'American Idols' Turned Actors
Jennifer Hudson JHud has taken the acting world by storm since her Academy Award winning performance as Effie in 2006's Dreamgirls. Since then she has snagged roles in the Sex and the City movie and The Secret Life of Bees among others. Hudson will next appear on NBC's Broadway-based show Smash as Veronica Moore. She'll also star with fellow Idol alum, Jordin Sparks, in The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete.