Universal City – NBC’s second season of Smash will feature Jennifer Hudson, Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy-winning actress-singer. Hudson will portray Veronica Moore, a Tony Award-winning Broadway star who impacts the lives of Karen (Katharine McPhee) and Ivy (Megan Hilty).

Hudson’s singing and acting career soared with her starring role as Effie White in the 2006 feature film Dreamgirls. She was also awarded with an Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress.