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Jennifer Hudson

Biography

Recording artist who was simply a finalist on the 3rd time of year of American Idol. She after that transitioned into performing and received an Academy Award for Greatest Supporting Actress on her behalf part as Effie White colored in the 2006 film Dreamgirls. She fallen out of Langston University or college because of homesickness and dislike of the elements and instead signed up for Kennedy-King University. Her music “Like You I REALLY DO” received the Grammy Award for Greatest Song Written for any FILM in 2008. She is at a romantic relationship with maintenance engineer Wayne Peyton from 1999 until 2007. She started dating WWE wrestler David Otunga in 2008 plus they experienced a son called David Daniel Otunga, Jr. in ’09 2009. She starred in the 2006 film, Desire Ladies, with Beyonce, where she sang “And I’m LETTING YOU KNOW I’m Not Heading.”

Quick Facts


Full Name Jennifer Hudson
Date Of Birth September 12, 1981
Place Of Birth Chicago, IL
Height 1.75 m
Profession Pop Singer
Education Dunbar Vocational High School, Langston University
Nationality American
Children David Daniel Otunga Jr.
Parents Darnell Donnerson, Samuel Simpson
Siblings Julia Simpson, Dinah Simpson, Jason Simpson, If This Isn't Love, And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going, I Still Love You
Partner David Otunga, David Otunga
Awards Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Grammy Award for Best R&B Album, BET Award for Best New Artist, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, People's Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Album, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Music Video, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding New Artist, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Duo or Group, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, BET Award for Best Actress, Soul Train Music Award for Sammy Davis Jr. – Entertainer of the Year, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress: Drama, Glamour Award for Trailblazer of the Year
Nominations Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance, MTV Video Music Award for Best Video with a Social Message, BET Award for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, BET Centric Award, Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, People's Choice Award for Favorite R&B Artist, Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Female Artist, iHeartRadio Music Award for Best Cover Song, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Song, Billboard Music Award for Top R&B Album, MTV Movie Award for Best Actor in a Movie, Soul Train Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, Soul Train Music Award for Song of the Year, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress, Teen Choice Award for Choice R&B Artist, ARIA Music Award for Song of the Year, Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance, Teen Choice Award for Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song, Teen Choice Award for Choice American Idol Alumni, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star - Female, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Comedy, TV Land Little Screen/Big Screen Star (Women)
Movies Dreamgirls, Sex and the City, Winged Creatures, The Secret Life of Bees, The Three Stooges, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, Call Me Crazy: A Five Film, Black Nativity, Lullaby, Chi-Raq, Confirmation, Hairspray Live!, Sandy Wexler, Tyrese Gibson: Shame
TV Shows Hairspray Live!, Confirmation, American Idol, Smash, The Voice
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1Is one of 26 actresses to have received an Academy Award nomination for their performance in a musical; hers being Dreamgirls (2006). The others, in chronological order, are: Bessie Love (The Broadway Melody (1929)), Grace Moore (One Night of Love (1934)), Jean Hagen (Singin' in the Rain (1952)), Marjorie Rambeau (Torch Song (1953)), Dorothy Dandridge (Carmen Jones (1954)), Deborah Kerr (The King and I (1956)), Rita Moreno (West Side Story (1961)), Gladys Cooper (My Fair Lady (1964)), Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins (1964), The Sound of Music (1965), and Victor Victoria (1982)), Debbie Reynolds (The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)), Peggy Wood (The Sound of Music (1965)), Carol Channing (Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)), Kay Medford (Funny Girl (1968)), Barbra Streisand (Funny Girl (1968)), Liza Minnelli (Cabaret (1972)), Ronee Blakley (Nashville (1975)), Lily Tomlin (Nashville (1975)), Ann-Margret (Tommy (1975)), Lesley Ann Warren (Victor Victoria (1982)), Amy Irving (Yentl (1983)), Nicole Kidman (Moulin Rouge! (2001)), Queen Latifah (Chicago (2002)), Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago (2002)), Renée Zellweger (Chicago (2002)), Penelope Cruz (Nine (2009)), Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables (2012)), and 'Meryl Streep (Into the Woods (2014)).
2Was the 129th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Dreamgirls (2006) at The 79th Annual Academy Awards (2007) on February 25, 2007.
