Jennifer Hudson

Biography: Hudson made her singing debut in church at the age of seven, and continued singing in local Chicago talent shows throughout her teens. By age 19, she landed her first professional job in the musical Big River and went on to work for Disney Cruise Lines. Although she placed a disappointing seventh on the third season of American Idol in 2004, she bounced back when she won the career-making role of Effie White in the lauded 2006 movie musical Dreamgirls. Not only did Hudson eclipse her costar Beyoncé Knowles with her powerful performance as an ugly-duckling diva, but she also beat out season 3 American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino for the role. Hudson quickly racked up numerous accolades for her work in the film, including a Golden Globe, a SAG Award and an Oscar for best supporting actress. Her successful vocals led to her first record deal and a self-titled album. Hudson followed her movie debut with a supporting spot in the blockbuster film version of Sex and the City and inHudson made her singing debut in church at the age of seven, and continued singing in local Chicago talent shows throughout her teens. By age 19, she landed her first professional job in the musical Big River and went on to work for Disney Cruise Lines. Although she placed a disappointing seventh on the third season of American Idol in 2004, she bounced back when she won the career-making role of Effie White in the lauded 2006 movie musical Dreamgirls. Not only did Hudson eclipse her costar Beyoncé Knowles with her powerful performance as an ugly-duckling diva, but she also beat out season 3 American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino for the role. Hudson quickly racked up numerous accolades for her work in the film, including a Golden Globe, a SAG Award and an Oscar for best supporting actress. Her successful vocals led to her first record deal and a self-titled album. Hudson followed her movie debut with a supporting spot in the blockbuster film version of Sex and the City and in 2010 became a spokesperson for Weight Watchers. Expand

Jennifer Hudson's Scores

Average career score: 53
Highest Metascore: 77 Chi-Raq
Lowest Metascore: 32 Cats
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
14 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
61 Respect Aug 13, 2021 Executive Producer / Aretha Franklin 7.1
56 Monster May 7, 2021 Mrs. Harmon 6.4
32 Cats Dec 20, 2019 Grizabella / Grizabella 5.3
40 Sandy Wexler Apr 14, 2017 Courtney / Courtney / Courtney Clarke / Courtney Clarke tbd
59 Sing Dec 21, 2016 Young Nana / Young Nana Noodleman / Young Nana 6.3
77 Chi-Raq Dec 4, 2015 Cast / Irene / Irene 5.4
35 Lullaby Jun 13, 2014 Cast / Cast / Nurse Carrie / Nurse Carrie 5.3
48 Black Nativity Nov 27, 2013 Cast / Principal Cast / Naima 4.9
61 The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete Oct 11, 2013 Gloria / Gloria / Gloria / Gloria / Mom Gloria / Mom Gloria 7.0
37 Winnie Mandela Sep 6, 2013 Winnie Mandela tbd
56 The Three Stooges Apr 13, 2012 Sister Rosemary / Sister Rosemary 6.0
57 The Secret Life of Bees Oct 17, 2008 Rosaleen Daise 7.6
53 Sex and the City May 30, 2008 Louise / Louise tbd
76 Dreamgirls Dec 15, 2006 Effie White / Effie White tbd