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Jennifer Hudson

Singer%e2%80%93songwriter + Actress + Spokesperson
Born Sep 12, 1981

Jennifer Kate Hudson is an American recording artist, actress and spokesperson. She came to prominence in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, coming in seventh place. She made her film debut in Dreamgirls (2006), 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.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jennifer Hudson.


1981 Birth Hudson was born on September 12, 1981, in Chicago, Illinois. … Read More


1999 17 Years Old 1 More Event
She was raised as a Baptist in Englewood and attended Dunbar Vocational High School, from which she graduated in 1999. … Read More


2002 - 2004 3 More Events
2006 24 Years Old 1 More Event
In September 2006, Hudson performed the song, "Over It," live on Fox Chicago Morning News.
…  Hudson's version of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" debuted at number 98 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the January 13, 2007, issue.
…  As a singer, Hudson won a Grammy Award for her debut album, Jennifer Hudson, released in 2008. … Read More
After three of her family members were brutally murdered, the single was rescheduled for a January 2009 release.
On January 22, 2010, Hudson appeared on the telethon "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief", performing the Beatles' "Let it Be". … Read More
However, on February 10, 2011, she appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show and revealed she has now lost a total of 80 pounds. … Read More


2012 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Hudson played a nun in the Farrelly brothers 2012 film The Three Stooges.
She performed "Same Love" with Macklemore, Ryan Lewis, and Mary Lambert at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
2014 32 Years Old Hudson's third studio album, JHUD, was released on September 23, 2014. … Read More
2015 33 Years Old In January 2015, it was announced that Hudson would be making her Broadway debut as Shug Avery in a revival of The Color Purple. … Read More
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