Oliver Hudson

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Oliver Hudson
Oliver Hudson.jpg
Hudson in September 2008
Born Oliver Rutledge Hudson
(1976-09-07) September 7, 1976 (age 39)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor,Model
Years active 1999–present
Spouse(s) Erinn Bartlett[1] (m. 2006)
Children 3
Parent(s) Bill Hudson
Goldie Hawn
Relatives Kate Hudson (sister)
Wyatt Russell (half-brother)
Brett Hudson (uncle)
Mark Hudson (uncle)

Oliver Rutledge Hudson (born September 7, 1976) is an American actor and model best known for his role as Adam Rhodes in the CBS comedy series Rules of Engagement (2007–13), and Jeff Fordham on the ABC musical drama series Nashville (2013–15). 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 his parents divorced in 1980, he and his sister, actress Kate Hudson, were raised in Colorado by their mother and her partner, 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 is of Italian (from his paternal grandmother), Hungarian Jewish (from his maternal grandmother), English, German, as well as very distant Dutch, descent. He is the cousin of singer Sarah Hudson.


Hudson in 2010

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] Hudson later was promoted to series regular for third season.[6]

In 2015, Hudson was cast as a series regular on the horror comedy anthology series Scream Queens playing Wes, the father of a college sorority pledge member. Oliver juggled both his role as Jeff on Nashville and his role as Wes on Scream Queens, since he had a one-year series regular deal with Nashville before it was renewed for a fourth season.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Hudson married Erinn Bartlett on June 9, 2006, in Cabo San Lucas, 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,[8][9] and a daughter, Rio Laura, born in July 2013.[10] 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.



Year Film Role Notes
1999 Kill the Man Revolutionary #1
1999 The Out-of-Towners Alan Clark
2000 Rocket's Red Glare Hank Baker
2000 The Smokers David
2001 Going Greek Ziegler Teen Choice Award for Best Movie Actor: Comedy
2002 New Best Friend Josh
2003 As Virgins Fall Corky Stevens
2005 Mr. Dramatic Mr. Dramatic Short film
2006 The Breed John
2006 Black Christmas Kyle Autry
2008 Strange Wilderness TJ / Animal Handler
2013 Grown Ups 2 Kyle
2014 Walk of Shame Kyle


Year Title Role Notes
2002 My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star Jace Darnell Series regular, 11 episodes
2002–2003 Dawson's Creek Eddie Doling Recurring role, 16 episodes
2004–2005 The Mountain David Carver Jr. Series regular, 13 episodes
2006 10.5: Apocalypse Will Malloy TV Movie
2007 The Weekend Julian TV pilot
2007 Carolina Moon Cade Lavelle TV Movie
2007–2013 Rules of Engagement Adam Rhodes Series regular, 100 episodes
2013–2015 Nashville Jeff Fordham Recurring cast (Season 2, 4), Series regular (Season 3)
2015–present Scream Queens Weston "Wes" Gardner Main Role

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2001 Teen Choice Award Choice Movie Actor: Comedy Award shared with co-star Harvey Silver Going Greek Won


  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. ^ "Oliver Hudson & Will Chase Promoted To Regular On ABC’s ‘Nashville’". Deadline. March 11, 2014. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Oliver Hudson Joins ‘Scream Queens’ As Joe Manganiello Has To Pull Out". Deadline.com. March 13, 2015. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  8. ^ Malkin, Marc (2007-03-27). "Breaking Baby News!". E! Online. Retrieved 2007-03-27. 
  9. ^ Oliver Hudson : People.com
  10. ^ "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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