Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois) is an actress and American singer. She first appeared in public when American Idol contest in 2004 and later became a famous actress when participating in film Dreamgirls and won several major awards, including an Oscar for actress Best Movie. She won a Grammy in the category "Album Best R & B" for Jennifer Hudson's debut album her.
Jennifer Hudson was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Darnell Donerson and Samuel Simpson (d. 1999). Her father was a bus driver while her mother was doing housework at home. Jennifer attended Dunbar Vocational Training School and graduated in 1999. That same year, she began dating James Payton in December 2007 and they ended the relationship. Recently, her dating David Otunga proposed to Jennifer and his birthday on the day of her twenty-seven. They relate to each other is almost a year.
[Edit] Family Tragedy
October 24, 2008, Jennifer's mother Darnell Donerson she (57 years) and her brother Jason (29) was shot dead at their home in Chicago, Illinois . Soon after, her sister Jennifer also reported her son Julian King went missing.
The same day, Chicago police have arrested William Balfour, 27, husband of his sister Julia and conducting interrogations. William Balfour had 7 years in prison with criminal records such as murder, theft and stolen property. October 27, 2008, police discovered the body of Julian King boy in a car. 7 year old boy was shot dead by gunshot in many .
After the tragedy, Jennifer Hudson has received much encouragement, sharing of neighbors, artists, fans and the incumbent U.S. president Barack Obama .
In the season's third American Idol music competition held in 2004, Jennifer Hudson attend the next contest in Atlanta, Georgia and then selected the top 12 contestants. She finished the contest with his seventh place overall. In the final round of American Idol, she has presented many songs as "Imagine" (John Lennon), "Baby, I Love You" (Aretha Franklin), "Circle of Life" (Elton John), "I Have Nothing" (Whitney Houston) ...
November 2005, Jennifer Hudson overcome many of the singers throughout the United States to the role of Effie White in the movie Dreamgirls, including Fantasia Barrino, who won the title of American Idol and famous actress Raven -Symone. In Dreamgirls, her acting in common with many actors and singers such as Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles and Eddie Murphy. She performed the song "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" and received praise from The New York Observer , and appeared on the Billboard charts.
First appearance on the big screen Jennifer Hudson has given valuable prizes in the arts, including an Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and SAG actress best side. At 25, she became the youngest person in the history of the 8th and at the same time Oscar winner is one of the few singers to win the grand prize in the movie industry.
In March 2007, Jennifer became the singer's first black and who is African-American Tuesday appeared on the cover of Vogue magazine.