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Jennifer Hudson (born 12.09.1981) Jennifer Hudson is an American Academy Award-winning actress and singer/songwriter who rose to prominence in 2004 after coming seventh on the third season of 'American Idol'.

Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2013, Jennifer Hudson has a net worth of 20 million USD.

Childhood: Jennifer Hudson was born in Chicago, Illinois to Darnell Donnerson and Samuel Simpson. Hudson studied at the Dunbar Vocational Career Academy as a child, graduating in 1999. Growing up, Hudson dabbled in the musical influences of Whitney Houston and Patti LaBelle, while practicing her singing by performing in community in her church choir and at a community theatre.

Career: Jennifer Hudson found her big break while performing aboard cruise ships for Disney Cruise Lines. This break came when the third season of American Idol came to Atlanta, Georgia, for auditions. Hudson auditioned, and made it into the contest where she was considered a "wild card". Hudson made her presence known with renditions of Elton John's 'Circle of Life' and 'I Have Nothing' by Whitney Houston, leading to her finishing the competition in seventh place. In November 2005, Hudson was cast in the film adaptation of the musical 'Dreamgirls', alongside Beyonce Knowles, Eddie Murphy and Jamie Foxx. Her performance earned her a Golden Globe award for 'Best Supporting Actress', before later winning an Academy Award as well. In November 2006, Hudson signed with Arista Records, releasing her debut single, 'Spotlight', on 10th June 2008. On 27th September 2008, Jennifer Hudson released her self-titled debut album, debuting at number two on Billboard's 200 list. In May 2008, Hudson made an appearance in the film adaptation of 'Sex and the City', as well as 'The Secret Life of Bees' in the same year. Hudson released her second studio album, 'I Remember Me', on 22nd March 2011. The album received glowing reviews from critics and it made its way to the number two spot on Billboard's 200 list. Hudson followed up the album with the release of 'JHUD' on 23rd September 2014. Her third studio album received moderate critical praise, but opened to the lowest sales of any of her albums by that point.

Personal Life: Jennifer Hudson started dating James Payton in 1999, while she was 18-years-old. The couple separated in 2007. After this, Hudson began dating David Otunga. Otunga proposed on her 27th birthday, and Hudson gave birth to their son, David Daniel Otunga Jr., in August 2009. In October, 2008, the mother and brother of Jennifer Hudson were found dead at her sister, Julia's home. Julia's seven-year-old son, Julian, was also reported missing. He was found dead in an abandoned car shortly after. Julia's estranged husband, William Balfour, was charged with the murder.



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Jennifer Hudson And Taylor Swift Are Jellicle Cats In Upcoming Musical Movie


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Finally, after 37 years, Andrew Lloyd Webber's beloved musical 'Cats' is getting a musical film, and the recently announced all-star cast is enough to get us very excited about it. The only thing that would make this better right now would be to learn that Lin-Manuel Miranda was joining - but there is hope yet.

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Ever since the 2014 revival, there has been renewed interest in this fascinating production and the movie version is almost guaranteed to be a hit. 'Cats' is set to start shooting in November this year with an experienced cast that really couldn't get much better.

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Kelly Clarkson And Jennifer Hudson Returning To 'The Voice' For Season 15


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Kelly Clarkson has revealed that she’ll be back as a coach on the upcoming 15th season of ‘The Voice’, with none other than the returning Jennifer Hudson in tow as well.

With an official announcement on Twitter on Thursday evening (May 10th), ‘The Voice’ revealed that the 15th season, due to start in the fall of 2018, will feature twice the ‘American Idol’ power than the current 14th series, with ex-contestant Hudson lining up as a coach with pop star Clarkson.

“Guess who's coming back to ‘The Voice’: Me! With my girl, Kelly!” Hudson exclaimed in a brief clip, filmed in what appeared to be a dressing room. “You'll see us together, this fall.”

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Jennifer Hudson at the 2018 Brit Awards held at the O2 Arena in London. This year's big winners included Stormzy, Dua Lipa, Harry Styles and Gorillaz. Ed Sheeran was the recipient of the Global Success Award - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 21st February 2018

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Jennifer Hudson To Play Aretha Franklin In New Biopic


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Aretha Franklin is without a doubt one of the most iconic names from the world of soul, and with so many hit singles to her name, it was only a matter of time before a biopic came to the big screen. Many rumours have been circulating as to who might take on the lead role in the film, but it's now been announced that Franklin has personally chosen fellow singer Jennifer Hudson to portray her in the movie. Clive Davis revealed the news during his annual pre-Grammy party earlier this weekend, introducing Hudson onto the stage where she performed Franklin's 'Think'.

