Jennifer Hudson Bio, Age, Height, Weight Loss, Net Worth, Husband, Affairs & Controversy

Who is Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Kate Hudson is an American singer and actress, born on the second of September 1981. Jennifer is an extremely talented musician and actress; she has an incredible voice having one of her role models to be Whitney Houston. She is known popularly for the Oscar award winning movie ” Dream girls” which she stared in with Beyoncé and Eddie Murphy and also for her appearance in in 2004 American idols. Based presently in America (Burr ridge, Illinois) her hometown being Chicago. She has her own clothing line and is a spokesperson for Weight Watchers.

Career Focus: Singer and actress

Popular work: Dream girls, Jennifer Hudson

Date of birth: 12-09-1981

Current state and country: Burr ridge Illinois USA

Nationality: American

Height: 5′ 9″ ft.

Weight: 154lbs

Net worth income: USD 3,410,000

Educational credentials: studied music at Kennedy-King college Chicago.

She came into the limelight in 2004, when she auditioned in the American idol third season. Her genre of music is R&B and soul music. She says her role models were Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle. She used to work on the Disney Cruise. She is the third and youngest child of her parents. She had grown up singing in the church choir.

Career History of Jennifer Hudson

One could say she started her career on the Disney Cruise ship. In 2004 she auditioned for the Fox American idol third season. She was one of the finalist although she did not win, she was eliminated during the “Top 7”. The American idol experience brought her into the limelight. She was recognized by Legion as an exceptional vocalist. She had been earlier signed to an independent record label “Righteous Records” before the show. She was let go from her contract to perform at the show. In 2010 Los Angeles times claimed J-Hud to be the greatest idol contestant of all time.

She then went on to audition for the role of Effie White in the movie “Dream girls”. After six months of auditions and two screen test she was selected among other female singers and actress who auditioned for the role one. She was cast in 2005 in the film amongst some other stars like Beyoncé, Eddie Murphy and Jamie Foxx. Her signature song of the role being ” I Am Telling You Am Not Going” which gained her praise. Her version of this song was 98 on the Billboard hot 100 in January 13 2007. She won Golden Globe as Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

In May 2008, she starred in Sex and City as Louise an assistant to Carrie Bradshaw. In October of the same year she appeared in the film The Secret Life of Bees as the mother figure of Lily Owned, Rosaleen along with Queen Latifa and Alicia Keys. In the September of that same year she released her self-titled Jennifer Hudson” debut album that won a Grammy award for best R&B album, the album although had 3 nominations for 2009 Grammy award. It was written by Ne-Yo. Her debut single “Spotlight” was released June 10 2008 and became the top 20 hit of the UK. She toured the United States in 2009.

In 2010 she became the spokesperson for Weight Watchers. She had lost 25kg that year. In February 2011 she said that she had lost a total of 80 pounds when she appeared on Oprah Winfrey show. In 2012 she published an autobiography of herself; I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down. J-HUD released her second album in the year 2011 ” I Remember Me”. She also started her own clothing line. It debuted at number 2 on Billboard 200. In 2013 Hudson released a single form her third forthcoming album titled ” I Can’t Describe it (The Way I Feel). She also performed “Same Love” from her second album at the 2013 MTV Video Music award alongside Ryan Lewis and Macklemore.

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Hudson third album titled JHUD was released September 23 2014. She worked with R-Kelly and Pharrell Williams amongst others. In 2013 she received a celebrity on the Hollywood walk of fame. In 2015 she guest starred in the movie EMPIRE as Michelle White. She performed some of it soundtrack like “For My God”. In 2015 she starred in a musical, the Broadway revival of THE COLOUR PURPLE as Shrug Avery. She received another Grammy for her contribution in the soundtrack for Best Musical Theater Album. She joined the NBC’s Hairspray live! As Motormouth Maybelle in 2016. On June 28 2016 she signed with Epic records. In 2017 she debuted as a coach and a judge in The Voice. She released Remember Me as a single from her fourth album in March 2017. In October 2017 she was confirmed to return to The Voice as a coach for her second season. On January 27 2018 it was disclosed the Hudson has been handpicked by Aretha Franklin to portray her in a bio-pic called Respect. September 21 2018 Daily press announced that she would be returning for the 8th season of The Voice. Since July 2018 she has been as Gazibrella in the musical Cats.

Personal life of Jennifer Hudson

She is youngest child of Samuel Simpson and Darnell Donerson. She attended Dunbar Vocational High school. She gave credit to Mariah Carey as one of her musical heroes. She started out in the church choir when she was young. She enrolled in Langston University but left, she then registered with Kennedy- King College. She started dating James Payton in 1999. They separated in 2007.

She then met David Otunga a professional wrestler and a Harvard Law student. They were engaged in 2008 and had a son in August 2009 David Daniel Otunga Jr. In 2017 they ended their 10years relationship. On October 24 2008 tragedy struck Hudson’s life when her mother and brother were shot dead. Her nephew Julian King went missing and was later confirmed dead from multiple gunshots. She presently resides in Burr ridge Illinois Chicago.

Net worth of Jennifer Hudson

From her musical and acting career Jennifer has made quite an amount for herself. Her net worth is USD 20 million. She is also a spokesperson.

Controversial issues on the life and career of Jennifer Hudson.

Upon Jennifer Hudson divorce with David Otunga she was granted a restraining order against the wrestler. This she claims was for her son’s best interest. Jennifer Hudson and David broke up after he confronted her for secretly having an affair. She and her ex-fiancé are presently in the middle of a court battle. David having requested that she pays for his housing since he is the primary caregiver for their child, since she is most times out travelling but she has vehemently refused to pay for her ex-fiancé housing saying that “she has no responsibility to support a grown man”. But David insist that she pays him since he is the primary caregiver for their son.

Rumors and FAQ’s about Jennifer Hudson

Is Hudson in Illuminati?
Soon after her raise to fame Jennifer Hudson lost her brother, nephew and mother. This led to the rumor of her being in a cultic group called the illuminati. The rumor says that she scarified her brother, mother and nephew for the fame. She had this to say concerning the rumors ” People find a way to discredit people. At the end of the day, we all work hard for what we get and what we do just like anyone else. Every time I hear stiff like that, Im like You will not take credit for Golds work and give it to Satan!

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