Jennifer Hudson Had No Clue She Was An EGOT Winner

Singer, Actor, Tv Host Jennifer Hudson stopped by Late Night With Seth Meyers last night! She chatted about Missy Elliott’s iconic response to her Halloween costume, being on the other side of a talk show and keeping her cool around Smokey Robinson. Later she revealed that she didn’t realize she had won EGOT status and that her dream talk show guests are Taylor Swift, Zendaya and Michael Jordan.

Interesting facts about Jennifer inside and a video clip from her appearance...

1. Jennifer Hudson rose to fame as a finalist on the third season of “American Idol” in 2004. She didn’t win the competition but gained widespread recognition for her powerful singing.

2. She won an Academy Award for her role as Effie White in the 2006 film adaptation of the musical “Dreamgirls.” This made her one of the few actors to win an Oscar for their debut film performance.

3. Jennifer Hudson is not only a talented singer and actress but also a successful author. She released a memoir titled “I Got This: How I Changed My Ways and Lost What Weighed Me Down,” which discusses her weight loss journey.

4. In addition to her singing and acting career, she’s been involved in various philanthropic efforts. She co-founded the Julian D. King Gift Foundation in memory of her nephew, who was tragically murdered.

5. Jennifer Hudson has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which she received in 2013 for her contributions to the entertainment industry.

6. She’s known for her powerful and soulful voice, often drawing comparisons to legendary singers like Aretha Franklin. This made her a natural choice to portray Aretha Franklin in the 2021 biographical film “Respect.”

(Photos by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC)

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