Saturday, April 7, 2007

Kate Hudson

Name: Kate Hudson
Birth Name: Kate Garry Hudson
Height: 5' 6"
Sex: F
Nationality: American
Birth Date: April 19, 1979 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Profession: actress
Education: high school
Husband/Wife: Christopher Mark Robinson (Black Crowes lead singer; born in 1966; dating as of late spring 2000; engaged in August 2000; married on December 31, 2000; separated August 15, 2006; filed for divorced on November 17, 2006)
Relationship: Lenny Kravitz (musician; born in 1964), Elijah Craig (actor; son of actress Sally Field; dated 18 months)
Father: William Louis Hudson (aka Bill Hudson; born on October 17, 1949; married in 1976; divorced in 1980)
Mother: Goldie Hawn (actress; born on November 21, 1945)
Brother: Oliver Hudson (born on September 7, 1976; married actress Erinn Bartlett on Friday, June 9, 2006; father: Bill Hudson)
Half Sister: Emily Hudson (born in 1982; mother: Cindy Williams)
Half Brother: Hyatt Russell (actor; born on July 10, 1986; father: Kurt Russell), Zachary Hudson (born in 1986; mother: Cindy Williams), Boston Russell (born in 1980; father: Kurt Russell)
Grand Father: Edward Rutledge Hawn (one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence)
Grand Mother: Laura Hawn
Step Father: Kurt Russell (actor; born on March 17; 1951)
Step Moher: Cindy Williams (actress; born on August 22, 1947)
Son: Ryder Russell Robinson (born on January 7, 2004)
Claim to fame: as Penny Lane in Almost Famous (2000)

Born Kate Garry Hudson, on April 19, 1979, in Los Angeles, California. The daughter of actress-producer Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson, a 1970s television comedian, Kate Hudson was raised by her mother and Hawn?s longtime companion, actor Kurt Russell, after her parents divorced when she was 18 months old. No stranger to the show business life, Hudson decided to embark on an acting career of her own, landing an agent and a guest spot on the TV drama Party of Five in 1996. Upon her acceptance to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Hudson convinced Hawn and Russell to let her defer a year in order to concentrate on finding her first film role.

She made her big-screen debut as an ambitious young starlet stranded in a tiny California town in Desert Blue (1998). Her next two films, while critically panned, made it into wider release: 200 Cigarettes (1999) (in which she played an earnest but accident-prone ditz) and Gossip (2000)- (which cast her as a rich, virginal college student). Perhaps Hudson's biggest break was landing the role of rock groupie (or "Band Aide") Penny Lane in Almost Famous (2000). The part was originally intended for Sarah Polley; when Polley backed out to pursue another project, director Cameron Crowe considered scrapping the film altogether. Hudson, who had been cast in a smaller role (as William's stewardess sister), begged for a chance to read for Penny. Crowe was impressed, Hudson got the part, and the show went on. An immensely watchable young actress, Kate Hudson is one of a rare breed that stands out due to her onscreen presence, and sheer star quality that makes her more than just another Hollywood actress. She possesses a smile that lights up the screen whenever she's up there, and you literally can't take your eyes off her.

2007 A Dream of Red Mansions
2007 Fool's Gold
2007 Sleight of Mind
2007 Bride Wars
2006 You, Me and Dupree
2005 The Skeleton Key
2004 Raising Helen
2003 Le Divorce
2003 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
2003 Alex & Emma
2002 The Four Feathers
2001 The Cutting Room
2000 Dr. T & The Women
2000 Gossip
2000 Saturday Night Live: Kate Hudson
2000 Almost Famous
2000 About Adam
1999 200 Cigarettes
1998 Desert Blue
1998 Ricochet River

2000 Best Supporting Actress Almost Famous

British Academy Awards
2000 Best Actress Almost Famous

Broadcast Film Critics Association
2000 Breakthrough Performer Almost Famous

Golden Globe
2000 Best Supporting Actress Almost Famous

Screen Actors Guild
2000 Best Supporting Actress Almost Famous

* Filming on Hudson's latest feature FOOL'S GOLD in Australia had to be suspended because of an unscheduled appearance by a deadly Irukandji jellyfish on set. (March 31, 2007)
* Hudson and Owen Wilson have been photographed kissing and holding hands in Australia. (March 2007)
* Despite strong denial of their alleged romance, yet they reportedly broke up just several weeks ago, Hudson and Owen Wilson made a rare appearance in Australia at a private screening of FOOL’S GOLD. (February 21, 2007)
* Split from Owen Wilson reportedly because of lack of commitment on Wilson's part. (January 5, 2007)
* Was served with divorce papers by her husband, former rocker Chris Robinson. (November 17, 2006)

