Jennifer Hudson is one of the American renowned actress and singer who has gained much fame from the major roles she has played in several movies such as ‘Sex and the City’, ‘Dreamgirls’, ‘Black Nativity’ and ‘The Secret Life of Bees’. From the major roles and the popularity she has gained from them has made her gain several awards such as the reputable Oscar Award.
Jennifer has also appeared in other TV programs. She is a singer as well in which she has currently released three studio albums. With her great popularity, you don’t want to miss on this wonderful character. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Jennifer Hudson in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Jennifer Hudson was born at Chicago, Illinois, United States on 12th September 1981. Her father’s name was Samuel Simpson while her mother was Darnell Donnerson. She had three siblings in which Jennifer was the youngest of all. Her early life was developed while she was singing for the church choir from which she was raised in.
She studied at Dunbar Vocational High School where she completed her studies and graduated in the year 1999. Jennifer then joined Langston University after completing her high school studies. Within one semester she had gotten homesick which made her leave the university in her first semester.
Jennifer started dating in 1999 whereby she dated James Payton with whom she separated within the year 2007. After breaking up with James, Jennifer met David Otunga who they tied the knots on September 2008. In the year 2009, they got a baby boy by the name of David Daniel Otunga, Jr.
In the year 2008, she became so much emotional and avoided the public after a tragedy whereby her family including her mother, nephew, and brother were shot.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Her career got shape in the year 2002 when she had her first recording by the name ‘Righteous Records’. In this, she got a contract of five years though was released so that she would make her appearance in the ‘American Idol’ in the year 2004. This made her gain the first role as Effie White in the films in the movie known as Dreamgirls in the year 2006. She then appeared in the ‘Sex and the City’ where she played the role of Electronically Savvy Assistant. She later appeared in movies such as The Secret Life of Bees in 2008, Winged Creatures in 2008, Black Nativity in 2013, and Lullaby in 2014.
As a singer, she produced her first album by her name on the year 2008 which was her debut studio album. She produced the second on the year 2011 known as ‘I Remember Me’ and the third on 2014 known as JHUD.
Jennifer has been nominated for various successes in which she has been nominated for the 47th NAACP Image Awards for the Outstanding Actress in Motion Picture. From the Dreamgirls, she got several awards such as Academy Award for the Best Performance, Golden Globe Award for the Best Supporting Actress and Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Net Worth & Earnings
From her great earnings in different fields, she makes her most of her fortune in getting the wonderful net worth which has continually increased her fame. With the combination of her earnings as an actress, a singer and a spokesperson lead to the bountiful net worth. Her net worth is one of those you love to reach always. Currently, Jennifer Hudson has an estimated net worth of $25 Million.
Hudson is one of the celebrities with most awards in her life in which she has won the awards from different fields. Her hard work has been fruitful in the achievement of her fame. Though she at some point felt discouraged after the fate that cost the life of her mother, brother, and nephew, she later got well and continued strong in her career.