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Jennifer Hudson
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Hudson with her Oscar in Chicago, where it was declared "Jennifer Hudson Day", March 6, 2007
Background information
Birth name Jennifer Kate Hudson
Born September 12, 1981 (1981-09-12) (age 39)
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres R&B, soul, pop
Occupation(s) Singer–songwriter, actress, model
Instruments Vocals
Years active since 2004
Labels Arista, J

Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American Academy and Grammy Award-winning singer and actress. She gained fame on American Idol. She is the most successful American Idol contestant who did not win.

She went on to star as Effie White in the 2006 motion picture musical Dreamgirls. Her awards include an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and a SAG Award. She is native to Chicago, Illinois. Hudson is married to WWE professional wrestler, David Otunga.

In 2020, she will star as Aretha Franklin in Respect.

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