Quick Facts Of Jennifer Hudson

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Jennifer Hudson

An American singer as well as a famous actress is named for Jennifer Hudson who is also known by her nickname J.Hud. She rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of "American Idol", placing seventh. She made her film debut as Effie White in "Dreamgirls" (2006). For the movie, she received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress. Some of her other notable movies are 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". She received her second Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album in 2017 as a cast member on "The Color Purple". She released her self-titled debut studio album in 2008, which was certified gold in the United States, sold over a million copies worldwide, and received a Grammy Award for Best R&B Album. Her subsequent studio albums, I Remember Me (2011) and JHUD (2014), saw continued commercial success in her singing career. Moreover, she has contributed as a coach on the UK and the US version of The Voice from 2017 up to 2019, becoming the first female coach to win the former. In March 2020, she collaborated with Bono, Will.i.am, and Yoshiki to create "#SING4LIFE", a song written and compiled remotely by the four musicians to lift spirits during the COVID-19 crisis. Jennifer Hudson is earning everyone's respect as Aretha Franklin in the new trailer for the upcoming biopic about the Queen of Soul. Released during the BET Awards, the trailer starts off with Hudson singing her iconic song "Respect" (which the film is coined after) with the word spelled out behind her in giant neon-style letters before clips of her rise to fame are shown. The long-awaited film follows Franklin’s life from singing in her father's church to becoming one of the most legendary musicians of all time. Franklin, who died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 76, was a part of the film’s production up until her death in 2018. She received 18 Grammy Awards and was nominated a total of 44 times during her prolific career. The film was originally scheduled to release in August but was pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will now have a limited release in the U.S. on Christmas Day, before a full wide release on January 15.

Personal Details

Place Of Birth Chicago, IIIinois, United States
Nationality American
Horoscope Virgo
Ethnicity Afro-American
Marital Status Engaged
Partner James Payton (1999–2007) and David Otunga (2008–2017)
Source of Wealth Music and Movies Industry
Sexual Orientation Straight
Birth Nation USA
Race Black
Religion Baptist
Awards Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Satellite Award, Grammy and more
Famous For Being an actress and singer
Best Known For For her role in "Dreamgirls"

Family Details

Children One
Father Samuel Simpson
Mother Darnell Donnerson

Body Status

Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Height 5 feet 9 inches
Weight 70 Kg
Bra Cup Size 32C
Body Measurement 35-28-36 inches

Net Worth & Salary

Salary $ 3, 410,000
Net Worth $ 25 million

Other

High School Dunbar Vocational High School
University Langston University

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