Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson


4/19/1979, Los Angeles, California, USA

Birth Name

Kate Garry Hudson


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Kate Garry Hudson, daughter of Hollywood actress Goldie Hawn and singer-comedian Bill Hudson, was born on April 19th 1979 in Los Angeles, California. When Kate was a year and a half old, her parents divorced, and her mother began a relationship with actor Kurt Russell, whom she considered…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Kate and Matt named their baby boy Bingham Hawn Bellamy. Bingham was Matt's mother's maiden name.

    • Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy welcomed their son on 9th July in Los Angeles.

    • Kate is expecting her second child with Muse frontman Matt Bellany.

    • Kate has often talked about how her mother Goldie Hawn refused to let her start acting while she was still a child, because of the horror stories that are heard about kids who break into the business too young. Kate says that she begged and begged, but she didn't get her chance until she was a grown adult, and now Kate says that she's glad it ended up that way.

    • Kate's List Rankings/Appearances:
      2000 - People Magazine, 50 Most Beautiful People in the World
      2002 - No.51, Stuff magazine's Sexiest Women in the World
      2003 - No.17, Maxim's Hot 100
      2004 - No.26, Maxim's Hot 100
      2004 - No.38, VH1's 100 Hottiest Hotties
      2005 - No.47, FHM-US' 100 Sexiest Women
      2006 - No.66, FHM-US' 100 Sexiest Women
      2006 - 'Celebrity you most want to party with', Glam.com Celebrity Awards
      2007 - No.27, Maxim's Hot 100
      2007 - No.90, FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World
      2008 - No.54, FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World
      2008 - People Magazine, 100 Most Beautiful People in the World
      2008 - People Magazine, 10 Best-Dressed Women
      2009 - No.53, "100 Hottest Blondes of AIM"

    • Kate's Relationships:
      Eli Craig, son of Sally Field
      Eric Lindros, hockey player
      Heath Ledger, actor
      Matt LeBlanc, actor
      Brendan Sexton III, actor (1998)
      Elijah Blue Allman, musician (1998-1999)
      Chris Robinson, musician (2000-2006)
      • Nic Cester, musician (2006)
      Owen Wilson, actor (2006-2007)
      Dax Shepard, actor (2007)
      Lance Armstrong, cyclist (2008)
      Matt Bellany, musican (2010)

    • Kate and Chris Robinson officially ended their six year marriage on October 25, 2007. Jennifer Aniston is helping Kate Hudson through her marriage split. The two stars bumped into each other at Los Angeles airport and Jennifer gave Kate a consoling hug, telling her to get in touch if she ever needed a chat.

    • Kate is a fan of the Moroccan ceramic tagines and tribal carpets sold at the shop Sheherezade.

    • When Kate was 11, her mother relented and got her an audition for a lead role in a never-produced television show with Howie Mandel. She won the part - but her mother didn't tell her and turned it down, and kept the secret until she admitted it a year later.

    • Kate and Matthew McConaughey were guided by marine life expert Dr. Jamie Seymour, to protect them from deadly Box jelly fish while filming on location for Fools Gold.

    • Kate's took up pole dancing and enrolled in dance classes as a fun way to stay in shape.

    • Kate has signed on with Endeavor contingent led by Patrick Whitesell in November 2006, after leaving CAA, the management firm that has represented her since her role in Almost Famous.

    • Kate's first negative experience with the paparazzi occurred when she was three. Kurt Russell took the family out to dinner for Goldie Hawn's birthday, and as they were exiting the back of the Moroccan restaurant to avoid the crowd of cameras out front, ten people were waiting in the back, and scared her terribly. Kate ran screaming to the car, not knowing what the people wanted from them.

    • Kate never received special treatment on her parent's movie sets. Instead of being spoiled, she opted to help in the make-up trailer, costume department, and with the film crew, running errands. Her favorite set was on Overboard, with both of her parents filming together, and a large crew of kids that made it feel like summer camp.

    • Kate was a happy child, which she has given credit to her parent's love and grounded upbringing. She was very talkative, never picky, and full of personality.

    • When Kate was pregnant she craved peanut butter and pickles.

    • Kate took a year off in 2002 to be a wife, and as soon as she started back up, she had back to back roles.

    • Kate fined director Garry Marshall a dollar for each time that he called her Goldie while directing her in Raising Helen. He was often confused, because he has known Goldie Hawn, Kate's mom, since she was 19 years old.

    • Kate was ready to start trying to conceive again, four months after having her son Ryder. She wanted to be pregnant again as soon as possible.

