Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

  • Occupation Singer
  • Age: 42
  • Height: Height: 5' 8''
  • Place Of Birth: Chicago, Illinois
  • Nationality: USA

Jennifer Kate Hudson or more popularly known as J.Hud is an American singer and actress. She came under the spotlight as a finalist on the third season of American Idol in 2004. She became seventh in the competition. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in the musical Dreamgirls. She played the role of Effie White in this movie that got released in 2006.

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Early Life

Jennifer Hudson was born on 12 September 1981 in Chicago, Illinois. She was given birth by Samuel Simpsons and Darnell Donnerson. This couple had three children and Jennifer was the youngest of them. She was brought up in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago.

Jennifer attended Dunbar Vocational High School and graduated from here in 1999. She was a very bright student with a passion to learn music. She started singing at the age of 7 at church choirs. Jennifer scored very well in Dunbar. Then she attended Langston University. But due to homesickness, she dropped out of there and enrolled in Kennedy King College.

Professional Life

Jennifer Hudson auditioned for the third season of American Idol. Before that, she used to sing and perform as one of the Muses on the ship Disney Wonder. She did well in American Idol ad received the highest number of votes in the Top 9 round. Though she didn’t win the competition, she got her fame as a talented singer from the show.

After that, she worked on The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be with Meat Loaf. She signed a record deal with Arista Records in 2006 and worked with Ryan Tedder and Timbaland for her debut album. Her debut single Spotlight got released in 2008. In the same year, her self-titled album Jennifer Hudson got released from the same label. It got at number 2 on the Billboard 200. Jennifer won Best R&B Album at the Grammy Awards in 2009.

  • Height, Weight, and Other Measurements
  • Height
    1.67 m / 5’ 5”
  • Weight
    54 Kg / 119 lbs
  • Chest size
    35 in / 89 cm
  • Waist size
    27 in / 71 cm
  • Bra size
    40C (US) / 90C (EU)
  • Shoe (Feet) Size
    9 (US)
  • Hips size
    36 in / 92 cm
  • Eye Color
    Dark brown
  • Hair color
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(L-R) Jennifer Hudson, Nephew of Jennifer Hudson and her son David Daniel Otunga Jr.

Personal Life

Jennifer Hudson started dating James Payton in 1999 and their relationship lasted till 2007. She then dated David Otunga, a WWE professional wrestler. They got engaged in 2008 and had a child in 2009. But the couple split in 2017 and Jennifer is reported to be single currently.

  • Full Name
    Jennifer Kate Hudson
  • Date of Birth
    12 September 1981
  • Father
    Samuel Simpson (Bus Driver) (Died 1999)
  • Mother
    Darnell Donnerson (Died – October 24, 2008)
  • Husband
  • Sibling
    Jason Hudson (Older Brother) (Mechanic), Julia Hudson (Older Sister) (School Bus Driver), Dinah Simpson (Half-Sister)
  • Children
    David Daniel Otunga Jr.

Jennifer Hudson Net Worth

Jennifer has earned her wealth mostly from her music career. She has released several hit singles and albums that brought money and fame for her. She also earned a lot from her acting career.

  • Net Worth
    $30 Million
  • Nationality
  • House
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Car
    update soon
  • Marital Status
  • Income Source
    Singer, Actress
  • Zodiac Sign
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Religion

Jennifer Hudson Favorite Things

  • Pop Artist – Céline Dion
  • Music Style – R&B, pop
  • Movie – Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)
  • Outfits – Urban Outfitters, Forever 21

Jennifer Hudson Facts

  • Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, and Whitney Houston are her biggest musical influences.
  • In 2008, she had a female dog, named, Grammy Payton. She also owns a male dog, named, Oscar Hudson.
  • Hudson is the first contestant from American Idol (2002-) to have won a nomination and an Academy Award.
  • In 2011, she served as a guest judge in The X Factor UK in series 8.
  • She neither drinks nor smokes.
  • Jennifer Hudson celebrated her son David’s first birthday in WWE theme.
  • In December 2017, Jennifer revealed at The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she loves the holiday season so much that she starts decorating for Christmas right after Halloween.
  • Alongside James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, and Francesca Hayward, she co-starred as Grizabella the Glamour Cat in the 2019 musical fantasy film, Cats.
  • In December 2020, she teamed with Ariana Grande and Mariah Carey to release Mariah’s new version of the song ‘Oh Santa!’.
  • In June 2021, Jennifer released her new song Here I Am (Singing My Way Home) which was later used in Aretha Franklin’s biopic.
  • In 2021, Jennifer won the Daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Interactive Media for a Daytime Program” for her work as an executive producer on Baba Yaga.
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Jennifer Hudson net worth is worth reading due to her tremendous success in the industry despite being eliminated from American Idol. She made everything possible with her talent and hard work.