Jennifer Hudson

Hudson in 2011, image Via Joe Seer/

Birth Name: Jennifer Kate Hudson

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: September 12, 1981

Ethnicity: African-American

Jennifer Hudson is an American singer, actress, and philanthropist. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Dreamgirls (2006). She has also starred in The Secret Life of Bees, Black Nativity, and, as Aretha Franklin, in Respect, among other works.

Her parents, Darnell Donerson and Samuel Simpson, were both African-American. She is nicknamed “J.Hud.” Jennifer has a son with her former partner David Otunga, a professional wrestler in the WWE.

Jennifer’s maternal grandfather was named Eugene Hudson. Eugene was born in Mississippi.

Jennifer’s maternal grandmother was Julia Kate Buckner (the daughter of Clarence Lee Buckner and Julia Johnson). Jennifer’s grandmother Julia was born in Mississippi.

Source: Jennifer’s maternal grandmother, Julia Kate Buckner, on the 1930 U.S. Census –


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34 Responses

  1. slowdive says:

    She looks Nigerian to me.

  2. sashafierce564 says:

    She’s African American.

  3. Unknown says:

    Black Wallstreet should shut the f@$% up

  4. That Black Guy says:

    She’s like, one of the nicest people in the world. ;)

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