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One of the more talented, respected stars in all of Hollywood turns 31 years old today.

And we send our very best wishes to Jennifer Hudson on this special occasion!

The Oscar winner and former American Idol finalist has showed truly incredible strength in the face of incomprehensible personal pain over the last few years, following the murders of her mother, brother and nephew. She even said in an interview this week that she can't totally blame William Balfour for committing the crime.

Set to recur on Smash Season 2 in early 2013, the professional future is bright for this singer/actress. We wish her the absolute best.

Jennifer Hudson Photograph

Other famous folks celebrating a birthday today include: Ruben Studdard (34), Benjamin McKenzie (34), Paul Walker (39) and George Jones (81).

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

It's a day of celebration for a number of singers, comedians, actors and models today.

But let's start with Jennifer Hudson. The former American Idol finalist is now 30, celebrating the milestone during a year in which she released a new album and added to her resume: aside from being a successful singer and actress, Hudson will become an author in the near future, penning a memoir about weight loss.

Send in your birthday wishes today!

Jennifer Hudson on The Early Show

Other stars who will be blowing out candles tonight include: Louis C.K. (44), Benjamin McKenzie (33), Ruben Studdard (33), Elisabetta Canalis (33), Paul Walker (38) Jason Statham (39).

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Jennifer Hudson Biography

Jennifer Hudson, Julian King Jennifer Hudson is a former American Idol star AND Oscar winner. No one else on the planet can make that claim. Granted American Idol has... More »
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Chicago, Illinois
Full Name
Jennifer Kate Hudson
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