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Jennifer Hudson

 
Bio:
Jennifer Hudson won the Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Award for her performance as Effie White in Dreamgirls. Her breakout film performance also garnered a Screen Actors Guild Award and an NAACP Image Award. Additional film credits include Sex and the City, Secret Life of Bees, Winnie ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Jennifer Hudson won the Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Award for her performance as Effie White in Dreamgirls. Her breakout film performance also garnered a Screen Actors Guild Award and an NAACP Image Award. Additional film credits include Sex and the City, Secret Life of Bees, Winnie ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Motion Picture]
NBC Live Televised Production, 2016
Motormouth Maybelle
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2015
Shug Avery
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2006
Jewel
  [Broadway]
Actors' Fund Concert, 2004
Other Roles

Jennifer Hudson Movies

Dreamgirls
 
[2006]
Effie White
Winged Creatures
 
[2008]
Kathy Hammet
Sex and the City
 
[2008]
Louise
The Secret Life of Bees
 
[2008]
Rosaleen Daise
Winnie Mandela
 
[2011]
Winnie Mandela
The Three Stooges
 
[2012]
Sister Rosemary
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete
 
[2013]
Mom Gloria
Black Nativity
 
[2013]
Naima
Lullaby
 
[2014]
Nurse Carrie
Chi-Raq
 
[2015]
Irene
Sing
 
[2016]
Young Nana
Sandy Wexler
 
[2017]
Courtney Clarke
Monster
 
[2018]
Mrs. Harmon
Cats
 
[2019]
Grizabella
Respect
 
[2021]
Aretha Franklin
Tell It Like a Woman
 
[2022]
Kim Carter, Pepcy

Jennifer Hudson Biography

Jennifer Hudson won the Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA Award for her performance as Effie White in Dreamgirls. Her breakout film performance also garnered a Screen Actors Guild Award and an NAACP Image Award. Additional film credits include Sex and the City, Secret Life of Bees, Winnie Mandela, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, and Black Nativity. Her highly acclaimed album, JHUD, dropped this past fall in the top 10 on Billboard's Top 200. Just prior, she released singles including the recently Grammy-nominated "It's Your World," featuring R. Kelly; "He Ain't Goin' Nowhere," featuring Iggy Azaelea; "I Can't Describe," produced by Pharrell and featuring TI; and "Walk It Out," featuring Timbaland. Most recently, Hudson was featured on Gorgon City's chart topping track, "Go All Night," off their new album, Sirens. Hudson's 2008 debut album went Platinum and entered Billboard's Top 200 at No. 2 thus marking the biggest first week sales for an R&B female entry since 2004. The album was nominated for four Grammys and won for "Best R&B Album." In 2009, Hudson released her sophomore album, I Remember Me which debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's Top 200 and R&B Albums charts and has since been certified Gold in the U.S.

Jennifer Hudson Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2016 - Distinguished Performance Award
Jennifer Hudson, The Color Purple

Jennifer Hudson News

VIDEO: Gabrielle Union Appears on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW Photo VIDEO: Gabrielle Union Appears on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW
by Michael Major - Jan 30, 2023

Actress¬†Gabrielle Union¬†makes an appearance on ‚ÄúThe Jennifer Hudson Show,‚ÄĚ airing¬†Monday, January 30.¬† The ‚ÄúTruth Be Told‚ÄĚ actress hilariously shares how her daughter is obsessed with being married to her best friend, aggressively making it known on a recent family vacation that included a speech at dinner.¬†Watch videos now!

Tony Nominee Grey Henson Joins SHUCKED on Broadway; Full Cast Announced Photo Tony Nominee Grey Henson Joins SHUCKED on Broadway; Full Cast Announced
by Team BWW - Jan 29, 2023

Complete casting has been announced as rehearsals commence tomorrow for Shucked, the new Broadway musical comedy. Check out all of the bios, ticket information and more.

VIDEO: Katharine McPhee Foster Does Her Celine Dion Impression on THE JENNIFER HUDSON Photo VIDEO: Katharine McPhee Foster Does Her Celine Dion Impression on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW
by Michael Major - Jan 27, 2023

The¬†two ‚ÄúAmerican Idol‚ÄĚ alums¬†bond over getting their start on¬†the singing competition series¬†and how¬†Katharine credits the show¬†for introducing her to her husband, the legendary David Foster, revealing that she is open to having another baby. Watch videos from the episode now!

Wake Up With BWW 1/27: Caissie Levy in NEXT TO NORMAL in London, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 1/27: Caissie Levy in NEXT TO NORMAL in London, and More!
by - Jan 27, 2023

Top stories include an NBC musical special honoring Carol Burnett, and featuring Bernadette Peters, Julie Andrews, and more! Plus, Caissie Levy will lead the London premiere of Next to Normal this summer, and more!

