Currently alive, at 37 years of age.
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1981 – Born September 12th at Chicago Illinois. American actress, singer and was a contestant in American Idol.
1999 – Graduated at Dunbar Vocational Career Academy, Chicago Illinois.
2002 – She showcased her four-octave range and charmed thousands of vacationers from all over the world as a featured vocalist on the Disney Wonder cruise ship.
– The first contestant from "American Idol: The Search for a Superstar" to be nominated and win an Academy Award.
2005 – She was a casted as Effie White, which was a much-coveted role in the movie "Dreamgirls.
2006 – She has garnered more than twenty four awards and nominations from film critics as Best Supporting Actress and Breakthrough Performer.
– Hudson signed a record deal with Clive Davis’ label, Arista Records.
2007 – She was named Best Supporting Actress and Best Breakthrough Performance by the Black Reel Awards, awarded by the Foundation For The Advancement Of African-Americans In Film.
– She earned a nomination for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress, and won a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Dreamgirls".
– One of 115 people invited to join AMPAS.