Jennifer Hudson

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Date of Birth September 12, 1981
Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois
Age 39 years old
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Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Kate Hudson, also known by her nickname J.Hud, is an American singer, actress, and philanthropist. Throughout her music and acting careers, Hudson has been the recipient of numerous accolades, including; an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and two Grammy Awards. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2020. Hudson rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, placing seventh. She made her film debut as Effie White in the musical Dreamgirls, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Following these successes, Hudson was signed to Arista Records and released her self-titled debut studio album in 2008, which was certified gold in the United States, sold over a million copies worldwide, and won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. Her subsequent studio albums, I Remember Me and JHUD, saw continued commercial success with the former also being certified gold in the United States.

Born: Jennifer Kate Hudson, September 12, 1981, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Education: Dunbar Vocational High School, Kennedy-King College
Alma mater: Langston University
Occupation: Singer, actress
Years active: 2004–present
Partner(s): James Payton (1999–2007), David Otunga (2008–2017)
Children: 1
Awards: Full list
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About Jennifer Hudson

Recording artist who was a finalist on the third season of American Idol. She then transitioned into acting and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Effie White in the 2006 film Dreamgirls.

Jennifer Hudson Before Fame

She dropped out of Langston University due to homesickness and dislike of the weather and instead enrolled in Kennedy-King College.

Achievement of Jennifer Hudson

Her song "Love You I Do" won the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture in 2008.

Jennifer Hudson Family Life

She was in a relationship with maintenance engineer James Peyton from 1999 until 2007. She began dating WWE wrestler David Otunga in 2008 and they had a son named David Daniel Otunga Jr. in 2009. The couple later separated in 2017.

Associations of Jennifer Hudson

She starred in the 2006 film, Dreamgirls, with Beyonce, during which she sang "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going."

Information related to Jennifer Hudson

  • Langston University alumni
  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role Screen Actors Guild Award winners
  • Dunbar Vocational High School alumni
  • Best Supporting Actress BAFTA Award winners
  • Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe (film) winners
  • Best Supporting Actress Academy Award winners
  • American Idol participants
  • Singers from Chicago
  • Actresses from Chicago
  • RCA Records artists
  • American dance musicians
Latest information about Jennifer Hudson updated on April 17, 2021.

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