VIDEO: Reneé Rapp & Jennifer Hudson Duet on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW Photo VIDEO: Reneé Rapp & Jennifer Hudson Duet on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW
by Michael Major - Jan 26, 2023

'Mean Girls' star, ‚ÄúSex Lives of College Girls‚ÄĚ actress, and musician Rene√© Rapp sat down with¬†Jennifer Hudson¬†on The Jennifer Hudson Show. The conversation ended in the two singers covering Jazmine Sullivan's 'In Love with Another Man.' Watch the video clip from their interview now!

VIDEO: HBO Shares MARC MARON: FROM BLEAK TO DARK Trailer Photo VIDEO: HBO Shares MARC MARON: FROM BLEAK TO DARK Trailer
by Michael Major - Jan 25, 2023

Legendary comedian and podcaster Marc Maron stars in his first-ever HBO comedy special filmed in front of a live audience at New York City's Town Hall. Over the course of a hilarious and deeply personal hour, Maron explores such universal topics as getting older, antisemitism and faith, and more. Watch the new video trailer now!

Actor And Rock Singer Sophia Ramos Returns To PangeaNYC In NO PARENTAL GUIDANCE Photo Actor And Rock Singer Sophia Ramos Returns To PangeaNYC In NO PARENTAL GUIDANCE
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 23, 2023

Sophia Ramos's No Parental Guidance is back by popular demand at Pangea NYC. No Parental Guidance is an intimate theatrical one-woman show, set to music and spoken word, telling of loss, love, and chosen family. No Parental Guidance is about the life of a perpetually irreverent Nuyorican rock singer, cutting her teeth on the downtown '80s and '90s music scenes of New York City, thriving in the back alleys, storefronts, and parks.

VIDEO: Winnie Harlow Takes Jennifer Hudson to Modeling School on THE JENNIFER HUDSON  Photo VIDEO: Winnie Harlow Takes Jennifer Hudson to Modeling School on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW
by Michael Major - Jan 23, 2023

Supermodel and Cay Skin sun care founder¬†Winnie Harlow¬†makes an appearance on ‚ÄúThe Jennifer Hudson Show.‚ÄĚ This week continues with ‚ÄúBMF‚ÄĚ star¬†La La Anthony, dad-to-be¬†Shemar Moore, and rising star¬†Rene√© Rapp, followed by¬†Katharine McPhee Foster¬†and a performance by two-time GRAMMY-nominated artist¬†Samara Joy. Watch videos from the episode now!

Listen: Scott Wittman Talks SOME LIKE IT HOT and More on LITTLE KNOWN FACTS Photo Listen: Scott Wittman Talks SOME LIKE IT HOT and More on LITTLE KNOWN FACTS
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jan 23, 2023

Little Known Facts is a weekly podcast hosted by stage and film actress Ilana Levine. This week's episode features Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award winning lyricist, director, writer, and conceiver, Scott Wittman! Scott discussed his career, and his most recent Broadway project, Some Like It Hot, on the podcast.

Sheryl Lee Ralph to be Honored at Amas Musical Theatre 54th Annual Gala Benefit Conce Photo Sheryl Lee Ralph to be Honored at Amas Musical Theatre 54th Annual Gala Benefit Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2023

Amas Musical Theatre will celebrate its 54th Anniversary at its annual Gala Benefit Concert, presenting the 2023 ‚ÄúRosie‚ÄĚ Award to Honoree Award-winning actress¬†Sheryl Lee Ralph. See how to purchase tickets!

Jennifer Hudson Videos

VIDEO: Reneé Rapp & Jennifer Hudson Duet on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Reneé Rapp & Jennifer Hudson Duet on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW

by Michael Major - Jan 26, 2023

'Mean Girls' star, ‚ÄúSex Lives of College Girls‚ÄĚ actress, and musician Rene√© Rapp sat down with¬†Jennifer Hudson¬†on The Jennifer Hudson Show. The conversation ended in the two singers covering Jazmine Sullivan's 'In Love with Another Man.' Watch the video clip from their interview now!

VIDEO: Winnie Harlow Takes Jennifer Hudson to Modeling School on THE JENNIFER HUDSON  Videoplay
VIDEO: Winnie Harlow Takes Jennifer Hudson to Modeling School on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW

by Michael Major - Jan 23, 2023

Supermodel and Cay Skin sun care founder¬†Winnie Harlow¬†makes an appearance on ‚ÄúThe Jennifer Hudson Show.‚ÄĚ This week continues with ‚ÄúBMF‚ÄĚ star¬†La La Anthony, dad-to-be¬†Shemar Moore, and rising star¬†Rene√© Rapp, followed by¬†Katharine McPhee Foster¬†and a performance by two-time GRAMMY-nominated artist¬†Samara Joy. Watch videos from the episode now!

