Kate Hudson

Actor, Model
A favorite female lead in romantic comedies for her outgoing comedic personality and sunny charisma, Kate Hudson avoided the dual dangers of a Hollywood upbringing and famous parents; instead earning her own success on ... Read more »
Born: 04/18/1979 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (63)

Rock the Kasbah 2015 (Movie)

Merci (Actor)

Running Wild with Bear Grylls 2015 (Tv Show)

Herself

Good People 2014 (Movie)

Anna (Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

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

Presenter

Wish I Was Here 2014 (Movie)

Sarah (Actor)

Glee 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Reluctant Fundamentalist 2013 (Movie)

Erica (Actor)

A Little Bit of Heaven 2011 (Movie)

Marley Corbett (Actor)

Something Borrowed 2011 (Movie)

Darcy (Actor)

2009 American Music Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Killer Inside Me 2010 (Movie)

Amy Stanton (Actor)

Bride Wars 2009 (Movie)

Liv (Actor)

Inside the Actors Studio 2009 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Nine 2009 (Movie)

Stephanie (Actor)

The 35th Annual People's Choice Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Fool's Gold 2008 (Movie)

Tess Finnegan (Actor)

Movies Rock 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

My Best Friend's Girl 2008 (Movie)

Alexis (Actor)

The 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The British Academy Film Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2006 MTV Movie Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

You, Me and Dupree 2006 (Movie)

Molly Peterson (Actor)

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

Actor

The Skeleton Key 2005 (Movie)

Caroline Ellis (Actor)

On the Record With Bob Costas 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Party of Five 1995 - 1996, 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Raising Helen 2004 (Movie)

Helen Harris (Actor)

The 2004 MTV Movie Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Alex & Emma 2003 (Movie)

Emma Dinsmore/Ylva/Elsa/Anna/Eldora (Actor)

How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days 2003 (Movie)

Andie Anderson (Actor)

Le Divorce 2003 (Movie)

Isabel Walker (Actor)

The 2002 MTV Video Music Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 MTV Movie Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 75th Annual Academy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Four Feathers 2002 (Movie)

Ethne Eustace (Actor)

7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

About Adam 2001 (Movie)

Lucy (Actor)

Ricochet River 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2000 MTV Video Music Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The Beatles Revolution 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

The VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Almost Famous 2000 (Movie)

Penny Lane (Actor)

Dr. T And The Women 2000 (Movie)

Dee Dee Travis (Actor)

Gossip 2000 (Movie)

Naomi Preston (Actor)

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

Actor

200 Cigarettes 1999 (Movie)

Cindy (Actor)

Desert Blue 1999 (Movie)

Skye (Actor)

The 1999 MTV Movie Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Clear History (TV Show)

Actor
Music (2)

Nine 2009 (Movie)

("Cinema Italiano") (Song Performer)

How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days 2003 (Movie)

("You're So Vain") (Song Performer)
Producer (1)

Bride Wars 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

A favorite female lead in romantic comedies for her outgoing comedic personality and sunny charisma, Kate Hudson avoided the dual dangers of a Hollywood upbringing and famous parents; instead earning her own success on the big screen. At the beginning of the new century, Hudson was Tinseltown's reigning nouveau hippie chick, a sensibility likely passed down from flower power mom Goldie Hawn and further established by her Oscar-nominated role as a 1970s rock 'n' roll groupie in "Almost Famous" (2000), as well as real-life marriage to the Black Crowes' rocker Chris Robinson. Hudson went on to enjoy her biggest box office success with comedies including "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" (2003), "You, Me, and Dupree" (2006), and "Bride Wars" (2009), but also showed an intriguing range with the thriller "The Skeleton Key" (2005), the musical "Nine" (2009) and the grueling drama "The Killer Inside Me" (2010). Hudson definitely seemed to be her mother's daughter: gifted with comedic genius, but also with the potential - and intelligence - to impress in any role, no matter the genre.

