Jennifer Hudson

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Pop Singer
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 and actress. She rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, placing seventh. Hudson made her film debut as Effie White in Dreamgirls, for which she received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress. She also appeared in Sex and the City, The Secret Life of Bees, and Black Nativity. In 2015, she made her Broadway debut in the role of Shug Avery in The Color Purple. Following her elimination from American Idol and performance in Dreamgirls, Hudson was later signed to Arista Records by Clive Davis 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 received a Grammy Award for Best R&B Album.

Born: Jennifer Kate Hudson, September 12, 1981, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Residence: Burr Ridge, 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.

Before Fame

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


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

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.


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 female pop singers
  • American dance musicians
  • African-American female singers
  • American soul singers
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Latest information about Jennifer Hudson updated on September 21, 2020.

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