Jennifer Hudson Age, Net Worth, Height, Husband, Mother

American singer and actress Jennifer Kate Hudson regularly referred to as J.Hud, is a native of the country. As a finalist in the third season of American Idol in 2004, she got fame. She finished the competition in seventh place. For the musical Dreamgirls, she was awarded the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In this 2006 film, she performed the role of Effie White.

Today is the day to find out about Jennifer Hudson’s income sources, personal and professional history, net worth, and much more. Reading the post is a great investment if you have a few minutes after understanding anything. Now let’s get going.

Jennifer Hudson


Jennifer Hudson

Full Name:

Jennifer Kate Hudson

Date of Birth:

12th September, 1981

Father Name:

Samuel Simpson

Mother Name:

Darnell Donnerson

Husband Name:

Dean McDermott-(2006), Charlie Shanian- (2004-2006)


Jason Hudson, Julia Hudson, Dinash Simpson


David Daniel Otunga Jr.

Net Worth:

$30 Million




Singer, Actress



Marital Status”



Chicago, Illinois


4.2 Million Followers

Early Life

On September 12, 1981, Jennifer Hudson was born in Chicago, Illinois. Darnell Donnerson and Samuel Simpsons were born to her. Jennifer was the youngest of the couple’s three children. She was raised in Chicago’s Englewood area.

Jennifer completed her education at Dunbar Vocational High School in 1999. She loved studying music and was an exceptionally intelligent student. At the age of seven, she began participating in church choirs. Jennifer achieved a high Dunbar score. She later enrolled at Langston University. She quit there, nevertheless, and enrolled at Kennedy King College since she was homesick.

Jennifer Hudson

Professional Life

Jennifer Hudson made an appearance at the American Idol third season auditions. She had sung and performed as one of the Muses on the Disney Wonder Ship before then. In the Top 9 stage, she won many votes due to her strong performance on American Idol. Despite not winning the competition, the event made her famous for her outstanding voice.

She next joined Meat Loaf on The Future Ain’t What It Used to Be. In 2006, she signed a record deal with Arista Records, where she worked on her debut album next to Timbaland and Ryan Tedder. In 2008, her first single, Spotlight, was released. Jennifer Hudson’s self-titled album was released by the same label that same year. It made its debut on the Billboard 200 at number two. In 2009, Jennifer took home the Grammy for Best R&B Album.

Physical Appearance


1.67 m/ 5 Feet 5 inches


54 Kg/119 lbs

Chest size

35 in/ 89 cm.

Waist size

27 in/71 cm.

Bra size

40C (US)

Shoe size

9 (US)

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color


Personal Life

In 1999, Jennifer Hudson started dating James Payton, and the two stayed married until 2007. After that, she dated professional wrestler David Otunga of the WWE. They had a child in 2009 after getting engaged in 2008. However, both of them called it quits in 2017, and Jennifer is said to be single at present.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson Net Worth

Jennifer’s music career was the main source of her wealth. She has put out several successful singles and albums that have made her famous and profitable. Her acting profession earned in a lot of money as well.

Net Worth

$30 Million


Pop Artist, Music, Movie

Facts about Jennifer Hudson

  • Pop Artist – Céline Dion
  • Music Style – R&B, pop
  • Movie – Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)
  • Outfits – Urban Outfitters, Forever 21
Jennifer Hudson

Favorite Things of Jennifer Hudson

    • Her main musical influences are Whitney Houston, Patti LaBelle, and Aretha Franklin.
    • She owned a female dog named Grammy Payton in 2008. She also owns a male dog, named, Oscar Hudson.
    • Hudson is the first American Idol contestant (2002–) to receive both an Academy Award nomination and a win.
    • She participated in series 8 of The X Factor UK as a guest judge in 2011.
    • She doesn’t smoke or drink.
    • In a WWE theme, Jennifer Hudson honored her son David’s first birthday.
    • Jennifer disclosed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in December 2017 that she begins Christmas decorating the day after Halloween since she adores the holiday season so much.
    • Grizabella the Glamour Cat, a 2019 musical fantasy film starring James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, and Francesca Hayward, was her co-starring role.She collaborated with Mariah Carey and Ariana Grande to release Mariah’s new rendition of the song “Oh Santa!” in December 2020.
    • Jennifer launched her new single, “Here I Am (Singing My Way Home),” in June 2021. The song was later featured in the biopic of Aretha Franklin.
    • Jennifer’s efforts as an executive producer on Baba Yaga earned her the Daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Interactive Media for a Daytime Program” in 2021.
    • Visit her official website @

    Despite losing out on American Idol, Jennifer Hudson has achieved great success in the industry, making her net worth worthwhile to read about. Her talent and diligence made everything possible.

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