Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Kate Hudson, born September 12, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois, is a recording artist, actress and spokesperson. She came to prominence in 2004 as one of the finalists on the third season of American Idol coming in seventh place. She went on to win a Grammy Award for her eponymous debut album, Jennifer Hudson, which was released in 2008 and was certified gold by the RIAA for selling over 700,000 copies in the US; sales exceeded 1 million copies worldwide. She made her film debut in the 2006 film Dreamgirls which won her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, an NAACP Image Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Since then, Hudson had roles in 2008’s Sex in the City and The Secret Life of Bees Hudson is set to star in the 2011 film Winnie based on the life of Winnie Mandela.

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Dreamgirls (2006)

Three young women dream of becoming pop stars—and get their wish when they're chosen to be backup singers for the legendary James 'Thunder' Early.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Beyoncé  •  Eddie Murphy  •  Danny Glover

Three young women dream of becoming pop stars—and get their wish when they're chosen to be backup singers for the legendary James 'Thunder' Early.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Condon
CAST:  Jamie Foxx  •  Beyoncé  •  Eddie Murphy  •  Danny Glover

Winnie Mandela (2011)

A drama that chronicles the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband's incarceration.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darrell James Roodt
CAST:  Elias Koteas  •  Terrence Howard  •  Jennifer Hudson  •  Wendy Crewson

A drama that chronicles the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood through her marriage and her husband's incarceration.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darrell James Roodt
CAST:  Elias Koteas  •  Terrence Howard  •  Jennifer Hudson  •  Wendy Crewson

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)

Coming of age story about two inner city youths, who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Tillman, Jr.
CAST:  Skylan Brooks  •  Ethan Dizon  •  Jennifer Hudson  •  Jordin Sparks

Coming of age story about two inner city youths, who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Tillman, Jr.
CAST:  Skylan Brooks  •  Ethan Dizon  •  Jennifer Hudson  •  Jordin Sparks

Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)

A psychotherapist helps a law student cope with schizophrenia in one of five interconnected tales dealing with mental illness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bonnie Hunt  •  Laura Dern  •  Ashley Judd  •  Bryce Dallas Howard  •  Sharon Maguire
CAST:  Brittany Snow  •  Jennifer Hudson  •  Melissa Leo  •  Mitch Rouse

A psychotherapist helps a law student cope with schizophrenia in one of five interconnected tales dealing with mental illness.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bonnie Hunt  •  Laura Dern  •  Ashley Judd  •  Bryce Dallas Howard  •  Sharon Maguire
CAST:  Brittany Snow  •  Jennifer Hudson  •  Melissa Leo  •  Mitch Rouse

Black Nativity (2013)

A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kasi Lemmons
CAST:  Angela Bassett  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Jennifer Hudson  •  Vondie Curtis-Hall

A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kasi Lemmons
CAST:  Angela Bassett  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Jennifer Hudson  •  Vondie Curtis-Hall

Lullaby (2014)

Estranged from his family, Jonathan (Hedlund) discovers his father has decided to take himself off life support in forty-eight hours’ time. During this intensely condensed period, a lifetime of drama plays out. Robert (Jenkins) fights a zero sum game to reclaim all ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Levitas
CAST:  Garrett Hedlund  •  Richard Jenkins  •  Jennifer Hudson  •  Jessica Brown Findlay

Estranged from his family, Jonathan (Hedlund) discovers his father has decided to take himself off life support in forty-eight hours’ time. During this intensely condensed period, a lifetime of drama plays out. Robert (Jenkins) fights a zero sum game to reclaim all ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Levitas
CAST:  Garrett Hedlund  •  Richard Jenkins  •  Jennifer Hudson  •  Jessica Brown Findlay

Michael Jackson Memorial (2009)

A live telecast of the public memorial service for the king of pop, Michael Jackson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenny Ortega  •  Gregg Gelfand
CAST:  Michael Jackson  •  Janet Jackson  •  Jermaine Jackson  •  Jesse Jackson

A live telecast of the public memorial service for the king of pop, Michael Jackson.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenny Ortega  •  Gregg Gelfand
CAST:  Michael Jackson  •  Janet Jackson  •  Jermaine Jackson  •  Jesse Jackson

The Three Stooges (2012)

Lighthearted

While trying to save their childhood orphanage, Moe, Larry and Curly inadvertently stumble into a murder plot and wind up starring in a reality TV show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bobby Farrelly  •  Peter Farrelly
CAST:  Sean Hayes  •  Will Sasso  •  Chris Diamantopoulos  •  Jane Lynch

While trying to save their childhood orphanage, Moe, Larry and Curly inadvertently stumble into a murder plot and wind up starring in a reality TV show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bobby Farrelly  •  Peter Farrelly
CAST:  Sean Hayes  •  Will Sasso  •  Chris Diamantopoulos  •  Jane Lynch

The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

Dramatic

Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only friend, to a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gina Prince-Bythewood
CAST:  Dakota Fanning  •  Queen Latifah  •  Jennifer Hudson  •  Sophie Okonedo

Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only friend, to a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gina Prince-Bythewood
CAST:  Dakota Fanning  •  Queen Latifah  •  Jennifer Hudson  •  Sophie Okonedo

Sesame Street: Elmo's Christmas Countdown (2007)

Sesame Street characters help Elmo count down the days leading up to Christmas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Halvorson
CAST:  Kevin Clash  •  Leslie Carrara-Rudolph  •  Tyler Bunch  •  Fran Brill

