Jennifer Hudson first got her big break as a finalist on American Idol. After being unceremoniously voted off, the starlet tried her hand at a mildly successful singing career. Let's all be honest though, none of us knew Jennifer's sheer talent until her portrayal of Effie in 2006's Dreamgirls. Jennifer was so good, she even won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. That takes some skill. Since then, Jennifer has been working equally in film and music and we're more than happy to have her in both.