Oliver Hudson

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Oliver Hudson
Oliver Hudson.jpg
Oliver Hudson, September 2008
BornOliver Rutledge Hudson
(1976-09-07) September 7, 1976 (age 37)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1999–present
Spouse(s)Erinn Bartlett[1] (m. 2006)
Children3
ParentsBill Hudson
Goldie Hawn
RelativesKate Hudson (sister)
Wyatt Russell (half-brother)
Brett Hudson (uncle)
Mark Hudson (uncle)
 
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Oliver Hudson
Oliver Hudson.jpg
Oliver Hudson, September 2008
BornOliver Rutledge Hudson
(1976-09-07) September 7, 1976 (age 37)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1999–present
Spouse(s)Erinn Bartlett[1] (m. 2006)
Children3
ParentsBill Hudson
Goldie Hawn
RelativesKate Hudson (sister)
Wyatt Russell (half-brother)
Brett Hudson (uncle)
Mark Hudson (uncle)

Oliver Rutledge Hudson (born September 7, 1976) is an American actor, best known for his role as Adam Rhodes in the CBS comedy series Rules Of Engagement (2007-2013). He is the son of Goldie Hawn and Bill Hudson, and brother of Kate Hudson.

Early life[edit]

Hudson was born in Los Angeles, California, to Goldie Hawn and musician Bill Hudson. After their parents divorced in 1980, he and his sister, actress Kate Hudson, were raised in Colorado by their mother and her boyfriend, actor Kurt Russell.[2] Hudson says that he considers Russell to be his father.[citation needed] He has four half-siblings: Emily and Zachary, from his biological father's marriage to actress, Cindy Williams; Lalania, from another of his father's relationships in 2006; and Wyatt, from his mother's relationship with Kurt Russell.

Hudson in 2010

Hudson is of Italian (from his paternal grandmother), English, Hungarian Jewish, German, as well as very distant Dutch descent. Hudson's maternal grandfather was a descendant of Edward Rutledge (1749–1800), the youngest signatory of the Declaration of Independence. Hudson is the cousin of singer Sarah Hudson.

Career[edit]

Hudson appeared opposite his mother in 1999 comedy film The Out-of-Towners and later starred in several teen movies, like The Smokers, and Going Greek. In 2002 he played the lead role of The WB comedy series My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star. Hudson also appeared in recurring role opposite Katie Holmes as her love interest, Eddie Doling, in sixteen episodes of Dawson's Creek from 2002 to 2003.[3]

Hudson starred in The WB series The Mountain from 2004 to 2005, show canceled after 13 episodes. In 2006 he starred in horror films The Breed and Black Christmas. He also starred with Claire Forlani in Lifetime movie Carolina Moon in 2007. From 2007 to 2013 Hudson starred as Adam Rhodes in the CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement (2007–2013).

In 2013 Hudson was cast in the recurring role of Jeff Fordham for the second season on the ABC drama series Nashville.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Hudson married actress Erinn Bartlett on June 9, 2006, in Mexico. The ceremony was officiated by a Buddhist monk.[1] The couple has two sons: Wilder Brooks Hudson, born August 23, 2007, and Bodhi Hawn Hudson, born March 19, 2010,[6][7] and a daughter, Rio Laura, born in July 2013.[8] He is also an avid golfer and plays to a 2-handicap. Hudson played in the 2005 World Series of Poker Main Event, but went broke on the very first hand, losing to 2003 runner-up, Sam Farha, who had a better Full House than Hudson.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
1999Kill the ManRevolutionary #1
1999The Out-of-TownersAlan Clark
2000Rocket's Red GlareHank Baker
2000The SmokersDavid
2001Going GreekZieglerTeen Choice Award for Best Movie Actor: Comedy
2002New Best FriendJosh
2003As Virgins FallCorky Stevens
2005Mr. DramaticMr. Dramatic
2006The BreedJohn
2006Black ChristmasKyle Autry
2008Strange WildernessTJ/Animal Handler
2013Grown Ups 2Kyle
2013Walk of ShamePost-production

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2002My Guide to Becoming a Rock StarJace DarnellSeries regular, 11 episodes
2002–2003Dawson's CreekEddie DolingRecurring role, 16 episodes
2004–2005The MountainDavid Carver Jr.Series regular, 13 episodes
200610.5: ApocalypseWill MalloyTV movie
2007The WeekendJulianTV pilot
2007Carolina MoonCade LavelleTV movie
2007–2013Rules of EngagementAdam RhodesSeries regular, 100 episodes
2013–NashvilleJeff FordhamRecurring role

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Erinn Bartlett and Oliver Hudson Wedding". Celebrity Bride Guide. February 9, 2013. Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Washington Post". Kate Hudson finds success fun, but hard earned. Retrieved July 12, 2006. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Oliver Hudson". Movies.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  4. ^ Bucksbaum, Sydney. "'Nashville' Season 2 casts Oliver Hudson as Rayna's new boss...and love interest?". Retrieved August 2, 2013. 
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Oliver Hudson Joins 'Nashville' In Major Recurring Role". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 
  6. ^ Malkin, Marc (2007-03-27). "Breaking Baby News!". E! Online. Retrieved 2007-03-27. 
  7. ^ Oliver Hudson : People.com
  8. ^ "Oliver Hudson Welcomes Daughter Rio Laura – Moms & Babies – Moms & Babies - People.com". Celebritybabies.people.com. 2010-03-25. Retrieved 2013-10-03. 

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