Jennifer Kate Hudson
(born September 12, 1981) is an American recording artist, actress and spokesperson. She rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol
, coming in seventh place. She made her film debut in Dreamgirls
(2006), which won her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, an NAACP Image Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
She won a Grammy Award for her eponymous debut album, Jennifer Hudson
, which was released in 2008 on Arista Records and was certified gold by the RIAA for... more