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Jennifer Hudson of "Smash"

The Chicago native is listed as a guest star for Season 2 of NBC's "Smash," but as Broadway star Veronica Moore, she's featured prominently enough that I'm including her in our gallery. Hudson, who won an Academy Award for her role in the 2006 film "Dreamgirls," grew up on the South Side and graduated from Dunbar Vocational High School. She was a finalist in the third season of "American Idol." NBC
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