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Jennifer Hudson is a Actor American born on 12 september 1981 at Chicago (USA)

Jennifer Hudson

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Birth name Jennifer Kate Hudson
Nationality USA
Birth 12 september 1981 (37 years) at Chicago (USA)
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981) is an American singer, actress and spokesperson. She rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, coming in seventh place.

As an actress, she made her film debut portraying Effie White in Dreamgirls (2006), for which she gained worldwide acclaim and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She has also appeared in such films as Sex and the City (2008), The Secret Life of Bees (2008) and Winnie Mandela (2013). As a singer, Hudson won a Grammy Award for her debut album, Jennifer Hudson, released in 2008. The album spawned the hit single "Spotlight" and was certified gold by the RIAA, with sales exceeding a million copies worldwide. Her second album, I Remember Me, was released 2011 and was certified gold by the RIAA, producing the hit "Where You At".

In October 2008, after Hudson's mother, brother and nephew were killed in a shooting, Hudson stepped out of the public eye for three months. Hudson resumed her public appearances in 2009 and has since performed at the Super Bowl XLIII, the Grammy Awards, American Idol, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Hudson has been described as a friend of President Barack Obama, who invited her to appear with him at a fundraiser in Beverly Hills in May 2009. She also performed at the White House at the "Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement" event. Hudson has sold 1,280,000 albums and 2,237,000 singles in the United States as of February 2012. In 2013, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She is a dramatic soprano, with the ability to sing from C3 to C#6.

Biography

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, a boy named David Daniel Otunga, Jr.




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In October 2008, Hudson's 57-year-old mother, Darnell Donnerson, and 29-year-old brother, Jason, were found shot dead inside the Chicago home Donnerson shared with Hudson's elder sister, Julia. An AMBER Alert was issued for her 7-year-old nephew, Julian King, when Julia reported him missing. Three days later the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed the body found on Chicago's West Side was the nephew, an autopsy indicated the death was due to "multiple gunshot wounds." William Balfour, 27, the estranged husband of Hudson's sister Julia, was charged with three counts of first-degree murder, one count of home invasion and was denied bail. In May 2012 he was convicted on all seven counts against him, including possession of a stolen vehicle. In July 2012, he was sentenced to three life sentences without the possibility of parole; served consecutively, followed by an additional 120 years for his other convictions. He is incarcerated in Stateville Correctional Center near Joliet, Illinois.

Hudson's family announced creation of The Hudson-King Foundation for Families of Slain Victims, in honor of the three victims.

Best films

Sex and the City (2008)
(Actress)

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Filmography of Jennifer Hudson (14 films)

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Actress

Sandy Wexler, 2h11
Directed by Steven Brill
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Adam Sandler, Jennifer Hudson, Kevin James, Terry Crews, Rob Schneider, Colin Quinn
Roles Courtney Clarke
Rating51% 2.551812.551812.551812.551812.55181
Sandy Wexler (Adam Sandler) est un agent travaillant à Los Angeles dans les années 1990. Ses clients sont parmi les plus excentriques du show-business hollywoodien. Un jour, il tombe amoureux de Courtney Clarke (Jennifer Hudson), sa plus récente cliente, une chanteuse extrêmement talentueuse qu'il découvre dans un parc d'attraction.
Untitled Illumination film, 1h50
Directed by Garth Jennings
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Alexandra Maria Lara Claudia Paolina, Nick Offerman, Reese Witherspoon
Roles Young Nana (voice)
Rating70% 3.546353.546353.546353.546353.54635
A koala named Buster hires a black sheep who is also his best friend to help him run his business of theater.
Hairspray Live!, 2h45
Directed by Kenny Leon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Téléfilm musical
Actors Harvey Fierstein, Ariana Grande, Dove Cameron, Kristin Chenoweth, Garrett Clayton, Jennifer Hudson
Roles Motormouth Maybelle
Rating70% 3.502933.502933.502933.502933.50293
Tracy Turnblad, une jeune fille enrobée qui vit à Baltimore, malgré son physique, elle n'a qu'une idée en tête : danser dans la célèbre émission Corny Collins Show. Par chance, ce dernier assiste à une de ses performances au lycée et lui propose de venir rejoindre son équipe.
Chiraq
Chiraq (2015)
, 1h58
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Crime
Themes Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays
Actors John Cusack, Nick Cannon, Jennifer Hudson, Jeremy Piven, Samuel L. Jackson, Common
Roles Irene
Rating57% 2.8506252.8506252.8506252.8506252.850625
Après la mort d'un enfant tuée par une « balle perdue », un groupe de femmes mené par Lysistrata s'organise contre la violence dans les quartiers de South Side à Chicago.
Lullaby
Lullaby (2014)

