Aside from being an actor, Kate Garry Hudson is also a successful businesswoman in the United States. Among her honors are a Golden Globe, a Critics’ Choice Movie Award, and a Satellite Award, along with nominations for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and two SAG Awards.
After starring in Desert Blue, Hudson appeared in 200 Cigarettes, Dr. T & the Women, and Gossip as a supporting actor (both 2000). Her role as Penny Lane in Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous (2000) earned her a Golden Globe nod for Best Supporting Actress and an Oscar nomination in the same category, catapulting her to fame worldwide.
Kate Hudson Early Life
Kate Garry Hudson was born on April 19, 1979, in Los Angeles, California, to parents, Kate and Garry Hudson. Hudson Hawn is the daughter of actress Goldie Hawn, and she resembles her famous mother more than a passing resemblance to her. Her biological father, Bill Hudson, is an actor, comedian, and musician who is also a musician.
At the age of 18 months, her parents separated and she was left to raise herself. Her mother, Goldie Hawn’s long-term lover Kurt Russell, and her brother, fellow actor Oliver Hudson, reared her and her brother in Snowmass, Colorado, and Pacific Palisades, California, where she and her brother grew up.
Despite the fact that she has no relationship with her real father, Kate considers Russell to be her only father. Hudson received his high school diploma from Crossroads College Preparatory School in Santa Monica, California, in 1997. She had been admitted to New York University, but she decided to forego a college degree in order to pursue a career as an actress.
Kate Hudson Acting Career
A notable part of Kate’s early career was when she appeared on Fox’s Party of Five in 1996. (1994-2000). Her one-and-only appearance on the show, “Spring Breaks: Part 1,” was enough to solidify her resolve to pursue a professional acting career on her own.
In 1998, she made her cinematic debut in “Desert Blue.” It wasn’t until 1999’s “200 Cigarettes” that critics praised her performance as Cindy, despite the film’s commercial failure, she gained public prominence. In 2000, she gained critical recognition for her supporting parts in “Gossip” and “Dr. T and the Women.”
“Almost Famous” by Cameron Crowe in 2001 indicated that she was ready to follow in her mother’s footsteps and take the film industry by storm. Stillwater’s groupie Penny Lane was portrayed by Hudson. Additionally, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for this performance.
In 2002, she appeared in the romantic war film “The Four Feathers” alongside Heath Ledger, in the midst of a hectic schedule of fashion shoots and awards presentations. After her first film, which was a box office flop, Hudson bounced back in 2003 with the guaranteed blockbuster “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days,” in which she appeared opposite quirky hunk, Matthew McConaughey. Upon its release, the film raked in more than $100 million at the box office.
On to her next role in “Le Divorce,” a 2003 film in which she featured alongside Naomi Watts. She starred in “Alex and Emma” and “Raising Helen,” in which she played a young lady who becomes the guardian of her late sister’s children after her mother’s suicide.
A spooky thriller starring Hudson, “The Skeleton Key,” was a big financial hit as well as a critical success. You, Me, and Deupree” co-stars Owen Wilson and Matt Dillion in 2006. Over the course of the film’s theatrical run, it brought in a total of $130.4 million in worldwide revenue.
In 2008, Hudson reunited with Matthew McConaughey for another box office hit, “Fool’s Gold.” Hudson appeared in “Bride Wars” with Anne Hathaway in 2009. The film was a critical dud, although it made $114 million in box office revenue worldwide despite its failure. Hudson’s next part in the musical “Nine,” which she shared with Daniel-Day Lewis, was well received by critics.
Throughout the decade of the 2010s, Hudson’s career took a swing toward more independent parts. Casey Affleck and she featured in “The Killer Inside Me,” which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews as the wife of a West Texas serial killer. She’s also been in indie films including “A Little Bit of Heaven” and “Something Borrowed,” among others.
In 2012, Kate was cast as Cassandra July, a recurring character on the Fox teen sitcom “Glee.” The Reluctant Fundamentalist” was her next film, released in 2013. “Wish I was Here” with Bill Murray, “Good People” and “Rock the Kasbah” followed. Despite a $15 million budget, the picture only made $3 million in the United States.
Hudson’s next role was in the DreamWorks Animation film “Kung Fu Panda 3,” in which he voiced a panda. In the end, the film brought in $521 million worldwide, making it her most popular role to date. Mother’s Day” and “Deepwater Horizon” were both released in the same year, and she starred in both. Positive reviews and modest box office success were received by the film.
“Marshall” was a film starring Hudson in 2017. Critics praised her performance, but only a small number of people showed up to see her in person. Sia will direct Kate in his next film, “Music,” which will be released in 2020.
Fabletics was started in July 2013 by Kate, Don Ressler, and Adam Goldenberg with the help of their business partners. From an e-commerce business to 22 retail locations, the company would grow over time. FL2 is a menswear label run by the company.
The company was once valued at $250 million, according to a Forbes article published in 2017. At the time, it is believed that Kate had a 20 percent stake in the corporation. If the $250 million valuation holds, Kate’s pre-tax stake in the company is $50 million.
Fabletics expects to earn more than $500 million in revenue by 2020.
Ressler and Goldenberg, two of Kate’s co-founders, run the parent firm of Fabletics, TechStyle Fashion Group. JustFab, FabKids, ShoeDazzle, and Savage X Fenty are all part of the TechStyle network of fashion businesses.
According to reports in July 2021, Fabletics was planning to float on the stock market at a reputed $5 billion valuation.
Kate Hudson Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $80 million dollars, which she acquired from her work as an actress, producer, and entrepreneur. Kate gained national attention and recognition as a result of the 2001 film “Almost Famous.” She went on to become one of the co-founders of the subscription apparel brand Fabletics, where she amassed a substantial fortune.
Kate Hudson Personal Life
From December 2000 to October 2007, Hudson was married to Chris Robinson, the frontman of The Black Crowes. Ryder Russell Robinson was born in January of that year. Beginning in 2010, Hudson was romantically linked to Muse frontman Matt Bellamy. Bingham Hawn Bellamy was born in July 2011 after they got engaged in April 2011.
It was revealed in 2014 that they had broken up and that they were still co-parenting their son. Danny Fujikawa and Hudson first started dating in 2016. They first met when she was 23 years old. They announced the birth of Rani Rose Hudson Fujikawa on October 2, 2018.
Kate Hudson Real Estate
For $5.4 million, Kate bought a house in the Pacific Palisades neighborhood of Los Angeles in 2003. Kate bought the house next door for $5.3 million in June of 2011.