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Hudson made her singing debut in church at the age of seven, and continued singing in local Chicago talent shows throughout her teens. By age 19, she landed her first professional job in the musical Big River and went on to work for Disney Cruise Lines. Al… (more)

Birth Name: Jennifer Kate Hudson

Birth Place: Chicago, IL

Birthday: September 12, 1981, Virgo

Profession: Singer, Actor

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Jennifer Hudson Photos

  • Jennifer Hudson - 40th Annual People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California, January 8, 2014
    Photo By: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
  • Jennifer Hudson - 2013 American Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, November 24, 2013
    Photo By: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
  • Jennifer Hudson - 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in Brooklyn, New York, August 25, 2013
    Photo By: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage
  • Jennifer Hudson - World Premiere of the Lifetime Movie Event "Call Me Crazy: A Five Film" in West Hollywood, California, April 16, 2013
    Photo By: Steve Granitz/WireImage
  • Jennifer Hudson - 85th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, February 24, 2013
    Photo By: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
  • Jennifer Hudson - The auction following the Revlon concert for The Rainforest Fund in New York City, April 3, 2012
    Photo By: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage.com
  • Jennifer Hudson - The 2011 American Music Awards, November 20, 2011
    Photo By: Steve Granitz/WireImage
  • Jennifer Hudson - The 83rd Annual Academy Awards, February 27, 2011
    Photo By: Steve Granitz/WireImage.com
  • Jennifer Hudson - The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, February 13, 2011
    Photo By: Steve Granitz/WireImage.com
  • Jennifer Hudson - The 18th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Oscar party, March 7, 2010
    Photo By: Jamie McCarthy/WireImage.com
  • Jennifer Hudson - The 2009 Whitney Museum Gala in New York City, October 19, 2009
    Photo By: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage.com
  • Jennifer Hudson - The 51st Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, February 8, 2009
    Photo By: John Shearer/WireImage.com
  • Jennifer Hudson - The 51st Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, February 8, 2009
    Photo By: Lester Cohen/WireImage.com
  • Sarah Jessica Parker and Jennifer Hudson - The premiere of "Sex and the City: The Movie" at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, May 27, 2008
    Photo By: Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage.com
  • Chris Brown and Jennifer Hudson - Chris Brown's 18th Birthday Celebration at the 40/40 Club in New York City, May 6, 2007
    Photo By: Jemal Countess/WireImage.com
  • Jennifer Hudson - The 79th Annual Academy Awards, February 25, 2007
    Photo By: Jeff Vespa/WireImage.com
  • Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey and Keisha Whitaker - The 2007 Vanity Fair Oscar Party, February 25, 2007
    Photo By: Eric Charbonneau/WireImage.com
  • Jennifer Hudson - The 79th Annual Academy Awards, February 25, 2007
    Photo By: Michael Caulfield/WireImage.com
  • Jennifer Hudson - The 79th Annual Academy Awards, February 25, 2007
    Photo By: Lester Cohen/WireImage.com
  • Jennifer Hudson - The 79th Annual Academy Awards, February 25, 2007
    Photo By: Michael Caulfield/WireImage.com
  • Jennifer Hudson - Launch of Hour Vision, February 16, 2007
    Photo By: John Shearer/WireImage.com
  • Jennifer Hudson - The 49th Annual Grammy Awards, February 10, 2007
    Photo By: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com
  • Jennifer Hudson - The 2007 Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Awards Party, February 10, 2007
    Photo By: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com
  • Jennifer Hudson - The 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, January 28, 2007
