Jennifer Hudson is an American singer and actress. She was born on 12 September 1981, in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
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Jennifer Hudson biography
Jennifer Kate Hudson was born on September 12, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois.
She began singing at an early age, performing in church choirs and community theaters.
After graduating from high school, Hudson enrolled in Langston University, but left after one semester due to homesickness.
In 2002, she auditioned for and won her first recording contract with Righteous Records. She was released from her contract when she competed on American Idol.
Her first film role was in Dreamgirls, released in 2006. Her performance as Effie White earned her numerous awards, including an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
The next film she starred in was ‘Sex and the City’, directed by Michael Patrick King.
This movie premiered in London on May 12, 2008. Hudson continued to appear in several movies, including “The Girl in the Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2010), and “Birdman” (2013).
Jennifer Hudson achievements
The Best Supporting Actress award was won by Jennifer Hudson, a recording artist and actress from the United States.
Hudson rose to fame on the third season of “American Idol” and starred in the film Dreamgirls.
In addition to winning the Academy Award for Best Actress, the movie earned Hudson numerous other awards including the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress, the NAACP Image Award, the Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe.
The film Respect was released in June 2021, but Hudson was not nominated for Best Actress.
In fact, her performance was so good that her film didn’t even open in the summer of that year.
Although the movie’s release was delayed a bit, it still made a splash at the box office, bringing in $31 million.
Hudson earned positive reviews for her role as the iconic singer. But despite the delay, Hudson still had a great shot at making history on Oscar night.
She could have become the first Black actress to be nominated in three categories.
Jennifer relationship status
Despite rumors of cheating, the actress and singer has not divorced her husband.
The breakup between Hudson and Otunga has been in the news for months.
They were engaged for 10 years and were often asked about their upcoming wedding.
Although Hudson doesn’t believe in divorce, she wanted to make sure her relationship was secure before marrying.
The split has left Hudson and Otunga trying to figure out what their son David Jr. should look like.
David Otunga, a professional wrestler, and former actress, was Jennifer Hudson’s first husband.
The pair divorced in November of 2017. The couple has one child together, a baby boy named David.
The couple’s marriage is currently on shaky ground. David is an American who has been in other relationships. Despite the split, the two have remained close.
The child is growing up fast and his father is a respected businessman.
Jennifer net worth
Jennifer earned a reported net worth of $5 million.