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Jennifer Kate Hudson, also known by her nickname J.Hud, born September 12, 1981, is an American singer and actress.
Throughout her career, Hudson has received various accolades for both her music and acting. Including an Academy Award, two Grammy Awards, a Daytime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Her nominations make her one of few black individuals to be nominated for the four major American entertainment awards (EGOT). Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2020.
She made her film debut as Effie White in the musical Dreamgirls (2006), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She was the youngest African-American to win in a competitive acting category.
Which was certified gold in the United States, sold over a million copies worldwide, and won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Album.
Hudson was the subject of significant media attention in 2008 when her mother, brother, and nephew died in a shooting.
She resumed public appearances the following year with a high-profile performance at Super Bowl XLIII as well as other mainstream events.