Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

American singer
American Idol contestant who moved on to Oscar-winning work in Dreamgirls and a Grammy-winning debut R&B album.
BornSeptember 12, 1981
HometownChicago, Illinois, United States of America
Net worth$30 million
Height5'9" (1.75m)
PartnerDavid Otunga (2007 - 2017) , James Payton (1999 - 2007)
ChildrenDavid Daniel Otunga Jr.
ParentsSamuel Simpson , Darnell Donnerson
Profile

Photos

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Top Stories

Randy Jackson admits American Idol judges 'missed a bit' eliminating Jennifer Hudson

  • Randy Jackson has conceded the American Idol judges eliminated Jennifer Hudson from the TV show far too early. The singer/actress rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of the singing competition show, eventually placing seventh. In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, Randy admitted he and fellow judges Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell made an error in not spotting Jennifer's talent. "I feel like we missed a little bit on Jennifer Hudson, even though she's gone on to do well.

Videos

Jennifer Hudson debuting her own daytime talk show this autumn

Jennifer Hudson is getting her own daytime talk show, The Jennifer Hudson Show on Fox in the fall.
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Respect
Respect
PG-13
2h 25min
2021
Oprah and Jennifer Hudson
Oprah and Jennifer Hudson
2021
Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special
Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special
2020
FREE HBO: Cats: Trailer HD
FREE HBO: Cats: Trailer HD
2020
John Lewis: Celebrating a Hero
John Lewis: Celebrating a Hero
2020
Cats
Cats
PG
1h 50min
2019
Global Citizen Prize
Global Citizen Prize
2019
Q 85: A Musical Celebration for Quincy Jones
Q 85: A Musical Celebration for Quincy Jones
2018
All Rise
All Rise
R
1h 38min
2018
A Very Pentatonix Christmas
A Very Pentatonix Christmas
2017
Sandy Wexler
Sandy Wexler
2h 10min
2017
Hairspray Live!
Hairspray Live!
2h
2016
Chi-Raq
Chi-Raq
R
2h 7min
2015
Red Nose Day
Red Nose Day
2015
A Home for the Holidays
A Home for the Holidays
2014
Happy Holidays America
Happy Holidays America
2014
Stand Up to Cancer
Stand Up to Cancer
2014
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2014
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2014
2013
Black Nativity
Black Nativity
PG
1h 33min
2013
Happy Holidays America 2013
Happy Holidays America 2013
2013
The Grammys Will Go On: A Death in the Family
The Grammys Will Go On: A Death in the Family
2013
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete
R
1h 48min
2013
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film
1h 25min
2013
We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston
We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston
2012
Winnie Mandela
Winnie Mandela
R
1h 44min
2012
From Dust to Dreams: Opening Night at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts
From Dust to Dreams: Opening Night at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts
2012
Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular
Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular
2012
The 43rd NAACP Image Awards
The 43rd NAACP Image Awards
2012
NFL Super Bowl Gospel Celebration
NFL Super Bowl Gospel Celebration
2012
Brooks & Dunn: The Last Rodeo
Brooks & Dunn: The Last Rodeo
2011

Albums

Respect [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Respect [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
2021
Memory
Memory
2019
Remember Me (The Remixes)
Remember Me (The Remixes)
2017
JHUD
JHUD
2014
I Remember Me
I Remember Me
2011
If This Isn't Love
If This Isn't Love
2009
Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson
2008

AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
2022Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading RoleRespectNominated
2007Golden GlobeBest Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureDreamgirlsWinner
2007Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting RoleDreamgirlsWinner
2007British Academy of Film & Television ArtsActress in a Supporting RoleDreamgirlsWinner
2007Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureDreamgirlsNominated