Jennifer Hudson Bio| David Otunga Wife, Physical Stats, Net Worth
Jennifer Kate Hudson also known by her nickname J.Hud, is an American singer and actress. She rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, placing seventh. Hudson made her film debut as Effie White in Dreamgirls (2006), for which she received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress. She also appeared in Sex and the City (2008), The Secret Life of Bees (2008), and Black Nativity (2013). In 2015, she made her Broadway debut in the role of Shug Avery in The Color Purple.
Jennifer Hudson Husband
Hudson began dating James Payton in 1999, when she was 18.They separated in late 2007. Hudson met David Otunga, a professional wrestler in the WWE and a Harvard Law graduate and the couple became engaged in September 2008. In August 2009, Hudson gave birth to her first child, her son David Daniel Otunga, Jr. In November 2017, Hudson and Otunga had split.
Jennifer Hudson Career
Jennifer Kate Hudson was born on September 12, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois. She grew up singing in the church choir and graduated from Dunbar Vocational Career Academy in 1999. After singing for a year on a Disney cruise ship, Hudson auditioned for the third season of FOX’s American Idol in 2004. As a finalist, she gained exposure and a fan base, then all but disappeared from the limelight after she was eliminated from the show. Controversy ensued over her departure as she was recognized by legions as an outstanding vocalist who could out-sing other contestants.
Facts about Jennifer Hudson
- Hudson was born on September 12, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois.
- She is the third and youngest child of Darnell Donerson (November 7, 1950 – October 24, 2008) and Samuel Simpson (died 1999).
- Hudson has contributed as a coach on the UK and the US version of The Voice from 2017 up to 2019, becoming the first female coach to win the former.
- Hudson was the subject of significant media attention in 2008 when her mother, brother, and nephew were killed in a shooting.
- In January 2002, Hudson signed her first recording contract with Righteous Records, a Chicago-based independent record label.
- She was released from her five-year contract with Righteous Records so that she could appear on American Idol in 2004.
- In November 2005, Hudson was cast in the role of Effie White for the film adaptation of the musical Dreamgirls, which also starred Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles and Eddie Murphy.
- Hudson made her first public appearance since the murders when she sang the Star-Spangled Banner at Super Bowl XLIII, in 2009.
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