KATE HUDSON (Tess) won a Golden Globe Award and earned Academy Award, BAFTA Award and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award nominations for her work in Cameron Crowe's acclaimed 2000 film "Almost Famous," set in the world of 1970s rock 'n' roll. Hudson's performance as legendary "band aid" Penny Lane also captured the hearts of audiences and brought her honors from critics groups around the country, including the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Breakthrough Artist. In addition, she received a second SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Cast Performance, shared with an ensemble cast which included Billy Crudup, Frances McDormand, Patrick Fugit, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jason Lee and Anna Paquin.
Hudson next starred in Robert Altman's "Dr. T & the Women," once again joining an acclaimed ensemble cast, which included Richard Gere, Helen Hunt, Laura Dern and Liv Tyler. She was then seen in the romantic comedy "About Adam," with Stuart Townsend and Frances O'Connor, and in Shekhar Kapur's epic period film "The Four Feathers," starring opposite Heath Ledger and Wes Bentley.
In 2003, Hudson starred 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. That same year, she starred with Luke Wilson in "Alex & Emma" for director Rob Reiner, and in Merchant-Ivory's contemporary comedy "Le Divorce," with an all-star international ensemble including Naomi Watts, Glenn Close, Stockard Channing, Leslie Caron and Stephen Fry. Hudson then took on the title role of Garry Marshall's comedy drama "Raising Helen," followed by the psychological thriller "Skeleton Key," opposite Peter Sarsgaard and Gena Rowlands. Most recently, she starred in the hit comedy "You, Me and Dupree," opposite Owen Wilson, Matt Dillon and Michael Douglas. She will next be seen opposite Dane Cook in "My Best Friend's Girl" and recently made her debut as a writer and director with the short film "Cutlass," part of the Glamour Reel Moments program.
Hudson had made her studio feature debut in Risa Bramon Garcia's "200 Cigarettes," co-starring with Ben Affleck, Courtney Love and Martha Plimpton. Her other early credits include Morgan J. Freeman's "Desert Blue," with Christina Ricci and Casey Affleck, and "Gossip," a psychological drama which also featured James Marsden and Joshua Jackson.
This spring, Hudson and hairstylist David Babaii will launch DAVID BABAII FOR WILDAID, an innovative new brand of professional hair care products which are free of sulfates, parabens, animal products and animal testing, with a percentage of the revenue from the line to benefit the global wildlife conservation organization WildAid.
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