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Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Oscar, a BAFTA Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for her work in Cameron Crowe's acclaimed 2000 film Almost Famous, set in the world of 1970s rock 'n' roll. Hudson's performance as legendary band aid Penny Lane captured the hearts of audiences and brought her honors from critics groups around the country, including the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Breakthrough Artist. In addition, she received a second SAG Award(TM) nomination for Outstanding Cast Performance, shared with castmates Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Patrick Fugit, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jason Lee and Anna Paquin.

Hudson next starred in Robert Altman's Dr. T. and the Women, again joining an acclaimed ensemble cast, which included Richard Gere, Helen Hunt, Laura Dern and Liv Tyler. She was then seen in the romantic comedy About Adam, with Stuart Townsend and Frances O'Connor, and in Shekhar Kapur's epic period film The Four Feathers, starring opposite Heath Ledger and Wes Bentley.

In 2003, Hudson starred opposite Matthew McConaughey in the hit romantic comedy How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, which earned over $200 million worldwide. That same year, she starred with Luke Wilson in Alex & Emma for director Rob Reiner, and in Merchant-Ivory's contemporary comedy Le Divorce, with an international ensemble including Naomi Watts, Glenn Close, Stockard Channing, Leslie Caron and Stephen Fry. Hudson then took on the title role of Garry Marshall's comedy drama Raising Helen, followed by the psychological thriller Skeleton Key, opposite Peter Sarsgaard and Gena Rowlands. Most recently, she starred in the hit comedy You, Me and Dupree, opposite Owen Wilson, Matt Dillon and Michael Douglas, Fool's Gold, where she again teamed with Matthew McConaughey; and in My Best Friend's Girl opposite Dane Cook. Hudson recently made her debut as a writer and director with the short film Cutlass, part of the Glamour Reel Moments program.

Hudson made her studio feature debut in Risa Bramon Garcia's 200 Cigarettes, co-starring with Ben Affleck, Courtney Love and Martha Plimpton. Her other early credits include Morgan J. Freeman's Desert Blue, with Christina Ricci and Casey Affleck, and Gossip, a psychological drama that also featured James Marsden and Joshua Jackson.

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Kate Hudson Facts

Birth NameKate Garry Hudson
OccupationActress, Producer
BirthdayApril 19, 1979 (44)
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA
Height5' 6" (1m68)  How tall is Kate Hudson compared to you?
Awards2001 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture (for Almost Famous)

Selected Filmography

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