Oliver Hudson is an American actor best known for starring in the television series My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star (2002) and The Mountain (2004-2005), and supporting roles in the films New Best Friend (2002) and The Out-of-Towners (1999).
Hudson also played opposite Katie Holmes as her love interest Eddie Doling in sixteen episodes of Dawson's Creek, from 2002-2003.
He also starred in the CBS sitcom Rules of Engagement, from 2007-2013.
While growing up on movie sets with his mother, Goldie Hawn, Hudson developed a passion for all facets of filmmaking.
His first starring TV role was as Jack Dale in My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star, which he followed up by playing Edie Doling in Dawson's Creek before landing the lead role of David Carver in The Mountain.
As a child, Hudson split his time between Aspen, Colorado, and Los Angeles, California. At the early age of 10, Hudson and his best friend would shoot and star in their own short films.
He was also an avid hockey player and was scouted by prep schools to play on the East Coast, but he chose to finish high school in Los Angeles. He later enrolled in the film program at the University of Colorado.
With a desire to jump-start a career in the film industry, Hudson moved back to California and worked as a production assistant on the feature film Executive Decision, starring Kurt Russell.
At the same time, Hudson began taking film classes at USC. He soon wrote and directed a short film.
Simultaneously, Hudson enrolled in acting classes and began going to theatrical auditions. His feature credits include The Out-of-Towners, with Goldie Hawn and Steve Martin; the independent features Kill the Man, with Luke Wilson; and The Smokers, with Dominique Swain.
Other films include New Best Friend, in which he starred alongside Meredith Monroe and Dominique Swain, and As Virgins Fall.
He also starred in the independent feature Going Greek and the television movie Rocket's Red Glare.
Behind the scenes, Hudson formed his own production company, Workshed, which will develop both feature film and television projects.
Workshed is a division of Cosmic Entertainment, a family business formed by Oliver along with Hawn, Russell and Hudson's actress sister, Kate Hudson.
Hudson married actress Erinn Bartlett on June 9, 2006 in Mexico. Bartlett is a former Miss Massachusetts Teen USA, and was a semi-finalist at the Miss Teen USA pageant in 1991.
Their son Wilder Brooks Hudson was born on August 23, 2007 in Los Angeles.