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Jennifer Hudson

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Jennifer Hudson
Hudson with her Oscar in Chicago, where it was declared "Jennifer Hudson Day", March 6, 2007
Hudson with her Oscar in Chicago, where it was declared "Jennifer Hudson Day", March 6, 2007
Background information
Birth nameJennifer Kate Hudson
Born (1981-09-12) September 12, 1981 (age 42)
OriginChicago, Illinois, United States
  • Singer
  • television host
  • spokesperson
  • actress
  • author
  • model
Years active2004–present

Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American Academy and Grammy Award-winning singer, television host and actress.[1] She gained fame on American Idol. She is the most successful American Idol contestant who did not win.[2]

She went on to star as Effie White in the 2006 motion picture musical Dreamgirls. Her awards include an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and a SAG Award.[3] She is native to Chicago, Illinois. Hudson was engaged to WWE professional wrestler, David Otunga. Hudson and Otunga split up in November 2017.[4]

Hudson worked as a coach on the UK and US versions of The Voice from 2017 to 2019, becoming the first female coach to win The Voice UK.[5]

In 2020, she starred as Aretha Franklin in Respect.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Jennifer Hudson Biography". Bio/A&E Television Networks, LLC. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  2. "Jennifer Hudson". People. Archived from the original on 21 March 2016. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  3. "Jennifer Hudson". TV Guide. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  4. "Jennifer Hudson and Fiance David Otunga Split". People. Retrieved March 31, 2024.
  5. "Jennifer Hudson Joins U.K. Version of 'The Voice' as Coach". Variety.com. September 29, 2016. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  6. D'Alessandro, Anthony; D'Alessandro, Anthony (2020-03-26). "Aretha Franklin Biopic 'Respect' Heads To Christmas For Awards Season Rollout". Deadline. Retrieved 2020-03-26.

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