Jennifer Hudson is an American singer and actress born in 1981 in Chicago, Illinois. Hudson became well known for being a finalist on American Idol in 2004. She has released the albums Jennifer Hudson and I Remember Me. Movies that Hudson has appeared in include Dreamgirls, Sex and the City, The Secret Life of Bees, The Three Stooges, and Winnie Mandela. She has won awards such as an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, an NACCP Image Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Hudson is married to professional wrestler David Otunga and the couple has one child.