Kate Hudson

BirthDay:

19 Apr 1979

BirthPlace:

Los Angeles, California, USA

BirthName:

Kate Garry Hudson

Bio:

Almost everyone who has spent time with Kate Hudson -including directors, family members, co-stars and interviewers - is quick to comment on her ability to light up a room. Through some combination of a winning smile, solid work ethic, and good old-fashioned talent, the young actress has gone from indie beginner to Vanity Fair cover girl in just three years. What's more, she's done it all without capitalizing on the success of legendary actress mom, Goldie Hawn.

Kate Hudson was born in Los Angeles, California, to Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson, a comedian, actor and musician. She was raised by her mother and her mother's partner, actor Kurt Russell, whom she considers to be her father. Kate is the sister of actor Oliver Hudson, the half-sister of actor and hockey player Wyatt Russell, and the granddaughter of band musician Rut Hawn. Kate is of Hungarian Jewish (from her maternal grandmother), Italian (from her paternal grandmother), English, and German ancestry.

By all accounts, Hudson was a born performer - as a child she danced and sang at every opportunity. Her family hoped that she would attend New York University after graduating from high school, but she opted to get her feet wet in the professional acting world first. She made her big-screen debut as an ambitious young starlet stranded in a tiny California town in Desert Blue (1998). Her next two films, while critically panned, made it into wider release: 200 Cigarettes (1999) (in which she played an earnest but accident-prone ditz) and Gossip (2000) (which cast her as a rich, virginal college student). Perhaps Hudson's biggest break was landing the role of rock groupie (or "Band Aide") Penny Lane in Almost Famous (2000). The part was originally intended for Sarah Polley; when Polley backed out to pursue another project, director Cameron Crowe considered scrapping the film altogether. Hudson, who had been cast in a smaller role (as William's stewardess sister), begged for a chance to read for Penny. Crowe was impressed, Hudson got the part, and the show went on. As much as Tinseltown gossipmongers would like to put them at odds, mother and daughter agree that Hawn is one of Hudson's biggest supporters.
Filmography

Actor ( 101 credits )

Deepwater Horizon (2016)
Mother's Day (2016) Jesse
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) Mei Mei (voice)
Chelsea (2016)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Marshall (2016)
Rock the Kasbah (2015)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2016)
Barely Famous (2015)  Kate Hudson (1 episode, 2015)
FabLife (2015)  Herself (2 episodes, 2016)
BNow! (2015)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
Good People (2014) Anna Reed
Wish I Was Here (2014) Sarah Bloom
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Running Wild with Bear Grylls (2014)  Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Ok! TV (2013)  Herself (archive footage) (3 episodes, 2015)
The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012) Erica
CBS This Morning (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2016)
A Little Bit of Heaven (2011) Marley Corbett
Something Borrowed (2011) Darcy
The Chew (2011)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2016)
The Killer Inside Me (2010) Amy Stanton
Conan (2010)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2016)
Nine (2009) Stephanie
Bride Wars (2009) Liv
Glee (2009)  Cassandra July (5 episodes, 2012-2013)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Alan Carr: Chatty Man (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
The Jay Leno Show (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Live from Studio Five (2009)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
30 for 30 (2009)  Herself (archive footage) (uncredited) (1 episode, 200
My Best Friend's Girl (2008) Alexis
Fool's Gold (2008) Tess
The Doctors (2008)  Herself (1 episode, 2013)
The Rachel Zoe Project (2008)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
The Graham Norton Show (2007)  Herself (2 episodes, 2011)
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Herself (3 episodes, 2008-2009)
You, Me and Dupree (2006) Molly
Rachael Ray (2006)  Herself (3 episodes, 2008-2014)
The Skeleton Key (2005) Caroline Ellis
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Herself (2 episodes, 2011-2014)
Raising Helen (2004) Helen Harris
At the Movies (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Le grand journal de Canal+ (2004)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Herself (4 episodes, 2007-2014)
The Divorce (2003) Isabel Walker
Alex & Emma (2003) Emma Dinsmore / Ylva / Elsa / Eldora / Anna
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) Andie Anderson
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Herself (4 episodes, 2004-2013)
It's Good to Be... (2003)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2003)
The Four Feathers (2002) Ethne Eustace
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002)  Herself - Guest Announcer (1 episode, 2008)
Tinseltown TV (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Novum Nieuws Entertainment (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
Ricochet River (2001) Lorna
The Cutting Room (2001) Chrissie Campbell (uncredited)
Almost Famous (2000) Penny Lane
Gossip (2000) Naomi Preston
The 14th Annual American Comedy Awards (2000) Herself
About Adam (2000) Lucy Owens
Dr. T & the Women (2000) Dee Dee
Diary (2000)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
200 Cigarettes (1999) Cindy
The Directors (1999)  Herself (1 episode)
The Early Show (1999)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
TRL Italy (1999)  Herself (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Desert Blue (1998) Skye Davidson
Total Request Live (1998)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
The Howard Stern Radio Show (1998)  Herself (1 episode, 2000)
The View (1997)  Herself (3 episodes, 2004-2014)
Corazón de... (1997)  Herself (2 episodes, 2005)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Herself (2 episodes, 2000)
EZ Streets (1996)  Larraine Cahill (1 episode)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Herself (3 episodes, 2002-2005)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2008)
E! Live from the Red Carpet (1995)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2015-2016)
Party of Five (1994)  Cory (1 episode, 1996)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2009)
Extra (1994)  Herself (3 episodes, 2003-2014)
Howard Stern (1994)  Herself (1 episode, 2000)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Herself / ... (9 episodes, 2004-2013)
GMTV (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Quelli che... il calcio (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Herself (5 episodes, 2000-2009)
HBO First Look (1992)  Herself (1 episode, 2000)
Getaway (1992)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2005-2008)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
E! News (1991)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Herself / ... (7 episodes, 2005-2014)
Inside Edition (1988)  Herself (1 episode, 2014)
Biography (1987)  Herself - Daughter (1 episode, 2008)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2004-2009)
Larry King Live (1985)  Herself (2 episodes, 2009)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself (33 episodes, 2003-2014)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Drew Barrymore / ... (1 episode, 2000)
60 Minutes (1968)  Herself - Goldie's Daughter (segment "Goldie") (1 epis
Today (1952)  Herself (3 episodes, 2005-2014)
Born to Be King (0)
Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said? (0) Jennifer Lee Pryor (rumored)

Producer ( 1 credit )

Bride Wars (2009) producer

Writer ( 1 credit )

Cutlass (2007) (written by)

Director ( 1 credit )

Cutlass (2007)