Kate Hudson biography 2022

Actress Kate Hudson

Biography of Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson was born on April 19, 1979, in Los Angeles, California, USA.

This beauty is the daughter of Oscar-winning actress Goldie Hawn and singer-comedian Bill Hudson of The Hudson Brothers' Razzle Dazzle Show fame.

A couple of months after Kate's birth, Bill and Goldie divorced, and the estranged father has been out of his two children's (Kate and older brother Oliver) lives ever since.

In 1983, Goldie met Kurt Russell, who has lived with the family for the past 18 years and is considered by Kate to be her "Pa." Taking after her mother's passion, Kate wanted to act since she was a young girl. But despite her strong desire for drama, her parents wanted her to take another career path.

She finally got her first taste in front of the camera as a stand-in for the 7-year-old actress playing Goldie's daughter in the 1986 film, Wildcats.

After graduating from Crossroads School of Arts and Sciences, Kate was accepted to NYU's Tisch School of Drama. But rather than taking her skills to classes and student theater productions, she went straight for Hollywood.

Proving that her family would not serve as her means to fame, Kate got herself an agent and began going through the auditions. She didn't get a part in Escape From L.A., the Kurt Russell film she auditioned for, but did land a role in the Fox hit series Party of Five. Unfortunately, her character was not rewritten into the script after one episode.

After another television gig in EZ Streets in 1997, Kate Hudson moved up to the silver screen. The determined actress landed a part in 1998's Desert Blue and finally made people take notice in the tiny film 200 Cigarettes as Cindy the virgin, among actors Courtney Love, Ben Affleck, and Janeane Garofalo.

Her repertoire included more independent films such as Ricochet River and About Adam, but things began to take off for the young actress in 2000, whose face seemed to be plastered everywhere. Kate starred as rich girl Naomi in the thriller Gossip and joined the ensemble cast of 2000's Dr. T and the Women, along with fellow babes Liv Tyler, Tara Reid, and Helen Hunt.

But it was her role as Band-Aid Penny Lane with which Kate captured the attention of critics. Kate was determined to work with Jerry Maguire director Cameron Crowe since she heard about his upcoming film.

Ready to work as an extra just for the chance to be in the film Almost Famous, she fell in love with the script and the role of Penny Lane. Penny Lane was offered to actress Sarah Polley; therefore, Kate was cast in the minor part of the lead actor's stewardess sister. Cameron Crowe awarded Kate the role of the groupie thanks to her determination.

Penny Lane was the role that made Kate famous. Her critical praise included the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Breakthrough Performance, the Golden Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, and the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress.

Kate Hudson has another Crowe to thank in her life: her husband, Chris Robinson, lead singer of the Black Crowes. The lovebirds were married on New Year's Eve in Aspen.

One of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People," She can be seen in the drama Four Feathers. 

last updated October 2022

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