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Jennifer Hudson

Born Jennifer Kate Hudson
September 12, 1981 (1981-09-12) (age 26)
Chicago, Illinois
Occupation Actress, Singer and Model
Years active 2003-present

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She first gained notice as one of the finalists on the third season of the FOX television series American Idol. She went on to star as Effie White in the 2006 motion picture musical Dreamgirls for which she won numerous awards including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and a SAG Award. Hudson is also one of few actors who has won all four major movie awards. The third season of American Idol premiered on January 19, 2004 and continued until May 26, 2004. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. ... For the current American Idol season, see American Idol (season 7). ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Dreamgirls is a 2006 American musical film jointly produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... The Screen Actors Guild Awards are an annual award given by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) to recognize outstanding performances by members. ...

Contents

Background

Hudson was born in Chicago, Illinois, where she attended Dunbar Vocational Career Academy and graduated in 1999. She cites Whitney Houston as her musical and movie influence, as well as Aretha Franklin.[1] For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Whitney Elizabeth Houston (born August 9, 1963) is a six-time Grammy award winning, American R&B singer, soprano, pianist, actress, film producer, and former model. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ...


After seeing Hudson's performance in Dreamgirls, American Idol judge Simon Cowell taped a congratulatory message to her, which aired on The Oprah Winfrey Show.[2] With the March 2007 issue, Jennifer Hudson became the third African American celebrity, and the first African American singer, to grace the cover of Vogue magazine.[3] Simon Phillip Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is a British artist and repertoire (A&R) executive for Sony BMG in the United Kingdom and a television producer, more commonly known as a judge on television programmes such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, American Idol and Britains Got Talent. ... The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah) is a United States syndicated talk show, hosted and produced by its namesake Oprah Winfrey, and is the highest-rated talk show in American television history. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... For other meanings, see vogue. ...


American Idol

Hudson auditioned for the third season of American Idol in Atlanta, Georgia. In her audition she commented that she had been singing on Disney Cruise Lines for the past few months (as one of the Muses from Hercules) and Randy said "We're expecting more than a cruise ship performance from you". Jennifer delivered and all the judges agreed it was the best voice they had heard so far in the competition. She was a member of the first group of semifinalists in the Semi Finals. She was not voted through to the final round, although she was brought back on the wildcard round and put through as a Top 12 finalist by contest judge Randy Jackson. For the current American Idol season, see American Idol (season 7). ... Atlanta redirects here. ... The Disney Cruise Line is a cruise line owned by the Walt Disney Company. ... Advertising poster for the film. ... In playing card terms, a wild card is a card that can be assigned any value its holder desires. ... This article is about the American Idol judge. ...


Jennifer Hudson struggled to gain popularity in the early stages of the live shows, receiving the second-lowest number of votes in two of the first three shows. However, after a change in song choices, she soon became a favorite to win, receiving the highest number of votes in the Top 9 after her performance of Elton John's "Circle of Life" on April 6, 2004. Among Hudson's performances on the show was her rendition of Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing". American Idol judge Simon Cowell commented that she "finally proved why she was among the Top 12" and referred to the performance a week later as "sensational".[4] Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Simon Phillip Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is a British artist and repertoire (A&R) executive for Sony BMG in the United Kingdom and a television producer, more commonly known as a judge on television programmes such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, American Idol and Britains Got Talent. ...


On April 21, 2004, Hudson became the sixth of the 12 finalists to be voted off the show, finishing the competition in seventh place. is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


American Idol performances

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Acting career

Dreamgirls

In November 2005, Hudson was cast in the prized role of Effie White, the role originally created in a legendary Broadway performance by Jennifer Holliday, for the film adaptation of the musical Dreamgirls, which also starred Jamie Foxx, Beyonce Knowles, and Eddie Murphy. This role marked Hudson's debut screen performance. Hudson won the role over hundreds of professional singers and actresses, including American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino. She said in an interview on The View that Fantasia called her and said:"Girl, you stole my part".[5] Filming of Dreamgirls began on January 9, 2006, and the film went into limited release on December 25, 2006 and national release on January 12, 2007. This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Jennifer Holliday (born Jennifer-Yvette Holliday on October 19, 1960 in Riverside, Texas) is an American singer and actress. ... Dreamgirls is a Broadway musical, which opened on December 20, 1981 at the Imperial Theatre. ... Jamie Foxx (born December 13, 1967) is an American actor, singer, and stand-up comic. ... Beyoncé in 2004 with her five Grammys. ... For other uses, see Eddie Murphy (disambiguation). ... Fantasia Monique Barrino (born June 30, 1984), or simply Fantasia, is an American pop, R&B, soul singer and Broadway / television actress who rose to fame as the winner of the third season of the television series American Idol in 2004. ... This article is about the talk show. ... is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Hudson has won particular praise for her show-stopping onscreen rendition of the hit song, "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going", the signature song of the role, which had earlier been recorded, and had already reached the status of musical standard, because of the definitive performance of Jennifer Holliday. The New York Observer described Hudson's performance of the song as "five mellifluous, molto vibrato minutes that have suddenly catapulted Ms. Hudson... into the position of front-runner for the best supporting actress Oscar." Newsweek said that when moviegoers hear Hudson sing the song, she "is going to raise goose bumps across the land." Variety wrote that Hudson's performance "calls to mind debuts like Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl or Bette Midler in The Rose, with a voice like the young Aretha." And I Am Telling You Im Not Going is a song from the Broadway musical Dreamgirls, with lyrics by Tom Eyen and music by Henry Krieger. ... Jennifer Holliday (born Jennifer-Yvette Holliday on October 19, 1960 in Riverside, Texas) is an American singer and actress. ... The New York Observer is a weekly newspaper first published in New York City on September 22, 1987 by Arthur L. Carter, a very successful former investment banker with publishing interests. ... The Newsweek logo Newsweek is a weekly news magazine published in New York City and distributed throughout the United States and internationally. ... Variety is a daily newspaper for the entertainment industry. ... Barbra Streisand (pronounced STRY-sand, IPA: ; born April 24, 1942) is an American singer, theatre and film actress, composer, liberal political activist, film producer and director. ... Funny Girl is a film based on the stage musical of the same name. ... Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945) is an American singer, actress and comedienne, also known to her fans as The Divine Miss M. She is named after the actress Bette Davis although Davis pronounced her first name in two syllables, and Midler uses one. ... The Rose is a 1979 film which tells the story of a self-destructive 1960s rock star who struggles to cope with the constant pressures of her career and the demands of her ruthless business manager. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ...


As Effie White, Hudson has garnered twenty-nine awards from film critics as Best Supporting Actress and Breakthrough Performer of 2006. She won the Golden Globe Award as Best Actress in a Supporting Role. In addition, she has been named Best Supporting Actress by the Broadcast Film Critics Association and also by the Screen Actors Guild. This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) is the largest film critics organization in the U.S. and Canada, representing 199 television, radio and online critics. ... The Screen Actors Guild (S.A.G.) is the labor union representing over 120,000 film actors in the United States. ...


On February 25, 2007, she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in this film. At 25 years old, Hudson became the eighth-youngest winner of the Best Supporting Actress Oscar. Upon winning this award, Hudson also became one of the very few performers ever to win an Oscar for a debut screen performance. As of 2007, she is also the only person to have gone from participating in a reality television series to becoming an Academy Award winner. During her acceptance speech Hudson said: "Oh my God, I have to just take this moment in. I cannot believe this. Look what God can do. I didn't think I was going to win." "If my grandmother was here to see me now. She was my biggest inspiration." She also concluded her speech by thanking Jennifer Holliday.[6] is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role is one of the awards given to actresses working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Jennifer Holliday (born Jennifer-Yvette Holliday on October 19, 1960 in Riverside, Texas) is an American singer and actress. ...


Hudson's version of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" debuted at number 98 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the January 13, 2007 issue. The Dreamgirls track has since become Hudson's first Top 10 hit, but not on the Hot 100, as the track registered a new peak at #7 on the Billboard Hot Adult R&B Airplay chart on February 24, 2007. The track has also reached #14 on the Hot R&B/HipHop Songs chart, and remixes of the song have seen Jennifer reach the #1 position on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play Chart. “Hot 100” redirects here. ... is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


In addition, Hudson was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on June 18 along with 115 other individuals for 2007.[7][8] Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood, California Founded on May 11, 1927 in California, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is a professional honorary organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of motion pictures. ... is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Academy Awards

Jennifer Hudson with her Oscar.

Jennifer won an Academy Award for her work as Effie White in the film version of Dreamgirls at the 79th Annual Academy Awards. The following year, at the 80th Annual Academy Awards she presented the award for best supporting actor. Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Dreamgirls is a Broadway musical, which opened on December 20, 1981 at the Imperial Theatre. ... The 79th Academy Awards ceremony, honoring the best in film for 2006, took place on February 25, 2007 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. ...


