Sharp-eyed viewers may have detected a subtle evolution but, to the general public, she has remained an eternally youthful and joyously giggly girl for nearly three decades. Hawn has long been one of the elite group of actresses who can "open" a major motion picture.


Patricia Hawn


Edward Hawn

Presbyterian played for years with band at big events in Washington DC

Laura Hawn

appeared in small roles in Hawn's films "Swing Shift" (1984) and "Deceived" (1991) Jewish

Bill Hudson

of the comedy and song trio, The Hudson Brothers married in 1976 divorced in 1980 has two children later married actor Cindy Williams

Oliver Hudson Actor

Born in 1976 father, Bill Hudson was raised by Kurt Russell appeared in "Housesitter" (1991) and played Hawn's son in "The Out of Towners" remake

Kate Hudson Actor

Born on April 19, 1979; father, Bill Hudson

Ryder Robinson

born January 7, 2004 parents are daughter Kate Hudson and Chris Robinson

Kurt Russell Actor

First met while filming "The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band" (1968) in which Hawn danced in the chorus reunited when they co-starred in "Swing Shift" in 1982 and have been together ever since father of her son Wyatt

Wyatt Russell

born on July 10, 1986 in Los Angeles, California father, Kurt Russell

Gus Trikonis

married in 1969 divorced in 1976 Hawn had to pay him $72,000 in divorce settlement


American University

Washington , Washington D.C.
attended two years while running a dance studio

Montgomery Blair High School

Silver Spring , Maryland

trained in ballet, Washington, DC



Teamed with Susan Sarandon for the big screen comedy "The Banger Sisters"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical


Was executive producer of "The Matthew Shepard Story" (NBC)


Served as an executive producer of the ABC movie "When Billie Beat Bobby"


Starred alongside Diane Keaton and Warren Beatty in the long-aborning "Town & Country"


Reteamed with Steve Martin for a remake of "The Out-of-Towners"


Directorial debut, the TNT TV-movie "Hope"


Played herself in the PBS documentary special "In the Wild: The Elephants of India With Goldie Hawn"


Staged a successful "comeback" with Bette Midler and Diane Keaton in the hit comedy "The First Wives Club"


Executive produced "Something to Talk About", a romantic comedy-drama vehicle for Julia Roberts co-starring Dennis Quaid, Robert Duvall, Gena Rowlands and Kyra Sedgwick


Left CAA and signed with ICM; formed producing partnership with Teri Schwartz


Dissolved partnership with Anthea Sylbert


Last film appearance for four years, Robert Zemeckis' "Death Becomes Her"


Replaced Meg Ryan as star of "Housesitter" opposite Steve Martin


Co-starred on the ABC variety special "An Evening With Bette, Cher, Goldie, Meryl, Olivia, Lily and Robin", a benefit for "Mothers and Others for a Livable Planet"


Signed a seven-year, seven-picture acting and producing deal with Disney's Hollywood Pictures production entity


Served as a host on "The 59th Annual Academy Awards Presentation"


Co-founded the Hawn-Sylbert Company with Anthea Sylbert


TV producing debut, "Goldie and Kids. . . Listen to Us", an ABC variety special (also hosted and performed songs)


Co-hosted CBS variety special "Goldie and Liza Together" with Liza Minnelli


Made the first of nine (as of 1996) visits to India


Feature producing debut, executive produced "Private Benjamin" (also starred); nominated for Best Actress Oscar


Co-founded Hawn-Mayers-Shyer-Miller Productions


Hosted "The Goldie Hawn Special" on CBS


Served as Master of Ceremonies for "The 48th Annual Academy Awards Presentation"


Gave her strongest dramatic performance as a delinquent mother trying to retrieve her child in Steven Spielberg's feature directorial bow, "The Sugarland Express"


First non-comedy role, co-starred with Warren Beatty in "$", a caper film


Hosted first TV special, "Pure Goldie", on NBC


Breakthrough feature role, played kooky Greenwich Village salesgirl Toni Simmons opposite Walter Matthau in "Cactus Flower"; won Oscar for Best Supporting Actress