Relationships

Lance Armstrong Actor

Companion
Dated during summer 2008 No longer together

Matthew Bellamy Actor

Companion
Began dating in the summer of 2010 Announced engagement in April 2011

Bingham Bellamy

Son
Born July 9, 2011; father, Matt Bellamy

Eli Craig Actor

Companion
Dated for 18 months No longer together

Goldie Hawn Actor

Mother
Born Nov. 21, 1945

Edward Rutledge Hawn Actor

Grandfather
Maternal grandfather; descended from Edward Rutledge, the youngest person to sign the Declaration of Independence in 1776

Laura Hawn Actor

Grandmother
Born Laura Steinhoff; maternal grandmother; appeared in small roles in daughter Goldie Hawn's films "Swing Shift" (1984) and "Deceived" (1991)

Oliver Hudson Actor

Brother
Born Sept. 7, 1976; starred on CBS sitcom "Rules of Engagement"

Bill Hudson Actor

Father
Born Oct. 17, 1949 Eldest of the musical comedy trio The Hudson Brothers; married to her mother Goldie Hawn from 1976-80; rarely had contact with his daughter

Zachary Hudson

Half-Brother
Son of Bill Hudson and Cindy Williams

Emily Hudson

Half-Sister
Daughter of Bill Hudson and Cindy Williams

Lenny Kravitz Actor

Companion
Rumored to have briefly dated in the late 90s

Ryder Robinson

Son
Born Jan. 7, 2004; father is former Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson

Chris Robinson Actor

Husband
Began dating in early 2000 He reportedly gave Hudson an engagement ring in summer of 2000 Married on Dec. 31, 2000 in Aspen, CO Announced split August 2006 Robinson filed for divorce November 2006 after nearly six years of marriage citing irreconcilable differences Divorce finalized Oct. 25, 2007

Alex "A-Rod" Rodriguez Actor

Companion
Dated as of June 2009 Reportedly split as of December 2009

Boston Russell

Step-Brother
Born c. 1980; son of Kurt Russell and Season Hubley; raised by Hawn and Russell along with Kate

Wyatt Russell

Half-Brother
Born on July 10, 1986; son of Hawn and Kurt Russell

Kurt Russell Actor

Step-Father
Together with Kate's mother Goldie Hawn since 1982; father of Boston and Wyatt Russell; raised Kate and her brother Oliver since they were young

Dax Shepard Actor

Companion
Dated for several months in 2007 after her split from Owen Wilson Ended relationship in October 2007

Cindy Williams Actor

Step-Mother
Married to Kate's father Bill Hudson from 1982-2000

Owen Wilson Actor

Companion
Began dating shortly after her split from Chris Robinson in 2006 Co-starred in "You, Me and Dupree" Ended relationship in May 2007 after nine months of dating Dated on and off throughout 2008 No longer together

EDUCATION

Crossroads

Santa Monica , California 1997

Milestones

2012

Co-starred in the romantic drama "A Little Bit of Heaven"

2011

Co-starred with Ginnifer Goodwin in the comedy feature "Something Borrowed"

2010

Played an American fashion journalist in Rob Marshall's musical adaptation of the Broadway play "Nine"

2010

Co-starred opposite Jessica Alba in Michael Winterbottom's controversial noirish drama "The Killer Inside Me"

2009

Co-starred with Anne Hathaway in the comedy "Bride Wars"

2008

Nominated for the 2008 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Leading Lady

2008

Re-teamed with Matthew McConaughey for "Fool's Gold"

2007

Directed first short film "Cutlass," one of Glamour magazine's "Reel Moments"; co-starred Kurt Russell, Virginia Madsen and Dakota Fanning

2006

Co-starred with Matt Dillon as newlyweds in the comedy "You, Me and Dupree"

2005

Headlined the thriller "The Skeleton Key," co-starring Gena Rowlands and John Hurt

