Kate Hudson Biography
In 1996, Kate Hudson decided to jumpstart her acting career by hiring her own agent and landing a guest spot in TV show Party of Five. In 1997, Kate graduated from Crossroads, a performing school in Santa Monica. Hudson was then accepted to New York Universitys School of the Arts, but convinced her parents to defer her studies in hopes of finding her big break in films.
In 1997, Kate Hudson starred in a drama Ricochet River, but received her big break in the 1998 film Desert Blue, which was followed by the 1999 200 Cigarettes and 2000 Gossip. However, it was only until Hudson landed a hippie, rock groupie role in the 2000 film Almost Famous that gave way to bigger roles. Playing Penny Lane, Kate Hudson earned an Oscar nomination. From then on, she started to pick roles carefully.
In 2002, Kate Hudson appeared in the remake of Four Feathers costarring Heath Ledger, instead of taking the part of Mary Jane Watson in the film adaptation of Spider Man. Her next film was a romantic comedy, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, which became a huge success grossing over $100 million after its 2003 release. She then accepted several romantic comedy flicks including Alex & Emma and Raising Helen.
Kate Hudson then shifted genres and played the lead in the 2005 thriller, The Skeleton Key. She then accepted another comedy film entitled, You, Me and Dupree costarring Matt Dillon and Owen Wilson, which grossed over $20 million during its first weekend of release.
Aside from acting, Kate Hudson has always been interested in producing films. She starred and produced A Dream of Red Mansions, a true-to-life film about a photojournalist who moved to China and lived a Communist life.
In 2000, Kate Hudson married the vocalist of Black Crowes, Chris Robinson on New Years Eve in Aspen Colorado. On January 7, 2004, Kate gave birth to their son, Ryder Russell Robinson. However, the couple separated on August of 2006 and filed divorce papers on November 18, 2006 citing irreconcilable differences. In 2007, Kate Hudson had an on-off relationship with actor Owen Wilson, but remained close friends even after break-up.