Jennifer Hudson is a singer and actress who got her shot at fame when she was a finalist on the popular reality TV show American Idol. Her debut album Jennifer Hudson was certified gold with more than five hundred thousand copies sold.
Jennifer Hudson won a Grammy Award for this album. Dreamgirls was the musical movie in which Jennifer Hudson made her debut and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA and a Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance.
Jennifer Hudson has been touched by tragedy and sorrow when her mother, brother and nephew were shot and her brother-in-law was charged in this connection. Lately Jennifer Hudson has started to perform again and sang at the Grammy Awards, American Idol and The Oprah Winfrey Show.