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Kate Hudson

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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 musician. She was raised by her mother and her mother's partner, 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. 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. Her next two films, while critically panned, made it into wider release: 200 Cigarettes (in which she played an earnest but accident-prone ditz) and Gossip (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. 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 »

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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 >

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 >

- 51 days ago
Kate Hudson -- Chases Plus One At Met Gala (PHOTO)

Kate Hudson
Chases Plus One At Met Gala

Kate Hudson moves fast ... one minute she's with Nick Jonas and the next bolting out of the Met Gala with DJ Diplo. They clearly had plans ... last we saw them they were at an after-party. Dating… READ MORE >

- 55 days ago
Kate Hudson -- DATING J.J. WATT (VIDEO)

Kate Hudson
DATING J.J. WATT

She's usually a Broncos fan ... but Kate Hudson put her allegiance aside to go on a date with Houston Texans superstar J.J. Watt -- and it was all captured on video!!!  READ MORE >

- 76 days ago
Kate Hudson, Nick Jonas -- Cool Under Pressure (VIDEO)

Kate Hudson, Nick Jonas
Cool Under Pressure

Kate Hudson and Nick Jonas were remarkably calm after a photog opened their car door to snap some shots. Kate and Nick were leaving Pace restaurant near the Sunset Strip Wednesday when a photog… READ MORE >

- 137 days ago
Kate Hudson & Nick Jonas -- Whole Latte Love on the Slopes (PHOTOS)

Kate Hudson & Nick Jonas
Whole Latte Love ... On the Slopes

Kate Hudson and Nick Jonas are still snuggling up to each other -- this time in a California ski town with their lattes. They were hanging together Monday at a Starbucks at Mammoth Mountain ski… READ MORE >

- 173 days ago
Kate Hudson -- Red Hot Reveal (PHOTOS)

Kate Hudson
Red Hot Reveal

Kate Hudson is great at surprises ... 'cause check out the awesome one she was hiding under long winter coat in NYC. Daaammmmmnnn! Kate looked all conservative as she walked into the Greenwich… READ MORE >

- 221 days ago
Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy Show How It's Done for Halloween

Kate Hudson, Matt Bellamy
Show How it's Done for Halloween

Kate Hudson was all ninja'd out for a Halloween party with Matt Bellamy and her kids. They've been solid co-parenters since their split, and they were true to form at the Malibu party. READ MORE >

- 239 days ago
Kate Hudson's Agent -- Looks Can Be Deceiving ... I'm Not Dating Her!!!

Kate Hudson's Agent
Looks Can Be Deceiving I'm Not Dating Her!!!

Kate Hudson's agent made it clear ... holding hands does NOT equal banging. Michael Kives was all smiles Tuesday at LAX, telling our photog he and Kate are just friends. There's been various… READ MORE >

- 251 days ago
Kate Hudson and Nick Jonas -- Stand Down! All Is Not What It Seems (PHOTOS)

Kate Hudson & Nick Jonas
Stand Down! All Is Not What It Seems

Nick Jonas and Kate Hudson have shown all the signs of being coupled up -- traveling together, dining together, even Disney-ing together -- right up until she gripped another dude in NYC.… READ MORE >

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