Oliver Hudson was born on September 7, 1976 in Los Angeles, California. He is the brother of actress Kate Hudson, as well as the son of musician Bill Hudson and the Academy Award-winning actress Goldie Hawn. Hudson studied at the University of Southern California, and started out in the entertainment industry as a production assistant for several feature films. Among the movies he has worked on are Mary Jane's Last Dance, The Out-of-Towners, and Kill the Man. He has also acted in a number of television series such as Dawson's Creek
, The Mountain, and My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star. Hudson played during the main event of the 2005 World Series of Poker, but lost to Sam Farha. Aside from acting, he enjoys ice hockey, basketball, and surfing.
From 2007 to 2013, Hudson played Adam Rhodes on the comedy series Rules of Engagement. He then joined the cast of Nashville as Jeff Fordham before landing the FOX horror comedy series Scream Queens.