Future acting projects

In 2008, Hudson is scheduled to appear as Kathy Hammett in Winged Creatures, a film based on the novel by Roy Freirich, with Forest Whitaker, Guy Pearce, Kate Beckinsale, Dakota Fanning, Josh Hutcherson, and Jackie Earl Haley. In September 2007, Hudson began work on the Sex and the City film, as Louise, Carrie Bradshaw's assistant. Filming finished in December 2007 and the movie is due to premiere on 30 May 2008. [9] In January 2008 Jennifer began filming her fourth film The Secret Life of Bees as Rosalene, the mother figure of Lily Owens (Dakota Fanning). Also starring in the film are fellow Oscar nominees Queen Latifah and Sophie Okonedo, as well as Alicia Keys. Winged Creatures is a 2008 film adaptation of Roy Freirichs debut novel starring Forest Whitaker, Guy Pearce, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hutcherson, Dakota Fanning, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Embeth Davidtz, Jennifer Hudson, Denzel Washington, Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson, and Jackie Earl Haley. ... Forest Steven Whitaker (born July 15, 1961) is an American actor, producer, and director. ... Guy Pearce in Memento (2000). ... Kathryn Bailey Kate Beckinsale (born July 26, 1973) is an English actress, known for her roles in the films Pearl Harbor (2001), Van Helsing (2004), and Underworld (2003). ... Dakota Fanning (born Hannah Dakota Fanning on February 23, 1994) is an American actress. ... Joshua Ryan Hutcherson (born October 12, 1992) is an American film and television actor. ... Jackie Earle Haley (born July 14, 1961 in Northridge, California, USA) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor who is best known for his portrayal of Kelly Leak, the motorcycle-riding, cigarette-smoking little leaguer in The Bad News Bears and its sequels. ... Sex and the City is a popular American cable television program. ... is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... The Secret Life of Bees is a 2002 novel by the author Sue Monk Kidd that has received much critical acclaim. ... Dakota Fanning (born Hannah Dakota Fanning on February 23, 1994) is an American actress. ... Also see the Arab singer Latifa Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970 in Newark, New Jersey) is a Grammy-winning American rapper/singer, model, and Academy Award-nominated actress. ... Sophie Okonedo (born January 1, 1969) is an Academy Award-nominated British actress. ... Alexis is Alicias #1 fan. ...


Recording career

Hudson recorded "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)", originally by Gladys Knight & the Pips, for American Idol Season 3: Greatest Soul Classics—the official American Idol album for the 3rd season. The Pips redirects here. ...


She is featured in a duet, "The Future Ain't What it Used to Be" on Meat Loaf's Bat out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose album. She also performed the song "Easy To Be Hard" on the Actors' Fund benefit recording of the musical Hair and she is featured on Ne-Yo's second album Because of You on the track "Leaving Tonight". Hudson has also recorded a new song with rapper Papoose, titled "Special." This article is about the singer. ... The Actors Fund of America is a nonprofit umbrella charitable organization that assists entertainment and performing arts professionals through a broad spectrum of programs, including comprehensive social services, health services, supportive and affordable housing, employment and training services, and skilled nursing and assisted living care, with a current annual budget... This article is about the musical. ... Shaffer Chimere Smith (born October 18, 1982), known professionally as Ne-Yo, is a Grammy Award-nominated American R&B and pop singer-songwriter. ... Because of You, formerly named Know Me, is the second album from Def Jam recording artist Ne-Yo, the album was released on May 1, 2007. ... Papoose (b. ...


In September 2006, Hudson performed the song "Over It" live on Fox Chicago Morning News. In the interview she stated the song would be included on her debut album, to be released in early 2007 however this was before she signed with Arista.[10] On the Oprah Show, Hudson announced plans to enter the studio in March 2007. Hudson said on the Tyra Banks Show on February 23 that she just finished the first song for the album. Hudson also recorded a song called "Stand Up" which was available for on her fan website to purchase and is now able to be previewed on her myspace. WFLD is an owned-and-operated television station of the News Corporation-owned Fox Broadcasting Company, based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Tyra Lynne Banks (born December 4, 1973) is an American supermodel, television personality, singer and talk show host [1][2][3] She first emerged to prominence on the catwalks of Paris, Milan, London, Tokyo, and New York, but her work in the commercial world was her breakthrough. ... is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


In November 2006, Hudson signed a record deal with Arista Records and is currently working on her debut album and has recently finished recording one song entitled "Depreciate."[11] Arista redirects here. ...


