Kate Hudson Bio
Kate Hudson has recently been delighting TV watchers as the newest addition to the cast of Glee, but long before hitting the small screen she established herself as movie star in films like Almost Famous and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Find out more about her in her Kidzworld Bio.
Kate Hudson was born into an already star-studded family as the daughter of Academy-Award winning actress Goldie Hawn and actor/comedian/musician Bill Hudson. Her parents were divorced early in her life and she and her brother Oliver (who is also an actor) were raised by her mother and her stepfather, blockbuster action star Kurt Russell. Kate and her brother are of Italian, English and Hungarian Jewish descent and were raised in the Jewish faith. Kate says of that her mother is "the woman that I've learned the most from, and who I look up to, who has conducted her life in a way that I can look up to"
Although Kate was bright in school and was accepted to New York University, she knew she wanted to follow in her mother’s footsteps and work in the acting world, so she put off college and her major breakthrough was in Cameron Crowe’s semi-autobiographical movie Almost Famous as ‘70s muse/groupie Penny Lane. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards for her performance as well as winning a Golden Globe. She has said to the press that she never wanted her success associated with her famous parents and worked hard at her craft. She followed up this success with the historical blockbuster The Four Feathers and the romantic comedy How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.
Hollywood wasn’t the only focus in Kate’s life, she also married Chris Robinson, the lead singer for The Black Crowes in 2006 and gave birth to her son Ryder in 2004. By 2006 the couple had split up, but much like her Almost Famous character Kate seems to have thing for boys in bands and started seeing Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy, they married and have a son together, Bingham Hawn Bellamy. Further stretching her interest in music, she signed on to play the volatile New York dance instructor Cassandra July in season four of Glee!
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