Hudson subsequently appeared in several romantic comedies, including Alex and Emma and Raising Helen; the films met with varying degrees of success.
Hudson later headlined the 2005 thriller The Skeleton Key.
The film, directed by Rob Marshall, was released in December 2009.
Us also broke the news last September that Hudson and Nick Jonas had been hooking up.
(The pair continued to see each other on and off earlier this year.) The Disney star, 23, described their relationship to Complex this past February."Kate’s incredible.
She later starred in the film adaptation of Jim Thompson's The Killer Inside Me, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
In 2011, she starred in another romantic comedy, Something Borrowed, based on Emily Giffin's novel of the same name.
Hudson also co-founded Fabletics, a fitness brand and membership program operated by Just Fab.
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 her mother's longtime boyfriend, actor Kurt Russell.
Regarding her early career and success, Hudson has noted that she is a "hard worker" and did not want to be associated with her well-known parents, wishing to avoid the perception that she "rode on somebody's coattails".
Hudson's breakthrough role was as Penny Lane in Cameron Crowe's Almost Famous (2000), for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
She rose to prominence in 2000 for playing Penny Lane in Almost Famous, for which she won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.