3She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 6262 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on November 13, 2013.
4Jennifer Hudson is the Godmother for the Disney Dream cruise ship.
5Attended Dunbar Vocational High School and sang in the school's chorus.
6Officially received, for the first time, the BAFTA trophy she'd won for Dreamgirls (2006) when she appeared as a guest on The Graham Norton Show: Jennifer Hudson/K D Lang/Bill Bailey (2011). When Norton learned that Hudson had never actually received her trophy due to her absence on the night of the event, he organized a reissue of the prize with the British film academy and personally presented it to her himself.
7(June 10, 2011) Was rushed to hospital with severe abdominal pains; was later diagnosed with food poisoning.
8Returned to work 5 months after giving birth to her son David in order to begin recording her second album, "I Remember Me".
9Is a huge fan of Michael Bublé and invited him to sing with her on her Christmas TV special Jennifer Hudson: I'll Be Home for Christmas (2009).
10Celebrated her son David's first birthday with a WWE-themed party.
11Gave birth to her 1st child at age 27, a son David Daniel Otunga Jr., via Caesarean section, two days early, weighing in at 7lbs 14oz (August 10, 2009). Child's father is fiancé David Otunga.
12Toured the United States, performing songs from her debut album "Jennifer Hudson", along with Robin Thicke. [March 2009]
13Has three Pomeranian dogs called Oscar, Grammy and Dreamgirl.
14Was invited to sing "The Star Spangled Banner" at Barack Obama's inauguration on January 20, 2009, but respectfully declined, opting instead to make her comeback at the 2009 Super Bowl.
15Has a half-sister named Dinah Simpson.
16Her mother Darnell, aged 57, and brother Jason, aged 29, were shot and killed at their home in Chicago on October 24, 2008. Her nephew Julian Hudson-King, aged seven, was kidnapped and later found on October 27, dead due to multiple gun shot wounds, in the rear seat of a white SUV ten miles from the family home. Her brother-in-law William Balfour, who is the estranged husband of her sister Julia, was later arrested for the homicides.
17Became engaged to David Otunga on her 27th birthday when he proposed with a Neil Lane diamond ring on September 12, 2008.
18She is the daughter of Samuel Simpson and Darnell Hudson Donerson and is the youngest of three children. Her father, who is deceased, was a bus driver. Her brother Jason was a mechanic and her sister Julia works as a school bus driver.
19Mentioned by Lil Mama in the remix of Avril Lavigne's song "Girlfriend": "I'm telling you like Jennifer Hudson".
20Is one of 13 actresses to have won the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Critics' Choice Award, Golden Globe Award and SAG Award for the same performance. The others in chronological order are Julia Roberts for Erin Brockovich (2000), Renée Zellweger for Cold Mountain (2003), Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line (2005), Helen Mirren for The Queen (2006), Kate Winslet for The Reader (2008), Mo'Nique for Precious (2009), Natalie Portman for Black Swan (2010) and Octavia Spencer for The Help (2011), Anne Hathaway for Les Misérables (2012), Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine (2013), Patricia Arquette for Boyhood (2014) and Julianne Moore for Still Alice (2014).
21Confessed that before making the film Sex and the City (2008), she had never seen the Sex and the City (1998) television series. After reading the film script, she went out and bought all of the DVDs on the television series and became completely addicted to them.
22Director Michael Patrick King and actress Sarah Jessica Parker wanted Jennifer specifically to play the role of Louise, Carrie's assistant, in Sex and the City (2008). He created the role with only her in mind.
23The song "All Dressed in Love" was written for the Sex and the City (2008) soundtrack.
24Was in a relationship with maintenance engineer James Peyton between 1999-2007.
25Claims that Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993) is her favorite film. Sheryl Lee Ralph, who appears in that film, was in the original Dreamgirls Broadway cast.
26As of 2007, she is the eighth youngest recipient of the best supporting actress Academy Award. She won the award at the age of 25 for her performance in Dreamgirls (2006). The others, ranked from youngest to the seventh youngest, are: Tatum O'Neal (aged 10) for Paper Moon (1973), Anna Paquin (aged 11) for The Piano (1993), Patty Duke (aged 16) for The Miracle Worker (1962), Anne Baxter (aged 23) for The Razor's Edge (1946), Teresa Wright (aged 24) for Mrs. Miniver (1942), Goldie Hawn (aged 24) for Cactus Flower (1969) and Angelina Jolie (aged 24) for Girl, Interrupted (1999). She is also the youngest African-American actress ever to win an Academy Award.
