Kate Garry Hudson, born April 19, 1979[1], is an American actress. She starred in Almost Famous, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Raising Helen, The Skeleton Key, You, Me and Dupree, Fool's Gold, Bride Wars and guest starred as Cassandra July on Glee in 2012 and 2013.

Personal life


Hudson, born in Los Angeles, California, is the daughter of Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson and the younger sister of Oliver Hudson. She and her brother were raised by her mother and her mother's long-time boyfriend, Kurt Russell.

Kate was married to Chris Robinson from December 2000 to October 2007. Their son, Ryder, was born in January 2004.[1]

She began a relationship with Matthew Bellamy, Muse frontman, in 2010 and they became engaged in April 2011. Their son, Bingham, was born in July 2011.[2][3] Hudson and Bellamy ended their engagement after four years together (reported) in December 2014.[4] Hudson is in a relationship with Danny Fujikawa and the couple have a daughter, Rani (pronounced Ronnie; born October 2018).[5]

She is close friends with co-star Sarah Jessica Parker who plays Isabelle Wright on Glee.

Hudson is also close friends with Lea, whom was rumored to be in feud with in 2012, and even let her, her family, and her friends stay at her house following Cory's death after the reporters where at Lea's house. She was quoted saying, "Honestly, she was inspiring. She’s a very strong, special, loving woman," about Lea in Lea's interview.[6]


Hudson's breakthrough was as Penny Lane in Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous (2000), for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture. She had previously appeared in the lesser-known films Gossip, a teenage drama, and 200 Cigarettes, a New Year's-set comedy with a large cast of actors.

In 2002, she starred in the remake of the historical romance The Four Feathers, a film which was not well received by critics or audiences. Her next film, the romantic comedy How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, was a box office success, grossing over $100 million after its February 2003 release.

Hudson came to prominence in 2001 after winning a Golden Globe and receiving several nominations, including a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, for her role in Almost Famous.

Hudson launched an athletic line "Fabletics" in October 2013. She co founded it with JustFab.[7]

She was casted in Mother’s Day, the latest Garry Marshall holiday movie series, in June (in talks) / July (confirmed) 2015.[8]

Hudson was announced to have replaced actress Rebel Wilson in Kung Fu Panda 3, in September 2015. She voiced Mei Mei and it was released in January 2016.[9]

She released her book "Pretty Happy: Healthy Ways to Love Your Body" in February 2016.


Year Title Role Notes
1996 EZ Streets Larraine Cahill ("Neither Have I Wings to Fly")
Party of Five Cory ("Spring Breaks: Part 1")
1998 Desert Blue Skye Davidson
1999 200 Cigarettes Cindy
Dr T and the Women Dee Dee
Almost Famous Penny Lane
Gossip Naomi Preston
About Adam Lucy Owens
2001 Ricochet River Lorna
The Cutting Room Chrissie Campbell uncredited and short
2002 The Four Feathers Ethne Eustace
2003 Le divorce Isabel Walker
Alex & Emma Emma Dinsmore / Ylva / Elsa
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Andie Anderson
2004 Raising Helen Helen Harris
2005 The Skeleton Key Caroline Ellis
I'm Still Here: Real Diaries of Young People Who Lived During the Holocaust Eva Ginz voice and TV documentary
2006 You, Me and Dupree Molly
2008 My Best Friend's Girl Alexis
Fool's Gold Tess
2009 Nine Stephanie
Bride Wars Liv
2010 The Killer Inside Me Amy Stanton
2011 Something Borrowed Darcy
A Little Bit of Heaven Marley Corbett
2012 Glee Cassandra July 2012 - 2013 ("The New Rachel", "Britney 2.0", "Glease", "Swan Song", "Wonder-ful")
The Reluctant Fundamentalist Erica
2013 Clear History Rhonda TV movie
2014 Wish I Was Here Sarah Bloom
Good People Anna Reed
2015 Rock the Kasbah Merci
Barely Famous Kate Hudson ("Barely Famous")
2016 Deepwater Horizon Felicia
Kung Fu Panda 3 Mei Meit voice
Mother's Day Jesse
2017 Marshall Eleanor Strubing
2019 A Story Takes Flight Kate short


  • Kate Hudson was named one of the '50 Most Beautiful People in the World' by People Magazine. (2000)
  • She turned down the part of Peter Parker's girlfriend Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man (2002) for the role of Ethne Eustace in The Four Feathers. (2002)
  • As a child, her brother Oliver used to torment her by nicknaming her "Hammerhead" (as in hammerhead shark).
  • Kate graduated from Crossroads, a Santa Monica performing arts school, in 1997.
  • She started production company Cosmic Entertainment in 2003 with Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell and her brother.
  • She was ranked #99 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List. It is her first appearance on the list and she was the youngest person on it that year at the age of 24.
  • She enjoys playing guitar, writing music, and arts and crafts.
  • She was ranked #38 on VH1's "100 Hottest Hotties."
  • In Season ThreeKurt mentions Kate Hudson saying, "Nobody's looking for a Kurt Hummel type to play opposite Kate Hudson in a Rom-Com" (I Am Unicorn).
  • Let Lea Michele stay at her house after Cory Monteith's death due to swarming media at Michele's house.





GLEE - 4x01 "The New Rachel" Season Premiere EPK - "Kate Hudson Cassandra July"

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