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Hudson is somebody who found her star power during a season of 'American Idol', placing third all the way back in 2004 and carving out a hugely popular career for herself. Currently, she serves as a judge and mentor on the British version of 'The Voice', and starred as Motormouth Maybelle in 'Hairspray Live!', showcasing her impressive vocal range and just how far she's come throughout the years.

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Pentatonix Tease Christmas Special With Jennifer Hudson Performance


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Jennifer Hudson joins a cappella group Pentatonix for a rendition of the traditional song 'How Great Thou Art' as part of their forthcoming NBC special 'A Very Pentatonix Christmas', which is named partly for their festive album of the same name out now as a deluxe edition.

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The 36-year-old singer appeared on the Texan group's re-release of their 2016 Platinum-certified number one 'A Pentatonix Christmas'. The deluxe version, which dropped in October, also includes other traditional songs - 'Deck The Halls' and 'Away In A Manger' - as well as 'Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!' and a second version of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' featuring The String Mob.

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Jennifer Hudson Splits From Fiance, Takes Out Protective Order Over Son


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Jennifer Hudson has split from her long-time fiancé David Otunga, also taking out a protective order against him regarding the custody of their eight year old son – which he announced his intention to fight.

A spokesperson for the 36 year old actress and singer told Us Weekly on Thursday (November 16th) that the two had ended their nearly ten-year relationship, and that the situation had been disintegrating for some time.

“They have been in the process of ending their relationship for a number of months,” the spokesperson said. “Today, Jennifer requested and received a protective order against her ex-fiancé. Jennifer’s actions are solely taken in the best interest of their son.”

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Jennifer Hudson at the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards - Berkeley Square Gardens, London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 6th June 2017

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Jennifer Hudson at the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 6th June 2017

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Jennifer Hudson at the Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Debra Lee held at Beverly Hilton Hotel, California, United States - Saturday 11th February 2017

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Jennifer Hudson at the 2016 Summer TCA Tour - NBCUniversal Press Tour Day 1 held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - California, United States - Tuesday 2nd August 2016

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Chi-Raq Trailer


On his latest project, director Spike Lee creates an current day version of Aristophanes' ancient Greek play Lysistrata.

Samuel L. Jackson's character narrates us through the story 'Welcome to Chi-raq, land Of Pain, misery and strife' and tells the viewers how this particular story came to life. After the accidental death of a child by a gun shot, the ladies of a neighbourhood in Chicago (which garnered the epithet Chi-raq for its similarities to Iraq) decided to take matters into their own hands.

One woman, Lysistrata, has an idea, a battle cry of her own, but one to unite the women of Chicago in a bid to stop their men from 'bangin' and slingin', flightin' for the flag and risking that long zipper on a cadaver bag.'

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Russell Wilson Throws Surprise Superhero Party For Ciara’s 30th Birthday


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Ciara was treated to one incredible surprise by her boyfriend, NFL player Russell Wilson, when he threw a party to celebrate her 30th birthday. Wilson arranged for Ciara’s family and friends to dress up as their favourite superheroes and he had a few additional surprises in store for Ciara.

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Jennifer Hudson’s Son ‘Saved Her Life’ After The 2008 Murders Of Her Mother, Brother & Nephew


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There are some things we don’t like to talk about simply because they’re too painful and Jennifer Hudson certainly has a part of her life which she rarely discusses in public. Hudson, in a recent interview, opened up about the murders of her mother, brother and nephew. She also revealed how the birth of her son, a year after the 2008 murders, helped her get through her grief.

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Labrinth Gets Down On One Knee At V


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Celebs have been more romantic than ever this year, making surprise appearances at ordinary couples' weddings, helping friends propose live on stage, and even popping the question themselves in front of huge audiences. And Labrinth continued the trend today (Saturday 22 August) by asking his girlfriend, Muz, to marry him, live at V Festival in Essex.

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The singer-producer was performing at the annual event at Hylands Park in Chelmsford when he got down on one knee and proposed to his long-term partner, to the delight of thousands of fans.

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Jennifer Hudson Makes Surprise Appearance At Wedding In Dallas


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Jennifer Hudson has gone all Gary Barlow on us, crashing a couple's wedding and making their day even more special than it already was.

The Oscar-winning singer and actress turned up at one of Dallas's first same-sex weddings, as Scott and Chris Lindsey tied the knot at the W Dallas-Victory hotel in Texas on Wednesday after 14 years together.

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Jennifer Hudson

Date of birth

12th September, 1981

Occupation

Musician

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Female

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