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Kate Hudson


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Kate Garry Hudson (born April 19, 1979) is an American actress. She came to prominence in 2001 after winning a Golden Globe and receiving several nominations, including a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, for her role in Almost Famous. She then starred in the hit film How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) which gained her wider fame. She has since established herself in Hollywood after starring in several productions including Raising Helen (2004), The Skeleton Key (2005), You, Me and Dupree (2006), Fool's Gold (2008) and Bride Wars (2009). She also appeared in the musical comedy-drama television series Glee as Cassandra July.

Early life

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 eighteen months after her birth; she and her brother, actor Oliver Hudson, were raised in Snowmass, Colorado by her mother and her mother's long-time boyfriend, actor Kurt Russell.

Hudson has stated that her biological father "doesn't know me from a hole in the wall", and that she considers Russell to be her father. Her biological father has indicated that he has made several efforts to connect with Kate and Oliver, but neither has reciprocated. 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 subsequent marriage to actress Cindy Williams; Lalania Hudson, from his relationship with another woman; and Wyatt, from her mother's relationship with Russell.

Hudson is of Italian (from her paternal grandmother), English, Hungarian Jewish, German, as well as very distant Dutch descent. She was raised in her maternal grandmother's Jewish religion. 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.

Career

Hudson's breakthrough 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. She had previously appeared in the lesser-known films Gossip, a teenage drama, and 200 Cigarettes, a New Year's-set comedy with a large cast of actors. 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".

In 2002, she starred in the remake of the historical romance The Four Feathers, a film which was not well received by critics or 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 headlined a thriller called The Skeleton Key in 2005. The film, which had a production budget of $43 million, enjoyed box office success, grossing over $91.9 million worldwide ($47.9 million in North America). Her later 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.

In 2008, she appeared in Fool's Gold, a romantic comedy released on February 8, and her second film to co-star Matthew McConaughey. She had been certified in scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef for the movie's underwater scenes. Also the same year, she appeared in another romantic comedy, My Best Friend's Girl, which was released in September.

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 December 2009. Hudson was critically acclaimed for her unknown dancing skills, showcased in a stylish 1960s inspired original piece called "Cinema Italiano", which was written specifically for the film and for Hudson's character.

She starred in the film adaptation of Jim Thompson's The Killer Inside Me. The film premiered on January 24, 2010, at the Sundance Film Festival.

In 2011, she played Darcy in Something Borrowed, based on Emily Giffin's novel of the same name.

In 2012, she made her first appearance on Glee as Cassandra July. Hudson's character is Rachel Berry's dance teacher at NYADA (New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts).

Personal life

Hudson married Chris Robinson, the frontman for The Black Crowes, on December 31, 2000 in Aspen, Colorado. The couple 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. Hudson gave birth to son Ryder Russell Robinson in January 2004. 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.

In spring 2010, Hudson began dating Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy. In February 2011, Hudson bought a house in London, England. A Daily Mail source reported that she planned to live in London with Bellamy six months a year. Hudson and Bellamy became engaged in April 2011. Their son together, Bingham Hawn Bellamy, was born in July 2011.

Hudson has also said that she does not enjoy seeing herself on screen, specifying that she "gets cold... shakes and... sweats" when watching her performances for the first time.

In July 2006, Hudson sued the English 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. She, like her mother, practices Buddhism.

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1998 Desert Blue Skye Davidson
Ricochet River Lorna
1999 200 Cigarettes Cindy
2000 Dr. T & the Women Dee Dee Travis
2000 Almost Famous Penny Lane Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Female " Newcomer
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Breakthrough Artist
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Newcomer of the Year
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress " Motion Picture
Nominated"?Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated"?American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Nominated"?BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated"?Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated"?Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actress
Nominated"?MTV Movie Award for Best Dressed
Nominated"?MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance
Nominated"?Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
Nominated"?Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Newcomer
Nominated"?Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated"?Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated"?Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress
2000 Gossip Naomi Preston
2000 About Adam Lucy Owens limited release
2001 The Cutting Room Chrissy Campbell Uncredited
2002 The Four Feathers Ethne
2003 Le Divorce Isabel Walker
2003 Alex & Emma Emma Dinsmore / Ylva / Elsa / Eldora / Anna
2003 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Andie Anderson Nominated"?MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance
Nominated"?Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Actress - Comedy
Nominated"?Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Hissy Fit
Nominated"?Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Liar
Nominated"?Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Liplock shared with Matthew McConaughey
2004 Raising Helen Helen Harris Nominated"?Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Actress - Comedy
2005 The Skeleton Key Caroline Ellis
2006 You, Me and Dupree Molly Peterson Nominated"?Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Actress - Comedy
2008 Fool's Gold Tess Finnegan Nominated"?Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress
2008 My Best Friend's Girl Alexis Nominated"?Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress
2009 Bride Wars Olivia "Liv" Lerner Nominated"?MTV Movie Award for Best Fight
Nominated"?Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Actress: Comedy
Nominated"?Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Hissy Fit
Nominated"?Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Rumble shared with Anne Hathaway
Also producer
2009 Nine Stephanie Necrophuros Satellite Award for Best Cast " Motion Picture
Nominated"?Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
Nominated"?Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated"?Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
2010 The Killer Inside Me Amy Stanton
2011 A Little Bit of Heaven Marley Corbett
2011 Something Borrowed Darcy
2013 The Reluctant Fundamentalist Erica
2013 Clear History Rhonda Haney
2014 Good People Anna Reed Post-Production
2014 Wish I Was Here Filming
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Party of Five Cory "Spring Breaks: Part 1" (Season 2, Episode 21)
1997 EZ Streets Larraine Cahill "Neither Have I Wings to Fly" (Season 1, Episode 9)
2000 Saturday Night Live Host (Herself) "Kate Hudson/Radiohead" (Season 26, Episode 2)
2012"present Glee Cassandra July "The New Rachel" (Season 4, Episode 1)
"Britney 2.0" (Season 4, Episode 2)
"Glease" (Season 4, Episode 6)
"Swan Song" (Season 4, Episode 9)
"Wonder-ful" (Season 4, Episode 21)


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