Full Name: Kate Garry Hudson
Birth Date: April 19, 1979
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 5' 6"
Quote: "I have zero problems when people say, 'God, you look like your mother.' I go, 'Well, great! Thanks!'"
Kate is the daughter of Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson. She and her three brothers (one older, two younger) who were raised, however, by Goldie and her longtime beau, Kurt Russell. Kate refers to Kurt as "my dad," but don't get her wrong; she doesn't harbor ill feelings toward her biological father. "The thing about Bill, my other dad, is that he wasn't really in our lives very much. I didn't know him really well. I didn't understand it. My brother didn't understand it. He was sort of in and out of our lives."
With actors surrounding her throughout her early life, one might guess Kate became an actor before she was done weaning. But, acting came a bit later. "I always knew I wanted to do it," Kate says, but it wasn't until Kurt encouraged her to audition for Escape from L.A. that Kate took her first steps. The first audition wasn't a successful one, but undeterred, Kate looked at other roles.
Her professional debut came in the hit series Party of Five, but her character was only scripted for one episode. Her big break, however, came in the 1999 vehicle 200 Cigarettes, which costarred a slew of young Hollywood stars (Christina Ricci, Paul Rudd, Courtney Love, Ben Affleck, etc.). She played the virgin girlfriend of Jay Mohr.
From there it was was onwards and upwards. She had a few other roles, most notably in the Joshua Jackson film Gossip. But, it was Almost Famous, the long awaited Cameron Crowe follow-up to Jerry Maguire, that launched her career into the forefront of Hollywood. The film has received rave reviews and moderate commercial success.
What's she up to now? Looking for a house. She still lives with her folks! "I do. I actually do. I'm in the process of finding a house, but I can't find one. I'm waiting for the perfect house. I want a garden; boy, do I want a garden. I need to be able to garden when I'm in my weird funky meditation kind of mood. Sitting out and having a coffee and a smoke in my garden. That's what I need."
Kate Hudson Filmography
Fool's Gold (2008)
A Dream of Red Mansions (2007) .... Diana
Bride Wars (2007)
Sleight of Mind (2007)
You, Me and Dupree (2006) .... Molly Peterson
The Skeleton Key (2005) .... Caroline Ellis
Raising Helen (2004) .... Helen Harris
Divorce, Le (2003) .... Isabel Walker
Alex & Emma (2003) .... Emma Dinsmore/Ylva/Elsa/Eldora/Anna
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) .... Andie Anderson
The Four Feathers (2002) .... Ethne
The Cutting Room (2001) .... Chrissie Campbell (not credited)
"Saturday Night Live" .... Host (Episode 26.2 , 2000)
-- aka SNL
-- aka SNL 25
Dr T and the Women (2000) .... Dee Dee
Almost Famous (2000) .... Penny Lane
-- aka Untitled: Almost Famous the Bootleg Cut
Gossip (2000) .... Naomi Preston
About Adam (2000) .... Lucy Owens
200 Cigarettes (1999) .... Cindy
Desert Blue (1998) .... Skye Davidson
Ricochet River (1998) .... Lorna
"EZ Streets" .... Larraine Cahill (1 episode: "Neither Have I Wings to Fly" 1997)
"Party of Five" .... Cory (1 episode: "Spring Breaks: Part 1" 1996)
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