27Was not in attendance at the 2007 BAFTA Awards ceremony when she was won the award as Best Supporting Actress for Dreamgirls (2006). Actor and fellow BAFTA-nominee, Daniel Craig, accepted the award on her behalf. Her award was shipped to her but got lost in the mail. In 2011, Hudson appeared on British talk show, The Graham Norton Show: Jennifer Hudson/K D Lang/Bill Bailey (2011), where Norton surprised her with the award.
28Made her stage debut with the one-off concert revival of "Hair" on Broadway in September 2004. She then returned to Broadway for the one-off concert revival of "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" as Jewel in October 2006.
29Was cast in the comedy-drama film Meet the Browns (2008), but was replaced shortly before filming began.
30One of 15 African-American actresses to be nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar. The others in chronological order are: Hattie McDaniel, Ethel Waters, Juanita Moore, Beah Richards, Alfre Woodard, Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg, Queen Latifah, Ruby Dee, Viola Davis, 'Taraji P Henson', Mo'Nique and Octavia Spencer. As of 2012, Whoopi Goldberg and Viola Davis are the only African-American actresses to receive nominations in both the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories.
31Began singing when she was 7-years-old. As a child, Jennifer performed as part of a choir at her local church in Chicago.
32One of 115 people invited to join AMPAS in 2007.
33Her favourite types of music are R&B and pop.
34Her favourite female pop artist is Céline Dion.
35Her best supporting actress Oscar for Dreamgirls (2006) stands on the mantel of her Chicago apartment.
36Is one of 7 African-American actresses to win an Oscar in a competitive category. In chronological order the others are: Hattie McDaniel for Gone with the Wind (1939), Whoopi Goldberg for Ghost (1990), Halle Berry for Monster's Ball (2001), Mo'Nique for Precious (2009) and Octavia Spencer for The Help (2011).
37Jennifer attributes her vocal talents to her late grandmother Julia Kate Hudson, who was a former choir mistress in Chicago.
38(March 10, 2007) She was overwhelmed to receive the Sammy Davis Jr. Award for Entertainer of the Year at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, California. She also performed at the ceremony and said, "I just can't believe I got the Sammy Davis Jr. Award. I'm standing on the same stage where I made the top 32 of American Idol.".
39Managed to eke out a thanks to the original stage Effie, Jennifer Holliday, as the orchestra music began to unceremoniously drown out Jennifer's emotional Oscar acceptance speech. Both Holliday and Sheryl Lee Ralph (the theater's first Deena) had expressed hurt and dismay earlier at being snubbed during the mounting publicity for the "Dreamgirls" film. The third original Dreamgirl on stage, Loretta Devine, received a singing cameo in the film version. The other two were not offered or even approached to appear in the film.
40Dedicated her Golden Globe Award to Florence Ballard on whom her Dreamgirls (2006) character Effie White is so obviously based on. [January 2007]
41Packed on 20 pounds to play the role of Effie White in Dreamgirls (2006).
42In November 2006, she signed a record deal with Clive Davis's label, Arista Records.
43Is one of the 16 actors to win an Oscar for their film debut. The others are: Shirley Booth for Come Back, Little Sheba (1952), Julie Andrews for Mary Poppins (1964), Barbra Streisand for Funny Girl (1968) and Marlee Matlin for Children of a Lesser God (1986) (all for Best Actress in a Leading Role), followed by Katina Paxinou for For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), Mercedes McCambridge for All the King's Men (1949), Eva Marie Saint for On the Waterfront (1954), Jo Van Fleet for East of Eden (1955), Goldie Hawn for Cactus Flower (1969), Tatum O'Neal for Paper Moon (1973), Anna Paquin for The Piano (1993) and Lupita Nyong'o for 12 Years a Slave (2013) (all for Best Actress in a Supporting Role). The three male actors are Harold Russell for The Best Years of Our Lives (1946), Timothy Hutton for Ordinary People (1980), and Haing S. Ngor for The Killing Fields (1984) (all for Best Actor in a Supporting Role). Out of these 16 actors, only Mercedes McCambridge, Julie Andrews, Barbra Streisand and Goldie Hawn have been nominated since their win.
