Jennifer Hudson



Life Events


Landed her first major role performing for one of the Disney Cruise ships


Finalists on the third season of the Fox reality series "American Idol"; became the sixth of the 12 finalists to be voted off the show


Debuted an original song entitled "Stand Up"


Featured on the song "The Future Ain't What it Used to Be" on the Meat Loaf album <i>Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose</i>


Won an Oscar for her feature film debut as Effie White in the big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical "Dreamgirls"


Co-starred with Dakota Fanning and Queen Latifah in the film adaptation of Sue Monk Kidd's novel <i>The Secret Life of Bees</i>


Cast as the personal assistant to Sarah Jessica Parker's Carrie Bradshaw in the film version of "Sex and the City"


Earned four Grammy nominations for her self-titled debut album, including Best R&B Album


Portrayed Winnie Mandela in the biopic "Winnie"


Appeared in the big screen remake of "The Three Stooges," directed by the Farrelly brothers


Appeared on the series "Smash"


Played the recurring role of Michelle on the series "Empire"


Made her Broadway debut in "The Color Purple"


Played Motormouth Maybelle in the NBC production of "Hairspray Live!"


Appeared in Adam Sandler flop "Sandy Wexler"


Co-starred with Jennifer Ehle and Jeffrey Wright in the crime drama "Monster"


Was handpicked by Aretha Franklin to star in an upcoming Franklin biopic


Movie Clip

Dreamgirls -- (2006) -- (Movie Clip) Fake Your Way To The Top We’ve just met Eddie Murphy as James “Thunder” Early, Danny Glover his manager, Jamie Foxx as Curtis who’s just made himself manager of the “Dreamettes” (Beyoncè Knowles, Anika Noni Rose, Jennifer Hudson), who meet with the star’s approval, song by Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen, in Dreamgirls , 2006.
Dreamgirls -- (2006) -- (Movie Clip) Cadillac Car R&B star Jimmy (Eddie Murphy) and manager Marty (Danny Glover) hear a pitch from Curtis (Jamie Foxx) who manages the backup-singing Dreamettes (Beyoncè Knowles, Anika Noni Rose, Jennifer Hudson), for a song composed by C.C. (Keith Robinson), cueing big narrative progress and a cameo by Dick Clark, in Dreamgirls , 2006.
Dreamgirls -- (2006) -- (Movie Clip) Love You I Do Curtis (Jamie Foxx) has earned stature for releasing a recording of a Martin Luther King Jr. speech, prompting Effie (Jennifer Hudson) to an elaborate joke regarding her own career, followed by another Academy Award-nominated song, by Henry Krieger and Siedah Garrett, with Sharon Leal in her first scene, as a job applicant, in Dreamgirls, 2006.
Dreamgirls -- (2006) -- (Movie Clip) Move From director Bill Condon’s lively opening scenes shot at the Orpheum Theater in LA, just-introduced “Dreamettes” Jennifer Hudson, Beyoncè (Knowles) and Anika Noni Rose (as Effie, Deena and Lorell) do their first song, by Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen, ambitious Curtis (Jamie Foxx) in the wings, in Dreamgirls , 2006.