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General Information

Name:  Jennifer Kate Hudson  

Pen Name: Jennifer Hudson

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1981 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Jennifer was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jennifer Hudson is a recording artist, actress and spokesperson. She came to prominence in 2004 as one of the finalists on the third season of ''American Idol'', coming in seventh place. She made her film debut in the 2006 film ''Dreamgirls'', which won her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, an NAACP Image Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

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Titles At Your Library

I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down
ISBN: 0525952772

Dutton. 2012

A personal and inspirational memoir from Grammy and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, focused on her amazing transformation as she embraced a healthy lifestyle and lost over eighty pounds.

Soulful and sultry, Jennifer Hudson wowed the world with her powerful voice in American Idol's third season, and then took Hollywood by storm with a star turn in Dreamgirls that won her an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. But before we knew her as an American Idol standout, Jennifer was singing in her church choir in the Southside of Chicago. This uplifting memoir tells the story of Jennifer's meteoric rise from American Idol to Dreamgirls to her amazing weight loss on the megablockbuster Weight Watchers diet plan. With the Weight Watchers brand endorsing her, Jennifer gives her fans tips for embracing a healthy lifestyle in order to lose weight and reclaim their bodies. Full of stories from her American Idol days, her experience acting in Dreamgirls, and how her son inspired her to want to live healthfully, this book is a gift for her millions of fans and an inspiration for anyone struggling with weight issues.

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