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Almost everyone who has spent time with Kate Hudson -including directors, family members, co-stars and interviewers - is quick to comment on her ability to light up a room. Through some combination of a winning smile, solid work ethic, and good old-fashioned talent, the young actress has gone from indie beginner to Vanity Fair cover girl in just three years. What's more, she's done it all without capitalizing on the success of legendary actress mom, Goldie Hawn. Kate Hudson was born in Los Angeles, California, to Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson, a comedian, actor and singer. She was raised by her mother and her mother's longtime boyfriend, actor Kurt Russell, whom she considers to be her father. Kate is the sister of actor Oliver Hudson, the half-sister of actor and hockey player Wyatt Russell, and the granddaughter of band musician Rut Hawn. She is the niece of entertainment publicist Patti Hawn, record producer Mark Hudson and musician Brett Hudson. Kate is of Hungarian Jewish (from her maternal grandmother), Italian (from her paternal grandmother), English, and German ancestry. By all accounts, Hudson was a born performer - as a child she danced and sang at every opportunity. Her family hoped that she would attend New York University after graduating from high school, but she opted to get her feet wet in the professional acting world first. 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. As much as Tinseltown gossipmongers would like to put them at odds, mother and daughter agree that Hawn is one of Hudson's biggest supporters.  See full bio on IMDb »

Kate Hudson's Fashion Line Settles with Ex-Employee in Lawsuit

Kate Hudson's Athletic Co.
Settles with Ex-Employee Let Bygones be Bygones

Kate Hudson's online retailer just cleared one of its legal headaches by settling its lawsuit against her. Talitha Peters -- a former exec at Fabletics -- filed new legal docs obtained… READ MORE >

Kate Hudson Shaves Her Head for New Movie Role with Sia

Kate Hudson
My Head Is All the Buzz

Kate Hudson has pulled a G.I. Jane (and countless other badass Hollywood heroines) by completely shaving her famous golden locks ... and like all of them, she looks great.  Kate was seen on… READ MORE >

- 122 days ago
Kate Hudson and Brother Oliver Allegedly Threatened, Father Comes to Their Defense

Kate & Oliver Hudson
Allegedly Threatened by Dad's Ex Biz Partner

The case was brought before a judge on May 17, however, Hudson didn't show face so the whole thing was dropped.Kate Hudson and her brother Oliver were targeted by their estranged… READ MORE >

- 206 days ago
Goldie Hawn -- Mariah Carey and Future Serenade On 71st Bday (PHOTOS)

Goldie Hawn
Mariah Carey and Future Serenade Her On 71st Bday

Goldie Hawn got the first-ever Mariah Carey and Future duet on her 71st birthday when the two rolled up to her dinner table and gave an impromptu performance of "Happy Birthday." It all went down… READ MORE >

- 368 days ago
Kate Hudson Halloween Party -- So Many Celebs It's Scary (VIDEO)

Kate Hudson Halloween Party
So Many Celebs It's Scary

Kate Hudson's annual epic Halloween party didn't disappoint ... bringing out a ton of celebs this year. Hudson hosted the bash at her house in L.A. Friday night ... and everyone from Leo DiCaprio… READ MORE >

- 391 days ago
Kate Hudson -- Fashion Line Ex-Employee Sues ... I Was Fired for Going to Rehab!

Kate Hudson
Fashion Line Ex-Employee Sues ... I Was Fired for Going to Rehab!

2:48 PM PT -- A rep for TechStyle Fashion Group, which owns JustFab and Fabletics, tells TMZ ... the company finds the claims against it baseless and meritless, and plans to defend itself in… READ MORE >

- 403 days ago
Nicole Richie -- Boogies Down For 35th Birthday Disco Bash (PHOTO GALLERY)

Nicole Richie
Boogies Down 35th Birthday Disco Bash

Nicole Richie turned 35 this week ... and she continued feelin' the funk into the weekend. Richie celebrated Saturday night at the Standard Hotel with a pretty awesome disco theme. Among those in… READ MORE >

- 425 days ago
Kate Hudson -- Oops ... I Missed A Spot (PHOTO GALLERY)

Kate Hudson
Oops ... I Missed A Spot

Kate Hudson's arms avoided getting burned thanks to nature's sunblock, but her ass wasn't as fortunate. Kate's vacationing in Ibiza but took a boat Thursday to the neighboring island of… READ MORE >

- 498 days ago
Kate Hudson -- Gotta Cool My Hot Toasted Buns (PHOTOS)

Kate Hudson
Gotta Cool My Hot Toasted Buns

Kate Hudson made sure she got plenty of sun where it normally don't shine during her Hawaiian vacation. Kate's on Oahu for a girls trip with mom Goldie Hawn. She can juggle two baby daddies and a… READ MORE >

- 540 days ago
Kate Hudson -- Nothing Compares to Her Singing 'Nothing Compares'

Kate Hudson
Nothing Compares To Her Singing 'Nothing Compares'

Kate Hudson slayed Friday night when she got on stage and belted out Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U." Kate jumped onstage at an event her mom, Goldie Hawn, threw for Love In For Kids.  It… READ MORE >

- 566 days ago
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