Biography

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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 46

Birthday 1981-09-12

Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 Cats as Grizabella
2018 Monster as Mrs. Harmon
2017 A Very Pentatonix Christmas as Herself
2017 Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives as Herself
2017 Sandy Wexler as Courtney Clarke
2016 Hairspray Live! as Motormouth Maybelle
2016 Sing as Young Nana (voice)
2016 Confirmation as Angela Wright
2015 Chi-Raq as Irene
2015 The Late Late Show with James Corden(1 episode) as Herself
2015 Empire(1 episode) as Michelle White
2014 The Concert for Valor as Herself - Performer
2014 Lullaby as Nurse Carrie
2014 And the Oscar Goes To... as Herself - Interviewee
2013 Black Nativity as Naima
2013 The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete as Gloria
2013 Call Me Crazy: A Five Film as Maggie
2012 The Three Stooges as Sister Rosemary
2012 The Voice UK(17 episodes) as Herself - Coach
2012 Smash(3 episodes) as Veronica Moore
2012 Always Whitney Houston
2011 Winnie Mandela as Winnie Mandela
2011 The Voice(27 episodes) as Herself - Judge
2010 Hope for Haiti as Herself
2009 Michael Jackson Memorial as Herself
2009 DJ Juice - The King is Back Mixtape Blend Dvd Vol. 70
2008 The Secret Life of Bees as Rosaleen Daise
2008 Winged Creatures as Kathy Archenault
2008 Sex and the City as Louise, Carrie's assistant
2007 Sesame Street: Elmo's Christmas Countdown as Herself
2007 The Graham Norton Show(1 episode) as Herself
2007 Vanity Fair: Killers Kill, Dead Men Die as The Thrush
2006 Dreamgirls as Effie White
2004 On Air with Ryan Seacrest(2 episodes)
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(1 episode)
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(1 episode)
2002 American Idol(4 episodes)
2002 E! Live From the Red Carpet(2 episodes) as Herself
1999 The Early Show(2 episodes)
1997 The View(2 episodes)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(2 episodes)
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(1 episode)
1959 The Grammy Awards(1 episode)
1953 The Academy Awards(2 episodes) as Jennifer Hudson
1952 Today(1 episode)
1947 World Series(1 episode)

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