Kate Hudson Biography, Career, Movies, Awards, Books, Relationships, Children, Net Worth

Kate Hudson is well-known for her roles in the films Almost Famous, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. Kate, the daughter of Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson, was raised by her mother’s longterm companion, actor Kurt Russell. Hudson began her acting career in 1998 and rose to prominence with her Oscar-nominated performance in Almost Famous. Hudson founded Fabletics, co-hosts the Sibling Revelry podcast, and plans to release her debut single “Talk About Love” in 2024.

Early Life

Kate Garry Hudson was born April 19, 1979, in Los Angeles. Her parents are Goldie Hawn, an actor-producer, and Bill Hudson, a 1970s musician in The Hudson Brothers and television actor.

Kate was raised by her mother and her lifelong partner, actor Kurt Russell, after her parents split when she was 18 months old. As a result, she and her brother, Oliver, have many half-siblings, including actor Wyatt Russell and stepbrother.

Kate began her acting career as a teenager, landing an agent and a cameo role on the TV drama “Party of Five” in 1996.

After being accepted to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Hudson persuaded Hawn and Russell to let her defer for a year in order to focus on landing her first film role. In 1998, she starred in the independent film Desert Blue, starring rising stars Christina Ricci, Casey Affleck, and Brendan Sexton III. In 1999, Ricci appeared in the ensemble cast of 200 Cigarettes, a comedy with great actors such as Ben Affleck, Paul Rudd, and Courtney Love. However, the film garnered mediocre reviews.

Oscar Nomination

Hudson began the year 2000 with a supporting role as a virginal college student in the underwhelming teen thriller Gossip. By the end of the year, she had charmed her way into the hearts of moviegoers and reviewers with her breakthrough performance as Penny Lane, the leader of a group of girls, or so-called “Band-Aids,” who worship at the altar of 1970s rock ‘n’ roll in the film Almost Famous. Hudson was originally cast in a supporting role in writer-director Cameron Crowe’s autobiographical drama, but he was promoted to lead after Sarah Polley, another young actor, pulled out.

Hudson played Penny, a lover of Russell Hammond (Billy Crudup), the main guitarist in the rock band Stillwater, and the object of devotion for Crowe’s alter ego, the burgeoning rock journalist William Miller (Patrick Fugit). She served as the emotional heart of Almost Famous. Her outstanding performance garnered her a Golden Globe Award in 2001 and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.


Since her popular breakthrough, Hudson has appeared in dozens more films. In 2000, she starred in Robert Altman’s Dr. T and the Women, alongside Richard Gere, Helen Hunt, Farrah Fawcett, and Liv Tyler. In 2001, she starred in Four Feathers, a wartime drama alongside Wes Bentley and Heath Ledger.

In 2003, she starred in two romantic comedies: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days with Matthew McConaughey and Alex & Emma with Luke Wilson. The following year, she played in Garry Marshall’s Raising Helen, playing a successful single lady forced to care for her sister’s three young children after a car tragedy. Films such as “You, Me, and Dupree” (2006), “Fool’s Gold” (2008), “Bride Wars” (2009), “The Killer Inside Me” (2010), and “Something Borrowed” (2011) provided other opportunities.

Hudson made her television debut with a recurring role on Glee in 2012-13. Despite a star-studded cast including Bill Murray and Zooey Deschanel, her role in the 2015 film Rock the Kasbah failed to do well.

Hudson starred in Mother’s Day with Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, and Jason Sudeikis, followed by Deepwater Horizon with Kurt Russell and Mark Wahlberg. She also provided voice work for Kung Fu Panda 3 in 2016. In 2017, she co-starred with Chadwick Boseman in Marshall, a film about one of the early cases of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

Hudson most recently starred in the 2022 Netflix mystery-comedy Glass Onion, a standalone sequel to the 2019 film Knives Out, starring Daniel Craig as fictional private eye Benoit Blanc. Hudson played Birdie Jay, a fashion designer and former supermodel summoned to eccentric millionaire Miles Bron’s (Edward Norton) estate for a murder mystery game that becomes all too real. “You just don’t read characters like that very often, that truly pop off the page and then are supported by such a nuanced writer,” Hudson remarked of Birdie’s character. “She’s not a one-note flamboyant character—she is layered and has purpose and motivation.”

Fabletics and Books

Hudson founded Fabletics, a fitness brand, in 2013 with business partners Adam Goldenberg and Don Ressler through the online apparel retailer JustFab.

In 2016, the actor published the inspirational book Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body, which became a New York Times best-seller. In 2017, she published Pretty Fun: Creating and Celebrating Lifetime Traditions.

Personal Life

Hudson is now engaged to musician Danny Fujikawa. Hudson and Fujikawa met during a hiking trip in December 2016 after meeting through friends more than a decade ago. Their romance flourished, and the couple welcomed a daughter called Rani Rose in October 2018. Hudson and Fujikawa’s next major milestone occurred in September 2021, when they became engaged.

Hudson formerly married Chris Robinson, the lead vocalist of the rock band The Black Crowes, from December 2000 until their divorce in October 2007. She was then engaged to Muse band member Matthew Bellamy, however, the relationship ended in 2014.

Hudson has one son each with Robinson and Bellamy. Ryder was born in January 2004 to her and Robinson; Hudson and Bellamy welcomed Bingham in 2011.

Hudson, like her mother, is a practicing Buddhist.

Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Kate Hudson’s total fortune is estimated to be around $80 million.

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