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Hudson, Kate 1979-


Full name, Kate Garry Hudson; born April 19, 1979, in Los Angeles, CA; daughter of William Louis "Bill" Hudson (an actor, comedian, and musician) and Goldie Hawn (an actress, producer, and director); sister of Oliver Hudson (an actor); half-sister of Wyatt Russell (an actor); cousin of Sarah Hudson (a singer); married Chris Robinson (a musician), December 31, 2000 (divorced, 2007); children: Ryder Russell. Education: Graduated from Crossroads performing arts high school. Avocational Interests: Playing guitar, writing music, arts and crafts.


Agent—Patrick Whitesell, Endeavor, 9601 Wilshire, 3rd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Manager—Rick Yorn, The Firm, 9465 Wilshire, 6th Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist—Brad Cafarelli, Bragman/Nyman/Cafarelli, Pacific Design Center, 8th Floor, 8687 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90069.


Actress, producer, director, and writer. Cosmic Entertainment (production company), cofounder, 2003; appeared in television commercial for Tommy Jeans, 1999; also worked as a model.

Awards, Honors:

Golden Apple Award, female discovery of the year, Hollywood Women's Press Club, 2000; Sierra Award, best supporting actress, Las Vegas Film Critics Society, 2000, Golden Globe Award, best supporting actress in a motion picture, Academy Award nomination, best supporting actress, Film Award nomination, best actress, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, Golden Satellite Award, best supporting actress in a comedy or musical, International Press Academy, American Comedy Award nomination, funniest supporting actress in a motion picture, Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, outstanding performance by the cast of a theatrical motion picture (with others) and outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role, Chicago Film Critics Association Award nominations, best supporting actress and most promising actress, Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award, best supporting actress, Florida Film Critics Awards, best newcomer and best supporting actress, Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award, best supporting actress, Phoenix Film Critics Society Award, best supporting actress, and Phoenix Film Critics Society Award nomination, best newcomer, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, best breakthrough performance, Blockbuster Entertainment Award, favorite female newcomer, Online Film Critics Society Award, best supporting actress, and Online Film Critics Society Award nominations, best cinematic debut or break- through and best ensemble cast (with others), MTV Movie Award nominations, best dressed and best female performance, and Teen Choice Award nomination, choice film actress, all 2001, all for Almost Famous; MTV Movie Award nomination, best female performance, and Teen Choice Award nominations, choice movie actress in a comedy, choice movie liar, choice movie "hissy fit," and choice movie "liplock" (with Matthew McConaughey), all 2003, for How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days; Teen Choice Award nomination, choice movie actress in a comedy, 2004, for Raising Helen; Teen Choice Award nomination, choice movie actress in a comedy, 2007, for You, Me, and Dupree.


Film Appearances:

(Film debut) Skye Davidson, Desert Blue, Samuel Goldwyn Films, 1998.

Cindy, 200 Cigarettes, Paramount, 1999.

Lucy Owens, About Adam, Miramax, 2000.

Naomi Preston, Gossip, Warner Bros., 2000.

Penny Lane Goodman, Almost Famous, DreamWorks, 2000.

Dee Dee Travis, Dr. T and the Women, Artisan Entertainment, 2000.

(Uncredited) Chrissie Campbell, The Cutting Room, 2001.

Ethne Eustace, The Four Feathers, Paramount/Miramax, 2002.

Andie Anderson, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (also known as Wie werde ich ihn los in 10 Tagen), Paramount, 2003.

Emma Dinsmore/Ylva/Elsa/Eldora/Anna, Alex & Emma, Warner Home Video, 2003.

Isabel Walker, Le Divorce, Fox Searchlight, 2003.

Helen Harris, Raising Helen, Buena Vista, 2004.

Caroline Ellis, The Skeleton Key, Universal, 2005.

Molly Peterson, You, Me, and Dupree, Universal, 2006.

Tess Finnegan, Fool's Gold, Warner Bros., 2008.

