Jennifer Hudson is an American singer and actress. She joined the reality talent show American Idol and was one of the finalists in 2004. She finished in the seventh place. Soon, she ventured into acting, playing Effie White in the movie Dreamgirls. She has since had roles in the films Sex and the City, The Secret Life of Bees, and Fragments – Winged Creatures. In the 2010s, she appeared in The X Factor as a judge. She then played recurring roles in Smash and Empire. Also, she played the titular character in the 2011 movie Winnie Mandela. She later starred in the films The Three Stooges, Black Nativity, Lullaby, Chi-Raq, and Sing. Her latest movie is 2017’s Sandy Wexler.