2004

Co-starred with John Corbett as a woman raising her sister's three children in Gary Marshall's "Raising Helen"

2003

Co-starred with Matthew McConaughey in the romantic comedy "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days"

2003

Played five different characters in the romantic comedy "Alex and Emma"

2002

Played the female lead opposite Heath Ledger in the remake of "Four Feathers"

2000

Breakthrough role as Penny Lane in Cameron Crowe's "Almost Famous"; earned a Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination

2000

Played Richard Gere's spoiled daughter in Robert Altman's "Dr. T and the Women"

2000

Appeared in the psychological thriller "Gossip"

1999

Featured as part of an ensemble cast in the 1980s period comedy "200 Cigarettes"

1997

Modeled for a Tommy Jeans ad campaign

1996

Landed first acting role on an episode of the Fox series "Party of Five"

Accepted to New York University, but chose to pursue an acting career instead of attending

Bonus Trivia

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"Kate's got the talent, but more importantly, her head's not going to get big because I think she's been brought up to view this business in a very positive way, in a way to make healthy choices, and to remain level-headed. I think she's on a road that will lead to a Jodie Foster kind of career." – Morgan J Freeman, director of "Desert Blue" (1998), quoted in Detour magazine, December 1998/January 1999

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"I have a big, flamboyant, open personality, which I think is why people may be saying these nice things about me. But these high expectations sometimes make me feel like I'm under a microscope, especially with my mother being who she is." – Hudson quoted in Movieline magazine, February 1999

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"Not really knowing my real father translates into my own relationships with men. If we hadn't eventually had the blessing of Kurt in our lives, god knows what would have happened. I don't hate my father, I just don't know why he never saw us. I still hope for the little acknowledgment of that one phone call, even if it's just 'Hey, how's it going?'" – Hudson in Movieline magazine, February 1999

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"It wasn't like, 'You must act, Kate. No matter what any of us did, she and our father were completely supportive and wanted us to do what we wanted to do, as long as we were dedicated to it, and we had a strong work ethic. That’s really important to our family." – Hudson to Diane Sawyer on "Good Morning America" (ABC), Sept. 15, 2000

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"We actually met two years before we started dating when a friend introduced us. It was a Halloween party, and Chris wanted me to take my wig off, and I said no way, because I had one of those nylon stockings over my head. So later, our friend asked him about me, and he said, 'She's kind of an assh*le.' And then this friend asked me the same thing, and I said, 'He's kind of an assh*le.' Little did we know we were going to be in love two years later. Love them assh*les!" – Hudson on the first time she met Robinson to Entertainment Weekly, Feb. 6, 2003

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"I don't want to feel pressure of having to make big hit movies one after the other or anything like that. My goal is to have a nice long career and be around for a while and I think I can do that." – Hudson quoted to "Access Hollywood" (NBC) on June 6, 2003

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"One night when we were riding in a limo to an awards show in L.A., my brother was mad at me because my boob kept falling out of my dress when ever I leaned over. My mom said, 'Shut up, Oliver, It's beautiful.'" – Hudson to Biography magazine, Spring 2004

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"There's nothing to be ashamed of when you blow up. I gained 60 lbs, it was great! I kind of figured, 'Why do I need to watch my weight when I'm pregnant?' I'm gonna eat whatever the hell I want to eat!" – Hudson on her pregnancy with Ryder, her son with Chris Robinson, to People magazine, May 17, 2004

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"At the end of the day, if I'm lying in bed and it's my time to go, I want to look back on my career as just one part of my life and be able to say, 'I did good work,' It wasn't about fame, or money, it was about doing good work that I'm proud of." – Hudson to Venice magazine, August 2005

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"I never said I didn't like romantic comedies, I always said that it's just that I don't go out and see them. I'm not a romantic comedy moviegoer. You know, it's like, not my preference." – Hudson to Empire magazine, September 2006

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