Jennifer Hudson

Singer/Actress Ever since this Chicago-born songstress was voted off the third season of American Idol in 2004, she’s been on the fast-track to becoming an American icon. In 2005, Hudson’s incredibly soulful voice landed her a role in the film adaptation of the musical Dreamgirls, starring Beyoncé and Jamie Foxx.For her debut film performance as the fiery Effie, Hudson won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress and gained roles in several other hit movies including The Secret Life of Bees and Winnie Mandela’s biopic, Winnie. She also won a Grammy for her gold-selling debut self-titled album in 2008. In 2013 the distinguished soul-singer is set to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  

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Controversial Movie Castings

Idris Elba gets pulled into race debate over James Bond and more.

Casting News: David Oyelowo's Captive Due Out This Fall

Also, Broadway's The Color Purple finds its Celie.

Jennifer Hudson's Top Hip Hop Collaborations

J-Hud rcoks out with your favorite emcees.

Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson Drop Music Video for 'Trouble'

J-Hud arrests the Aussie rapper in the clip after she helps her boyfriend escape from jail.

B* Real: Funny Style Looks Back at Past Oscars Fashion

Will Halle Berry's 2002 dress get a Yes Ma'am or a No Ma'am? (2/25/2015)

Music Stars and the Academy Awards

Common, John Legend win Oscar for Selma's "Glory."
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