Since appearing on American Idol, Jennifer Hudson has built a formidable career for herself, proving herself an adept actress on both stage and screen and a true powerhouse singer. She has an Oscar to her name for Dreamgirls, and was recently seen on Broadway in The Color Purple. As for her music career, Hudson's worked with some of the best in the business, including R&B uber producer Timbaland on her her latest album JHUD. Catch Jennifer performing her favorite numbers when she hits Winspear Opera House in Dallas, TX, Closed September 9, 2017.
Born in 1981 in Chicago, IL, Hudson sang from a young age, first performing in her church. Various talent shows and school musical productions followed until she eventually secured a role in a local Chicago production of the musical Big River. Prior to auditioning for American Idol, Hudson also sang professionally while working on the Disney Wonder cruise ship.