Kate Garry Hudson (born April 19, 1979) is an American film actress. She came to prominence in 2001 after receiving an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe for her role in the drama Almost Famous, and has since established herself as a Hollywood lead actress, starring in several films, including How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, The Skeleton Key, You, Me and Dupree and Fool's Gold.
In the 2002 Hudson starred in remake of the historical romance The Four Feathers, a film which was not well received by critics or audiences. Her next film, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, a romantic comedy, became a big success at the box office, grossing over $100 million after its February 2003 release. Hudson subsequently appeared in several romantic comedies, including Alex and Emma and Raising Helen; the films met with varying degrees of success.
Hudson headlined a thriller called The Skeleton Key in 2005. The film, which had a production budget of $43 million, enjoyed box office success, grossing over $91.9 million worldwide ($47.9 million in North America). Her later film, a comedy titled You, Me and Dupree and co-starring Owen Wilson and Matt Dillon, grossed $21.5 million on its opening weekend of 14 July 2006.
In 2007 Hudson directed the short film Cutlass, one of Glamour magazine's "Reel Moments" based on readers' personal essays. Cutlass co-stars Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, Virginia Madsen, Chevy Chase and Kristen Stewart.
In 2008, she appeared in Fool's Gold, a romantic comedy released on February 8th, and her second film to co-star Matthew McConaughey. She had been certified in scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef for the movie's underwater scenes. Her latest film, another romantic comedy, entitled My Best Friend's Girl, was released in September.
It was recently announced that Hudson will appear in the highly anticipated movie musical Nine alongside the likes of Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman and Judi Dench, among others. The film, directed by Rob Marshall, will be released in the fall of 2009.
After she and Robinson separated, Hudson publicly dated Owen Wilson, her You, Me and Dupree co-star. However, the two broke up in May 2007. In May of 2008, she began dating Lance Armstrong - the couple split in July.
Hudson has also said that she does not enjoy seeing herself on screen, specifying that she "gets cold... shakes and... sweats" when watching her performances for the first time. In July 2006, Hudson sued the British version of the National Enquirer after they had stated that she has an eating disorder and described her as "painfully thin." Hudson said that the tabloid's actions were "completely inappropriate" and a "blatant lie," and specified her concern relating the impressions about weight that she feels the tabloid could have on young girls.
|Year||Film||Role||Notes and Awards|
|1998||Desert Blue||Skye Davidson|
|2000||Dr. T & the Women||Dee Dee|
|Almost Famous||Penny Lane||Oscar nomination|
|About Adam||Lucy Owens||limited release|
|2002||The Four Feathers||Ethne|
|2003||Le Divorce||Isabel Walker|
|Alex and Emma||Emma Dinsmore|
|How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days||Andie Anderson|
|2004||Raising Helen||Helen Harris|
|2005||The Skeleton Key||Caroline Ellis|
|2006||You, Me and Dupree||Molly Peterson|
|2008||Fool's Gold||Tess Finnegan|
|My Best Friend's Girl||Alexis|
|Big Eyes||Margaret Keane||pre-production|
|A Dream of Red Mansions||Diana||on hold|