Hudson at the 2012 Venice Film Festival
Kate Garry Hudson|
April 19, 1979
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actress, author, businesswoman|
(m. 2000; div. 2007)
Kate Garry Hudson (born April 19, 1979) is an American actress, author and fashion designer. She rose to prominence starring in the film Almost Famous (2000), for which she won a Golden Globe and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her other films include How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003), Raising Helen (2004), The Skeleton Key (2005), You, Me and Dupree (2006), Fool's Gold (2008), Bride Wars (2009), Nine (2009), and Deepwater Horizon (2016).
Hudson co-founded the fitness brand and membership program, Fabletics, operated by JustFab. In 2016, Hudson released her first book, Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body. In 2017, she released her second book, Pretty Fun: Creating and Celebrating a Lifetime of Tradition.
Hudson was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Academy Award-winning actress Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson, an actor, comedian, and musician. Her parents divorced when she was 18 months old and she and her older brother, actor Oliver Hudson, were raised in Snowmass, Colorado, and Pacific Palisades, California, by her mother and her mother's longtime boyfriend, actor Kurt Russell.
Hudson has stated that her biological father "doesn't know me from a hole in the wall", and, like her brother Oliver, she considers Russell her father. Hudson has described her mother as "the woman that I've learned the most from, and who I look up to, who has conducted her life in a way that I can look up to". She has four half-siblings: Emily and Zachary Hudson, from her biological father's later marriage to actress Cindy Williams; Lalania Hudson, from his relationship with another woman; and Wyatt Russell, from her mother's relationship with Kurt Russell.
Hudson's ancestry is Italian (from her paternal grandmother), Hungarian-Jewish (from her maternal grandmother), and the remainder a mix of English and some German. She was raised Jewish. Like her mother, Hudson practices Buddhism.
In 1997, she graduated from Crossroads, a college preparatory school in Santa Monica. She was accepted to New York University, but chose to pursue an acting career instead of an undergraduate degree.
1996–2000: Career beginnings
Hudson's first film roles came in 1998 with two films: the comedy-drama Desert Blue and Ricochet River. She subsequently appeared in the 1999 New Year's Eve-set comedy ensemble comedy film 200 Cigarettes and the 2000 teenage drama Gossip. Regarding her early career and success, Hudson has noted that she is a "hard worker" and did not want to be associated with her well-known parents, wishing to avoid the perception that she "rode on somebody's coattails".
Hudson's breakthrough role was as Penny Lane in Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous (2000), for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
In 2002, Hudson starred in the remake of the historical romance The Four Feathers, which was panned by critics and audiences. Her next film, the romantic comedy How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, was a box office success, grossing over $100 million after its February 2003 release. Hudson subsequently appeared in several romantic comedies, including Alex and Emma and Raising Helen; the films met with varying degrees of success. Hudson later headlined the 2005 thriller The Skeleton Key. The film, which had a production budget of $43 million, grossed over $91.9 million worldwide ($47.9 million in North America). Her next film, a comedy titled You, Me and Dupree and co-starring Owen Wilson and Matt Dillon, grossed $21.5 million on its opening weekend of July 14, 2006.
In 2007, Hudson directed the short film Cutlass, one of Glamour magazine's "Reel Moments" based on readers' personal essays. Cutlass co-stars Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, Virginia Madsen, Chevy Chase and Kristen Stewart. The following year, she appeared in the romantic comedy Fool's Gold, her second film co-starring with Matthew McConaughey; she was certified in scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef for the movie's underwater scenes. She also appeared in My Best Friend's Girl, another romantic comedy, in 2008. Hudson next appeared in the musical film Nine, alongside Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, and Judi Dench. The film, directed by Rob Marshall, was released in 2009. Hudson was critically acclaimed for her dancing skills, showcased in a 1960s-inspired original piece called "Cinema Italiano", which was written specifically for her character. She later starred in the film adaptation of Jim Thompson's The Killer Inside Me, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. In 2011, she starred in another romantic comedy, Something Borrowed, based on Emily Giffin's novel of the same name.
In 2012, Hudson was cast in the recurring role on Fox teen comedy series, Glee as Cassandra July, Rachel Berry's dance teacher at the fictitious New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts (NYADA). Hudson later went on to play supporting roles in smaller films, including Wish I Was Here and Good People. In 2016, she starred in the romantic comedy Mother's Day, opposite Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts, and played Mark Wahlberg's character's wife in the drama Deepwater Horizon, based on the Deepwater Horizon explosion.
In 2016, Hudson released her first book, Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body. In 2017, she released her second book, Pretty Fun: Creating and Celebrating a Lifetime of Tradition.
In early 2006, Hudson sued the British version of the National Enquirer after it reported she had an eating disorder, describing her as "painfully thin". Hudson said the tabloid's statements were "a blatant lie" and she was concerned about the impact the false report could have on impressionable young women. The newspaper apologized and compensated her.
Hudson says that she does not enjoy seeing herself on screen, saying, "I get cold and I shake and I sweat" when watching her performances for the first time.
