Jennifer Kate Hudson is an American singer an actress born on 12th September 1981. Jennifer was interested in singing since her childhood and used to sing with the church choir at early age. Her musical career began from the journey of American Idol. In 2004, Hudson gave audition for the third season of American Idol and was being selected. Afterwards, she rose to prominence with her performances in American Idol but unfortunately was eliminated during the Top 7 show. Jennifer continued her struggle in the music industry and in 2008 became successful in releasing her self-titled debut album. The album earned success and peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 consisted of several hit singles such as If This Isn’t Love and Giving Myself. Later on, Hudson released albums including I Remember Me and JHUD which as well received critical acclaim and success. She won several awards throughout her musical career such as NAACP Image Award and Grammy Award. In addition to that, Jennifer also earned appreciation from her first big screen appearance in the film Dreamgirls released in 2006. Her role of Effie White in the film bestowed her with 29 accolades from the film critics including Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award and Academy Award.
In coming years, Hudson worked in numerous successful films such as Sex and the City, Winnie Mandela and Black Nativity. Besides working for entertainment industry, Jennifer is also vigorous for humanitarian activities and always supported charity organizations. As for her personal life, Jennifer Hudson dated James Payton from 1999 to 2007 and after their separation she met wrestler David Otunga and they became engaged in 2008. They both have a child named David Daniel Otunga, Jr.
Jennifer Hudson Personal Details:
- Complete Name: Jennifer Kate Hudson
- Nicknames: Jenni
- Date of Birth: September 12, 1981
- Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
- Occupation: Singer, Actress
- Zodiac Sign: Virgo
- Eye Color: Dark Brown
- Hair Color: Black
Jennifer Hudson Family Details:
- Father: Samuel Simpson
- Mother: Darnell Donnerson
- Siblings: Julia Hudson, Jason Hudson, Dinah Simpson
- Spouse: Unmarried
- Children: David Daniel Otunga Jr.
Jennifer Hudson Career Highlights:
- Debut Album: Jennifer Hudson
- First Film: Dreamgirls
- First TV Show: American Idol
Jennifer Hudson Body Measurements:
- Height: 5′ 9″ (175 cm)
- Weight: 70 kg or 154 pounds
- Bra Size: 32C
- Shoe Size: 9 (US)
- Dress Size: 8 (US)
- Body Measurements: 35-28-36
Jennifer Hudson Interesting Facts:
- She is a huge fan of Whitney Houston.
- Before appearing in American Idol, Hudson used in sing in Disney cruise for a year.
- Jennifer won the role of Effie White in the film Dreamgirls from over 782 other contestants.