Directed by Andrew Levitas
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Amy Adams, Garrett Hedlund, Jessica Brown Findlay, Terrence Demoustier, Richard Jenkins, Daniel Sunjata
Roles Nurse Carrie
Rating61% 3.099033.099033.099033.099033.09903
Eloigné de sa famille, Jonathan apprend que son père Robert, en plein combat contre la maladie, a prévu de se laisser mourir dans 48 heures.
Black Nativity, 1h33
Directed by Kasi Lemmons
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Christmas films, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett, Tyrese Gibson, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Jacob Latimore
Roles Naima
Rating46% 2.312462.312462.312462.312462.31246
After his mother, Naima, is evicted from their Baltimore apartment, teenage Langston is sent to spend the holidays with his estranged grandparents in New York City. When Langston arrives in the city, he just misses his grandparents and, shortly after, is robbed of his possessions. Entering a hotel to get directions to his grandparents place, Langston is accused of trying to take a wallet and is quickly taken in by the police. While in the holding cell, he meets a man who makes fun of him for stealing wallets. Shortly after, Langston is reunited with his grandfather, the Reverend Cobbs, who takes him to his home.
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film, 1h25
Directed by Laura Dern, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bonnie Hunt, Ashley Judd, Sharon Maguire
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Sarah Hyland, Brittany Snow, Melissa Leo, Mitch Rouse, Jennifer Hudson, Sofia Vassilieva
Roles Maggie
Rating68% 3.441783.441783.441783.441783.44178
An anthology of five short films exploring the impact and stigma of mental illness.
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete, 2h
Directed by George Tillman Jr., George Tillman, Jr.
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about children, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Buddy films, Films about child abuse
Actors Anthony Mackie, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Skylan Brooks, Jennifer Hudson, Ethan Dizon, Jordin Sparks
Roles Gloria
Rating74% 3.748013.748013.748013.748013.74801
During a sweltering summer in New York City, 13-year-old Mister’s (Skylan Brooks) hard-living mother (Hudson) is apprehended by the police, leaving the boy and nine-year-old Pete (Dizon) alone to forage for food while dodging child protective services and the destructive scenarios of the Brooklyn projects. Faced with more than any child can be expected to bear, the resourceful Mister nevertheless feels he is an unstoppable force against seemingly unmovable obstacles. But what really keeps the pair in the survival game is much more Mister’s vulnerability than his larger-than-life attitude. Plus he and Pete have to figure out how to do all of this without money
The Three Stooges, 1h32
Directed by Frères Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about children, Films about families, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors Sean Hayes, Will Sasso, Chris Diamantopoulos, Sofía Vergara, Craig Bierko, Larry David
Roles Sister Rosemary
Rating51% 2.550742.550742.550742.550742.55074
The film is composed of three acts, which are referred to as episodes (a reference to how the original Three Stooges short films were packaged for television by Columbia Pictures).
Winnie Mandela
Directed by Darrell Roodt
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about racism, Political films
Actors Jennifer Hudson, Terrence Demoustier, Wendy Crewson, Elias Koteas
Roles Winnie Mandela
Rating60% 3.0018953.0018953.0018953.0018953.001895
Following the life of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (Jennifer Hudson), from her strict rural upbringing by a father disappointed she was not born a boy, to her giving up the chance to study in America in order to remain in South Africa where she felt more needed, through her husband Nelson Mandela's (Terrence Howard) imprisonment. She then faces continuous harassment by the security police, banishment to a small Free State town, betrayal by friends and allies, and more than a year in solitary confinement. Upon her release, she continues her husband's activism against apartheid and, after his release from prison, suffers divorce due to her infidelity and political pressures. She also faces accusations of violence and murder and in the end, must own up to her actions in court, while many still remain loyal to her because of her fight against apartheid.
Winged Creatures, 1h40
Directed by Rowan Woods
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about suicide
Actors Kate Beckinsale, Dakota Fanning, Guy Pearce, Forest Whitaker, Jennifer Hudson, Jackie Earle Haley
Roles Kathy Archenault
Rating57% 2.851932.851932.851932.851932.85193
While in a restaurant, Carla Davenport, the restaurant cashier; Charlie Archenault, a driving-school teacher; Bruce Laraby, an emergency room physician; Annie Hagen, her father, and her best friend, Jimmy Jasperson suddenly hear gunshots. Annie, her father, and Jimmy retreat under a table as a suicidal gunman shoots several people (including Annie's father) and then himself. The film shows the aftermath as these five traumatized people struggle to regain their trust in the ordinary world.
Sex and the City, 2h25
Directed by Michael Patrick King
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Feminist films, La mode, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Chris Noth, Jennifer Hudson
Roles Louise, Carrie's assistant
Rating56% 2.803172.803172.803172.803172.80317
Carrie walks through the streets of New York City thinking about events that have happened to her and her friends during Sex and the City. Charlotte is now happily married to Harry Goldenblatt, but she had a hard time getting pregnant - so they adopted a Chinese girl named Lily; Miranda has settled down in Brooklyn with Steve (David Eigenberg) to raise their son Brady together; and Samantha has relocated her business to Los Angeles to be close to Smith (Jason Lewis), who is now a superstar, although she misses her old life and takes every opportunity to fly East to be with Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte.
The Secret Life of Bees, 1h50
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Adventure
Themes Films about racism
Actors Eva Longoria, Queen Latifah, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okonedo
Roles Rosaleen Daise
Rating73% 3.6500753.6500753.6500753.6500753.650075
The movie begins with Lily having a flashback: her mother is packing, when T-Ray enters the room and grabs her. Frightened, she grabs a gun but it is knocked out of her hands. Lily's mother holds out her hand for Lily to hand her the gun. Then, a gunshot is heard and Lily states that she accidentally killed her mother, while trying to help her when she was young.
Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls (2006)
, 2h10
Directed by Bill Condon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover, Anika Noni Rose, Keith Robinson
Roles Effie White
Rating65% 3.2507153.2507153.2507153.2507153.250715
Just as the original stage musical, the plot of Dreamgirls is told in two segments.