    • Kate became an image model for the Philippine clothing company Kamiseta. She followed Natalie Portman, Brittany Murphy, Nicole Richie, and Salma Hayek.

    • Kate was considered along with Liv Tyler, Gisele Bündchen, and Heather Graham as a replacement for Cindy Crawford as the face of Revlon Cosmetics in 2000.

    • Kate's role as Penny Lane in Almost Famous has a scene when she flashes her breasts. The scene was improvised by Kate, when the director told her to just 'let loose' and feel the party, she ended up flashing the camera. The director gave her a week to think about whether she wanted to keep the scene in the movie, and she decided that she did.

    • Kate's parents gave her a year to make it as an actress, and if she wasn't acting within that year, she needed to return to college or get cut off financially. She is happy that she decided to pursue her dream of acting.

    • Kate was chosen over Gwyneth Paltrow to star in the comedy How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days opposite Matthew McConaughey.

    • Kate appeared in a Public Service Announcement for The ONE Campaign, in 2005.

    • Kate appeared in the television commercial for 'Tommy' jeans. Her very first modeling job came from Tommy Hilfiger.

    • Kate's role in Almost Famous as Penny Lane was meant for Sarah Polley who backed out to pursue a different project. Cameron Crowe thought of shelving the project, but Kate begged for the chance to play the lead as Penny. She was originally cast for the role of the lead character William's sister.

    • Kate forced the National Enquirer to admit that the story that they wrote on her alleged eating disorder was fabricated, instead of a 'mistake'. She sued them for libel, and won her case.

    • Kate does not watching herself on screen. She actually breaks into a cold sweat and shakes when watching a performance.

    • In her fifth grade talent show Kate danced to Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation" - and won.

    • Favorites:
      Musicians - The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Grateful Dead, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan
      Song - River by Joni Mitchell
      Movie - This Is Spinal Tap
      Actor - Kiefer Sutherland
      Foods - Candy, Chocolates
      TV Show - 24

    • Kate's Family/Relatives:
      • Parents - Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson
      • Brothers - Boston Russell, Wyatt Russell, Oliver Hudson, Zachary Hudson
      • Half -Sisters - Emily Hudson, Lalania Hudson • Cousin - Sarah Hudson (singer)
      • Uncles - Mark Hudson (music producer), Brett Hudson (TV producer)
      • Ex-Stepmom - Cindy Williams, Shirley on Laverne & Shirley
      Sister-in-Law- Erinn Bartlett Son: Ryder Russell Robinison Nephew: Wilder Brooks Hudson and Bodhi Hawn Hudson

    • Kate's Major Magazine Cover Appearances:
      08-2001 - Harper's Bazaar
      08-2004 - Cosmopolitan
      09-2005 - Cosmopolitan
      08-2006 - Cosmopolitan
      03-2001 - FHM
      05-2003 - Cosmopolitan
      09-2004 - In Style
      08-2005 - Elle
      01-2007 - Cosmopolitan
      10-2000 - Vanity Fair
      10-2000 - Rolling Stone
      11-2000 - Jane
      03-2001 - Harper's Bazaar
      09-2001 - In Style
      09-2002 - Vogue
      03-2003 - Cosmopolitan
      03-2003 - Seventeen
      08-2003 - In Style
      06-2004 - Vogue
      06-2004 - YM
      07-2005 - In Style
      08-2005 - Cosmopolitan
      07-2006 - Vogue
      08-2006 - Allure
      08-2006 - US Weekly
      01-2008 - Vogue

    • Kate's Turned-Down/Lost Roles:
      • Lady Jocelyn in A Knight's Tale (2001), lost out to Shannyn Sossamon
      • role in Escape from L.A. (1996)
      • Mary Jane Watson, Spider-Man (2002), to work on Four Feathers
      • turned down roles in American Beauty (1999) and Girl With a Pearl Earring (2003)

    • Awards and Nominations:
      Awards for Almost Famous
      2000 - Best Supporting Actress, Sierra Award
      2001 - Favorite Female - Newcomer, Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
      2001 - Breakthrough Artist, Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
      2001 - Best Supporting Actress, Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards
      2001 - Newcomer of the Year, Florida Film Critics Circle Awards
      2001 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Golden Globes
      2001 - Best Supporting Actress, Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards
      2001 - Best Ensemble Cast Performance, Online Film Critics Society Awards (shared with cast)
      2001 - Best Supporting Actress, Online Film Critics Society Awards
      2001 - Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards
      2001 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Comedy or Musical, Golden Satellite Award

      Other Awards
      2000 - Female Discovery of the Year, Golden Apple Awards
      2007 - Best Look, People's Choice Awards
      2009 - Favorite Leading Lady, People's Choice Awards

      Nominations for Almost Famous
      2001 - Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Academy Awards
      2001 - Funniest Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, American Comedy Awards
      2001 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, BAFTA Awards
      2001 - Best Supporting Actress, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards
      2001 - Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, Screen Actors Guild Awards
      2001 - Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture, Screen Actors Guild Awards (shared with cast)
      2001 - Film - Choice Actress, Teen Choice Awards
      2001 - Best Dressed, MTV Movie Awards
      2001 - Best Female Performance, MTV Movie Awards
      2001 - Best Cinematic Debut/Breakthrough, Online Film Critics Society Awards
      2001 - Best Newcomer, Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

      Nominations for How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
      2003 - Best Female Performance, MTV Movie Awards
      2003 - Choice Movie Hissy Fit, Teen Choice Awards
      2003 - Choice Movie Liar, Teen Choice Awards
      2003 - Choice Movie Liplock, Teen Choice Awards
      2003 - Choice Movie Actress: Comedy, Teen Choice Awards

      Other Nominations
      2001 - Most Promising Actress, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards
      2004 - Choice Movie Actress: Comedy, Teen Choice Awards, Raising Helen
      2007 - Choice Movie Actress: Comedy, Teen Choice Awards, You, Me, and Dupree
      2007 - Best Hair, People's Choice Awards

    • Kate is a regular on the Best Dressed lists, however, she ranked #7 on Mr. Blackwell's Worst Dress List for the first time, in 2001.

    • Kate is five feet and six inches tall. She is left-handed, has green eyes, and brown hair. She is part Sicilian (on her dad's side).

    • Kate buys her clothes from vintage clothing shops and makes her own jewellery.

    • Kate is able to speak French. It was something she learned during the filming of Le Divorce (2003).

    • Kate has 3 dogs: Clara (a Pomeranian), Doctor (an English bulldog), and Bella (a Neapolitan mastiff).

    • Kate enjoys playing guitar, writing music, and doing arts and crafts. She practices yoga.

    • Kate was ranked #99 in Premiere's 2003 annual "Power 100" List. It is her first appearance on the list and she was the youngest person on it that year at the age of 24.

    • Kate has always known that she wanted to act, but at one point developed an interest in playing soccer and got very good at it, making it onto her high school team. Growing up with brothers, she always had someone to compete against in practices, and Kurt both coached her & cheered her on. She quit playing however, when she saw that her legs were getting 'quite large'.

    • Kate graduated from Crossroads, a Santa Monica performing arts school, in 1997. She was accepted to NYU's Tisch School of Drama.

  • Quotes

    • Kate: I'm feeling really well and very happy with all that's going on in my life. I'll obviously be spending a lot more time in London but I'm not sure about moving – not yet! We'll probably split it 50/50 – I do love it here and surprisingly I do love the weather. It's so nice to have seasons.

    • Kate: I am very happy with the way my career has gone. I couldn't be more pleased. I just feel so lucky to have done the things that I've done, worked with the people I've worked with - it's really a blast and [there's] way more to come, you know. And in terms of my career, I can't wait to get into my 30s.

    • Kate: (On Nine) Well I had a really great perspective because I was up top (of the stage) shooting it and I got to look down and get an objective point of view of what was happening. It was so cool. It was like an Australian goddess coming out over here and then you have the French angel sort of walking down the stairs and then you had Penelope who's (got) the Spanish cute, quirky, feisty thing and then Dame Judi Dench and the iconic Sophia Loren and then it was me and I'm like, "Uh, I'm in this movie?"

    • Kate: (stating that a healthy sex life is the key to making a successful relationship) People think you can put your sexual life on hold, but you have to find time for it. Without that relationship, our family is broken. My mum really implanted that in me when I was pregnant.

    • Kate: (on her type of man) I'm kind of a little bit all over the place with my type - I do like complicated.

    • Kate: (on her relationship status in December 2008) I'm actually enjoying being single right now because I really never have been. I feel good in relationships, I enjoy them. I feel my best when I'm in something solid. But it's also the first time I've ever taken a step back and gotten a new perspective. So, I've made a conscious decision to try to stay single as long as possible.

