Kate Garry Hudson (born April 19, 1979) is an American actress, author, and fashion entrepreneur. She rose to prominence for her performance in the film "Almost Famous" (2000), for which she won a Golden Globe and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Hudson was born in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Academy Award-winning actress Goldie Hawn and musician Bill Hudson. Her parents divorced when she was 18 months old and she and her older brother, actor Oliver Hudson, were raised in Snowmass, Colorado, and Pacific Palisades, California, by her mother and actor Kurt Russell.

Goldie Jeanne Hawn (born November 21, 1945) is an American actress. She rose to fame on the NBC sketch comedy program" Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" (1968–1970), before going on to receive the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in "Cactus Flower" in (1969).

Hawn had bankable star status for more than three decades, while appearing in such films as "Butterflies Are Free" (1972) "The Sugarland Express", (1974), "Shampoo" (1975), "Foul Play" (1978), "Seems Like Old Times" (1980), and "Private Benjamin" (1980), for which she was nominated for Best Actress, playing in the title role. She later starred in "Overboard" (1987), "Bird on a Wire" (1990), "Death Becomes Her" (1992), "The First Wives Club" (1996), "The Out-of-Towners" (1999) and "The Banger Sisters" (2002).

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