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The daughter of Goldie Hawn and comedy-rocker Bill Hudson, Kate Hudson was born April 19, 1979, in Los Angeles, Ca. She set out to follow in her mother's footsteps right after high school, and using her true talent instead of the family name, she rose through the ranks in almost record time. Starting with a substantial role in the small independent film Desert Blue (1998), she quickly followed up with 200 Cigarettes and Gossip.

Thanks to a previously cast actress dropping out, Hudson was upgraded from a small role in Cameron Crowe's rock music comedy Almost Famous to the more significant role of Penny Lane, the emotionally abused groupie. Her performance scored an instant bulls-eye with critics and the public, earning her a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination.

Since then, Hudson's glow has enlightened The Four Feathers, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Le Divorce and Alex & Emma.

Kate Hudson in Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon

2016 PG-13

Replaying the catastrophic explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in 2010, this tense drama recounts the horrific experiences of the 126 crew members onboard and the numerous acts of courage that saved untold lives.

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  • Kate Hudson in Fool's Gold Fool's Gold
  • Kate Hudson in Kung Fu Panda 3 Kung Fu Panda 3
  • Kate Hudson in The Skeleton Key The Skeleton Key
  • Kate Hudson in Almost Famous Almost Famous
  • Kate Hudson in Rock the Kasbah Rock the Kasbah
  • Kate Hudson in Nine Nine
  • Kate Hudson in Clear History Clear History
  • Kate Hudson in Good People Good People
  • Kate Hudson in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  • Kate Hudson in Raising Helen Raising Helen
  • Kate Hudson in Something Borrowed Something Borrowed
  • Kate Hudson in Bride Wars Bride Wars
  • Kate Hudson in The Reluctant Fundamentalist The Reluctant Fundamentalist
  • Kate Hudson in Wish I Was Here Wish I Was Here
  • Kate Hudson in Dr. T & the Women Dr. T & the Women
  • Kate Hudson in My Best Friend's Girl My Best Friend's Girl
  • Kate Hudson in The Killer Inside Me The Killer Inside Me
  • Kate Hudson in Alex and Emma Alex and Emma
  • Kate Hudson in A Little Bit of Heaven A Little Bit of Heaven
  • Kate Hudson in Desert Blue Desert Blue
  • Kate Hudson in Gossip Gossip
  • Kate Hudson in Le Divorce Le Divorce
  • Kate Hudson in You, Me and Dupree You, Me and Dupree
  • Kate Hudson in 200 Cigarettes 200 Cigarettes
  • Kate Hudson in I'm Still Here I'm Still Here