Jennifer Hudson

In the American Music Industry, Jennifer Hudson is one of the top names that come in our mind. She became famous after she reached the position of a finalist in the American Idol third season. She has given the world some of the best songs and has also worked as an actress in quite a few movies. She is also an activist and a spokesperson.

Well, how well do you know about Jennifer Hudson? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Jennifer Hudson’s net worth in 2021, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Jennifer Hudson to date.

Biography and Early Life

Lets discuss Jennifer Hudson’s early life. She was brought to this world on 12 September 1981. Her birthplace is Chicago. The name of the singer’s parents is Samuel Simpsons and Darnell Donnerson. In an interview, she confessed that her childhood wouldn’t have been better if her sisters weren’t there. She has a great list of lovely childhood moments that she cherishes even today.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Jennifer Hudson in 2021 and what is her height and weight? Well, Jennifer Hudson’s age is 39 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 12 September 1981. Though, she is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 175 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 154 lbs in Pound and 70 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Dark Brown and hair color is Black.


Jennifer Hudson was very keen to learn music and was a very bright student in terms of academics. She was enrolled in Dunbar Vocational Hugh School and was among the top scorers in her class. She was very much passionate about music and she got her inspiration from famous singers like Whitney Houston and many more famous personalities. She even got involved with her grandmother and helped her in the community theater works.

After high school, she went for her further studies and got enrolled at Langston University. But due to some health issues, she dropped from there and later completed her education from Kennedy King College.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Jennifer Hudson, the singer has had been in many relationships. She was just eighteen when she was dating her first boyfriend, James Payton. He was an English actor and singer. Unfortunately, the two were not too compatible with each other and resulted in a breakup. After few years, She got engaged to the wrestler, David Otunga, after dating him for a couple of years.

The couple had a baby named, David Daniel Otunga Jr. They had been together for eight years but due to some misunderstanding, they had to part ways and got separated. David Otunga is not allowed to meet his child due to protective order against him.

Recently Jennifer had to go through a lot where she lost her mother and her sister. They were all killed by her sister’s husband and he is charged with the murder of the three people. Right now he is serving life imprisonment in Statesville Correctional Center.

Is Jennifer Hudson Lesbian?

Currently, there are no reports that would prove that the actress is interested in any homosexual relationship. She is straight and has been in many relationships. Even though her relationships were short-lived, that does not support her being homosexual. But she is a strong supporter of the LGBTQ community. 

Professional Career

Jennifer after her graduation from college had to go through a lot of difficulties to find a job. She describes this period as the learning phase of her life. She got her first contract with Righteous Records. This deal was for a tenure of five years. But she got released from the contract early as she was participating in the singing show called, American Idol.

In the television reality show, she had won millions of hearts through her voice. She was considered as one of the toughest competitors of the show. She gave a good competition to singers like Kelly Clarkson. In that season she completed in position seven but had been able to make her name known to every single person in the country.

After her outstanding performance in the show, she got multiple offers from various record studios and everyone wanted to collaborate with her. She even found herself getting work in movies. She did a movie called Dreamgirls. Even though she had a small role in it, she did a wonderful job in there.

She started getting more job offers and roles than before. She was also one of the cast members of the blockbuster movie, Sex and the City. Her role got a lot of positive critics.

As you saw she was getting more of movie roles and fewer of music offers, she decided to take a short from there and started working in her music career. She started working on her debut solo album. The album was a great success and was well appreciated by music lovers.

Jennifer has recently started working on more movies and done some of the outstanding works in projects like I Remember Me, participated in another singing show called, The Voice.


The multi-talented actress has surely made a great name for herself. She has a list of awards and recognition that she has earned for the hard work she has put into her work. She was awarded an Academy Award for her debut role in Dreamgirls. She has even bagged the Grammy Award for her debut album. The list of her achievements goes on.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Jennifer Hudson in 2021

As of 2021, The actress and singer, Jennifer Hudson has a net worth of $30 million. This hefty amount came after she became famous for her acting and her singing career. She has given the industry some of outstanding movies and songs to enjoy. She has also partnered with many multi-national brands and has done advertisement works for them. This way she has been able to make such a huge fortune for herself.  

If you want to know someone who had a perfect start to the career that would be Jennifer Hudson. Even though the start was a bit rough but as it gained pace, it shot up to the greatest heights. She has surely seen a lot in her life which also includes the murder of her mother and her sister. But that did not stop her from getting deviated from her work and made herself one of the best actors in the industry.


Facts of Jennifer Kate Hudson

  • Gender Female
  • full nameJennifer Kate Hudson
  • birthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States
  • Date of Birth September 12, 1981
  • Age 42 years 5 months
  • Horoscope Virgo
  • Lucky Number 4
  • Lucky Stone Sapphire
  • Lucky Color Green
  • Best Match for Marriage Taurus, Capricorn
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionBaptist
  • net worth$30 million
  • professionSinger and actress
  • weightIn Kilograms – 70 Kg, In Pounds – 154 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 175 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
  • hair colorBlack
  • eye colorDark Brown
  • high schoolDunbar Vocational High School

Written by Joel S. Elkins

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