Actress who played the character Penny Lane in the 2000 film Almost Famous and also starred in the films How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and You, Me and Dupree.
She played a role as Cassandra July in the TV series Glee, and also had roles in Fool's Gold and Bride Wars.
She showed off her dancing skills in the 2009 musical film Nine, directed by Rob Marshall.
She decided to begin her acting career straight out of high school rather than attend NYU.
She married Chris Robinson in 2000; the couple had a son named Ryder in 2004 but divorced in 2007. Her brother is the Rules of Engagement star, Oliver Hudson and her mother is Goldie Hawn. She also had a son named Bingham with Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy, whom she was engaged to until the couple split in December 2014.
- The meaning of the name Hudson: Son Of Hudd