Jennifer Holliday (born Jennifer-Yvette Holliday on October 19, 1960 in Riverside, Texas) is an American singer and actress.Her career started on Broadway in musicals, but eventually she became a successful recording artist.
Holliday landed her first big role on Broadway in 1980, when she landed her first notable role in the Broadway production of Your Arms Too Short To Box With God…After more than two decades since she starred in the hit Broadway musical “Dreamgirls,” JENNIFER HOLLIDAY whose heart wrenching rendition of the show stopping torch- song ballad, “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” is a woman with a voice that has evolved into what is arguably one of the greatest female voices of the rhythm and blues of the 20th century.She is a vocal powerhouse whose hardy, passionate, throaty and soulful voice touches hearts and leaves her audience flooded with emotions running deep and their spirits soaring high.Holliday, a two-time Grammy Award winner, has recorded five chart-making CD’s for Arista, Geffen and Intersound Records. Her signature spine-tingling hit song “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” charted at 1 on the R&B charts and was top 40 Pop charter as well.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.
Portrayed 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.
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Twenty 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.