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Jennifer Yvette Holliday was born on the 19th October 1960, in Houston, Texas USA, of African and American ancestry. She is a singer who has released nine studio albums, but is probably best recognized for releasing the single “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going”, for which she won a Grammy award. She is also known for being an actress, who starred in the Broadway musical “Dreamgirls”. Her career in the entertainment industry has been active since the late 1970s.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Jennifer Holliday is? According to authoritative sources, it is estimated that Jennifer’s net worth is over $10 million, as of mid- 2016. She has been accumulating this amount of money through her successful involvement in the entertainment industry, not only as a singer but also as an actress.

Jennifer Holliday Net Worth $10 Million

Jennifer Holliday was brought up by her father, Omie Lee, who was a minister, and her mother, Jennie, who worked as a schoolteacher. She studied at the High School of Engineering Professionals, and later earned a Doctor of Music honoris causa from Berklee College of Music, Boston Massachusetts, in 2000.

Jennifer’s career began in the late 1970s, when she auditioned for a part in the Broadway show “Your Arms Too Short To Box With God” in 1979. Two years later, she got the part of Effie Melody White in the musical “Dreamgirls”, which confirmed her as a singer as well as an actress. After the successful performance of the song “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going”, she ventured further into themusic industry; her debut album came out in 1983, entitled “Feel My Soul”, which reached No. 6 on the US R&B chart. Since then, she has released eight more albums, such as “Say You Love Me” (1985), “Get Closer To My Love” (1987), “I’m On Your Side” (1991), “Goodness & Mercy” (2011), and most recently “The Song Is You” (2014), but unfortunately none of these albums achieved the success of her debut release.

Jennifer has also stayed active on stage, making appearances in such productions as “Harlem Suite” (1988), “Grease” (1995), “Black Nativity” (2002), “Like Jazz” (2003), and “The Color Purple” (2014), among others, all of which have increased the overall size of her net worth.

Furthermore, Jennifer’s net worth increased also from her acting talents, as she haS made several TV appearances, including in TV series such as “The Love Boat” (1986), in the role of Dr. Charlene Thomas, which was her debut appearance. In 1997 she was selected for the role of Lisa Knowles in the TV series “Ally McBeal” (1997-2001), and most recently she appeared in the TV series “Happily Divorced” in 2011.

Thanks to her numerous skills, Jennifer has received several prestigious awards, including the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical for her work on “Dreamgirls”, Grammy Award Best Female Performance, Rhythm & Blues for the performance of the song “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going”, and Grammy Award for Best Inspirational Performance, Gospel for the song “Come Sunday”, among many other awards.

If to talk about her personal life, Jennifer Holliday has been married twice, firstly to musician Billy Meadows for just nine months in 1991, and then to Rev. Andre Woods, a minister, for slightly longer in 1993-94. Her current residence is in Atlanta, Georgia.

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 19, 1960
Birth place: Riverside, Texas, United States
Profession:Actress, Singer
Nationality:American
Spouse:Andre Woods (m. 1993–1994), Billy Meadows (m. 1991–1991)
Parents:Omie Lee, Jennie Lee
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Sister of John Eaton, and Charlotte Weaver.
2She sang "This is the Moment" at the 2004 July 4th Boston Pops Concert for Independence Day. [July 2004]
3Made an appearance at the 6th annual United States Conference on AIDS at the Anaheim Hilton & Towers in Anaheim, California. [September 2002]
4Portrayed the role of Effie Melody White in the original musical version of "Dreamgirls", giving one of the most triumphant singing performances ever committed to Broadway. Her raw, all-consuming vocal version of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" made the Tony-winning performer a cult phenomenon.
5In the 1990s, Holliday lost a substantial amount of weight and talked about her health battles with clinical depression. She is now a spokesperson on the subject. In an effort to avoid regaining the weight, Holliday had gastric bypass surgery.
6"Dreamgirls" earned her not only a Tony, but Drama Desk and Theatre World Awards; she also won a Grammy Award for her recorded version of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going".
7Performed in the touring company of "Sing, Mahalia, Sing" in 1986, as the late, great Mahalia Jackson.
8In the Broadway musical production of "Your Arms Too Short To Box With God", her performance earned her a 1981 Drama Desk nomination.
9In 2001, she sang "America The Beautiful" on the first WWE pay-per-view to be held after the September 11th terrorist attacks.
10Won Broadway's 1982 Tony Award as Best Actress (Musical) for "Dreamgirls."
11She earned a Doctor of Music Degree from the Berklee School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.


