Many people know about Jennifer Hudson’s stint on American Idol competitor and her brilliant music career, but [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Jennifer Hudson[/lastfm] is also an accomplished actress, winning an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in her first ever film, Dreamgirls.
Maybe she will perform one at her free streaming Live on Letterman concert from the Ed Sullivan Theater on June 13th? Check out the entire concert, live right here!
Dreamgirls (2006)-Effie White
When Jennifer Hudson played Effie White, a hopeful girl group singer in the musical drama, Dreamgirls, alongside Beyonce Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx, and Anika Noni Rose, no one knew that Hudson’s first role would also earn her a much-coveted Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award.
Sex and the City (2008)-Louise
Although not exactly a role of the Dreamgirls caliber, Hudson played Carrie Bradshaw’s sassy, sensible assistant from St. Louis, Louise, in the first Sex and the City film.
The Secret Life of Bees (2008)-Rosaleen Daise
Based on the bestselling female-empowering 2002 novel from Sue Monk Kidd, the film version of The Secret Life of Bees boasted a stellar cast of women like [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Queen Latifah[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Alicia Keys[/lastfm], and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dakota Fanning[/lastfm] and was produced by [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith[/lastfm].
Fragments (2009)-Kathy Archenault
Fragments is a film about luck, fate, and chance and based on Roy Freirich’s novel called Winged Creatures (another name the film goes by.) Hudson plays the daughter of one of the lucky few whom was not killed in a tragic diner shoot out.
Winnie (2011)-Winnie Mandela
Although the trailer for Winnie–a biographical South African love story about Winnie Mandela and her highly-political husband Nelson Mandela–looks like one of the finest feats in Hudson’s acting careers, the not-yet-released film has been a point of contention for both South Africans and the real-life heroine of the story.
Don’t forget to comeback right here, Monday June 13th at 9 PM ET/ 5PM PT to watch Jennifer Hudson’s full Live on Letterman concert presented by AT&T.