- Date of Birth:
- September 12, 1981
- 5' 9"
Jennifer Hudson (born Jennifer Kate Hudson on September 12, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American singer, actress, and spokesperson. She rose to fame in 2004, as a finalist on American Idol. In 2006, Jennifer made her film debut in Dreamgirls, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, an NAACP Image Award, and also a Screen Actors Guild Award. Jennifer’s debut album, Jennifer Hudson, was released in 2008, and was certified gold, also winning her a Grammy. In 2010, she became the spokesperson for Weight Watchers. Her second album, I Remember Me, was released in March 2011, and was also certified gold.
Best Known For:
Jennifer Hudson is best known for her time competing on American Idol, her performance in Dreamgirls, and for her drastic weight loss which landed her a gig as a Weight Watchers spokeswoman.
In 2008, Jennifer’s mother, brother, and nephew were killed in a shooting. She became engaged to professional wrestler, David Otunga, in September 2008; and in August 2009, Jennifer gave birth to a baby boy, David Daniel Otunga Jr.