* Owen Wilson was seen playing catch with Hudson’s two-year-old son, intensifying rumors of romance between the YOU, ME AND DUPREE co-stars. (October 16, 2006)
* Six weeks after announcing her separation from Black Crowes frontman Chris Robinson, Hudson is reportedly ready to make the split permanent by filing for divorce. (September 29, 2006)
* Hudson and Owen Wilson have further sparked rumors of a romance, after they were both spotted vacationing in Hawaii. (September 15, 2006)
* Has reportedly pulled out of the London premiere of her new movie YOU, ME AND DUPREE, to avoid any awkward questions by the paparazzi about her impending divorce. (August 23, 2006)
* Says that among the Wilson brothers (Luke, Owen, and Andrew) Owen is the weirdest.*# Michael Douglas and Owen Wilson have confessed to becoming all hot and bothered at the sight of Hudson in a tiny swimming costume on the set of YOU, ME AND DUPREE. (July 10, 2006)
* Hudson, Jennifer Garner, and Lindsay Lohan have emerged as the front runners in the race to land the coveted role of Jeannie in the upcoming movie adaptation of TV series I Dream Of Jeannie. (November 18, 2005)
* Is taking legal action against five publications - the Daily Mail newspaper, the National Enquirer, Heat, Closer and Star Magazine - which published photographs the actress claims falsely imply she has an eating disorder. (November 9, 2005)
* Is voted on People magazine's Best-Dressed list. (2005)
* Ditched her plans to embark on a career as a soccer player, after realizing the sport was making her legs too muscular.
* Says monogamy isn't realistic, but believes couples have the power to be faithful. (August 6, 2005)
* Doesn’t discuss infidelity with her husband Chris Robinson, because she prefers not to know if he has cheated on her. (August 6, 2005)
* ALMOST FAMOUS star Kate Hudson ditches 'negative energy' -- Kate Hudson has Reveals that she douses herself with water to protect herself from negative people in Hollywood. (August 1, 2005)
* Claims everyone has a sixth sense.
* If she's ever forced to decide between her career and her home life, she is ready to quit Hollywood and concentrate on being a wife and mother.
* Says she's ready to go for baby number two just four months after becoming a first time mom because she loved the pregnancy experience. (May 5, 2004)
* Her decision to name her newborn Ryder Russell Robinson has left her estranged father heartbroken. (January 12, 2004)
* Hudson made the most of her mother Goldie Hawn's time away from California by throwing a party in her empty house – She flung open the doors to her mother's stunning Pacific Palisades country house on Tuesday to party with some celebrity pals and raise money for two children's charities. (September 26, 2003)
* Kate Hudson, Nicole Kidman and Halle Berry were named women who always dress stylishly on big promotional nights out by America's People magazine. (September 15, 2003)
* Much like her character in the film LE DIVORCE, Hudson had to learn to do things the French way. (August 9, 2003)
* Craves sour food during her pregnancy. (July 29, 2003)
* Hudson loves to shop, so naturally she's looking forward to buying maternity clothes now that she's pregnant -- I can't wait until it's time to find fun and stylish maternity wear. I'm actually more excited about dressing as a pregnant woman. You get to present something so completely female, she said. (July 22, 2003)
* Bosses of Hudson's upcoming movie, SKELETON KEY, are planning to push its production back by up to seven months, following her pregnancy announcement. (June 25, 2003)
* Hudson doesn’t smile a lot as Emma in her latest movie ALEX AND EMMA, but that’s fine by her because Hudson says she doesn't like having to smile a lot on screen -- She compares it to someone asking you to smile in photo after photo and says eventually you want to hit the person. (June 23, 2003)
* Hudson has taken to fining Garry Marshall, the director of her latest movie RAISING HELEN, because he constantly mistakes her for her mother Goldie Hawn.
* Hudson has about the same amount of time to prepare for hosting duties at the upcoming sci-tech Oscar ceremony -- The actress has agreed to oversee the March 1 presentation of the Scientific and Technical Academy Awards, which honor behind-the-scenes advancements in motion picture arts. (February 20, 2003)
* It was love at first touch for Kate Hudson and her rock star husband Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes -- Hudson said there was little chance for love two years earlier when the two met briefly, and each thought the other was a jerk, but she admitted, When I met him, I was definitely shocked that I was so in love with him. (February 8, 2003)
* Hudson shares a production company, Cosmic Entertainment, with three family members: brother Oliver, her mother Goldie Hawn, and Hawn's longtime companion Kurt Russell, but she says she has no plans to work on screen with her family. (February 6, 2003)
* Is a regular on the best-dressed lists.
* She was raised by stepfather Kurt Russell.
* She was named one of the '50 Most Beautiful People in the World' by People Magazine. (2000)
* Turned down the part of Peter Parker's girlfriend Mary Jane Watson in SPIDER-MAN (2002) for the role of Ethne Eustace in the romantic comedy FOUR FEATHERS (2001).
* Once said that as children, her brother Oliver used to torment her by nicknaming her Hammerhead (as in hammerhead shark).
* Is so famous she's forgotten all about her acting past - as Jennifer Love Hewitt discovered.

Kate Hudson Quotes
"I'm superstitious... but not like wear the same underwear for two weeks superstitious."

"I have a big, flamboyant, open personality, which I think is why people may be saying these nice things about me. But these high expectations sometimes make me feel like I'm under a microscope--especially with my mother being who she is."

"Sometimes I'll be walking down the street [in France] and I'll hear some American and I'll just go, 'Of course they hate us, of course they can't stand us. We're the most annoying, boisterous creatures in the world.' I mean we come in and we eat mounds of food, and we're like, 'Where's the ketchup for our French fries.' I'm like, 'Shut up.''