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, a public charity 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 and researchers, the Foundation developed MindUP™, an evidence-based curriculum and teaching model for grades K-8 that provides children with the social and emotional tools to improve academic performance. MindUP™ is currently being taught in schools in the United States and Canada, and is in the process of broadening globally. Ms. Hawn has received many honors for her work with children. Among them, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) presented Goldie with a special award for her work to increase public understanding of mental health.Career
Goldie is one of the most recognizable and beloved actresses in Hollywood. In 1969, she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Cactus Flower alongside Walter Matthau and Ingrid Bergman. Since then, she has starred in more than thirty films including Sugarland Express, Death Becomes Her, Private Benjamin, 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.
Goldie made her directorial debut in 1997 with the film Hope. She published a best-selling memoir, A Lotus Grows in the Mud, in 2005. Her next book, 10 Mindful Minutes, will be released in September of 2011, offering guidance on raising healthy, joyful, and resilient children. Goldie is a mother to four grown children, Oliver and Kate Hudson, Wyatt Russell and stepson Boston Russell.