Best-known for her amazing voice (she rose to fame as a finalist on American Idol), Jennifer Hudson has also made a name for herself as an actor. While only a few of her roles have been historical, they’ve been pretty spectacular and often feature her musical skill. I bet we’ll be seeing her on screen again and hopefully in more dramatic roles.
Effie White in Dreamgirls (2006)
Rosaleen Daise in The Secret Life of Bees (2008)
Winnie Mandela in Winnie Mandela (2011)
Motormouth Maybelle in Hairspray Live! (2016)
Aretha Franklin in Respect (2021)
What’s your favorite of Jennifer Hudson’s frock flick roles?