Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

  • Born on
    • September 12th, 1981
Jennifer Kate Hudson, born September 12, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois, is a recording artist, actress and spokesperson. She came to prominence in 2004 as one of the finalists on the third season of American Idol coming in seventh place. She went on to win a Grammy Award for her eponymous debut album, Jennifer Hudson, which was released in 2008 and was certified gold by the RIAA for selling over 700,000 copies in the US; sales exceeded 1 million copies worldwide. She made her film debut in the 2006 film Dreamgirls which won her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, an NAACP Image Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Since then, Hudson had roles in 2008’s Sex in the City and The Secret Life of Bees Hudson is set to star in the 2011 film Winnie based on the life of Winnie Mandela.


Acting (19 Credits)

2021Respect as Aretha Franklin
2021Tell It Like a Woman as Kim Carter / Pepcy
2019Cats as Grizabella
2018Monster as Mrs. Harmon
2017Sandy Wexler as Courtney Clarke
2016Hairspray Live! as Motormouth Maybelle
2016Sing as Young Nana (voice)
2016Confirmation as Angela Wright
2015Chi-Raq as Irene
2014Lullaby as Nurse Carrie
2013Call Me Crazy: A Five Film as Maggie
2013The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete as Gloria
2013Black Nativity as Naima
2012The Three Stooges as Sister Rosemary
2011Winnie Mandela as Winnie Mandela
2008The Secret Life of Bees as Rosaleen Daise
2008Sex and the City as Louise, Carrie's assistant
2008Winged Creatures as Kathy Archenault
2006Dreamgirls as Effie White


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