VIDEO: Debbie Allen Appears on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Debbie Allen Appears on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW

by Michael Major - Jan 18, 2023

The Debbie Allen Middle School founder recalls her extreme preparation for her acting and directing roles on ‚ÄúGrey‚Äôs Anatomy.‚Ä̬† Plus, Debbie shares her dream of directing an opera and how she ended up twerking onstage with Patti LaBelle, which caused her son to stop talking to her for a week out of embarrassment.¬†Watch videos from the episode now!

VIDEO: MJ Star Myles Frost Reveals His Full Circle Moment With Jennifer Hudson GMA3 Videoplay
VIDEO: MJ Star Myles Frost Reveals His Full Circle Moment With Jennifer Hudson GMA3

by Michael Major - Dec 28, 2022

Myles Frost appeared on GMA3 to discuss starring as Michael Jackson in MJ the Musical on Broadway. The recent Tony winner reacted to their Grammy nomination and shared a recent memory with Jennifer Hudson when asked if he would like to EGOT. Watch the new interview video now!

VIDEO: James Corden Appears on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: James Corden Appears on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW

by Michael Major - Dec 12, 2022

James Corden¬†joins Jennifer and talks about how he once tried to form a boy band with his¬†high school¬†friends called ‚ÄúInsatiable,‚ÄĚ sharing that they never played proper shows but it was a way to meet girls.¬†He touches upon how¬†he and his wife are having troubles¬† with their lazy Elf on the Shelf who chooses not to move.¬†Watch videos now!

VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson & Amber Riley Sing 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going' From D Videoplay
VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson & Amber Riley Sing 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going' From DREAMGIRLS on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW

by Michael Major - Dec 5, 2022

Amber Riley joined Jennifer Hudson for an impromptu performance of '(And I Am Telling You) I'm Not Going' from Dreamgirls. During their interview, Riley discussed how she resonated with the character of Effie White in the iconic musical. Watch the new video of their special performance now!

Video: Robin de Jes√ļs Gives the Inside Scoop on His New Hulu Original Show, WELCOME  Videoplay
Video: Robin de Jes√ļs Gives the Inside Scoop on His New Hulu Original Show, WELCOME TO CHIPPENDALES

by Survival Jobs - Dec 4, 2022

In this video, your favorite podcast hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo are back with the three-time Tony Award Nominee Robin de Jes√ļs, who can be currently seen in the new Hulu original limited series ‚ÄúWelcome to Chippendales‚ÄĚ! Robin gives us the inside scoop on what audiences can expect over the course of the show, why audiences need to tune in week to week and what his audition process was like for the role of ‚ÄėRay Colon‚Äô.

VIDEO: Anika Noni Rose & Jennifer Hudson Look Back on DREAMGIRLS on THE JENNIFER HUDS Videoplay
VIDEO: Anika Noni Rose & Jennifer Hudson Look Back on DREAMGIRLS on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW

by Michael Major - Nov 23, 2022

Jennifer Hudson hostsed a ‚ÄúDreamgirls‚ÄĚ reunion with co-star Anika Noni Rose on the most recent episode of The Jennifer Hudson Show. During the interview, and they recall their instant blend when they first sang together with Beyonc√© for the film. Watch the new video clip now!

VIDEO: Robin de Jes√ļs Discusses His Mom's Reaction to His First Tony Nomination on T Videoplay
VIDEO: Robin de Jes√ļs Discusses His Mom's Reaction to His First Tony Nomination on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW

by Michael Major - Nov 21, 2022

Robin de Jes√ļs appeared on The Jennifer Hudson show to discuss starring in ‚ÄúWelcome to Chippendales‚ÄĚ on Hulu. During the interview, de Jes√ļs¬†told Hudson about his first Tony Award nomination and how his mother didn‚Äôt understand the importance until word got out in the Puerto Rican community. ¬†Watch the new video clip now!

VIDEO: Tichina Arnold & Jennifer Hudson Have a 'Riff-Off' on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Tichina Arnold & Jennifer Hudson Have a 'Riff-Off' on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW

by Michael Major - Nov 16, 2022

‚ÄúThe Neighborhood‚ÄĚ star jokes about why going through menopause early makes her the best date ever, and reveals that she made her contribution to society with her daughter.¬† Then, Tichina and¬†Jennifer¬†have a riff-off using audience prompts!¬†Watch a video of the riff-off now!


Jennifer Hudson Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jennifer Hudson been in?
Jennifer Hudson has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Jennifer Hudson been in?
Jennifer Hudson has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Jennifer Hudson been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Color Purple .