44Became close friends with singer Beyoncé Knowles during the filming of Dreamgirls (2006). Beyoncé was present at the February 2007 Academy Awards ceremony where Jennifer won the Oscar for best supporting actress.
45She cites Whitney Houston as her musical/movie influence, and has also said recently that her biggest wish is to collaborate on her debut album with Houston.
46Attended and graduated from Dunbar Vocational Career Academy in 1999.
47Worked at Burger King before becoming a contestant on American Idol (2002) and winning the role of her Academy-Award winning performance in Dreamgirls (2006).
48After appearing on the March 2007 issue of Vogue magazine, she became the third African-American celebrity to grace the front cover. The other two were Oprah Winfrey and Halle Berry.
49One of a very few actors to receive an Oscar for their debut performance.
50A revival of the 1981 Broadway smash "Dreamgirls" is in the talking stage and Jennifer has been approached about recreating her role as Effie White.
51The first contestant from American Idol (2002) to be nominated and win an Academy Award.
52Jennifer's role of Effie Melody White in Dreamgirls (2006) is a thinly-disguised portrait of the late ousted Supreme member Florence Ballard. However, Flo's story ended tragically, unlike that of the Effie character. Of Diana Ross and Mary Wilson, Ballard, who gave the Supremes its name, was the strongest vocalist of the three. At one point, all three girls shared leads. Labeled the no-hit Supremes for a time, astute Motown mogul Berry Gordy decided Ross had the ideal personality and coy voice to pull in cross-over white audiences. The Supremes were a sensation with Ballard and Wilson shoved permanently into the background and never given any solo lines. Unlike Effie, Ballard's weight was not a factor until well into stardom. Fed by Ross's diva-like stance, Flo's ongoing depression and problems with alcohol grew. Ballard's unreliability triggered her dismissal in 1967. An attempt at a solo career was a complete bust, since she was never allowed to feed off the Supremes name for publicity. Ballard became destitute with three children to support and her health severely declined. Unlike Effie, Flo never was able to make a comeback and died of a coronary thrombosis in 1976 at age 32.
53Beat out 782 actresses for her role in Dreamgirls (2006).
54Beat American Idol (2002) winner Fantasia Barrino for her role in Dreamgirls (2006), despite the fact that Barrino had won Season 3 of the talent show with Hudson trailing in 7th place (2004).
55Jennifer was going to perform "Over the Rainbow" for movie night but was informed that she had have to perform it Kimberley Locke's way and decided to sing "I Have Nothing" instead.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sing2016performer: "Golden Slumbers", "Carry That Weight"
BET Awards 20162016TV Movie performer: "Purple Rain"
Chi-Raq2015performer: "I Run"
The X FactorTV Series 1 episode, 2015 performer - 1 episode, 2010
Lip Sync Battle2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Wrong Package2015Short writer: "Magnetic Power"
IHeartRadio Music Awards2015TV Special performer: "Trouble"
Empire2015TV Series performer - 3 episodes
The 87th Annual Academy Awards2015TV Special performer: "I Can't Let Go"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Voice2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2008-2014TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Concert for Valor2014TV Special performer: "The Star Spangled Banner", "Titanium"
The 68th Annual Tony Awards2014TV Special performer: "Neverland"
Black Nativity2013performer: "Test of Faith", "Hush Child Get You Through This Silent Night", "He Loves Me Still", "Fix Me Jesus", "Be Grateful", "As"
2013 MTV Video Music Awards2013TV Special performer: "Same Love"
So You Think You Can Dance2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Smash2013TV Series performer - 3 episodes
The 85th Annual Academy Awards2013TV Special performer: "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011-2013TV Series performer - 2 episodes
American Idol2004-2012TV Series performer - 15 episodes
CMT Insider2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards2012TV Special performer: "I Will Always Love You"
Think Like a Man2012performer: "Think Like a Man"
Winnie Mandela2011performer: "Bleed for Love", "Nkosi Sikelel Lafrika"
Late Show with David Letterman2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dancing with the StarsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards2011TV Special performer: " You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman", "Respect", "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves"
Sex and the City 22010performer: "Love is Your Color"
Live from Studio Five2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief2010TV Movie documentary performer: "Let It Be"
Michael Jackson Memorial2009TV Movie documentary performer: "Will You Be There", "We Are The World"
Sex and the City2008performer: "All Dressed in Love"
Fama ¡a bailar!2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 79th Annual Academy Awards2007TV Special performer: "Love You I Do", "Patience"
Dreamgirls2006performer: "Move", "Fake Your Way to the Top", "Cadillac Car", "Steppin' to the Bad Side", "Love You I Do", "I Want You Baby", "Family", "Dreamgirls", "Heavy", "It's All Over", "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going", "I Am Changing", "One Night Only", "Dreamgirls" Finale, "Effie White's Gonna Win" uncredited

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sandy Wexler2017post-productionCourtney
Monster2017/IIpost-productionMrs. Harmon
Hairspray Live!2016TV MovieMotormouth Maybelle
Sing2016Young Nana (voice)
Inside Amy Schumer2016TV SeriesJennifer Hudson
Confirmation2016TV MovieAngela Wright
Chi-Raq2015Irene
Tyrese Gibson: Shame2015Video short
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015TV SeriesJennifer Hudson
