Jennifer Hudson, singer, actress, was born on September 12, 1981 in Chicago, Illinois. She grew up singing in the church choir and graduated from Dunbar Vocational Career Academy in 1999. An NAACP Image Award and Soul Train “Entertainer of the Year” Award winner, Jennifer’s now prepared to make the same kind of impact on the world of music she’d made on the silver screen with the much-anticipated release of her sizzling Arista Records debut album. Hudson has become a spokesperson for Weight Watchers and published the 2012 book I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down. Read Jennifer Kate Hudson Full Biography and Profile.