Quotes

#Quote
1Twenty years ago when I was in 'Dreamgirls,' I was always a joke because I was huge. I went out once to a birthday gathering for me, and the New York Post wrote that I had broken the chair because I was so big. Well, I didn't break the chair; it was just really wobbly. But the humiliation was terrible." "Even after I lost weight, I was still the same person.


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1988ACECableACE AwardsPerformance in a Music SpecialCinemax Sessions (1986)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2002Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesAlly McBeal (1997)


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Queen of Ireland2015Documentary performer: "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going"
So You Think You Can Dance2006-2012TV Series performer - 3 episodes
American Idol2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Happily Divorced2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance Canada2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Pageant2008Documentary performer: "And I'm Telling You"
Ally McBeal2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
Great Performances1999TV Series performer - 1 episode
The 52nd Annual Tony Awards1998TV Special performer: "Broadway Divas", "And I'm Tellin' You I'm Not Going"
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air1995TV Series performer - 1 episode
Women of the House1995TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Five Heartbeats1991arranger: "Amazing Grace" / performer: "Amazing Grace"
I'm Gonna Git You Sucka1988performer: "Magic Man" - as Jennifer Holiday
In the Mood1987performer: "IN THE MOOD"
The 56th Annual Academy Awards1984TV Special documentary performer: "The Way He Makes Me Feel"
The 36th Annual Tony Awards1982TV Special performer: "It's All Over", "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Happily Divorced2011TV SeriesJennifer Holliday
Change in the Wind2010Hattie McDaniel (voice)
Musical Theatre of Hope2009TV SeriesSinger
Ally McBeal1997-2001TV SeriesLisa Knowles
The Rising Place2001Sadie
Hang Time2000TV SeriesCharlotte Hayes
Touched by an Angel1999TV SeriesNorma
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1997TV SeriesDream Diva
The Love Boat1986TV SeriesDr. Charlene Thomas

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Rising Place2001music supervisor
Below the Belt1980performer: additional vocals

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age2017Documentary post-productionHerself
Show People with Paul Wontorek2016TV SeriesHerself
The View2014-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Musical Guest
Unsung2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Tavis Smiley2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Steve Harvey2014TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
21st Annual Trumpet Awards2013TV SpecialHerself
American Idol2012TV SeriesHerself - Performer
Celebration of Gospel2012TV MovieHerself
Piers Morgan Tonight2012TV SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Andrew Young Presents2010TV Series documentaryHattie McDaniel
BET Awards 20072007TV SpecialHerself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2007TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-2001TV SeriesHerself
Essence Awards2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
Millennium Chorus: The Greatest Story Ever Sung2000TV SpecialHerself
Great Performances1999TV SeriesHerself - Performer
30th NAACP Image Awards1999TV SpecialHerself
Sin City Spectacular1998TV SeriesHerself
The 52nd Annual Tony Awards1998TV SpecialHerself - Performer
10th Anniversary Essence Awards1997TV SpecialHerself
Ellen1996TV SeriesHerself
A Benefit Celebration: A Tribute to Angela Lansbury1996TV MovieHerself - Performer
The 50th Annual Tony Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Previous Winner
The 49th Annual Tony Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Leading Actor in a Musical
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1991TV MovieHerself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1986-1991TV SeriesHerself
All-Star Salute to Our Troops1991TV MovieHerself
That's What Friends Are for: Arista's 15th Anniversary Concert1990TV Movie documentaryHerself
In Performance at the White House: A Salute to Broadway, Showstoppers1988TV MovieHerself
Family Reunion: A Gospel Music Celebration1988TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 9th Annual CableACE Awards1988TV SpecialHerself
A Salute to Broadway: Showstoppers1988TV MovieHerself
Cinemax Sessions1987TV SeriesHerself
Motown Returns to the Apollo1985TV SpecialHerself
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHerself
The 56th Annual Academy Awards1984TV Special documentaryHerself - Performer
Soul Train1983TV Series documentaryHerself
The 4th Annual Black Achievement Awards1983TV SpecialHerself
The 25th Annual Grammy Awards1983TV SpecialHerself
The 36th Annual Tony Awards1982TV SpecialHerself - Performer & Winner: Best Actress in a Musical
Saturday Night Live1982TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Saturday Night Live Backstage2011TV Special documentaryHerself

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