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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

Profession: Singer, Actor

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All the Things We Loved About Hairspray Live!

Well! That was something. NBC's Hairspray Live! didn't just raise the bar for live TV musicals -- it bedazzled it, twirled it around and threw it up in the air while doing cartwheels. Smooth as a Baltimore bouffant, the show looked incredibly polishe… Read more

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'Hairspray Live!': Jennifer Hudson & More Talk the Hit Musical Event
02:31 — With nearly nine million viewers, "Hairspray Live!" was by far the No. 1 show on Wednesday night. Watch Access Hollywood's Liz Hernandez talk with som (more…)
Hairspray Live!
Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, "Hairspray Live!" takes place in 1962 Baltimore. Plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance o (more…)
Hairspray Live!
Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, "Hairspray Live!" takes place in 1962 Baltimore. Plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance o (more…)
'Hairspray Live!' Receives Mixed Reviews Amid Technical Difficulties
01:35 — Not everyone is praising Wednesday night's much anticipated television production of 'Hairspray Live!' While singer and actress Jennifer Hudson receiv (more…)

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Black Nativity BET

A Baltimore teen rebels against his religious New York relatives during Christmas, and returns home to his friends and single mother to learn an important lesson about faith.

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Hairspray Live!: Everything You Need to Know About NBC's Musical

It's a war wrapped in a musical!

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Hairspray Live: Kristin Chenoweth and Derek Hough Recall Their Worst Hair Ever

Cast members of Hairspray Live! reveal their worst hairdos

Maddie Baillio as Tracy Turnblad, Hairspray Live!
Hairspray Live! Adds Two TV Superstars

Two very familiar faces are playing Mr. Pinky and the gym teacher

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Jennifer Hudson and Harvey Fierstein Join NBC's Hairspray Live!

Plus: Who's directing?

Watch Jennifer Hudson and the Cast of The Color Purple Pay an Emotional Tribute to Prince

Everyone from the Broadway show sang a rendition of Prince's "Purple Rain"and now we're crying

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Empire Adds Jennifer Hudson and Rita Ora

Will the singers play themselves?

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  • Birth Name: Jennifer Kate Hudson
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Profession: Singer, Actor

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