Jennifer Hudson coming in seventh place on Season 3 of "American Idol" is still talked about as one of the show's most shocking eliminations. But who needs an "Idol" title when you can have Oscar gold? That's exactly what Hudson did when she won a Best Supporting Actress statuette for her role in "Dreamgirls," where she got to show off both her acting chops and stellar singing voice.
Reality TV Alums Turned Actors
From NeNe Leakes to Jennifer Hudson, we spotlight how 15 minutes of fame can lead to a legitimate acting gig.