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Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Kate Hudson, born September 12, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois, is a recording artist, actress and spokesperson. She came to prominence in 2004 as one of the finalists on the third season of American Idol coming in seventh place. She went on to win a Grammy Award for her eponymous debut album, Jennifer Hudson, which was released in 2008 and was certified gold by the RIAA for selling over 700,000 copies in the US; sales exceeded 1 million copies worldwide. She made her film debut in the 2006 film Dreamgirls which won her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, an NAACP Image Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Since then, Hudson had roles in 2008’s Sex in the City and The Secret Life of Bees Hudson is set to star in the 2011 film Winnie based on the life of Winnie Mandela.

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Sep 12, 1981 In Chicago, Illinois, United States
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series E! Live from the Red Carpet 2002-01-13
Latest Project:
Movie Sing 2016-11-23
Known For
Poster of Black Nativity
Poster of The Three Stooges
Poster of The Secret Life of Bees
Poster of American Idol
Movie Sing Young Nana (voice) 2016-11-23
Movie Confirmation Angela Wright 2016-04-16
Movie Chi-Raq Irene 2015-12-04
Series Empire Michelle White 2015-01-07
Movie The Concert for Valor Herself - Performer 2014-11-11
Movie Lullaby Nurse Carrie 2014-06-13
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... Herself - Interviewee 2014-02-02
Movie Enemy Winnie Mandela 2013-12-31
Movie Black Nativity Naima 2013-11-27
Movie The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete Gloria 2013-10-11
Movie Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Maggie 2013-04-20
Movie The Three Stooges Sister Rosemary 2012-04-13
Series The Voice UK Herself - Coach 2012-03-24
Series Smash 2012-02-06
Movie Always Whitney Houston 2012-01-01
Movie Winnie Mandela Winnie Mandela 2011-09-16
Movie Hope for Haiti Herself 2010-01-02
Movie Michael Jackson Memorial Herself 2009-07-07
Movie DJ Juice - The King is Back Mixtape Blend Dvd Vol. 70 2009-07-06
Movie The Secret Life of Bees Rosaleen Daise 2008-09-17
Movie Winged Creatures Kathy Archenault 2008-06-24
Movie Fragments Kathy Hammet 2008-06-24
Movie Sex and the City Louise, Carrie's assistant 2008-05-12
Movie Sesame Street: Elmo's Christmas Countdown Herself 2007-12-23
Movie Dreamgirls Effie White 2006-12-25
Movie WWE The Great American Bash 2005 Irene 2005-07-24
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Series American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
Movie Thamizhan Maggie 2002-04-12
Series E! Live from the Red Carpet Herself 2002-01-13