Empire2015TV SeriesMichelle White
The 16th Annual 'A Home for the Holidays'2014TV Movie
Lullaby2014/IINurse Carrie
Black Nativity2013Naima
Scandalous with Jennifer Hudson2013Video shortThe Fixer
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film2013TV MovieMaggie
Smash2013TV SeriesVeronica Moore
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete2013Mom Gloria
The Three Stooges2012Sister Rosemary
Winnie Mandela2011Winnie Mandela
The Secret Life of Bees2008Rosaleen Daise
Fragments2008Kathy Hammet
Sex and the City2008Louise
Dreamgirls2006Effie White

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 87th Annual Academy Awards2015TV Special featuring

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Jennifer Hudson: I'll Be Home for Christmas2009TV Movie executive producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Hot 102011TV Series thanks - 2 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The View2007-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself / Herself - Musical Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
Oprah Goes to Broadway: The Color Purple2015Herself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2015TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Good Morning America2007-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest
CBS News Sunday Morning2015TV SeriesHerself
Secrets of New York Fashion Week2015TV Movie documentaryHerself
Red Nose Day2015TV SpecialHerself
2015 TV Land Awards2015TV SpecialHerself
IHeartRadio Music Awards2015TV SpecialHerself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20152015TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The 34th Annual Chicago Music Awards2015TV SpecialHerselfs- Winner Pop Superstar of the year
The 87th Annual Academy Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Performer (I Can't Let Go)
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest
Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life an All Star Grammy Salute2015TV MovieHerself - Performer
E! Live from the Red Carpet2007-2015TV SeriesHerself
The 57th Annual Grammy Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The Queen Latifah Show2013-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHerself
The Kennedy Center Honors2014TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The Voice2014TV SeriesHerself - Performer
Dancing with the Stars2008-2014TV SeriesHerself
The Concert for Valor2014TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The Real2014TV SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2011-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Steve Harvey2014TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Fashion Rocks2014TV SpecialHerself
Stand Up to Cancer2014TV SpecialHerself
VH1's Philly 4th of July Jam2014TV SpecialHerself
BET Awards 20142014TV SpecialHerself
Hello Beautiful Interludes Live2014TV SeriesHerself
The 68th Annual Tony Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Performer
And the Oscar Goes To...2014TV Movie documentaryHerself - Actress
The BET Honors2014TV MovieHerself
The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards2014TV SpecialHerself
Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 20142013TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The Talk2013TV SeriesHerself
Made in Hollywood2013TV SeriesHerself
Fox and Friends2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
2013 Soul Train Awards2013TV SpecialHerself
Black Girls Rock! 20132013TV MovieHerself
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Rachael Ray2007-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
2013 Do Something Awards2013TV SpecialHerself
Celebrity Style Story2013TV SeriesHerself
The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2013TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Power of Love: Quincy Jones & Sir Michael Caine's 80th Birthday Celebration2013TV SpecialHerself
Revealed2013TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2006-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The 85th Annual Academy Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Performer: And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going
We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston2012TV Movie documentaryHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2007-2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Project Runway2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
From Dust to Dreams: Opening Night at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts2012TV SpecialHerself
Oprah's Next Chapter2012TV SeriesHerself
43rd NAACP Image Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
The BET Honors2012TV MovieHerself
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
Piers Morgan Tonight2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Access Hollywood Live2012TV SeriesHerself
Dateline NBC2012TV Series documentaryHerself
Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade2011TV MovieHerself
VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul2011TV MovieHerself - Performer
Christmas in Washington2011TV SpecialHerself
American Music Awards 20112011TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Countdown to the American Music Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
The X Factor2011TV SeriesHerself - Judges' Expert
The Xtra Factor2011TV SeriesHerself
TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival2011TV MovieHerself
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular2011TV MovieHerself - Performer
Late Show with David Letterman2007-2011TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself - Guest
The 7PM Project2011TV SeriesHerself
Dancing with the Stars2011TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest / Herself - Guest
The Graham Norton Show2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Marilyn Denis Show2011TV SeriesHerself - In Barbados
2011 New Now Next Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
