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Jennifer Holliday


Jennifer Holliday was born on October 19, 1960 in Houston, Texas, USA as Jennifer Yvette Holliday. She was previously married to Rev. Andre Woods and Billy Meadows. See full bio »

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Known For

Ally McBeal Lisa Knowles
(1997-2001)
(1988)
Below the Belt Music Department
(1980)
(2001)

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 2018 Beat Shazam (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.4 (2018) ... (performer: "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going")
 2016 RuPaul's Drag Race (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Shady Politics (2016) ... (performer: "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going")
 2015 The Queen of Ireland (Documentary) (performer: "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going")
 2006-2012 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 3 episodes)
- Top 10 Perform (2012) ... (performer: "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going")
- Top 6 Perform (2006) ... (performer: "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going")
- Top 8 Perform (2006) ... (performer: "Fake Your Way to the Top")
 2012 American Idol (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Winner Announced (2012) ... (performer: "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going")
 2011 Happily Divorced (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Vegas Baby (2011) ... (performer: "Lucky in Love")
 2008 So You Think You Can Dance Canada (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Top 4 (2008) ... (performer: "Move (You're Stepping On My Heart)")
 2008 Pageant (Documentary) (performer: "And I'm Telling You")
 1997-2000 Ally McBeal (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Turning Thirty (2000) ... (performer: "Stoney End", "Reach Out (I'll Be There)")
- Boy to the World (1997) ... (performer: "Short People")
 1999 Great Performances (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies (1999) ... (performer: "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going")
 1998 The 52nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (performer: "Broadway Divas", "And I'm Tellin' You I'm Not Going")
 1995 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Script Formerly Known As... (1995) ... (performer: "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going")
 1995 Women of the House (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Miss Sugarbaker Goes to Washington (1995) ... (performer: "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going")
 1991 The Five Heartbeats (arranger: "Amazing Grace") / (performer: "Amazing Grace")
 1988 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (performer: "Magic Man" - as Jennifer Holiday)
 1987 In the Mood (performer: "In the Mood")
 1984 The 56th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special documentary) (performer: "The Way He Makes Me Feel")
 1982 The 36th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (performer: "It's All Over", "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Broadway: "Dreamgirls" (1981), in which she first performed the song "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" See more »

Alternate Names:

Jennifer-Yvette Holliday
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Twenty years ago when I was in 'Dreamgirls,' I was always a joke because I was huge. I went out once to a birthday gathering for me, and the New York Post wrote that I had broken the chair because I was so big. Well, I didn't break the chair; it was just really wobbly. But the humiliation was terrible." "Even after I lost weight, I was still the same person.

Trivia:

"Dreamgirls" earned her not only a Tony, but Drama Desk and Theatre World Awards; she also won a Grammy Award for her recorded version of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going". See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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