In January 2008, it was announced that Hudson would be returning to the studio to record new material for her debut album. Her label was reportedly unhappy with the direction they were sending Hudson musically, and decided it would be best to scrap the older songs and instead focus on new ones. Hudson will be working with Ryan Tedder and Timbaland on a number of songs. The album is now scheduled for the second quarter of 2008.[12] Ryan Benjamin Tedder (born c. ... Timothy Z. Mosley (born March 10, 1971), better known by his stage name Timbaland, is a Grammy winning American record producer, composer, rapper, and singer. ...


Personal life

Hudson has been dating James Payton since 1999 when she was 18. They both hail from Chicago. When asked if they had any plans to marry, Hudson declared that "we are happy with the place we are right now, but perhaps we will tie the knot someday. One thing's for sure, I definitely won't be popping the question!".[13] For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ...


Discography

Albums

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Singles

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Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Dreamgirls Effie White Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
2008 Winged Creatures Kathy Archenault post-production
Sex and the City: The Movie Louise post-production
2009 The Secret Life of Bees Rosaleen Daise post-production
The Family That Preys unknown filming

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Awards and nominations

Awards and Nominations
Year Presenter Award Result
2006 ShoWest Female Star of Tomorrow Won
Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role Won
National Board of Review Best Female Breakthrough Performance Won (tied with Rinko Kikuchi)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Runner-Up
New York Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actress Won
New York Film Critics Online Best Supporting Actress Won (tied with Catherine O'Hara)
Breakthrough Performer Won
Hollywood Life Awards Breakthrough of the Year Won
Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
Washington, DC Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Won
Best Breakthrough Performance Won
African-American Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Won
Palm Springs International Film Festival Breakthrough Performance Won
Las Vegas Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actress Won
Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Pauline Kael Breakout Won
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Award Breakout Performance Won
2007 The National Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actress Runner Up
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
Austin Film Critics Association Breakout Artist Won
Broadcast Film Critics Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
Golden Globes Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Won
Screen Actors Guild Best Supporting Actress Won
NAACP Image Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Won
BAFTA Actress in a Supporting Role Won
Central Ohio Film Critics Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
Black Reel Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
Best Breakthrough Performance Won
Academy Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Won
Soul Train Awards Sammy Davis Jr. Award for Entertainer of the Year Won
MTV Movie Awards Best Performance Nominated
BET Awards Best Female R&B Artist Nominated
Best Actress Won
Best New Artist Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress: Drama Won
Choice Movie Actress (Breakout) Nominated
Vibe Music Awards VHollywood Award Nominated
Awards
Preceded by
Rachel Weisz
for The Constant Gardener
Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture
2006
for Dreamgirls
Succeeded by
Ruby Dee
for American Gangster
Preceded by
Thandie Newton
for Crash
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
for Dreamgirls
2007
Succeeded by
Tilda Swinton
for Michael Clayton

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References

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  2. ^ Nepales, Ruben V.. "Golden Globe winners have ties, memories of RP", Inquirer.net, 2007-01-17. Retrieved on 2007-09-11. 
  3. ^ "Hudson Makes History with 'Vogue' Cover", Hollywood.com, 2007-02-13. Retrieved on 2007-09-11. 
  4. ^ YouTube.com Retrieved on 05-08-07
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  6. ^ "'Dreamgirl' Jennifer Hudson Wins Oscar", NewsMax.com, 2007-02-26. Retrieved on 2007-09-11. 
  7. ^ "Film Academy Invites 115 New Members", Associated Press, 2007-07-19. Retrieved on 2007-09-11. 
  8. ^ "Academy Invites 115 to Become Members", Oscars.org, 2007-06-18. Retrieved on 2007-09-11. 
  9. ^ Simmons, Leslie. "Hudson moves to 'Sex and the City' movie", The Hollywood Reporter, 2007-09-11. Retrieved on 2007-09-11. 
  10. ^ "Jennifer Hudson sings 'Over It'", September 7, 2005. Retrieved on 2006-07-09. 
  11. ^ WINDSWEPT SONGS RECORDED
  12. ^ Jennifer Hudson Reworks Album
  13. ^ Barbara Walters' Oscar Special, 2007

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External links

  • Official Dreamgirls site
  • Jennifer Hudson at the Internet Movie Database
  • Jennifer Hudson at MySpace
  • KnightattheMovies.com interview with Jennifer Hudson
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