Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

Singer–songwriter, actress, spokesperson
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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. She rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, placing seventh. Hudson made her film debut as Effie White in Dreamgirls (2006), for which she received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress. She also appeared in Sex and the City (2008), The Secret Life of Bees (2008), and Black Nativity (2013). In 2015, she made her Broadway debut in the role of Shug Avery in The Color Purple.

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Full name at birth
Jennifer Kate Hudson
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Claim to fame
American Idol, Dreamgirls
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Date of birth
12 September 1981
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Place of birth
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Age
Occupation
Singer, Actress
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PERSONAL DETAILS

Height
5' 9" (175 cm)
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Weight
139 lbs (63.0 kg)
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Distinctive feature
  • Smile
  • Voice
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Dress size
6
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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, Illinois, U.S.
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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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