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Who is Jennifer Hudson?

Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981), also known by her nickname J.Hud, is an American singer and actress.

Throughout her career, Hudson has received various accolades for both her music and acting, including an Academy Award, two Grammy Awards, a Daytime Emmy Award, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Her Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony wins made her the second black woman to receive all four of the major American entertainment awards (EGOT). Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2020.

Jennifer Hudson attains EGOT status

Singer and Cats apologist Jennifer Hudson is officially the 17th person in history to win a Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award. Last night, Hudson won her Tony for the hit Broadway musical A Strange Loop, entering the exclusive EGOT club.

This year’s critical darling A Strange Loop was up for 11 awards last night, taking home the award for Best Musical and Best Book for a Musical. With Hudson on as a producer of A Strange Loop, the win for Best Musical took her across the EGOT finish line. Other producers on the project include RuPaul Charles, Don Cheadle, Mindy Kaling, Billy Porter, and Alan Cumming.

“This brilliant, funny masterpiece exposes the heart and soul of a young artist struggling with his desires, identity and instincts he both loves and hates,” Hudson said during the Tony Awards on Sunday while introducing the musical.

In the words of show creator Michael R. Jackson, A Strange Loop is “a musical about a young Black gay man named Usher who works as an usher at a Broadway show who is writing a musical about a young Black gay man named Usher who works as an usher at a Broadway show… who is caught in a self-referential loop of his own self hatred.” How meta.

When it comes to the other awards, Hudson won her Oscar in 2006 for Best Supporting Actress for Dreamgirls. She’s received two Grammys, one for Best R&B album in 2009 and the other Best Musical Theater Album for The Color Purple in 2017. For her Emmy, she snagged a daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Interactive Media for the animated short Baba Yaga.

Jennifer Hudson Biography, Wiki

Jennifer Hudson, in full Jennifer Kate Hudson, (born September 12, 1981, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.), American actress and singer who won an Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role in Dreamgirls (2006).

Hudson began singing at age seven in her Chicago church choir. As a teenager, she performed at wedding receptions and in local talent shows and musical theatre. After graduating (1999) from Chicago’s Dunbar Vocational Career Academy, Hudson attended Langston (Oklahoma) University.

In 2001 she transferred to Kennedy-King College in Chicago to study music and appeared in a local musical production of Big River. Hudson then landed her first professional singing job on a Disney cruise ship as Calliope, the head Greek muse, in a 2003 production of Hercules: The Musical.

Rather than renew her contract with Disney, Hudson decided to audition for American Idol, where she reached the final rounds before being eliminated in seventh place.

After fulfilling her obligation to perform with the American Idol: Season Three tour during the summer of 2004, Hudson performed at charity events on Broadway and completed a concert tour throughout the Midwest.

Jennifer Hudson Biography Wikipedia
Jennifer Hudson
BornJennifer Kate Hudson
September 12, 1981 (age 40)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
EducationDunbar Vocational High School, Kennedy-King College
Alma materLangston University
OccupationSinger, actress
Years active2004–present
Partner(s)James Payton (1999–2007)David Otunga (2007–2017)
Children1
AwardsFull list
Musical career
GenresR&B, soul
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2006–present

Jennifer Hudson Career

The powerful mezzo-soprano went on to hone her voice at Langston University in Oklahoma, followed by Chicago’s Kennedy King City College. After a stint working at Burger King she won her first professional singing job on a Disney cruise line which gave her the opportunity to perform in front of a big audience.

While her career could have been limited to singing on the high seas, Jennifer’s mother had other plans. After noticing an advert for 2004’s American Idol auditions she persuaded her daughter to fly to Atlanta and try her luck.

Despite reaching the final 12 Jennifer was voted off, famously failing to impress judge Simon Cowell, who has since admitted: “I would like to eat a massive dose of humble pie.” The chance to make a career out of her voice hadn’t been entirely scuppered, however.

In November 2005 the indefatigable talent went on to audition against 783 other contenders for the break of a lifetime – playing Effie White in the film version of hit Broadway musical Dreamgirls.

In an ironic twist, she beat eventual Idol winner Fantasia Barrino to the coveted part. “I’ve never met anyone with as much raw talent and openness as Jennifer,” enthused director Bill Condon. Despite a stellar cast that included Beyonce Knowles, Eddie Murphy and Jamie Foxx, it was newcomer Jennifer who stole the show – prompting standing ovations in cinemas with her on-screen rendition of And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going.

Following the film’s release the awards came in thick and fast, from the New York Film Critics gong to a Golden Globe and, finally, the big one – an Oscar. In February 2007 she joined an elite group of actors who had won an Academy Award for their debut film. Suddenly Jennifer was the next big thing and, in March 2007, became only the third African American celebrity to grace the cover of US Vogue.

Her meteoric rise has made her determined to see other women follow their dream. “I hope that I can be an inspiration,” she says. For Jennifer at least dreams clearly do come true. She has signed a record deal with Clive Davis – the man who mentored the career of her idol Whitney Houston.

And just like the lyrics in the song that made her a household name, she’s been telling us she’s not going anywhere. “I want to be around for a long time, singing and making albums and movies,” she says.

Jennifer Hudson Awards

  • Jennifer Hudson’s debut film ‘Dreamgirls’ earned her numerous awards, such as the ‘Academy Award’ for ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role,’ ‘Golden Globe Award’ for ‘Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture,’ and ‘Satellite Award’ for ‘Best Supporting Actress.’
  • She has won several other awards, which includes a ‘Grammy’ for her debut self-titled album.
  • She won the ‘Grammy Award’ for ‘Best Musical Theater Album’ for ‘The Color Purple’ in 2017.

Jennifer Hudson FAQ’s

Who is Jennifer Hudson?

Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981), also known by her nickname J.Hud, is an American singer and actress.

How old is Jennifer Hudson?

Jennifer Hudson is currently 40 years old.

Why is Jennifer Hudson trending?

Singer and Cats apologist Jennifer Hudson is officially the 17th person in history to win a Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award. Last night, Hudson won her Tony for the hit Broadway musical A Strange Loop, entering the exclusive EGOT club.

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