Kate Hudson Biography

Kate Hudson is a Golden Globe Award winning actress who rose to fame with her role in the movie ‘Almost Famous’. This biography of Kate Hudson provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline.

Kate Hudson
Quick Facts

Birthday: April 19, 1979

Nationality: American

Famous: Jewish Actresses Actresses

Age: 40 Years, 40 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Aries

Also Known As: Kate Garry Hudson

Born in: Los Angeles

Height: 5'6" (168 cm), 5'6" Females


Spouse/Ex-: Chris Robinson

father: Bill Hudson

mother: Goldie Hawn

children: Ryder Russell Robinson - Bingham Hawn Bellamy

U.S. State: California

City: Los Angeles

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education: Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences, Santa Monica, CA (1997)

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Kate Hudson is a talented actress best known for her role as Penny lane in the Hollywood movie ‘Almost Famous’ which earned her an Academy Award nomination. Born into a family of film personalities she seemed to be destined for limelight—her mother is the famous film actress Goldie Hawn while her father is the comedian Bill Hudson. She loved performing from a young age and would jump at any chance to sing and dance on stage. Her parents ensured she received dance lessons and she also trained with the Santa Monica Playhouse as a child. She began acting as a teenager when she was offered a guest spot on the T.V. drama ‘Party of Five’ in 1996. She was accepted into New York University but the feisty youngster decided that she was more interested in pursuing a career in show business rather than in earning a degree. After acting in some minor films that gave her no visibility, she landed the role that would prove to be her career breakthrough. She was chosen to play Penny Lane in the comedy drama ‘Almost Famous’ which in spite of being a box office failure garnered positive reviews and introduced the rising star to the film world.

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Kate Hudson
Childhood & Early Life
  • Kate Hudson was born to the legendary actress Goldie Hawn and comedian cum actor Bill Hudson. Her parents divorced when she was very young and she was raised by her mother and her long term partner Kurt Russell. She is of mixed descent.
  • She attended the Crossroads Performing Arts high school in Santa Monica and graduated in 1997. She also attended summer training with the renowned Williamstown Theater Festival in Massachusetts.
  • She enrolled at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University but chose to drop out in order to pursue a career in acting.
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  • She began her television career when she bagged the role of Cory in an episode of the teen drama television series ‘Party of Five’ in 1996. She appeared in one episode of the television drama series ‘EZ Streets’ the next year.
  • In one of her first film roles, she starred as a rising Hollywood starlet in the comedy drama ‘Desert Blue’ in 1998. The movie was a minor one and did not do much to launch her career.
  • She got the opportunity to be a part of the ensemble cast of the comedy drama ‘200 Cigarettes’ in 1999, which also included the actors Ben Affleck, Courtney love, Paul Rudd and Elvis Costello. However, the film was a flop.
  • She got her big break in 2000 when she landed the role of Penny Lane in the comedy drama ‘Almost Famous’. In spite of not being a box office hit, the movie was highly acclaimed and Kate won several awards and nominations.
  • Now that she had gained wider visibility, she was flooded with film offers and appeared in several movies within the next couple of years, the notable ones being ‘About Adam’ (2000), ‘The Cutting Room’ (2001), and ‘The Four Feathers’ (2002).
  • She played Andie Anderson in the romantic comedy ‘How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days’ in 2003. The movie was a commercial success and earned her several award nominations.
  • By now she had earned the reputation for starring in romantic or dramatic comedies and was offered several other similar roles. She played the successful model Helen in the 2004 film ‘Raising Helen’ which was a box office hit.
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  • She made some not-so-great choices during the late 2000s and acted in ‘Fool’s Gold’ and ‘My Best Friend’s Girl’ in 2008. Both the films received very negative reviews and she was nominated for the Golden Raspberry Award for the Worst Actress for both these roles.
  • After these failures she became more careful in choosing her roles and appeared in the romantic comedy ‘Bride Wars’ and musical romance ‘Nine’ in 2009. The former was a huge commercial hit while the later was a critically acclaimed film; she received several award nominations for both.
  • She portrayed Amy Stanton, the girlfriend of a sadistic serial killer in the crime thriller ‘The Killer Inside Me’ (2010), a film based on the novel of the same name by Jim Thompson.
  • Her more recent films include ‘Something Borrowed’ (2011), ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ (2013), and ‘Clear History’ (2013).
Major Works
  • She is best known for her role in ‘Almost Famous’ which gave her career the breakthrough she sought. After being appreciated for her role and winning numerous awards, she went on to become a well established actress.
Awards & Achievements
  • She was presented with various awards for her roles as Penny Lane in ‘Almost Famous’: Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Breakthrough Artist, and Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Personal Life & Legacy
  • She married, Chris Robinson, the frontman for The Black Crowes in 2000 and had a son with him. The couple divorced in 2007.
  • She is currently in a relationship with singer Matthew Bellamy. The couple is engaged and has a son together.
  • She was named one of the '50 Most Beautiful People in the World' by People Magazine in 2000.
  • She loves writing music and playing the guitar.

1. Almost Famous (2000)

  (Adventure, Comedy, Music, Drama)

2. Cutlass (2007)

  (Drama, Comedy, Short)

3. Deepwater Horizon (2016)

  (Action, Drama, Thriller)

4. Marshall (2017)

  (Biography, Drama)

5. The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)

  (Thriller, Drama)

6. A Little Bit of Heaven (2011)

  (Fantasy, Drama, Comedy, Romance)

7. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)

  (Romance, Comedy)

8. Wish I Was Here (2014)

  (Comedy, Drama)


Golden Globe Awards
2001 Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Almost Famous (2000)
People's Choice Awards
2009 Favorite Leading Lady Winner

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