Jennifer Hudson

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Jennifer Hudson
American Idol-Jennifer Hudson.jpg
Birth name Jennifer Kate Hudson
Born September 12, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois, USA
Years Active 2004-present

Jennifer Hudson is a singer, best known for appearing on American Idol. She competed on the show's third season, where she was placed seventh.


Idol Song List


Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
American Idol Contestant 2004 3

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Smash Veronica Moore 2x01 - On Broadway February 5, 2013
Smash Veronica Moore 2x03 - The Dramaturg February 19, 2013
Smash Veronica Moore 2x04 - The Song February 26, 2013
Empire (2015) Michelle White 1x10 - Sins of the Father March 11, 2015
Empire (2015) Michelle White 1x11 - Die But Once March 18, 2015
Empire (2015) Michelle White 1x12 - Who I Am? March 18, 2015


Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Jennifer Hudson: I'll Be Home for Christmas Herself December 14, 2009

Notable Film Roles

Film Role Released
Dreamgirls Effie White December 15, 2006

Talk Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno January 13, 2012

Album History

Album Name Release Date
Jennifer Hudson 2008
I Remember Me 2011
JHUD 2014

Awards and Accolades

  • Golden Globe Award and Academy Award for "Dreamgirls" (2007)
  • Grammy Award for Best R&B Album (2009)
  • star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame