Jennifer Hudson gained fame on the third season of the hit phenomenon American Idol in 2004. Shortly after exiting American Idol in seventh place, Hudson was cast along side Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, and Eddie Murphy as Effie White in Dreamgirls. Her performance in the role had Variety magazine proclaiming her to have “a voice like the young Aretha.”
Hudson’s main performance from the movie, titled “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going”, catapulted her onto the Billboard Hot 100 chart, while her other Dreamgirls hit “Love You I Do” earned a nomination for an Academy Award and won a Grammy Award in 2008. Jennifer Hudson earned 29 critic awards for her performance in the movie, including the Golden Globe Award, SAG Award, BAFTA Award, and, most impressively, the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2015, Jennifer appeared in the hit show about behind-the-scenes of the music business, Empire.
As a testament to her overwhelming success and praise, Vogue chose Jennifer Hudson as the first ever African-American singer to be on the cover of the magazine. Since Dreamgirls, Jennifer Hudson has starred in a wide array of films including The Secret Life of Bees, and Winnie. In addition to her foray onto the big screen, Hudson has stayed true to he musical roots- winning two Grammys and performing worldwide. Her latest Grammy Award comes from her single with R. Kelly, “It’s Your World”. Most recently, Jennifer Hudson has become the spokeswoman for Weight Watchers, having lost over 80 pounds since becoming a wife and mother. Jennifer Hudson is available for speaking engagements, infomercials, and personal appearances.
APPEARANCES: Winnie, The Secret Life of Bees, Sex and the City, Dreamgirls, VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul, American Music Awards, The X Factor, Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Wendy Williams Show, The Academy Awards, The Grammy Awards, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, American Idol, Ellen, Super Bowl XLIII, The View, Live! With Kelly, Larry King Live, The Golden Globe Awards, E! True Hollywood Story
TO WORK WITH JENNIFER HUDSON: Celebrity Speaker Jennifer Hudson can be hired for endorsements and events in roles such as public speaker, autograph signings, SMT’S, and public relation campaigns.