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Jennifer Kate Hudson was born on September 12, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois to Darnell Donerson (née Hudson) & Samuel Simpson. She is an Academy Award-winning actress, Grammy Award-winning recording artist and best-selling author. This bright, beautiful and booming-voiced talent is a perfect example of how NOT winning the title of American Idol (2002)... See full bio »

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Dreamgirls Effie White
The Secret Life of Bees Rosaleen Daise
Respect Aretha Franklin


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  Tell It Like a Woman (filming)
Kim Carter / Pepcy
 2021 Respect
Aretha Franklin
 2020 Baba Yaga (Short)
Forest (voice)
 2019 Cats
 2018/II Monster
Mrs. Harmon
 2017 Pentatonix Feat. Jennifer Hudson: How Great Thou Art (Music Video)
Jennifer Hudson
 2017 Sandy Wexler
Courtney Clarke
 2016 Hairspray Live! (TV Movie)
Motormouth Maybelle
 2016 Sing
Young Nana (voice)
 2016 Inside Amy Schumer (TV Series)
Jennifer Hudson
- Brave (2016) ... Jennifer Hudson
 2016 Confirmation (TV Movie)
Angela Wright
 2015 Chi-Raq
 2015 Tyrese Gibson: Shame (Music Video)
Jennifer Hudson
 2015 Jennifer Hudson: I Still Love You (Music Video)
Jennifer Hudson
 2015 Empire (TV Series)
Michelle White
- Die but Once (2015) ... Michelle White
- Who I Am (2015) ... Michelle White
- Sins of the Father (2015) ... Michelle White
 2015 Iggy Azalea Feat. Jennifer Hudson: Trouble (Music Video)
Jennifer Hudson
 2014/II Lullaby
Nurse Carrie
 2013 Black Nativity
 2013 Scandalous with Jennifer Hudson (Video short)
The Fixer
 2013 Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (TV Movie)
 2013 Smash (TV Series)
Veronica Moore
- The Song (2013) ... Veronica Moore
- The Dramaturg (2013) ... Veronica Moore
- On Broadway (2013) ... Veronica Moore
 2012 Jennifer Hudson Feat. Ne-Yo, Rick Ross: Think Like a Man (Music Video)
Jennifer Hudson
 2012 The Three Stooges
Sister Rosemary
 2011 Winnie Mandela
Winnie Mandela
 2011 Jennifer Hudson: Where You At (Music Video)
Jennifer Hudson
 2010 Artists for Haiti: We Are the World 25 for Haiti (Music Video)
Jennifer Hudson
 2008 The Secret Life of Bees
Rosaleen Daise
 2008 Winged Creatures
Kathy Hammet
 2008 Sex and the City
 2007 Vanity Fair: Killers Kill, Dead Men Die (Video short)
The Thrush (credit only)
 2006 Dreamgirls
Effie White
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2 Interviews | 49 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 12 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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1st Guest Star of Drive-In Interview


5' 9" (1.75 m)


Hudson, Darnell | Samuel Simpson | Darnell Donnerson

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[on American Idol (2002)] The first series, I wasn't so interested. It was summer, I wanted to be outside. But my mother was on at me: "You should watch this". To start with I was like, "Whatever", but when Kelly Clarkson won the first series I was literally nauseous. I realized it could be for real. I was beating myself up that I didn't go and audition. When season two came around I had started ... See more »


On June 10, 2011, she was rushed to the hospital with severe abdominal pains; was later diagnosed with food poisoning. See more »


Mezzo-soprano vocals


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