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Jennifer Hudson is a Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Academy Award-winning actress and best-selling author. Bright and booming talent Hudson is a perfect example of how NOT winning the title of American Idol (2002) can actually be a boon to your career and not necessarily the end of a childhood dream. Hudson was born Jennifer Kate Hudson on ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 41 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls Effie White
(2006)
The Secret Life of Bees
The Secret Life of Bees Rosaleen Daise
(2008)
Sex and the City
(2008)
Chi-Raq
Chi-Raq Irene
(2015)

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 2017 Sandy Wexler (performer: "The Ugly Duckling", "Butterfly", "Mr. DJ", "Kinda Makes You Wanna Fall in Love", "Northern Lights")
 2017 Good Morning Britain (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 30 March 2017 (2017) ... (performer: "Good Morning Britain Theme" - uncredited)
 2017 Lorraine (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 29 March 2017 (2017) ... (performer: "Remember Me (Live)", "Spotlight", "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" - uncredited)
 2016 Sing (performer: "Golden Slumbers", "Carry That Weight")
 2016 BET Awards 2016 (TV Movie) (performer: "Purple Rain")
 2015 Chi-Raq (performer: "I Run")
  The X Factor (TV Series) (1 episode, 2015) (performer - 1 episode, 2010)
- Auditions 4 (2015) ... ("I Am Changing")
- Live Shows 1 (2010) ... (performer: "Spotlight" - uncredited)
 2015 Lip Sync Battle (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Abbi Jacobson vs. Ilana Glazer (2015) ... (performer: "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going")
 2015 Wrong Package (Short) (writer: "Magnetic Power")
 2015 IHeartRadio Music Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Trouble")
 2015 Empire (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Die But Once (2015) ... (performer: "For My God" - uncredited)
- Who I Am (2015) ... (performer: "Whatever Makes You Happy" - uncredited)
- Sins of the Father (2015) ... (performer: "Remember the Music", "Whatever Makes You Happy" - uncredited)
 2015 The 87th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "I Can't Let Go")
 2015 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
 2014 The Voice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Live Show Results (2014) ... (performer: "It's Your World")
 2008-2014 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- The Finals: Part 2 (2014) ... (performer: "Go All Night")
- Round 3: Results (2008) ... (performer: "Spotlight" - uncredited)
 2014 The Concert for Valor (TV Special) (performer: "The Star Spangled Banner", "Titanium")
 2014 The 68th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Neverland")
 2013 Black Nativity (performer: "Test of Faith", "Hush Child (Get You Through This Silent Night)", "He Loves Me Still", "Fix Me Jesus", "Be Grateful", "As")
 2013 2013 MTV Video Music Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Same Love")
 2013 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Top 10 Perform: 2 Eliminated (2013) ... (performer: "Feeling Good")
 2013 Smash (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- The Song (2013) ... (performer: "I Got Love", "I Got Love" reprise (sexier version), "Everybody Loves You Now", "I Got Love" (sexier version), "I Can't Let Go")
- The Dramaturg (2013) ... (performer: "Soon As I Get Home" from The Wiz)
- On Broadway (2013) ... (performer: "Mama Makes Three", "On Broadway")
 2013 The 85th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going")
 2011-2013 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #21.77 (2013) ... (performer: "Let's Stay Together" - uncredited)
- Episode #19.116 (2011) ... (performer: "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)" (uncredited), "Where You At")
 2004-2012 American Idol (TV Series) (performer - 15 episodes)
- Top 7 Results (2012) ... (performer: "Think Like a Man")
- American Idol 2004 Finale (2004) ... (performer: "Guest Judge Medley")
- 6 Remain - Barry Manilow Visits (2004) ... (performer: "Let Freedom Ring", "Weekend in New England")
- 7 Sing (2004) ... (performer: "Weekend in New England")
- 8 Left to Compete (2004) ... (performer: "I Have Nothing")
 2012 CMT Insider (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 18 February 2012 (2012) ... (performer: "I Will Always Love You")
 2012 The 54th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "I Will Always Love You")
 2012 Think Like a Man (performer: "Think Like a Man")
 2011 Winnie Mandela (performer: "Bleed for Love", "Nkosi Sikelel Lafrika")
 2011 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #18.152 (2011) ... (performer: "No One Gonna Love You" - uncredited)
  Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2011) (writer - 1 episode, 2011)
- Episode #11.3 (2011) ... (performer: "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going", "I Remember Me") / (writer: "I Remember Me")
 2011 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #3.71 (2011) ... (performer: "No Woman, No Cry")
- Episode #3.65 (2011) ... (performer: "No One Gonna Love You", "His Eye Is on the Sparrow")
 2011 The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (performer: " (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", "Respect", "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves")
 2010 Sex and the City 2 (performer: "Love is Your Color")
 2010 Live from Studio Five (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.93 (2010) ... (performer: "Earth Song")
 2010 Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief (TV Special documentary) (performer: "Let It Be")
 2009 Michael Jackson Memorial (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Will You Be There", "We Are The World")
 2008 Sex and the City (performer: "All Dressed in Love")
 2008 Fama ¡a bailar! (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.86 (2008) ... (performer: "Imagine")
 2007 The 79th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Love You I Do", "Patience")
 2006 Dreamgirls (performer: "Move", "Fake Your Way to the Top", "Cadillac Car", "Steppin' to the Bad Side", "Love You I Do", "I Want You Baby", "Family", "Dreamgirls", "Heavy", "It's All Over", "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going", "I Am Changing", "One Night Only", "Dreamgirls" (Finale), "Effie White's Gonna Win" (uncredited))
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Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 48 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

I just tried to live in the moment and be natural, as if there were no cameras there. Maybe it's because I felt like singing and acting are related. When you're singing you have to sell it. You act out that song; you have to know the meaning and purpose of it. I let that guide me. See more »

Trivia:

Confessed that before making the film Sex and the City (2008), she had never seen the television series Sex and the City (1998). After reading the film script, she went out and bought all of the DVDs on the television series and became completely addicted to them. See more »

Trademark:

Mezzo-soprano vocals

Star Sign:

Virgo

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