Jennifer Hudson born on September 12, 1981, in Chicago, IL, She was blessed with an amazing vocal assortment of six octaves and a ideal musical ear as a young girl, and thoroughly skilled as a chanteuse from the age of seven, at first in her Baptist church singing group, then in many of the stage musicals and talent shows during teenage years. She is an American actress, vocallist and model. She acquired initial attention as one of the finalists on the third sequel of the FOX television series American Idol. She carried on as a star playing Effie White in the 2006 motion picture version of the musical Dreamgirls for which she won a lots of awards comprising an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and a SAG Award. Hudson often refer Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin as her biggest role models.
Hudson is the daughter of Darnell Hudson and Samuel Simpson, who was a cab driver. She attended Dunbar Vocational Career Academy and graduated in 1999. She has also stated on many events that Celine Dion is one of her most beloved artists.
After watching Hudson's show in Dreamgirls, American Idol judge Simon Cowell recorded a praising message to her, which was on the air during The Oprah Winfrey Show. During the March 2007 issue, Jennifer Hudson turned into the third African American celebrity, and the first African American singer, to beautiy the cover page of Vogue peridical.
After high school, she for a short time focused on college but dropped out very soon. In 2002, 21-year-old Hudson settled with a job as featured vocalist on the Disney Wonder cruise ship. Circa 2004, with American viewers deep in the throes of reality television, Hudson trials in Atlanta, GA, for the third term of Fox's American Idol series, made the cut, and rapidly stirred along to the semifinalist round. Her songs as a contestant in the series included Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing," Elton John's "The Circle of Life," and Martha; the Vandellas' "(Love Is Like a) Heat Wave." Though Ryan Seacrest later pointed out that she received a high number of votes than any musician from a preceding episode, Hudson was unceremoniously removed from the running. Controlling Judge Randy Jackson -- a highly appreciated music producer -- brought Hudson back in the "wildcard" round to bond the finalists, but with seven nominees outstanding, Hudson was booted off of the series -- in spite of the well exposed truth that her variety and ability visibly outflanked those of her challengers. That decision enraged millions; Elton John -- a prior guest judge on Idol -- charged Simon Cowell and others of bare racial discrimination, while other commentators, recognizing that two of Hudson's competitors were also African-American, alleged a purposeful decision to divide the contenders demographically. In spite of of the cause, She rapidly overcame her dissatisfaction.
In late 2005, Hudson took the test among 783 confidents for the pilot role of Effi "Melody" White, a female singer wrongly ousted from the position of a three-member female pop band in the early '60s -- because, paradoxically, her "look" isn't correct -- in Chicago inscribe Bill Condon's passionately projected late 2006 film musical Dream girls, an edition of the early '80s Tony award-winning Broadway hit. An overjoyed Hudson settled the role as cutting her first album roundly trumping the 2004 Idol winner, Fantasia Barrino, in the course, and had to put on almost 25 pounds to perfect Effi's "look" on screen. Production started in January 2006. A media bombardment bounded Hudson's victory in the role that raised her into the limelight even months previous to the stateside launch of Dream girls in December 2006. This murmur incorporated a Best Supporting Actress Oscar proposal and extensive comparisons to Jennifer Holliday, who created the Effi role on Broadway in 1981. These forecasts began to come accurate, starting with a win for Best Supporting Actress at that year's Golden Globes awards. The Cinderella story appeared in full on Oscar night when she got the Best Supporting Actress trophy. The press assisted Hudson to get a record deal with Clive Davis' J Records, which scheduled the release of her debut album for January 2007, mere weeks after the stateside debut of Dream girls
In November 2006, Hudson enterd into a contract with Arista Records and is currently working on her debut album and has currently ended recording one song named "Depreciate."