Received several awards for her performance as rock groupie Penny Lane in 2000's Almost Famous, including Breakthrough Performance (Broadcast Film Critics Association), Best Supporting Actress (Las Vegas Film Critics) and Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Golden Satellite).
Turned down the role of Peter Parker's girlfriend, Mary Jane, in Spider-Man (2002).
Formed the production company Cosmic Entertainment with Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell and brother Oliver Hudson in 2003.
Got a scuba certificate while filming the 2008 movie Fool's Gold with Matthew McConaughey.
2001, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Winner
2000, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Nominee
2009, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Leading Lady: Winner