The Hot 102011TV SeriesHerself
CMT Insider2011TV SeriesHerself
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Original Song
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The Oprah Winfrey Show2006-2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Early Show2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Secrest 20112010TV MovieHerself
Tina Fey: The Mark Twain Prize2010TV MovieHerself
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2010TV SpecialHerself
Digital Death/Buy Life2010Video shortHerself
Luxury Unveiled2010TV Series documentaryHerself
ACM Presents: Brooks & Dunn -- The Last Rodeo2010TV MovieHerself
TV Festival Du Cannes 20102010TV MovieHerself
Vancouver 2010: XXI Olympic Winter Games2010TV Mini-SeriesHerself - We Are The World 25 For Haiti
The BET Honors2010TV SpecialHerself
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief2010TV Movie documentaryHerself - Performer
VEVO's ASK:REPLY2010TV SeriesHerself
Three Days in Cannes2009Video shortHerself
Jennifer Hudson: I'll Be Home for Christmas2009TV MovieHerself
The 2009 Whitney Museum Gala2009TV MovieHerself
VH1 Divas Live 20092009TV MovieHerself
Michael Jackson Forever2009TV MovieHerself
Michael Jackson Memorial2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Michael Jackson: Stars Remember the Time2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20092009TV SpecialHerself
The 40th NAACP Image Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - Performer
The 51st Annual Grammy Awards2009TV SpecialHerself - Performer
Super Bowl XLIII2009TV MovieHerself - National Anthem Singer
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Patti LaBelle2009TV MovieHerself
A Night for Vets: An MTV Concert for the Brave2008TV SpecialHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007-2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
NewNowNext PopLab2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest Host
BET Awards 20082008TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
2008 MTV Movie Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
Live from the Red Carpet: Sex and the City2008TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 80th Annual Academy Awards2008TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The Making of 'Sex and the City'2008TV Movie documentaryHerself
Dreamgirls: T4 Movie Special2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Elmo's Christmas Countdown2007TV MovieHerself
Movies Rock2007TV MovieHerself
2007 MTV Video Music Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
MTV VMA Pre Show Royale2007TV SpecialHerself
Fashion Rocks2007TV MovieHerself
BET Awards 20072007TV SpecialHerself
18th Annual GLAAD Media Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
21st Annual Soul Train Music Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
38th NAACP Image Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
Building the Dream2007Video documentaryHerself
Shootout2007TV SeriesHerself
The 79th Annual Academy Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role & Performer: Original Song Nominees from 'Dreamgirls'
The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special2007TV MovieHerself
The 49th Annual Grammy Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
Larry King Live2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Film '722007TV SeriesHerself
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Aretha Franklin2007TV SpecialHerself
The 12th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
Le grand journal de Canal+2007TV Series documentaryHerself
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
BET Awards 20062006TV SpecialHerself
HBO First Look2006TV Series documentaryHerself
37th NAACP Image Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
On-Air with Ryan Seacrest2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
4th Annual BET Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2004TV Series documentaryHerself
The Voice UK2017TV SeriesHerself - Coach
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2017TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Performer
The Nightly Show2017TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning Britain2017TV SeriesHerself - The Voice Coach
Loose Women2017TV SeriesHerself
WGN Morning News2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
The Insider2012-2016TV SeriesHerself
Lorraine2016TV SeriesHerself
Today2014-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself - Musical Guest
Granada Reports2016TV SeriesHerself - The Voice Coach
Extra2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2006-2016TV SeriesHerself
BET Awards 20162016TV MovieHerself
CBS This Morning2016TV SeriesHerself
The Daily Show2016TV SeriesHerself
American Idol2004-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest / Herself - Audience Member
Show People with Paul Wontorek2016TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2016TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael2007-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Good Morning Britain2017TV SeriesHerself - The Voice Coach
Entertainment Tonight2008-2016TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2016TV SeriesHerself - Backstage at 'The Color Purple'
Extra2015TV SeriesHerself
New Year's Rockin' Eve Presents the 30 Greatest Women in Music2013TV MovieHerself - Performer
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2013TV SeriesHerself
CMT Insider2012TV SeriesHerself
The Graham Norton Show2011TV SeriesHerself
Cinema 32008TV SeriesHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2005TV Series documentaryHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesEmpire (2015)
2013Dorian AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)TV Musical Performance of the YearWe Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston (2012)
2013Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingOn November 13, 2013. At 6262 Hollywood Blvd.
