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Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson
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Birth Date

September 12, 1981


39 years old


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


Eye color

Dark Brown


5 ft 9 in | 175 cm

Net Worth

$25 Million

Body Measurements

35-28-36 in | 89-71-91.5 cm


70 kg | 154 pounds

Bra Size


Shoe size

9 US | 40 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Jennifer Kate Hudson was born in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., on September 12, 1981, is an American actress and singer.

Young Jennifer Hudson started singing with gospel choirs at her local church, at the age of 7.

She gained exposure and a fan base as a finalist during the third season of American Idol (2004).

She made her big screen debut in romantic musical drama film Dreamgirls (2006) in role as Effie White, for which she won the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.

She landed her Broadway debut in musical "The Color Purple" (2015) in role as Shug Avery.

She released her first studio album "Jennifer Hudson" in 2008, for which she won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album.

New Movies

Respect (2021) biographical drama in role as Aretha Franklin, opposite Forest Whitaker and Audra McDonald

Cats (2019) musical fantasy in role as Grizabella, directed by Tom Hooper

Best Movies

The Secret Life of Bees (2008) drama with Dakota Fanning and Queen Latifah

Winged Creatures (2009) crime opposite Kate Beckinsale

Black Nativity (2013) musical drama with Forest Whitaker and Angela Bassett

Lullaby (2014) drama with Amy Adams

Chi-Raq (2015) musical crime drama directed by Spike Lee

Sandy Wexler (2017) comedy opposite Adam Sandler

All Rise (2018) drama in role as Mrs. Harmon

TV Shows

She played Veronica Moore in NBC musical drama television series Smash (2012).

She portrayed Michelle White in musical drama television series Empire (2015).

Hairspray Live! (2016) NBC television special in role as Maybelle "Motormouth" Stubbs


Graduated from Dunbar Vocational High School (1999).

She signed her first recording contract with Righteous Records in 2002.

She is one of the fifteen actors to win an Oscar for their film debut.

Close friends with Beyoncé Knowles.

She released three studio albums:

Jennifer Hudson (2008)

I Remember Me (2011)

JHUD (2014)

Her favourite types of music are R&B and pop.

She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6262 Hollywood Boulevard in 2013.

Huge fan of Michael Bublé.

Lives in Burr Ridge, Illinois, U.S.


She dated maintenance engineer James Payton (1999–2007).

She was engaged to professional wrestler David Otunga (2008-2017), they have one son.

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