Jennifer Hudson

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Jennifer Hudson

Hudson with her Oscar in Chicago, where it was declared "Jennifer Hudson Day", March 6, 2007
Background information
Birth name Jennifer Kate Hudson
Born September 12, 1981 (1981-09-12) (age 35)
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres R&B, soul, pop
Occupations Singer–songwriter, actress, model
Instruments Vocals
Years active since 2004
Labels Arista, J

Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American Academy and Grammy Award-winning singer 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 is married to WWE professional wrestler, David Otunga.

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