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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 42 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

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

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 2019 Cats (performer: "Grizabella: The Glamour Cat", "Memory (Prelude)", "Memory") (completed)
 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) (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 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")
  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 Oscars (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 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 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 (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:

TV commercial, for Comcast's XFINITY X1 Voice Remote, and NBC/Universal's The Voice (2011), featuring Blake Shelton, and also with Adam Levine, Jennifer Hudson, and Miley Cyrus. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 48 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 11 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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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:

Is one of 7 African-American actresses to win an Oscar in a competitive category. In chronological order the others are: Hattie McDaniel for Gone with the Wind (1939), Whoopi Goldberg for Ghost (1990), Halle Berry for Monster's Ball (2001), Mo'Nique for Precious (2009), Octavia Spencer for The Help (2011) and Viola Davis for Fences (2016). See more »

Trademark:

Mezzo-soprano vocals

Star Sign:

Virgo

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