Jennifer Hudson



Place of birth:

Chicago, Illinois, United States:


Jennifer Kate Hudson, born September 12, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois, is a recording artist, actress and spokesperson. She came to prominence in 2004 as one of the finalists on the third season of American Idol coming in seventh place. She went on to win a Grammy Award for her eponymous debut album, Jennifer Hudson, which was released in 2008 and was certified gold by the RIAA for selling over 700,000 copies in the US; sales exceeded 1 million copies worldwide. She made her film debut in the 2006 film Dreamgirls which won her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, an NAACP Image Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Since then, Hudson had roles in 2008’s Sex in the City and The Secret Life of Bees Hudson is set to star in the 2011 film Winnie based on the life of Winnie Mandela.

Film Credits

Respect (2020)
as Aretha Franklin
Cats (2019)
as Grizabella
Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé (2019)
as Herself
Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul (2019)
as Herself
Monster (2018)
as Mrs. Harmon
A Very Pentatonix Christmas (2017)
as Herself
Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives (2017)
as Herself
Sandy Wexler (2017)
as Courtney Clarke
Hairspray Live! (2016)
as Motormouth Maybelle
Sing (2016)
as Young Nana (voice)
Confirmation (2016)
as Angela Wright
Chi-Raq (2015)
as Irene
The Concert for Valor (2014)
as Herself - Performer
Lullaby (2014)
as Nurse Carrie
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)
as Herself - Interviewee
Black Nativity (2013)
as Naima
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)
as Gloria
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)
as Maggie
The Three Stooges (2012)
as Sister Rosemary
Always Whitney Houston (2012)
Winnie Mandela (2011)
as Winnie Mandela
Hope for Haiti (2010)
as Herself
Michael Jackson Memorial (2009)
as Herself
DJ Juice - The King is Back Mixtape Blend Dvd Vol. 70 (2009)
The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
as Rosaleen Daise
Winged Creatures (2008)
as Kathy Archenault
Sex and the City (2008)
as Louise, Carrie's assistant
Sesame Street: Elmo's Christmas Countdown (2007)
as Herself
Vanity Fair: Killers Kill, Dead Men Die (2007)
as The Thrush
Dreamgirls (2006)
as Effie White