Jennifer Hudson turns 38!

As Jennifer Hudson turns 38 today (12.09.19), here's a look back at her dazzling career on the big and small screen...

J-Hud turns 38!
J-Hud turns 38!
12 Sep 2019

J-Hud turns 38!

As Jennifer Hudson turns 38 today (12.09.19), here's a look back at her dazzling career on the big and small screen...

Jennifer rose to fame on American Idol
Jennifer rose to fame on American Idol
12 Sep 2019

Jennifer rose to fame on American Idol

Jennifer Hudson rose to fame in 2004 when she was a finalist on the third season of 'American Idol'. Prior to then she had been working as an entertainer on Disney Cruise Lines.

Jennifer scoops multiple awards for Dreamgirls
Jennifer scoops multiple awards for Dreamgirls
12 Sep 2019

Jennifer scoops multiple awards for Dreamgirls

Two years after her stint on 'American Idol', Jennifer landed her debut big screen role playing Effie White in 'Dreamgirls'. Her dazzling performance saw her go on to win multiple awards, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Jennifer lands role in Sex and the City movie
Jennifer lands role in Sex and the City movie
12 Sep 2019

Jennifer lands role in Sex and the City movie

Jennifer landed the part of Louise in the first 'Sex and the City' spin-off movie in 2008. The Oscar-winner played Sarah Jessica Parker's alter-ego Carrie Bradshaw's assistant in the movie and made history for the franchise as the first major Black female character. The powerhouse singer also recorded the track 'All Dressed In Love' for the rom-com's soundtrack.

Jennifer guest judges on The X Factor
Jennifer guest judges on The X Factor
12 Sep 2019

Jennifer guest judges on The X Factor

Jennifer returned to the small screen and talent show business as she became a special guest judge on 'The X Factor' in the UK in 2011, during the judges' houses part of the show on the eighth series.

Jennifer stars in Empire
Jennifer stars in Empire
12 Sep 2019

Jennifer stars in Empire

Jennifer landed a role in the hit US comedy-drama 'Empire in 2015. The actress-and-singer portrayed the role of music therapist and gospel singer Michelle White in the FOX television series for three episodes.

Jennifer voices Young Nana Noddleman in Sing
Jennifer voices Young Nana Noddleman in Sing
12 Sep 2019

Jennifer voices Young Nana Noddleman in Sing

Jennifer featured in the animated musical movie 'Sing' in 2016. The 'American Idol' alumni voiced Young Nana Noodleman and the older Nana was played by another Jennifer, 'Absolutely Fabulous' legend Jennifer Saunders.

Jennifer wows in Hairspray Live TV special
Jennifer wows in Hairspray Live TV special
12 Sep 2019

Jennifer wows in Hairspray Live TV special

Jennifer blew everyone away with her performance in 'Hairspray Live!' the TV special in 2016. The superstar took on the role of Motormouth Maybelle and wowed her fellow celebrities and viewers with her rendition of 'I Know Where I've Been' from the musical.

Jennifer does The Voice in the UK and US
Jennifer does The Voice in the UK and US
12 Sep 2019

Jennifer does The Voice in the UK and US

Jennifer joined 'The Voice UK' as a judge in 2017 and she remains on the panel alongside Sir Tom Jones, will.i.am and Olly Murs. The American star also became a coach on the US version of the spinning-chair talent show for season 13 and returned for season 15 in 2018.

Jennifer to star as Aretha Franklin in biopic
Jennifer to star as Aretha Franklin in biopic
12 Sep 2019

Jennifer to star as Aretha Franklin in biopic

Jennifer was confirmed to star as Aretha Franklin in a new biopic last year. The late 'Respect' hitmaker is said to have chosen the 'Dreamgirls' star for the role herself. A movie about The Queen of Soul's life and work has been in development at MGM since 2011.

Jennifer to star in Cats film
Jennifer to star in Cats film
12 Sep 2019

Jennifer to star in Cats film

This festive season sees Jennifer channel her inner feline as she plays Grizabella in the big screen adaptation of 'Cats' the musical. The star-studded movie - which is based on the play of the same name, which in turn was based on 'Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats' by T.S. Eliot - also stars the likes of Taylor Swift, Idris Elba, James Corden, Jason Derulo, Dame Judi Dench and more.

As Jennifer Hudson turns 38 today (12.09.19), here's a look back at her dazzling career on the big and small screen...

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