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Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson - Chicago Theatre 07.jpg
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 39)
OriginChicago, Illinois, United States
GenresR&B, soul, pop
Occupation(s)Singer–songwriter, actress, model
Years activesince 2004
LabelsArista, 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.

In 2020, she will star as Aretha Franklin in Respect.[4]


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