Billed as Goldy Jeanne Hawn, made film debut as dancer playing "Giggly Girl", a bit part in the Disney period family musical "The One and Only, Genuine, Original Family Band"; met future companion Kurt Russell, then a juvenile lead


TV series debut, played the gossiping neighbor Sandy on CBS sitcom, "Good Morning, World"


Landed a job dancing in the chorus on an Andy Griffith TV special; signed to an agency after an agent saw her work


Began working as a professional dancer, including being a go-go dancer in NYC


Professional dancing debut in "Can-Can" at the Texas Pavilion of the New York World's Fair


Dropped out of college at age 18 (date approximate)


Ran her own ballet school by age 17; also instructed (date approximate)


Stage debut at age 16, playing Juliet in a Virginia Stage Company production of "Romeo and Juliet" in Williamsburg, Virginia (date approximate)


Danced in chorus of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo production of "The Nutcracker" at age ten (date approximate)


Began taking ballet and tap dance lessons at age three (date approximate)

Gained fame and two Emmy nods as a featured comedienne on NBC's "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In"

Worked as dancer in Puerto Rico, Las Vegas and Los Angeles

Grew up in Tacoma Park, Maryland

Performed as a singer/dancer in NY revivals of "Guys and Dolls" and "Kiss Me, Kate"

Bonus Trivia


Hawn became the first female actor (and producer) to be honored by the American Museum of the Moving Image in 1997.


She was named Harvard's Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year in 1999.


"Her segments were so endearing. When she came on TV, the screen would light up with a special glow, a glow that carried around the world. People often lose that image, that charisma, but when I met her more than twenty years later, I was immediately struck by that laughter. And an instant sense of nothing false or artificial in her personality. I'm so rarely captivated by people, because I captivate people ... She's extremely sensitive and intelligent and sharp. It's very rare to find this wholesome quality in intelligent people--it feeds you with soulfulness. She finds the soul to one's existence." --Ismail Merchant quoted Newsday, September 15, 1996.


"In fact, my career has been a very odd one. It's never been a career about romance, or playing the girl dependent on the man. I always played certain characters, kooky, quirky or strange. So I'm lucky that way. Looking back on who that person was, it's odd, because I'm not like that anymore. But I identify with her very much, because that's who I was." --Goldie Hawn in Newsday, September 15, 1996.


On her "Laugh-In" persona, Hawn told Graham Fuller in Interview September 1996:"I totally connect with her. At the time, she was looked upon as bubbleheaded, vacant, dizzy, dumb and giggly and all of these adjectives that had absolutely nothing to do with her. What I was really feeling was pure joy. It didn't matter whether I made a goof or whether someone else made a goof--it just tickled me."


Hawn told Graham Fuller in Interview, September 1996:"A few years ago, a compilation show of "Laugh-In" sketches was put together for the show's twenty-fifth anniversary. I remember watching it in my house with tears rolling down my face. After twenty-five years, you have to look at yourself and say, 'Well, who are you now?' I can honestly say that the reason I was crying is that I am still that person. I've grown up. I've gone through the trials and tribulations of life. I've lost my parents since then. I've had two failed marriages. And on the back burner--'cause it's not so important to me, though it does play a part--I've had career ups and downs. Yet the essence of that person I was has remained."


"Goldie's not an innocent; she's just not, in any way. She is wonderfully naive at times, but it is hard to read sometimes whether she really is, or whether she just wants to be. She has fun flopping back and forth with it. But I personally never believe Goldie to be naive, she's very aware." --Kurt Russell quoted in Vanity Fair, September 1989.


"She comes from a southern family," hudson says. "She's like, 'I'll make you chicken and dumplings,' and she's walking around the house barefoot, with flour everywhere. And we all cook with her...My mother's a wonderful movie star. But that's not who she is. She didn't bring that home."---Kate Hudson on her mother Biography Spring 2004


"I don't think about marriage, ever. We're just together and that's the way it is. We've created a union, a family and a sense of passion, which a piece of paper will never change."---Hawn responding to the ever persistant question of whether or not she will ever marry Kurt Russell InTouch June 14, 2004