Kate Hudson Career Milestones
Kate Garry Hudson (born April 19, 1979) is an American actress. She 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. She then starred in the hit film How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003) which gained her wider fame. She has since established herself in Hollywood after starring in several productions including Raising Helen (2004), The Skeleton Key (2005), You, Me and Dupree (2006), Fool’s Gold (2008) and Bride Wars (2009).
Kate Hudson won a Golden Globe Award and earned Academy Award®, BAFTA and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® nominations 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 also 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® nomination for Outstanding Cast Performance, shared with an ensemble cast, which included Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Patrick Fugit, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jason Lee and Anna Paquin.
In 2010, Hudson received nods from several critics’ associations and her third SAG Award® nomination for Outstanding Cast Performance for her performance in Rob Marshall’s acclaimed musical “Nine,” shared with Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Daniel Day-Lewis, Judi Dench, Stacy Ferguson, Nicole Kidman and Sophia Loren.
Her other recent credits include Michael Winterbottom’s “The Killer Inside Me,” opposite Casey Affleck; the comedy “Bride Wars,” with Anne Hathaway; “Fool’s Gold,” which reunited her with Matthew McConaughey, previously her co-star in “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” which earned over $200 million box office worldwide; and the hit comedy “You, Me and Dupree,” alongside Owen Wilson, Matt Dillon and Michael Douglas. Hudson also made her debut as a writer and director with the short film “Cutlass,” part of the Glamour Reel Moments program.
In 2003, Hudson starred with Luke Wilson in “Alex & Emma” for director Rob Reiner, and in Merchant-Ivory’s contemporary comedy “Le Divorce,” with an all-star international ensemble, including Naomi Watts, Glenn Close, Stockard Channing, Leslie Caron and Stephen Fry. She 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.
Among her other films are Shekhar Kapur’s period epic “The Four Feathers,” with Heath Ledger and Wes Bentley; Robert Altman’s “Dr. T & the Women,” with Richard Gere, Helen Hunt, Laura Dern and Liv Tyler; “Gossip,” a psychological drama which also featured James Marsden and Joshua Jackson; the romantic comedy “About Adam,” with Stuart Townsend and Frances O’Connor; “Desert Blue,” with Christina Ricci and Casey Affleck; and Risa Bramon Garcia’s “200 Cigarettes,” with Ben Affleck, Courtney Love and Martha Plimpton, in which Hudson made her studio feature debut.