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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 45 wins & 40 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Dreamgirls Effie White
(2006)
The Secret Life of Bees Rosaleen Daise
(2008)
(2008)
Sandy Wexler Courtney Clarke
(2017)

Filmography

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 2021 Tell It Like a Woman
Kim Carter / Pepcy
 2021 Respect
Aretha Franklin
 2020 Baba Yaga (Short)
Forest (voice)
 2019 Cats
Grizabella
 2018/II Monster
Mrs. Harmon
 2017 Pentatonix Feat. Jennifer Hudson: How Great Thou Art (Video short)
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
Irene
 2015 Tyrese Gibson: Shame (Video short)
Jennifer Hudson
 2015 Jennifer Hudson: I Still Love You (Video short)
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 (Video short)
Jennifer Hudson
 2014/II Lullaby
Nurse Carrie
 2013 Black Nativity
Naima
 2013 Scandalous with Jennifer Hudson (Video short)
The Fixer
 2013 Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (TV Movie)
Maggie
 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 (Video short)
Jennifer Hudson
 2012 The Three Stooges
Sister Rosemary
 2011 Winnie Mandela
Winnie Mandela
 2011 Jennifer Hudson: Where You at (Video short)
Jennifer Hudson
 2010 Artists for Haiti: We Are the World 25 for Haiti (Video short)
Jennifer Hudson
 2008 The Secret Life of Bees
Rosaleen Daise
 2008 Winged Creatures
Kathy Hammet
 2008 Sex and the City
Louise
 2007 Vanity Fair: Killers Kill, Dead Men Die (Video short)
The Thrush (credit only)
 2006 Dreamgirls
Effie White
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial: Master Card See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

1st Guest Star of Drive-In Interview

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)

Parents:

Hudson, Darnell | Samuel Simpson | Darnell Donnerson
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Personal Quote:

[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 »

Trivia:

Director Michael Patrick King and actress Sarah Jessica Parker wanted Jennifer specifically to play the role of Louise, Carrie's assistant, in Sex and the City (2008). He created the role with only her in mind. See more »

Trademark:

Mezzo-soprano vocals

Nickname:

J. Hud See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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