Singing Stars: The 22 Best Actor-Musicians

Jennifer Hudson

We recently gave you the 10 worst actors turned musicians, but it’s worth mentioning there are plenty of actors and actresses who were able to translate their talents to music as well - and vice versa for musicians breaking into the acting business. In no particular order, here are 22 of the Best Actor-Musicians.

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Jennifer Hudson

Hudson was introduced to the public through American Idol, where she is still considers one of the best contestants to have ever auditioned. Despite that, the american public voted her off the show and she came in seventh place. Since then, she has won an Academy award for her role in Dreamgirls and her second album I Remember Me hit #2 on US charts.

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Zooey Deschanel

Zooey has intertwined acting and singing throughout her entire career. She showed off her pipes in films such as The New Guy and Elf and her music is featured in the soundtrack for Yes Man, which she also starred in. Zooey has also released four albums with M. Ward under the name She & Him.

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