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Also Known As: Kate Garry Hudson Died:
Born: April 19, 1979 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: actor, model

Biography CLOSE THE FULL 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.

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.

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Me and My Shadow (2014)
2.
 Wish I Was Here (2014)
3.
 Rock the Kasbah (2014)
4.
 Born to Be King (2014)
5.
 Clear History (2013)
7.
8.
9.
 Bride Wars (2009)
10.
 Nine (2009)
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Milestones close milestones

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Accepted to New York University, but chose to pursue an acting career instead of attending
1996:
Landed first acting role on an episode of the Fox series "Party of Five"
1997:
Modeled for a Tommy Jeans ad campaign
1999:
Featured as part of an ensemble cast in the 1980s period comedy "200 Cigarettes"
2000:
Appeared in the psychological thriller "Gossip"
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"
2002:
Played the female lead opposite Heath Ledger in the remake of "Four Feathers"
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"
2004:
Co-starred with John Corbett as a woman raising her sister's three children in Gary Marshall's "Raising Helen"
2005:
Headlined the thriller "The Skeleton Key," co-starring Gena Rowlands and John Hurt
2006:
Co-starred with Matt Dillon as newlyweds in the comedy "You, Me and Dupree"
2007:
Directed first short film "Cutlass," one of Glamour magazine's "Reel Moments"; co-starred Kurt Russell, Virginia Madsen and Dakota Fanning
2008:
Re-teamed with Matthew McConaughey for "Fool's Gold"
2008:
Nominated for the 2008 People┬┐s Choice Award for Favorite Leading Lady
2009:
Co-starred with Anne Hathaway in the comedy "Bride Wars"
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"
2011:
Co-starred with Ginnifer Goodwin in the comedy feature "Something Borrowed"
2012:
Co-starred in the romantic drama "A Little Bit of Heaven"
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Education

Crossroads: Santa Monica , California - 1997

Notes

"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", quoted in DETOUR, December 1998/January 1999

"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." --Kate Hudson quoted in MOVIELINE, February 1999

"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, February 1999

"It wasn't like, 'You must act, Kate,'" she says. "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 GMA September 15, 2000

"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 a--hole.' And then this friend asked me the same thing, and I said, 'He's kind of an a--hole.' Little did we know we were going to be in love two years later. Love them a--holes!"---Hudson on first meeting husband Chris Robinson EW February 6, 2003

"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, Access Hollywood, June 6, 2003

"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.'"---Kate Hudson Biography Spring 2004

"There's nothing to be ashamed of when you blow up. I gained 60 lbs.,...it was great!" she says of carrying Ryder, her son with husband Chris Robinson. "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 weight gain during her pregnancy People May 17, 2004

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Eli Craig. Actor. Son of actress Sally Field; dated for 18 months; no longer together.
companion:
Lenny Kravitz. Musician. Reportedly dated.
husband:
Chris Robinson. Musician. Lead singer of Black Crowes; dating as of late spring 2000; reportedly gave Hudson a diamond ring in summer 2000; married on December 31, 2000 in Colorado.

Family close complete family listing

grandfather:
Edward Rutledge Hawn. Musician.
grandmother:
Laura Hawn. Appeared in small roles in Goldie Hawn's films "Swing Shift" (1984) and "Deceived" (1991).
father:
William Louis Hudson. Actor, comedian, musician. Eldest of the musical comedy trio The Hudson Brothers; married Hawn in 1976; divorced in 1980; married actor Cindy Williams in 1982; rarely had contact with his daughter.
mother:
Goldie Hawn. Actor. Born November 21, 1945.
step-father:
Kurt Russell. Actor. With Hawn since 1982; father of Boston and Wyatt Russell; Hudson considers he and Hawn her parents.
brother:
Oliver Hudson. Actor. Born on September 7, 1976.
step-brother:
Boston Russell. Born c. 1980; son of Kurt Russell and Season Hubley; raised by Hawn and Russell along with Hudson.
half-brother:
Wyatt Russell. Actor. Born on July 10, 1986; son of Hawn and Kurt Russell.
half-sister:
Emily Hudson. Daughter of Bill Hudson and Cindy Williams.
half-brother:
Zachary Hudson. Son of Bill Hudson and Cindy Williams.
son:
Ryder Russell Robinson. Born January 7, 2004; father is former Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson.
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