    Photo By: Lester Cohen/WireImage.com
  • Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Hudson - The 13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, January 28, 2007
    Photo By: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com
  • Jennifer Hudson - 2007 Golden Globe Awards, Jan. 15, 2007
    Photo By: Steve Granitz/WireImage.com
  • Jennifer Hudson - The 62th Annual Golden Globe Awards, January 15, 2007
    Photo By: Steve Granitz/WireImage.com
  • Jennifer Hudson and Beyonce Knowles - The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards, January 15, 2007
    Photo By: Steve Granitz/WireImage.com
  • Jennifer Hudson - The 18th Annual Palm Springs Film Festival, January 13, 2007
    Photo By: Jesse Grant/WireImage.com
  • Jennifer Hudson and Cuba Gooding Jr. -Critics' Choice Awards, Jan. 2007
    Photo By: Michael Caulfield/WireImage.com
  • Jennifer Hudson - The 2006 National Board of Review of Motion Pictures Annual Gala, January 9, 2007
    Photo By: Jamie McCarthy/WireImage
  • Jennifer Hudson - Performing at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, December 30, 2006
    Photo By: Gary Gershoff/WireImage.com
  • Jennifer Hudson and James Patton - The "Dreamgirls" Los Angeles premiere, December 11, 2006
    Photo By: Lester Cohen/WireImage.com
  • Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose and Beyonce Knowles - “Dreamgirls” New York City premiere, December 4, 2006
    Photo By: Jamie McCarthy/WireImage.com
  • Jennifer Hudson - Free Clinic Annual Dinner, November 20, 2006
    Photo By: John Sciulli/WireImage.com
  • Jennifer Hudson - The 17th Carousel of Hope Ball, October 28, 2006
    Photo By: Jesse Grant/WireImage.com
  • Jennifer Hudson - The 6th Annual BET Awards, June 26, 2006
    Photo By: Jesse Grant/WireImage.com
  • Jennifer Hudson - The 2006 ShoWest Awards Ceremony, March 16, 2006
    Photo By: Jeff Vespa/WireImage.com
  • Jennifer Hudson - The 4th Annual BET Awards, June 29, 2004
    Photo By: Steve Granitz/WireImage.com
  • Jennifer Hudson and Forest Whitaker - Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Feb. 2007
    Photo By: Eric Charbonneau/WireImage.com
  • Smash - Season 2 - "The Song" - Jennifer Hudson
    Photo By: Will Hart/NBC
  • Smash - Season 2 - "The Song" - Jennifer Hudson and Jeremy Jordan
    Photo By: Will Hart/NBC
  • Smash - Season 2 - "The Song" - Sheryl Lee Ralph and Jennifer Hudson
    Photo By: Will Hart/NBC
  • Smash - Season 2 - "The Song" - Jennifer Hudson
    Photo By: Will Hart/NBC
  • Smash - Season 2 - "The Dramaturg" - Jennifer Hudson
    Photo By: Will Hart/NBC
  • Smash - Season 2 - "The Dramaturg" - Anjelica Huston, Daniel Sunjata, Jennifer Hudson, Debra Messing and Christan Borle
    Photo By: Will Hart/NBC
  • Smash - Season 2 - "On Broadway" - Jennifer Hudson and Katharine McPhee
    Photo By: Eric Leibowitz/NBC
  • Smash - Season 2 - "On Broadway" - Jennifer Hudson
    Photo By: Eric Leibowitz/NBC
  • Smash - Season 2 - "On Broadway" - Jennifer Hudson
    Photo By: Will Hart/NBC
  • Smash - Season 2 - "On Broadway" - Jennifer Hudson
    Photo By: Will Hart/NBC
  • Smash - Season 2 - Anjelica Huston, Christian Borle, Debra Messing, Jeremy Jordan, Katharine McPhee, Jennifer Hudson, Megan Hilty, Krysta Rodriguez, Leslie Odom Jr., Andy Mientus and Jack Davenport
    Photo By: Mark SeligerNBC
  • Smash - Season 2 - Megan Hilty, Anjelica Huston, Jennifer Hudson, Jack Davenport, Debra Messing, Christian Borle, Krysta Rodriguez, Leslie Odom Jr., Andy Mientus, Katharine McPhee and Jeremy Jordan
    Photo By: Mark SeligerNBC
  • Smash - Season 2 - Jennifer Hudson as Veronica Moore
    Photo By: Patrack Randak/NBC
  • Christmas In Washington 2011 - Jennifer Hudson
    Photo By: TNT
  • Elmo's Christmas Countdown - Jennifer Hudson and Muppets
    Photo By: Theo Wargo/Muppets Holding Company/ABC
  • The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson - Jennifer Hudson and Craig Ferguson
    Photo By: Monty Brinton/CBS
  • The Barbara Walters Special - Oscar nominee, Jennifer Hudson with Barbara Walters
    Photo By: Craig Sjodin/ABC

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