Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson, an American Oscar Award-winning actress, and singer have gained worldwide popularity through her roles in movies such as ‘Dreamgirls,’ ‘Sex and the City,’ ‘The Secret Life of Bees, and ‘Black Nativity.’

Hudson rose to popularity in quite a short time. This was after she made her film debut in 2006 with the musical drama film ‘Dreamgirls.’ The role she played in the film led to her winning several awards. She then appeared in the ‘Sex and the City’, an American romantic comedy after the tremendous success. Over the years, she also appeared in the drama film ‘The Secret Life of Bees.’ She has a net worth of $20 million dollars.

Quick Biography

Jennifer Hudson was born on 12 September 1981, in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. Her parents were Samuel Simpson and Darnell Donnerson. They had three children, Jennifer being the youngest one.

Hudson was raised a Baptist, and during her childhood, she used to sing in the church choir.

Quick Summary

Full Name/Real Name: Jennifer Hudson
Age: 40 years old
Birth Date: September 12, 1981
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois
Nationality: American
Religion: Baptist
Parents: Samuel Simpson and Darnell Donnerson
Spouse: N/A
Children: David Daniel Otunga, Jr.
Height: 1.75 m
Weight: 70 Kg
Net Worth in 2022: $25 million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

Jennifer Hudson was born on 12 September 1981 and had an age of  40 years old. She has a weight of 70 Kg and height of 1.75 m

Education, School/College University

She attended Dunbar Vocational High School and completed her graduation in the year 1999.

After finishing school, she enrolled at Langston University. However, she left the university after a semester after she started to feel homesick.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

She was born in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States to Samuel Simpson and Darnell Donnerson, who were her parents. They had three children, Jennifer being the youngest one. She is Baptist by religion and has American nationality.

Married? Affair, Dating, Relationship, Boyfriend, Husband, Children

In 1999, Jennifer started dating James Payton, whom they broke up in 2007.

Later in 2008, she met with a wrestler David Otunga, to whom she got engaged. In this relationship, they got a baby boy in 2009, who was named David Daniel Otunga, Jr.

In 2008, a great tragedy befell her family when her mother, brother, and nephew were killed in a shooting. This incident greatly shocked her and caused her to stay away from public life for a few months before returning to her public appearances.

Relationship Statistics

marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): single
When did she get married? (married date): No
Does she have any relationship affair? No
Is Jennifer Hudson Lesbian? No
Husband/Spouse? (name): N/A
Kids: David Daniel Otunga, Jr.

Professional Life and Career

In 2002, Jennifer Hudson did her first recording, which was labeled Righteous Records. She had a five-year contract with this first recording. However, her appearance on ‘American Idol’ in 2004 caused her to be released from the contract.

In 2006, she defeated hundreds of other contenders, which caused her to earn her first role in films, in the movie ‘Dreamgirls.’ Her unequaled performance in the role of Effie White won her several awards.

In 2008, she appeared in an American romantic comedy ‘Sex and the City.’ This film was directed by Michael Patrick King. Her role, which entailed being an electronically savvy assistant, was exceedingly loved by the audience.

She also released a debut studio album in 2008, which was named after herself. This audio turned out to be a huge hit and was rated No. 2 on the US Billboard 200. She sold over 217,000 copies within the first week itself, and this earned her several awards.

From 2008 to 2014, she kept on appearing in various movies, including ‘The Secret Life of Bees,’ ‘Winged Creatures,’ ‘Black Nativity,’ and ‘Lullaby.’

She released her second in March 2011, which was titled ‘I Remember Me.’ It turned to be a great success rating at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200. She sold thousands of copies within the first week and gathered so many positive views as well.

In her third album ‘JHUD,’ she incorporated several singers and producers, which was released in 2014. It rated No. 2 on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and sold 165,000 copies within the first week. Surprisingly it received very many positive reviews by critics.

She made a recent appearance in 2015 in the movie ‘Chi-Raq,’ which also received so many likes even from critics as well. It earned her a nomination for the 47th NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture category.

Awards & Nominations

Jennifer Hudson’s work has earned her numerous awards, including the Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, and a Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress.

She has won several other awards as well, which includes a Grammy.

Jennifer Hudson Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2022

Jennifer Hudson Net Worth
Jennifer Hudson Net Worth

As of July 2022, She has a net worth of $25 million.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

It was rumored that David, her husband confronted her for cheating on him with the producer Mali Music.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Jennifer Hudson Facebook page has around 7.8m fan likes, and her Twitter account has around 4m followers. On Jennifer Hudson Instagram account, she has around 2.7m followers while on YouTube, Jennifer Hudson has around 524k subscribers.

Jennifer Hudson, an American Oscar Award-winning actress, and singer has gained worldwide popularity through her roles in movies


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