Younger sister of Oliver Hudson (born 1976), and a half-sister of Emily Hudson (born 1982) and Wyatt Russell and Zachary Hudson (both born 1986).
She turned down what could have been her big break, a role in Escape from L.A. (1996), because it starred Kurt Russell and "I didn't want to be professionally associated with my dad. I just wanted to see if I could do the audition."
Graduated from Crossroads, a Santa Monica performing arts school, in 1997.
Graduated from high school (Crossroads School, 1997) with two time NBA All-Star and current Golden State Warrior Baron Davis.
Was considered for the role of "Donna Pinciotti" in "That '70s Show" (1998).
Named one of the '50 Most Beautiful People in the World' by People Magazine. (2000)
Plays a young rock-star groupie in Almost Famous (2000). Her mother, Goldie Hawn, played a middle-aged former groupie in The Banger Sisters (2002).
Auditioned for the role of Lady Jocelyn in A Knight's Tale (2001), but lost out to Shannyn Sossamon.
Ranked #51 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World" (2002).
Turned down the part of Peter Parker's girlfriend Mary Jane Watson in Spider-Man (2002) for the role of Ethne Eustace in The Four Feathers (2002).
Started production company Cosmic Entertainment in 2003 with Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell and her brother.
Ranked #99 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List. It is her first appearance on the list and she was the youngest person on it that year at the age of 24.
Was at the 2004 Jammy Awards in Madison Square Garden. She is a big fan of the hippy/jam scene.
Gave birth to her first child at age 24, a son Ryder Russell Robinson (aka Ryder Robinson) on January 7, 2004. Child's father is her first husband, Chris Robinson.
Named #47 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
Returned to work 3 months after giving birth to her son Ryder in order to begin filming The Skeleton Key (2005), losing 60 pounds for the role.
Announced separation from her husband of almost six years, Chris Robinson [July 2006].
Named #66 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
Has been in a relationship with Owen Wilson twice. They originally began a relationship in August 2006, having met on the set of You, Me and Dupree (2006), but they broke up in May 2007. They reconciled in March 2008, only to separate a second time in May 2008.
Ranked #27 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
Launching new eco-friendly hair-care products [June, 2008].
She was listed as a potential Razzie nominee in the Worst Actress category for Bride Wars (2009). She did not receive the nomination.
Confirmed her engagement to Matthew Bellamy, having been in a relationship since April 2010 (27 April 2011).
Gave birth to her second child at age 32, a son Bingham Hawn Bellamy on July 9, 2011. Child's father is her boyfriend Matthew Bellamy.
Returned to work 2 months after giving birth to her son Bingham to begin filming The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2013).