2013WFCC AwardWomen Film Critics Circle AwardsBest SongWinnie (2011)
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B AlbumFor the album "Jennifer Hudson."
2008Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsEnsemble Acting of the YearThe Secret Life of Bees (2008)· Paul Bettany
· Hilarie Burton
· Dakota Fanning
· Alicia Keys
· Queen Latifah
· Sophie Okonedo
2007OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting RoleDreamgirls (2006)
2007Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion PictureDreamgirls (2006)
2007BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleDreamgirls (2006)
2007Breakthrough Artist AwardAustin Film Critics AssociationDreamgirls (2006)
2007BET AwardBET AwardsBest ActressDreamgirls (2006)
2007Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Breakthrough PerformanceDreamgirls (2006)
2007Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Supporting ActressDreamgirls (2006)
2007Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest SongDreamgirls (2006)· Henry Krieger (Writer)
· Tom Eyen (Writer)
2007Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressDreamgirls (2006)
2007COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActressDreamgirls (2006)
2007COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBreakthrough Film ArtistDreamgirls (2006)
2007Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsSupporting ActressDreamgirls (2006)
2007Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureDreamgirls (2006)
2007OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting ActressDreamgirls (2006)
2007OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Breakthrough Performance - FemaleDreamgirls (2006)
2007OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Adapted SongDreamgirls (2006)· Henry Krieger (music by)
· Tom Eyen (lyrics by)
2007Breakthrough Performance AwardPalm Springs International Film FestivalDreamgirls (2006)
2007ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting RoleDreamgirls (2006)
2007Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actress: DramaDreamgirls (2006)
2006AAFCA AwardAfrican-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)Best Supporting ActressDreamgirls (2006)
2006EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Performance by an Actress or Actor in Support of a Female Protagonist or Female PerspectiveDreamgirls (2006)
2006Pauline Kael Breakout AwardFlorida Film Critics Circle AwardsDreamgirls (2006)
2006Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActressDreamgirls (2006)
2006NBR AwardNational Board of Review, USABreakthrough Performance - FemaleDreamgirls (2006)
2006NYFCC AwardNew York Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Supporting ActressDreamgirls (2006)
2006NYFCO AwardNew York Film Critics, OnlineBest Supporting ActressDreamgirls (2006)
2006NYFCO AwardNew York Film Critics, OnlineBreakthrough PerformanceDreamgirls (2006)
2006NTFCA AwardNorth Texas Film Critics Association, USBest Supporting ActressDreamgirls (2006)
2006OFCC AwardOklahoma Film Critics Circle AwardsBest Breakout PerformanceDreamgirls (2006)
2006PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBreakout Performance of the Year - On ScreenDreamgirls (2006)
2006Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleDreamgirls (2006)
2006ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USAFemale Star of Tomorrow
2006SEFCA AwardSoutheastern Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressDreamgirls (2006)
2006SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest Supporting ActressDreamgirls (2006)
2006WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressDreamgirls (2006)
2006WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Breakthrough PerformanceDreamgirls (2006)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureChi-Raq (2015)
2015GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Performance· R. Kelly
2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Female Artist
2015Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding AlbumAlbum: "JHUD"
2015VMAMTV Video Music Awards (VMA)Best Video with a Social MessageFor the video "I Still Love You."
