Jennifer Hudson Short Bio
Jennifer Kate Hudson is is an American recording artist, actress and spokesperson who was born in Chicago, Illinois to Darnell Donnerson and Samuel Simpson. Hudson sun sign is a Virgo and raised in the middle of Baptist family. For education, Hudson was attended Dunbar Vocational High School and then continued study to Langston University but then enrolled to Kennedy–King College.Hudson also cites that Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and Patti LaBelle as her inspiration.
Jennifer Hudson Body Measurement Table
|Date of birth||September 12, 1981|
|Age||32 years old|
|Height||5 feet 9 inches|
|Hip Size||36 inches|
|Waist Size||26 inches|
|Weight||60 kg or 145 pounds|
Jennifer Hudson Career
Jennifer Hudson started her professional recording contract to Righteous Records, a Chicago-based independent record label in January 2002. She has launched album but commercially failure. Hudson then joining the audition of third season of American Idol in Atlanta. Her performance was impressed many people and she was named as third greatest Idol contestant in the history of the show, after Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood.Hudson then eliminated in during the “Top 7” show but latter she was auditioned for again many was impressed by her performance. Hudson single in this film titled “Love You I Do” was nominated for the 2007 Academy Award for Best Original Song and won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media.
Beside that her performance earned her Best Supporting Actress and Breakthrough Performer of 2006, Golden Globe Award as Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Supporting Actress by the Broadcast Film Critics Association and also by the Screen Actors Guild. She then also appearing in film Sex and the City as Louise, Carrie Bradshaw’s assistant. She then also appearing in The Secret Life of Bees as Rosaleen, the mother figure of Lily Owens (Dakota Fanning).She then also portrayed Kathy Archenault in Fragments, and in 2010 she was starred as Winnie Mandela in the biopic film Winnie Mandela. Hudson then also launched self titled debut album with lead single “Spotlight” on on June 10, 2008 that was peaking at number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 . The album also earned her nominations at the 2009 Grammy Awards; Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for “Spotlight”, Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for “I’m His Only Woman” with Fantasia Barrino, and Best R&B Album for Jennifer Hudson.
in December 2009 she then released Christmas special on ABC called Jennifer Hudson: I’ll Be Home for Christmas. On March 22, 2011 Hudson released her second studio album called I Remember Me. The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 selling 165,000 copies in its first week. She then also returning to acting again by being a guest star for a multi-episode arc on the second season of the NBC series, Smash. And it was revealed to the public that her third album named JHUD, is scheduled to be released on September 23, 2014.
Jennifer Hudson Controversy
In October 2008, Hudson face the tragedy that her 57-year-old mother, Darnell Donnerson, and 29-year-old brother, Jason, were found shot to death. It was reportedly that his nephew, Julian King also missing too. FBI then found the dead body of Julian King due the multiple shoot wound too. It then revealed that her ex brother in law, William Balfour, is the murderer. William Balfour was sentenced to life in prison in Illinois, USA.
Jennifer Hudson Dating
In 1999 when she is still 17, Jennifer Hudson is dating James Peyton and both in relationship till 2007. Latter in a very short time in 2007, Hudson is dating American football safety, Kerry Rhodes. After that she was dated American wrestler, actor and lawyer, David Otunga. Latter on September 12, 2008, the couple engaged and then they are blessed with a boy named David Daniel Otunga, Jr on August 10, 2009.
Jennifer Hudson Net Worth
Beside as an actress and singer, Jennifer Hudson also endorsed as the spokesperson for Weight Watchers. It because she is able to losing weight for almost 56 pounds (25 kg) in the 2009. Those makes her net worth about $20 million dollars.