In 2016, Hudson said: "Meditation has been the most helpful and life-changing thing for me. You can feel the difference when you meditate on a regular basis. At least I can.... I started practicing transcendental meditation a year and a half ago so I meditate 20 minutes in the morning and I try to do another 20 minutes in the afternoon."
Hudson married Chris Robinson, the frontman for The Black Crowes, on December 31, 2000, in Aspen, Colorado. The couple's son, Ryder Russell Robinson, was born on January 7, 2004. They lived in a house that was once owned by director James Whale and traveled together during Hudson's film shoots or Robinson's music tours. On August 14, 2006, Hudson's publicist announced that Hudson and Robinson had separated. On November 18, 2006, Robinson filed divorce papers, citing "irreconcilable differences". The divorce was finalized on October 22, 2007, with Hudson being granted joint custody of Ryder.
In early 2010, Hudson began dating Muse frontman Matt Bellamy. Hudson and Bellamy became engaged in April 2011 and their son, Bingham Hawn Bellamy, was born on July 9, 2011. On December 9, 2014, the couple announced that they had ended their engagement. However, Hudson and Bellamy are on good terms with one another, successfully co-parenting their son.
On April 6, 2018, Hudson announced she and boyfriend Danny Fujikawa are expecting their first child together, a girl. On October 2, she announced the birth of her daughter Rani Rose Hudson Fujikawa via Instagram.
|1998||Desert Blue||Skye Davidson|
|2000||Dr. T & the Women||Dee Dee Travis|
|2000||Almost Famous||Penny Lane|
|2000||About Adam||Lucy Owens|
|2001||The Cutting Room||Chrissy Campbell||Uncredited|
|2002||The Four Feathers||Ethne Eustace|
|2003||Le Divorce||Isabel Walker|
|2003||Alex & Emma||Emma Dinsmore|
|2003||How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days||Andie Anderson|
|2004||Raising Helen||Helen Harris|
|2005||The Skeleton Key||Caroline Ellis|
|2006||You, Me and Dupree||Molly Peterson|
|2008||Fool's Gold||Tess Finnegan|
|2008||My Best Friend's Girl||Alexis|
|2009||Bride Wars||Liv Lerner|
|2010||The Killer Inside Me||Amy Stanton||Direct-to-video|
|2011||A Little Bit of Heaven||Marley Corbett|
|2011||Something Borrowed||Darcy Rhone|
|2013||The Reluctant Fundamentalist||Erica|
|2014||Wish I Was Here||Sarah Bloom|
|2014||Good People||Anna Wright||Direct-to-video|
|2015||Rock the Kasbah||Merci|
|2016||Kung Fu Panda 3||Mei Mei||Voice role|
|2016||Deepwater Horizon||Felicia Williams|
|1996||Party of Five||Cory||Episode: "Spring Breaks: Part 1"|
|1997||EZ Streets||Larraine Cahill||Episode: "Neither Have I Wings to Fly"|
|2000||Saturday Night Live||Herself / Host||Episode: "Kate Hudson/Radiohead"|
|2012–13||Glee||Cassandra July||5 episodes|
|2013||Clear History||Rhonda Haney||Television film|
|2015||Jamie & Jimmy's Friday Night Feast||Herself||Episode: "Kate Hudson"|
|2015||Running Wild with Bear Grylls||Herself||Episode: "Kate Hudson: Dolomites"|
- Hudson, Kate (2016). Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 978-0-06-243424-1.
Awards and nominations
- "Kate Hudson Biography (1979–)". FilmReference.com. Retrieved July 12, 2010.
- Gina Hall (May 8, 2014). "Kate Hudson throws down against Lululemon". American City Business Journals. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
- Kilcooley-O'Halloran, Scarlett (August 22, 2014). "Kate Hudson: Giving Women What They Want". Vogue. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
- "Kate Hudson finds success fun, but hard earned". China Daily. July 13, 2006. Retrieved July 12, 2006.
- "goldie's girl". Venus.com. Archived from the original on December 6, 2005. Retrieved June 21, 2006.
- "Kate Hudson Relates To Dupree – She Ignores Dirty Dishes, Walks Around Naked". MTV. Retrieved June 28, 2006.
- "Kate Hudson Secret Sister". Everythingy.com. July 25, 2006. Archived from the original on November 3, 2010. Retrieved July 12, 2010.
- Flaster, Craig (July 10, 2014). "WATCH ZACH BRAFF AND KATE HUDSON COMPETE IN 'THE JEW-OFF'". MTV. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
- Merritt, Jennifer (October 27, 2015). "Kate Hudson Shares the Moment She First Met BFF Gwyneth Paltrow at the InStyle Awards". InStyle. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
- Bloom, Nate (January 8, 2009). "Celebrities". J. The Jewish News of Northern California. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
- Fisher, Emily (May 14, 1975). "The Hudson Brothers Ensnarled into The Hollywood Situation'". The St. Petersburg Times. p. 2-D. Retrieved May 9, 2011.