Sesame Street characters help Elmo count down the days leading up to Christmas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Halvorson
CAST:  Kevin Clash  •  Leslie Carrara-Rudolph  •  Tyler Bunch  •  Fran Brill

Sex and the City (2008)

RomanticCharmingEmotionalEnjoyable

A New York writer on sex and love is finally getting married to her Mr. Big. But her three best girlfriends must console her after one of them inadvertently leads Mr. Big to jilt her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Patrick King
CAST:  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Kim Cattrall  •  Cynthia Nixon  •  Kristin Davis

A New York writer on sex and love is finally getting married to her Mr. Big. But her three best girlfriends must console her after one of them inadvertently leads Mr. Big to jilt her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Patrick King
CAST:  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Kim Cattrall  •  Cynthia Nixon  •  Kristin Davis

And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)

The story of the gold-plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize, AND THE OSCAR GOES TO... traces the history of the Academy itself, which began in 1927 when Louis B. Mayer, then head of MGM, led other prominent members of the industry in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein  •  Jeffrey Friedman
CAST:  Anjelica Huston  •  Annette Bening  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Cher

The story of the gold-plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize, AND THE OSCAR GOES TO... traces the history of the Academy itself, which began in 1927 when Louis B. Mayer, then head of MGM, led other prominent members of the industry in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein  •  Jeffrey Friedman
CAST:  Anjelica Huston  •  Annette Bening  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Cher

Hairspray Live! (2016)

A teenage girl living in Baltimore in the early 1960s dreams of appearing on a popular TV dance show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenny Leon  •  Alex Rudzinski
CAST:  Maddie Baillio  •  Dove Cameron  •  Kristin Chenoweth  •  Garrett Clayton

A teenage girl living in Baltimore in the early 1960s dreams of appearing on a popular TV dance show.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenny Leon  •  Alex Rudzinski
CAST:  Maddie Baillio  •  Dove Cameron  •  Kristin Chenoweth  •  Garrett Clayton

Confirmation (2016)

Judge Clarence Thomas' nomination to the United States' Supreme Court is called into question when former colleague, Anita Hill, testifies that he had sexually harassed her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Famuyiwa
CAST:  Kerry Washington  •  Wendell Pierce  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Jeffrey Wright

Judge Clarence Thomas' nomination to the United States' Supreme Court is called into question when former colleague, Anita Hill, testifies that he had sexually harassed her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Famuyiwa
CAST:  Kerry Washington  •  Wendell Pierce  •  Greg Kinnear  •  Jeffrey Wright

Chi-Raq (2015)

A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Teyonah Parris  •  Nick Cannon  •  Angela Bassett  •  Jennifer Hudson

A modern day adaptation of the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes, set against the backdrop of gang violence in Chicago.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee
CAST:  Teyonah Parris  •  Nick Cannon  •  Angela Bassett  •  Jennifer Hudson

Always Whitney Houston (2012)

New Whitney Houston Documentary.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Gibson
CAST:  Whitney Houston  •  Clive Davis  •  Diana Ross  •  Jennifer Hudson

New Whitney Houston Documentary.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thomas Gibson
CAST:  Whitney Houston  •  Clive Davis  •  Diana Ross  •  Jennifer Hudson

Winged Creatures (2008)

A psychotic man opens fire in a diner, murdering numerous people before killing himself. The survivors struggle in different ways following this horrendous event: a doctor doubts his own instincts and elects to use an experimental medical procedure on his wife, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rowan Woods
CAST:  Dakota Fanning  •  Josh Hutcherson  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Guy Pearce

A psychotic man opens fire in a diner, murdering numerous people before killing himself. The survivors struggle in different ways following this horrendous event: a doctor doubts his own instincts and elects to use an experimental medical procedure on his wife, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rowan Woods
CAST:  Dakota Fanning  •  Josh Hutcherson  •  Forest Whitaker  •  Guy Pearce

Monster (2018)

The story of Steve Harmon, a 17-year-old honor student whose world comes crashing down around him when he is charged with felony murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Mandler
CAST:  Kelvin Harrison Jr.  •  Jeffrey Wright  •  Jennifer Hudson  •  A$AP Rocky

The story of Steve Harmon, a 17-year-old honor student whose world comes crashing down around him when he is charged with felony murder.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Mandler
CAST:  Kelvin Harrison Jr.  •  Jeffrey Wright  •  Jennifer Hudson  •  A$AP Rocky

A Very Pentatonix Christmas (2017)

This one-hour television event takes viewers on a musical journey filled with joy, heart and laughter as the group performs some of their holiday favorites.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Polito
CAST:  Mitch Grassi  •  Scott Hoying  •  Kirstin Maldonado  •  Kevin Olusola

This one-hour television event takes viewers on a musical journey filled with joy, heart and laughter as the group performs some of their holiday favorites.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Polito
CAST:  Mitch Grassi  •  Scott Hoying  •  Kirstin Maldonado  •  Kevin Olusola

Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives (2017)

The life and successes of iconic music executive Clive Davis, from his miraculous start at Columbia Records through his trailblazing work at Arista Records and J Records, with a heavy dose of outstanding music sprinkled in between.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Perkel
CAST:  Clive Davis  •  Alicia Keys  •  Paul Simon  •  Art Garfunkel

The life and successes of iconic music executive Clive Davis, from his miraculous start at Columbia Records through his trailblazing work at Arista Records and J Records, with a heavy dose of outstanding music sprinkled in between.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Perkel
CAST:  Clive Davis  •  Alicia Keys  •  Paul Simon  •  Art Garfunkel
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