Kate Hudson Biography

(Actress Best Known for Her Films: 'Almost Famous', 'Bride Wars' and 'Alex & Emma')

Birthday: April 19, 1979 (Aries)

Born In: Los Angeles, California, United States

Kate Hudson is a talented actor, 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 from an early age—her mother Goldie Hawn is a famous film actor, while her father Bill Hudson is a comedian. 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 at the Santa Monica Playhouse as a child. She began acting when she was offered a guest role in the TV drama Party of Five in 1996. She was accepted into New York University, but Kate Hudson was more interested in pursuing a career in show business rather than earning a degree. After acting in some minor films, she landed the role that would prove to be a breakthrough role in her career. She was chosen to play Penny Lane in the comedy drama film Almost Famous. In spite of being a box office failure, the film received positive reviews from critics and established Kate as an actor in the American film industry. She is quite popular on social networking sites, especially Instagram, where she has amassed 17 million followers.

Quick Facts

Also Known As: Kate Garry Hudson

Age: 44 Years, 44 Year Old Females


Spouse/Ex-: Chris Robinson, Chris Robinson (m. 2000 - div. 2007)

father: Bill Hudson

mother: Goldie Hawn

siblings: Oliver Hudson

children: Bingham Hawn Bellamy, Rani Rose Hudson Fujikawa, Ryder Robinson, Ryder Russell Robinson - Bingham Hawn Bellamy

Partner: Danny Fujikawa (2017 – Present), Matthew Bellamy (2010 – 2014)

Born Country: United States

Actresses Business People

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

Ancestry: Hungarian American, German American, British American, Italian American

Notable Alumni: Crossroads School

U.S. State: California

City: Los Angeles

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education: Crossroads School

Childhood & Early Life

Kate Hudson was born on April 19, 1979, in Los Angeles, California, USA, to Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson. Her parents divorced when she was very young. She was raised by her mother and her mother’s long-term partner Kurt Russell. She is of mixed descent.

She attended Crossroads Performing Arts high school in Santa Monica and graduated in 1997. She also attended summer training at the renowned Williamstown Theater Festival in Massachusetts.

Kate Hudson enrolled at Tisch School of the Arts in New York University but chose to drop out in order to pursue a career in acting.

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Kate Hudson began her television career in 1996, when she landed the role of Cory in an episode of the teen drama television series Party of Five. The following year, she appeared in an episode of the television drama series EZ Streets.

In one of her first film roles, she appeared as a rising Hollywood starlet in the comedy drama Desert Blue in 1998. However, the movie did not do much to help her career.

She got an opportunity to be a part of the ensemble cast of the comedy drama film 200 Cigarettes in 1999. The cast included actors like Ben Affleck, Courtney Love, Paul Rudd, and Elvis Costello. Unfortunately, the film was a flop.

She received 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 by the critics and Kate Hudson won several awards and nominations.

Kate’s popularity increased after appearing in Almost Famous. Subsequently, she was bombarded with film offers. She appeared in several movies within the next couple of years. Some of these films include About Adam (2000), The Cutting Room (2001), and The Four Feathers (2002).

She played Andie Anderson in the romantic comedy film 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 established herself as a bankable actor. She then played a successful model named Helen in the 2004 film Raising Helen which was a box office hit.

She acted in Fool’s Gold and My Best Friend’s Girl in 2008. Both the films received negative reviews, and Kate was nominated for the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress for both these roles.

After these failures, Kate Hudson 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 latter was critically acclaimed; she received several award nominations for both.

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She portrayed Amy Stanton, the girlfriend of a sadistic serial killer, in the crime thriller The Killer Inside Me (2010). The film was based on the novel of the same name by Jim Thompson.

Her other films include Something Borrowed (2011), The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013), and Clear History (2013).

From 2015 to 2017, she was cast in many films, such as Good People, Rock the Kasbah, Mother's Day, Deepwater Horizon, and Marshall.

Meanwhile, she also voiced the character of Mei Mei in the animated film Kung Fu Panda 3 in 2016.

In 2018, Kate Hudson was cast to play an important role in an American fantasy film titled Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon.

Major Works

Kate Hudson is best-known for her role in Almost Famous. Her role as Penny Lane turned out to be a major breakthrough in her career. After being appreciated for her role and winning numerous awards, she went on to become a well-established actor.

Awards & Achievements

She was presented with various awards for her role as Penny Lane in Almost Famous. Some of these awards include 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

In 2000, Kate Hudson married Chris Robinson, the frontman of The Black Crowes, and had a son with him. Kate and Chris divorced in 2007.

She was in a relationship with singer Matthew Bellamy. The couple got engaged and had a son together. They broke off their engagement in 2014.

In 2017, she then started dating Danny Fujikawa . In 2018, the couple welcomed their daughter Rani. On September 13, 2021, the couple announced their engagement. 


Kate Hudson 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.

Kate Hudson Movies

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. A Little Bit of Heaven (2011)

  (Fantasy, Drama, Comedy, Romance)

6. The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)

  (Thriller, Drama)

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

  (Romance, Comedy)

8. Wish I Was Here (2014)

  (Comedy, Drama)

9. The Skeleton Key (2005)

  (Mystery, Horror, Thriller)

10. Something Borrowed (2011)

  (Comedy, Romance, 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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