Jennifer Hudson, professionally known by her stage name J.Hud, is a versatile performer, singer, and philanthropist. Over her many years in music and acting, Hudson has received many honors, including; a Golden Globe Award, an Academy Award, and an Emmy Award. As a performer, Jennifer Hudson has had varying degrees of success, most notably with the band Taking Back Sunday. Additionally, she has had substantial solo work. Her notable career spanned parts of the seventies and the eighties, although her early years were marred by drug and alcohol abuse.
As an actress, Jennifer Hudson’s best known roles were in the films Love Actually (with Richard Belzer), Grease (with John Turturro), and She’s Not All That She Wants (with Tim Burton). Jennifer Hudson began her acting career after moving to Los Angeles from New York City where she was a practicing actress. From this point in her career, Hudson honed her skills on Broadway before moving to Hollywood, where she appeared in such memorable films as Grease, Awakenings, Mause, and Mystic River. Jennifer Hudson began to gain notice in the industry through the movie service Disney channel and her role in the award winning film A Christmas Story. Jennifer was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in that film.
Jennifer Hudson is a talented singer and songwriter, best known for her cover of the hits “American Idol” and “My Way.” A great number of musicians have incorporated Jennifer Hudson into their song lyrics. Her distinctive sound is distinctive and lends itself to a variety of singing applications. Jennifer Hudson is well known as a vegan, vegetarian, and animal rights activist. She has made anti-smoking and animal rights a large part of her personal beliefs and ideals.
Recently Jennifer Hudson has revealed a very personal secret life story in an online article in GQ magazine. The article in GQ magazine is called “The Queen Latifah Dream Machine.” It is captioned, “I’m not just an entertainer. I am also a girl with a secret life.”
The article begins by introducing Jennifer Hudson. Then we learn that her real name is Jermaine Parks and she used the name Jennifer while growing up in New York City. Parks describes her childhood experience of living with two drug addicted mother’s as being horrible. She says her mother would not allow Jennifer to go out and she was instead locked up in the room with the other girls where she was forced to listen to music, use the toilet, and use the girls’ room for napping.
Finally, it is revealed in the same article that Jennifer Hudson will be seen in the upcoming M.A.S.H. movie. Jennifer Hudson first appeared as M.A.S.H. Bridesmaids in the first season of the show and was not credited as a performer for that role.