Grew up in Tacoma Park, Maryland
Began taking ballet and tap dance lessons at age three (date approximate)
Danced in chorus of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo production of "The Nutcracker" at age ten (date approximate)
Stage debut at age 16, playing Juliet in a Virginia Stage Company production of "Romeo and Juliet" in Williamsburg, Virginia (date approximate)
Ran her own ballet school by age 17; also instructed (date approximate)
Dropped out of college at age 18 (date approximate)
Professional dancing debut in "Can-Can" at the Texas Pavilion of the New York World's Fair
Began working as a professional dancer, including being a go-go dancer in NYC
Performed as a singer/dancer in NY revivals of "Guys and Dolls" and "Kiss Me, Kate"
Worked as dancer in Puerto Rico, Las Vegas and Los Angeles
Landed a job dancing in the chorus on an Andy Griffith TV special; signed to an agency after an agent saw her work
TV series debut, played the gossiping neighbor Sandy on CBS sitcom, "Good Morning, World"
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
Gained fame and two Emmy nods as a featured comedienne on NBC's "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In"
Breakthrough feature role, played kooky Greenwich Village salesgirl Toni Simmons opposite Walter Matthau in "Cactus Flower"; won Oscar for Best Supporting Actress
Hosted first TV special, "Pure Goldie", on NBC
First non-comedy role, co-starred with Warren Beatty in "$", a caper film
Gave her strongest dramatic performance as a delinquent mother trying to retrieve her child in Steven Spielberg's feature directorial bow, "The Sugarland Express"
Served as Master of Ceremonies for "The 48th Annual Academy Awards Presentation"
Hosted "The Goldie Hawn Special" on CBS
Made the first of nine (as of 1996) visits to India
Co-founded Hawn-Mayers-Shyer-Miller Productions
Co-hosted CBS variety special "Goldie and Liza Together" with Liza Minnelli
Feature producing debut, executive produced "Private Benjamin" (also starred); nominated for Best Actress Oscar
TV producing debut, "Goldie and Kids. . . Listen to Us", an ABC variety special (also hosted and performed songs)
Co-founded the Hawn-Sylbert Company with Anthea Sylbert
Served as a host on "The 59th Annual Academy Awards Presentation"
Signed a seven-year, seven-picture acting and producing deal with Disney's Hollywood Pictures production entity
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"
Replaced Meg Ryan as star of "Housesitter" opposite Steve Martin
Last film appearance for four years, Robert Zemeckis' "Death Becomes Her"
Dissolved partnership with Anthea Sylbert
Left CAA and signed with ICM; formed producing partnership with Teri Schwartz
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
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"
Directorial debut, the TNT TV-movie "Hope"
Reteamed with Steve Martin for a remake of "The Out-of-Towners"
Starred alongside Diane Keaton and Warren Beatty in the long-aborning "Town & Country"
Served as an executive producer of the ABC movie "When Billie Beat Bobby"
Was executive producer of "The Matthew Shepard Story" (NBC)
Teamed with Susan Sarandon for the big screen comedy "The Banger Sisters"; received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical