GOLDIE HAWN (Linda): Goldie Hawn is an Academy Award winning
actress, producer, director, best-selling author and children's advocate. She is
the founder of The Hawn Foundation, an international charitable organization
with a mission to equip children with the social and emotional skills they need
to lead smarter, healthier, and happier lives. Working with leading
neuroscientists, educators, psychologists and researchers, the Foundation
developed MindUP, an evidence-based curriculum and teaching model for grades
K-8 that provides tools to help children self-regulate and understand their own
emotions, moods and behaviors; reduce stress and anxiety; sharpen concentration;
increase empathy and improve academic performance.
As an actress, best-selling author, producer and director, Goldie is one of the
most recognizable and beloved actresses in Hollywood. Her gift for performing
began at age 3, which is when she started dancing. At 17, she took her talents
to Williamsburg, Virginia where she landed her first professional dancing and
acting role in "Romeo and Juliet." While attending American University, she won
a "Best Acting Performance" award for her role in "The Trial" by Franz Kafka.
Goldie made her acting debut in the situation comedy "Good Morning, World." She
rose to prominence as part of the cast of the iconic comedy show "Laugh-In." In
1969, Goldie won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in
"Cactus Flower" alongside Walter Matthau and Ingrid Bergman.
She has starred in more than thirty films, among them, "Sugarland Express,"
"Death Becomes Her," "Everyone Says I Love You" and "The First Wives Club."
Goldie earned a second Academy Award nomination for her starring role in
"Private Benjamin," which she executive produced. She has received nine Golden
Globe nominations to date, including one for her role in "Banger Sisters,"
alongside Susan Sarandon in 2003. In 2017, Goldie was selected to receive a star
on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She can next be seen starring alongside comedian
Amy Schumer in Fox's 2017 film "Snatched."
Goldie produced many other films for movies and television such as "Protocol,"
"Wildcats," "Overboard," "My Blue Heaven," "Something To Talk About," "When
Billie Beat Bobby," "The Matthew Shepard Story" and "Mad Money."
Goldie made her directorial debut in 1997 with the film 'Hope" starring J.T.
Walsh, Christine Lahti and Jena Malone. Goldie is a mother to four grown
children: Oliver and Kate Hudson, Wyatt Russell and stepson Boston Russell. She
published her best-selling memoir, "A Lotus Grows in the Mud," in 2005. Her
book, "10 Mindful Minutes," was released in September 2011, offering guidance on
raising healthy, joyful, and resilient children.
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