Kate Hudson’s career-making performance in Cameron Crowe’s “Almost Famous” won the hearts of critics and moviegoers around the world. Her touching portrayal of “band aid” Penny Lane earned her a Golden Globe Award, an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress and a BAFTA nomination, amongst numerous other honors and recognition, including the Broadcast Film Critics’ Award for Breakthrough Performance.
She achieved global box office success starring opposite Matthew McConaughey in the hit romantic comedy, “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” which earned over $200 million at the box office worldwide. Her film credits also include Robert Altman’s “Dr. T and the Women,” “About Adam,” “The Four Feathers,” “Alex & Emma,” Merchant-Ivory’s contemporary comedy, “Le Divorce,” Garry Marshall’s “Raising Helen” and the psychological thriller, “Skeleton Key.” She starred in the comedy, “You, Me and Dupree,” opposite Owen Wilson, Matt Dillon and Michael Douglas, which grossed over $100 million worldwide and, in early 2008, re-teamed with Matthew McConaughey in Warner Bros.’ “Fool’s Gold,” which was another worldwide box-office hit. She starred opposite Anne Hathaway in “Bride Wars,” which also marked her debut as a producer. In 2009, Kate dazzled in the role of a Vogue journalist in Rob Marshall’s all-star movie musical, “Nine,” based on the Broadway production and also starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench and Sophia Loren. She followed that with a chilling turn in Michael Winterbottom’s provocative noir thriller, “The Killer Inside Me,” opposite Casey Affleck and Jessica Alba. Kate starred in the romantic comedy based on the international best-selling novel, “Something Borrowed,” and has completed “The Reluctant Fundamentalist,” for director Mira Nair opposite Liev Schreiber and Kiefer Sutherland, which premiered at the Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals and will open in 2013. She will also co-star alongside Bill Hader and Josh Gaf in the Dreamworks animated film “Me & My Shadow.”
Kate will guest star in six episodes in the fourth season of the hit FOX series, “Glee,” and will be part of an all-star cast of Larry David’s “Clear History” movie for HBO. In 2007, Kate made her directorial debut with the short film, “Cutlass,” as part of Glamour magazine’s “Reel Moments,” with first-time female directors working from reders’ personal essays. “Cutlass” starred Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, Virginia Madsen, Chevy Chase and a then-unknown Kristen Stewart.
Kate was featured in Ann Taylor’s 2012 Spring and Summer Campaigns and she will be seen next in the 2012 Fall and Winter campaigns. She has been a Global Brand Ambassador for Almay since May 2010. 2011 saw the launch of CH+KH, a unique line of jewelry and accessories Kate created with her longtime friend Laurie Lynn Stark, co-owner of Chrome Hearts.