2015People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite R&B Artist
2014Hollywood AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest Ensemble CastBlack Nativity (2013)· Tyrese Gibson
· Angela Bassett
· Forest Whitaker
· Jacob Latimore
· Vondie Curtis-Hall
· Grace Gibson
· Luke James
· Nas
· Mary J. Blige
2014Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Motion PictureWinnie (2011)
2013WFCC AwardWomen Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActressWinnie (2011)
2010Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice American Idol Alum
2009BET AwardBET AwardsBest ActressSex and the City (2008)
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Female R&B Vocal PerformanceFor the song "Spotlight."
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals· Fantasia Barrino
2009Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureThe Secret Life of Bees (2008)
2008Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest ActressThe Secret Life of Bees (2008)
2008GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual MediaDreamgirls (2006)· Beyoncé Knowles (artist)
· Anika Noni Rose (artist)
· Harvey Mason Jr. (producer)
· Randy Spendlove (producer)
· Matthew Rush Sullivan (producer)
· Damon Thomas (producer)
2007Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest SongDreamgirls (2006)· Henry Krieger (Writer)
· Tom Eyen (Writer)
2007Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleDreamgirls (2006)· Eddie Murphy
· Beyoncé Knowles
· Anika Noni Rose
· Jamie Foxx
· Keith Robinson
· Sharon Leal
· Danny Glover
· Hinton Battle
2007Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastDreamgirls (2006)· Hinton Battle
· Jamie Foxx
· Danny Glover
· Beyoncé Knowles
· Sharon Leal
· Eddie Murphy
· Keith Robinson
· Anika Noni Rose
2007MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest PerformanceDreamgirls (2006)
2007OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Original SongDreamgirls (2006)· Henry Krieger (music by)
· Siedah Garrett (lyrics by)
2007OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Adapted SongDreamgirls (2006)· Henry Krieger (music by)
· Tom Eyen (lyrics by)
2007OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActressDreamgirls (2006)
2007OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Breakthrough PerformanceDreamgirls (2006)
2007ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureDreamgirls (2006)· Hinton Battle
· Jamie Foxx
· Danny Glover
· Beyoncé Knowles
· Sharon Leal
· Eddie Murphy
· Keith Robinson
· Anika Noni Rose
2007Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie: Breakout FemaleDreamgirls (2006)
2007TV Land AwardTV Land AwardsLittle Screen/Big Screen Star (Women)
2006CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressDreamgirls (2006)
2006Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Supporting Actress of the YearDreamgirls (2006)
2006TFCA AwardToronto Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting Performance, FemaleDreamgirls (2006)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActressDreamgirls (2006)
2006DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressDreamgirls (2006)
2006LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressDreamgirls (2006)


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1Growing up, when we'd get gym shoes, my brother and sister would get the name brands. But I said, "I don't need a name brand. With me wearing it, it makes it special by itself.".
2I have a serious shopping problem now. Each city we go to, my suitcase won't hold the new clothes, so we have to box them up and ship them home.
3In a recent interview, I was asked how I reconciled being a Christian with performing at events for my gay fans. I find it upsetting that some folks equate being a Christian with being intolerant of gay people. That may, unfortunately, be true for some, but it is not true for me. I have talked often of my love and support of the gay community. I have said again and again that it was the gay community that supported me long before and long after American Idol, and kept me working and motivated. It is the gay community that celebrated my voice and my size and my personality long before Dreamgirls. Yes, I was raised Baptist. Yes, I was taught that the Bible has certain views on homosexuality. The Bible also teaches us not to judge. It teaches us to love one another as God loves us all. I love my sister, my two best friends and my director dearly. They happen to be gay. So what? While some search for controversy, I hope that my friends and fans who know me, know where I stand.
4I don't do clubs. I don't drink. I don't smoke.
5I just tried to live in the moment and be natural, as if there were no cameras there. Maybe it's because I felt like singing and acting are related. When you're singing you have to sell it. You act out that song; you have to know the meaning and purpose of it. I let that guide me.
6I never gave up hope of playing "Effie". They'd talk to me and then look at other people and then come back to me... but I always had the faith. I had to separate myself from the process and not think about it too much or I'd go crazy. - regarding her role in Dreamgirls (2006).


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