Oliver Rutledge Hudson (born September 7, 1976) is an American actor. He is the brother of actress Kate Hudson. In 2007, Hudson starred in the CBS Series Rules Of Engagement, co-starring David Spade.
Hudson was born in Los Angeles
, the son of Academy Award
-winning actress Goldie Hawn
and musician Bill Hudson
, famous as one of the 1970s variety act "The Hudson Brothers
". Hudson's parents divorced in 1980; he and his sister, actress Kate Hudson
, were raised in Colorado
by his mother and his mother's long-time boyfriend, actor Kurt Russell
. Hudson says that he considers Russell to be his father. Actress Cindy Williams
was married to his biological father from 1982 to 2000.
Hudson may be best remembered for starring in the TV series My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star
and The Mountain
(2004-2005), and supporting roles in the films New Best Friend
(2002) and The Out-of-Towners
(1999). Hudson also played opposite Katie Holmes
as her love interest "Eddie Doling" in sixteen episodes of Dawson's Creek
. Hudson played in the 2005 World Series of Poker
Main Event but experienced terrible luck, when he went broke on the very first hand, losing to 2003 runner-up Sam Farha
(who had a better Full House than Hudson).
Hudson is of Hungarian
, and Jewish
descent, and was raised partially in his maternal grandmother's Jewish
religion. Hudson is also the cousin of singer Sarah Hudson
Hudson married actress Erinn Bartlett on June 9, 2006 in Mexico. Bartlett is a former Miss Massachusetts Teen USA, and was a semi-finalist at the Miss Teen USA pageant in 1991. They have a son, Wilder Brooks Hudson, who was born on August 23 2007 in Los Angeles.