Film Director:

Cutlass (short film), 2007.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Lorna, Richochet River, Cinemax, 1998.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The Beatles Revolution, ABC, 2000.

On the Set: Raising Helen, 2004.

(In archive footage) 101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope, multiple networks, 2005.

The Greatest: The 40 Hottest Rock Star Girlfriends … and Wives, VH1, 2005.

Voice of Eva Ginz, I'm Still Here: Real Diaries of Young People Who Lived During the Holocaust, MTV, 2005.

Movies Rock, CBS, 2007.

Super Bowl XLII, Fox, 2008.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Cory, "Spring Breaks: Part 1," Party of Five, Fox, 1996.

Larraine "Layla" Cahill, "Neither Have I Wings to Fly," EZ Streets, CBS, 1997.

"All Access: The Making of Almost Famous," HBO First Look, HBO, 2000.

"Kate Hudson," Diary, MTV, 2003.

(In archive footage) "Kate Hudson, Queen of Making Money," It's Good to Be …, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Extra (also known as Extra: The Entertainment Magazine), syndicated, 2003.

Tinseltown TV, International Channel, 2003.

Corazon de …, 2005.

Total Request Live (also known as Total Request with Carson Daly and TRL), MTV, 2005.

Getaway (also known as United Travel Getaway), 9 Network, 2005.

TRL Italy, MTV, 2005, 2006.

The Insider, syndicated, 2007.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 2000.

Presenter, MTV Video Music Awards, MTV, 2000.

Presenter, VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, VH1, 2000.

Presenter, The 73rd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2001.

MTV Video Music Awards 2002 (also known as VMAs 2002), MTV, 2002.

Presenter, The 75th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2003.

2003 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2003.

MTV Video Music Awards 2003, MTV, 2003.

Presenter, The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2005.

Presenter, 2006 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2006.

Television Guest Appearances; Episodic:

Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as SNL), NBC, 2000.

Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2000, 2003, 2005.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 2000.

The Howard Stern Radio Show, syndicated, 2000.

Howard Stern, E! Entertainment Television, 2000.

The Daily Show (also known as Daily Show with Jon Steward, Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition, and Jon Stewart), Comedy Central, 2002, 2003, 2005.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006.

Entertainment Tonight (also known as Entertainment This Week, E.T., ET Weekend, and This Week in Entertainment), syndicated, 2003, 2007, 2008.

Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show, Late Show Backstage, and Letterman), CBS, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008.

The View, ABC, 2004.

The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah), syndicated, 2004.

GMTV, ITV, 2004.

Today (also known as NBC News Today and The Today Show), NBC, 2005.

Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2005, 2008.

The Charlie Rose Show (also known as Charlie Rose), PBS, 2005.

Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, syndicated, 2007.

Guest announcer, Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway, ITV, 2008.

Television Executive Producer; Movies:

14 Hours, TNT, 2005.



The Making of "Dr. T and the Women," Artisan Entertainment, 2001.

Behind the Scenes: Almost Famous—Postcards from the Edge, 2001.

(Uncredited) Drew Barrymore (in archive footage), Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell—Volume 2, Lions Gate Films Home Entertainment, 2004.

(Uncredited) Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tracy Morgan, Lions Gate Films Home Entertainment, 2004.


Film Scripts:

Cutlass (short film), 2007.



Newsmakers, Issue 2, Gale, 2001.


Entertainment Weekly, February 23, 2001, p. 58; June 11, 2004, pp. 13-14.

People Weekly, May 10, 1999, p. 106; January 15, 2001, p. 56; May 14, 2001, p. 96; August 15, 2006, p. 3D; May 28, 2007, p. 72.

Rolling Stone, October 12, 2000, pp. 67-68.

USA Today, October 10, 2000; February 4, 2008, p. 2D.

Us Weekly, October 9, 2000, pp. 58-60.

Vogue, September, 2002, pp. 616-621, 732.

Woman's Day, May 9, 2006, p. 128.

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