Jennifer Hudson (I)


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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 44 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

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

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 2020 The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival (TV Special) (performer: "Hallelujah")
 2020 In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover (TV Special) (performer: "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going")
 2020 The Disney Family Singalong Volume 2 (TV Special) (performer: "Beauty and the Beast")
 2020 Lindsay Ellis' Essay Collection (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Why is Cats? (2020) ... (performer: "Memory")
 2020 Ralphthemoviemaker (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- CATS Review (2020) ... (performer: "Memory")
 2020 WatchMojo (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Top 10 Reasons Why Cats is the WORST (2020) ... (performer: "Memory")
 2015-2019 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- Paul Reiser/Helen Hunt/Dua Lipa/James Blake (2019) ... (performer: "Memory")
 2019 Cats (performer: "Grizabella: The Glamour Cat", "Memory (Prelude)", "Memory", "Beautiful Ghosts (Short Reprise)")
 2019 Shine (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Journey Continues (2019) ... (performer: "Hallelujah")
 2019 Geeks + Gamers (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- WTF Did I Just Watch... It's Worse Than Batwoman (2019) ... (performer: "Memory")
 2019 The Oscars (TV Special) (performer: "I'll Fight")
 2018 Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G. (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Unsolved? (2018) ... (performer: "Feeling Good")
 2018 RBG (Documentary) (performer: "I'll Fight")
  The Voice (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2017) (performer - 1 episode, 2017)
- Live Finals 3: Top 10 (2017) ... (performer: "Remember Me") / (writer: "Remember Me")
- Battles 2 (2017) ... (writer: "Remember Me")
 2017 Everything Wrong with... (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Everything Wrong with Sing in 15 Minutes or Less (2017) ... (performer: "Golden Slumbers")
 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 Hairspray Live! (TV Movie) (performer: "Big, Blonde & Beautiful", "I Know Where I've Been", "You Can't Stop the Beat", "Come So Far (Got So Far to Go)")
 2016 The 90th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (TV Special) (performer: "You Can't Stop The Beat")
 2016 Sing (performer: "Golden Slumbers", "Carry That Weight")
 2016 BET Awards 2016 (TV Special) (performer: "Purple Rain")
 2015 Chi-Raq (performer: "I Run")
 2015 Minority Report (TV Mini-Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2015) ... (performer: "Trouble" - uncredited)
  The X Factor UK (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 The Late Late Show with James Corden (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Erin Foster & Sara Foster/Christoph Waltz/George Ezra (2015) ... (performer: "Trouble", "Spotlight", "And I Am 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 Oscars (TV Special) (performer: "I Can't Let Go")
 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 - 3 episodes)
- The Finals: Part 2 (2014) ... (performer: "Go All Night")
- Round Three (2009) ... (performer: "Spotlight")
- 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 The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (TV Special) (performer: "Bad Girls")
 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 Oscars (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")
 2012 Jennifer Hudson Feat. Ne-Yo, Rick Ross: Think Like a Man (Video short) (performer: "Think Like a Man")
 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 dated 11 May 2011 (2011) ... (performer: "No Woman, No Cry")
- Episode dated 3 May 2011 (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 The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (TV Special) (performer: "I'm Here")
 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 Special) (performer: "Will You Be There", "We Are The World")
 2008 Sex and the City: The Movie (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", "Effie White's Gonna Win" (uncredited), "Dreamgirls" (Finale))
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Other Works:

Book: "I got this: How I changed my ways and lost what weighed me down". ISBN: 0525952772 See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 49 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 12 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on her song "Moan", written in her mother's memory] Mom would always tell us if you are hurting, moan and you will feel better. That's the title of the song. There is not a day that goes by when I don't repeat the things she said. She was very quiet. The complete opposite of us kids. Now she has gone, I realize she had a lot to say. My brother, too, I hear him, too. When we were kids, any time ... See more »

Trivia:

Managed to eke out a thanks to the original stage Effie, Jennifer Holliday, as the orchestra music began to unceremoniously drown out Jennifer's emotional Oscar acceptance speech. Both Holliday and Sheryl Lee Ralph (the theater's first Deena) had expressed hurt and dismay earlier at being snubbed during the mounting publicity for the "Dreamgirls" film. The third original Dreamgirl on stage, ... See more »

Trademark:

Mezzo-soprano vocals

Nickname:

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Star Sign:

Virgo

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