Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

American, Singer
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Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981), also known by her nickname J.Hud, is an American singer and actress. Throughout her career, Hudson has received various accolades for both her music and acting, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Daytime Emmy Award, and two Grammy Awards. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2020.

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Full name at birth
Jennifer Kate Hudson
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Claim to fame
American Idol season 3 finalist, Effie White in Dreamgirls
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Date of birth
12 September 1981
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Place of birth
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Age
40
Occupation
Actress, Singer, Spokesperson, Producer, Voiceover Artist, Philanthropist
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PERSONAL DETAILS

Height
5' 9" (175 cm)
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Weight
154 lbs (69.9 kg)
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Distinctive feature
  • The sweet big smile
  • Voice
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Dress size
8
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Shoe size
9
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Pets
  • Oscar Hudson (Dog - Boy)
  • Grammy Payton (Dog - Girl) [2008-2008]
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ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Residence
Burr Ridge, Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Net worth
$20,000,000 USD
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High school
Dunbar Vocational Career Academy
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University
  • Langston University
  • Kennedy–King College
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Talent agency
Ziffren, Brittenham, Law Firm, Los Angeles, California, USA
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Partner: Marlon Wayans (Dating)
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Jennifer Hudson and Marlon Wayans
I never gave up hope of playing Effie. They`d talk to me and then look at other people and then come back to me. . .but I always had the faith. I had to separate myself from the process and not think about it too much or I`d go crazy. JH, regarding her "Dreamgirls" role
  • Managed to eke out a thanks to the original stage Effie, Jennifer Holliday, as the orchestra music began to unceremoniously drown out Jennifer's emotional Oscar acceptance speech. Both Holliday and Sheryl Lee Ralph (the theater's first Deena) had expressed hurt and dismay earlier at being snubbed during the mounting publicity for the "Dreamgirls" film. The third original Dreamgirl on stage, Loretta Devine, received a singing cameo in the film version. The other two were not offered or even approached to appear in the film.
  • As of 2007 she is the eighth youngest recipient of the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award. She won the award at the age of 25 for her performance in Dreamgirls (2006). The others, ranked from youngest to the seventh youngest, are: Tatum O'Neal (aged 10) for Paper Moon (1973), Anna Paquin (aged 11) for The Piano (1993), Patty Duke (aged 16) for The Miracle Worker (1962), Anne Baxter (aged 23) for The Razor's Edge (1946), Teresa Wright (aged 24) for Mrs. Miniver (1942), Goldie Hawn (aged 24) for Cactus Flower (1969) and Angelina Jolie (aged 24) for Girl, Interrupted (1999). She is also the youngest African-American actress ever to win an Academy Award.
  • Claims that Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993) is her favorite film. Sheryl Lee Ralph, who appears in that film, was one of the original "Dreamgirls" from the Broadway production.
  • Beat out American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino for her role in Dreamgirls
  • One of a very few actors to receive an Oscar-nomination for their debut performance.

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