    • Kate: (revealing she is ready to appear naked in a film) It depends on the movie and depends on the circumstance (but) I am pretty comfortable with that – as long as it works for the movie. If I wanted a part I would pretty much do anything I needed to in order to get that role.

    • Kate: (on playing a sexually aggressive character in My Best Friend's Girl) I got to say and do certain things that most people say to each other in normal, everyday life. I got a little taste of what those Sex and the City girls were up to for so long, which was fun.

    • Kate: I swear a lot in My Best Friend's Girl. But I actually talk like that. It was fun to swear in a movie. In real life, I can't hold a conversation without swearing.

    • Kate: The one thing that is very different about being a single mom is dating. But I would rather be home with my son, cooking dinner, than going out with a guy.

    • Kate: I've never been a big make-up person. I'd go to high school with my zit medicine on! That's how much I didn't care. I think it's why all the popular girls had a problem with me.

    • Kate: I was a tomboy. I had three brothers. I was the girl with the dress on who always came back in the house filthy, with scrapes and bruises. But I was always very girly, too. I had to be able to twirl so that my underwear showed.

    • Kate: I can take all the criticism in the world, and it really won't affect me. I'm just having a great time being alive. How lucky are we just to be here and healthy? What a fun thing.

    • Kate: If I could have one gift, it would be to help everybody see all the beautiful things in life and be happy. And if that happened, there would be more...bubbles! ... And I have no idea what that means!

    • Kate: I love writing music. I play the guitar but I think of it more as a hobby. When and if I do decide to do something with music, i would have to be very committed to it. I have a little different take on music than most people do. If I'm gonna do it, I'd go on the road. I can't even see myself doing that at all right now.

    • Kate: I am such a sucker for reality television. It's almost like it's so absurd that you can't stop watching it. I just think it's a phase and people will get over it.

    • Kate: I had everything after the baby - booty, three chins, the whole kit and caboodle. I really enjoyed being pregnant and I really enjoyed getting big and I actually enjoyed, after the baby, being big. The best part about it was I can relate to how difficult it is to lose weight now. I really worked hard at it. I worked out two-three hours a day every day.

    • Kate: I don't consider myself better than any other girl walking down the street. But a lot of people in the industry aren't that way.

    • Kate: I'm not interested in being fearful. I'm not a good flyer, but that doesn't stop me. As far as politically, and SARS, if you're gonna go, you're gonna go. I'd like to be able to experience things. That's the best thing for my work - to be somebody who does get to travel and observe people. It would be a shame if things that made me afraid stopped me from doing those things.

    • Kate: Whenever I feel stressed out or like I'm going crazy, I stop myself and say how lucky I am to be able to do what I do. I'm so lucky to be able to have my baby with me everywhere I go.

    • Kate: I remember running around in Ibiza as a little girl, not being fazed by all these naked people, or people smoking and drinking. Nobody stopped to think there was a child in the room. It was just the way it was.

    • Kate: I know there are ups and downs. You're up one minute and then you can't get arrested. That's happened to both my parents. I'm aware of that. But our family doesn't really discuss acting. We don't sit around the kitchen table and read the trades. We're just a close family.

    • Kate: To bear children is the ultimate in femininity; it's beautiful. And if having kids is going to affect my career, then fine, let it. I don't really care. Because if that's what being a star is all about, I don't want it.

    • Kate: I have an amazing job, but you need more than fame to be happy. If anybody is in this business to get famous, they ought to get out, because everybody falls off the shortlist eventually.

  • Oh, THAT smile!..

    Kate has this special glow her mother has. You look at her and can't help falling in love. When she smiles you know that it's for real and you smile as well.

    I can't remember when she was in bad mood or when she was rude with other people or smth. I'm sure she is a fantastic person in her off-screen life.

    Because of her positive personality I watch all Kate's movies. In 'Almost famous' she proved that she is not only a pretty girl with a terrific smile, but also is a good actress. Nowadays she's doing all those romantic comedies, that's ok, because she brings sunshine everywhere. But I'd really like to see Kate in other genres.moreless
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    No matter what I love her. A lot. She is one of the best actresses of this decade. She's sooooo talented that I cannot find the right words. In fact I can't even remember which was the first film that I saw with her on it, but it was so good that I was searching for more. She's really delightful, I enjoy her acts more than... emmm.. Gwen Paltrow, Jen Aniston etc because I don't think that more popular actors can act better. You can agree with me or disagree, it's up to you, but I appreciate her work and I thank God and Goldie Hawn that we have her and a lil thank to Kurt Russell for helping to rise her. lol. thanks :)moreless