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Jennifer Hudson rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, coming in seventh place. As an actress, she made her film debut portraying Effie White in Dreamgirls, for which she gained worldwide acclaim and won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress. She has also appeared in such films as Sex and the City, The Secret Life of Bees and Black Nativity. She has made numerous television appearances, including guest roles on Smash, Empire and Inside Amy Schumer. In 2015, she made her Broadway debut in the role of Shug Avery in the revival of The Color Purple. She also became the principal singer of The Color Purple musical album, which earned her the 2017 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Musical Performance in a Daytime Program.

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Jennifer Hudson performs onstage at the Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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Singer/Actress Jennifer Hudson in a photo from 2006 and in 2014.

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From left, Malia Obama, President Barack Obama, and performers Jennifer Hudson, Victoria Justice, and Justin Bieber, stand on stage before singing "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" at the annual Christmas in Washington taping at the National Building Museum in Washington, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Jennifer Hudson arrives at the 56th annual GRAMMY awards - salute to industry icons with Clive Davis, on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)

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Singer-actress Jennifer Hudson poses at The Beverly Hilton during press day on Thursday, January 23, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hudson will be performing at Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy gala on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP)

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Clive Davis, chief creative officer of Sony Music, and singer-actress Jennifer Hudson pose at The Beverly Hilton during press day on Thursday, January 23, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hudson will be performing at Davis' annual pre-Grammy gala on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP)

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Clive Davis, right, chief creative officer of Sony Music, and singer-actress Jennifer Hudson pose at The Beverly Hilton during press day on Thursday, January 23, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hudson will be performing at Davis' annual pre-Grammy gala on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Casey Curry/Invision/AP)