- "Golden Child An Interview with Actress Kate Hudson". Irish Connections. Archived from the original on April 1, 2009. Retrieved June 24, 2006.
- "Attitude – Say Cheese". Attitude.themercury.news.com.au. Archived from the original on September 10, 2005. Retrieved July 12, 2010.
I was raised Jewish, but not a practising Jew. My mother is a Buddhist, which lends itself to a lot of the spirit world and opening yourself up to everything. I believe in the whole spirit world. I believe in manifestation of energy and I believe we are among something that is greater than we are.
- "Star Chat". Tribute.ca. Retrieved July 12, 2010.
First of all I'm Jewish, and The Producers and Young Frankenstein by Mel Brooks are my favorites.
- "Kate Hudson has A-Rod flirting with Buddhism". Daily News. New York. October 25, 2009. Retrieved July 29, 2013.
- "The Skeleton Key". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 23, 2006.
- "'Pirates' Pilfer More Records". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 23, 2006.
- "Hudson turns director". New Zealand Herald. September 26, 2007. Retrieved September 28, 2007.
- Howell, Peter (December 24, 2009). "Nine: What it lacks in logic, it makes up in style". Toronto Star. Toronto Star Newspaper Limited. Archived from the original on December 27, 2009. Retrieved March 17, 2018.
When inspiration strikes, it does so as lightning. Kate Hudson stuns in her big-production number "Cinema Italiano," shimmying and smiling her way through a tribute to the Maestro's cinematic achievements, the musical high point of Nine. Who knew that Hudson had such great pipes?
- Keck, William (June 24, 2012). "Keck's Exclusives: New Glee Season Secrets!". TV Guide. Retrieved June 25, 2012.
- Goldberg, Lesley (May 14, 2012). "'Glee': Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Hudson Set for Show-Within-a-Show Season 4". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 15, 2012.
- Stack, Tim (May 15, 2012). "'Glee' scoop: New Britney Spears tribute planned for fall; plus details on Kate Hudson's role – EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 15, 2012.
- Jaafar, Ali. "Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Jason Sudeikis Anchor Garry Marshall's 'Mother's Day' Package". Deadline. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
- Dave McNary. "Kate Hudson in 'Deepwater Horizon': Star Joins Mark Wahlberg in Cast". Variety. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
- "Fabletics – The Economic Alternative To Lululemon". Seeking Alpha. February 15, 2015. Retrieved April 19, 2015.
- "Kate Hudson's Fabletics Line Launches Today: Will You Shop It?". People StyleWatch. October 1, 2013. Archived from the original on May 10, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
- "Kate Hudson Launches Her New Athletic Wear Collection, Fabletics". Life & Style. February 15, 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
- Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body. HarperCollins. 2016. ISBN 978-0-06-243424-1.
- "Hudson sued to save impressionable young girls". Contact Music. July 25, 2006. Retrieved September 2, 2010.
- "Kate Hudson Wins "Skinny" Lawsuit". People. July 20, 2006.
- "Want to look like super-fit Kate Hudson? You won't get there with quick fixes or fad diets". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 8, 2016.
- "50 things you probably didn't know about Kate Hudson: Hippie at heart, best friends with Liv Tyler and considers Kurt Russell her father". BOOMSbeat. BOOMSbeat. Retrieved December 31, 2016.
- "Chris Robinson to divorce Kate Hudson". MSNBC. Associated Press. Retrieved November 18, 2006.
- "Kate Hudson's Marriage Kaput, October 22, 2007". TMZ. October 22, 2007. Retrieved July 12, 2010.
- "Bellamy Confirms Hudson Romance Rumours July 3, 2010". Contactmusic.com. Retrieved July 12, 2010.
- Nudd, Tim (January 12, 2011). "Matthew Bellamy, Kate Hudson Expecting First Child". People. Retrieved July 14, 2012.
- Nudd, Tim (January 27, 2011). "Kate Hudson Thinks She's Having a Girl". People. Retrieved July 14, 2012.
- "Kate Hudson Is Engaged to Matt Bellamy!". Us Weekly. April 27, 2011. Retrieved May 15, 2013.
- Michaud, Sarah (July 14, 2011). "Kate Hudson, Matthew Bellamy Name Son Bingham Hawn". People. Time Inc. Retrieved December 31, 2016.
- "It's a boy! Kate Hudson welcomes her second child". MSNBC. July 10, 2011. Retrieved July 10, 2011.
- Klompus, Jack (December 9, 2014). "Kate Hudson, Matt Bellamy call off engagement after four years together". Digital Spy. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
- Delbyck, Cole. "Why Kate Hudson And Her Ex Are The Model For Post-Split Parenting". The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, Inc. Retrieved December 31, 2016.
- "Surprise! Kate Hudson Is Pregnant and Expecting a Daughter: 'Crazy Excited'". PEOPLE.com. Retrieved April 6, 2018.
- Alexander, Bryan (October 4, 2018). "'She's here!': Kate Hudson welcomes baby daughter Rani Rose, explains the touching name". USA Today. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
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