Ernie Hudson And His Fear Of Having An Interracial Wife; Shares Four Kids But With Whom?

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Ernie Hudson And His Fear Of Having An Interracial Wife; Shares Four Kids But With Whom?

Quick Information

  • Ex-Husband Jeannie Moore (m. 1963–1976)
  • Eye Color Black
  • Hair Color Black & White
  • Hair Short
  • Weight N/A
  • Height/ How Tall? 6' (1.83 m)
  • College Wayne State University
  • High School Benton Harbor High School
  • Career 1976-present
  • Net Worth $5 Million (Estimated)
  • Dating/Affair No
  • Gay No
  • Date of Birth Dec 17, 1945
  • Age 78 Years, 2 Months
  • Divorce/Split Yes (Once)
  • Husband/Spouse Linda Kingsberg (m. 1985)
  • Relationship Status Married
  • Son/s Ernie Hudson Jr., Rahaman Hudson, Ross Hudson, Andrew Hudson
  • Brother/s Lewis Hudson
  • Mother Maggie Donald
  • Ethnicity/Race African-American
  • Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
  • Birth Name Earnest Lee Hudson
  • Profession Character Actor
  • Nationality American

If you love thriller series, you must have watched the enduring cult classic 'Ghostbusters,' and if you have watched it, you are no new to Winston Zeddemore, in real life, known as Ernie Hudson. 

The actor who has played in many television and films is twice wedded and has a different opinion about his wife. 

Keep scrolling to find out more about his married life.

The heebie-jeebies of Ernie Hudson for second marriage:

Despite his success in the entertainment industry, Ernie Hudson thinks "blacks are usually an afterthought." But unfortunately, it seemed that this understanding was somewhat overshadowed before his second marriage.

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Talking about his personal life, he has a blissful life with his wife, Linda Kingsberg, a former flight attendant, and his kids. Hudson first met his wife, Linda Kingsberg, when he was working in a Minneapolis production of The Great White Hope. 

Hudson, in an interview, shared his feeling about going back to the memory lane. He said he was disinclined to commit for the second time; on top of that, Linda is white. That scenario made him nervous about their prospects as an interracial couple.

Ernie Hudson's Wife

With his wife, Linda Kingsberg, Ernie Hudson made an appearance at the Premiere of Columbia Pictures' 22 Jump Street (2014). (Photo Credit:

That was the chief problem that gave rise to many 'ifs and buts.' Hudson mentioned,

“I knew there would be problems,”

Well! At that point in time, he was right too. Further, Linda said how people were not willing to show them the property, and also, they were giving them suggestions not to have children. Linda divulged,

“And people told us not to have children because the children would be confused,”

But disregarding all those facts and moving on, they tied a knot in 1985. The two share two children, Andrew (b. 1988) and Ross (b. 1990).

Ernie Hudson's Family

Ernie Hudson and his family posed together for a photoshoot ( 2015). (Photo Credit:

Previously, Hudson was married to Jeannie Moore at a very young age of 18 in 1963.

Soon, his wife got pregnant with his first child, Ernest Jr. From then, he got involved with theater. He also shares another son, Rocky.

Ernie Hudson's Sons

Hudson (Middle) with his sons Ernie Jr(Left) and Rahaman (Right) (2015). (Photo Credit:

Ernie's son Ernest Lee Hudson is also into the entertainment industry. Hudson and Ernest have also appeared in' Oz's HBO series (1997-2003). In addition, Ernest has had roles in numerous films, which include 'Our Lips Are Sealed,' 'Corrupt,' and 'Butter.'

More on Ernie Hudson

Ernie was born in 1945 in Michigan. He never knew about his father and had never met him in his entire life. However, his mother was only there for some time as his mother died of tuberculosis when he was just two months old. After his mother's death, his maternal grandmother, Arrana Donald, raised him. 

Hudson started his career in 1976 'Leadbelly.' From there, he landed various roles in cult action films 'The Crow' (1994), the HBO prison series 'Oz' (1997-2003), and Penitentiary (1982). 

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Hudson began working in several TV shows of the time, such as The A-Team (1983) and The Dukes of Hazzard (1982).

With all his works in a handful of movies and television, he is still lodged in people's minds and hearts as Ghostbuster Winston Zeddemore in the 80s classic supernatural series in which playing one of four spirit-exterminators who courageously take no evil ghosts and ghouls. 

Hudson was also seen in the series Twin Peaks.

In August 2019, Hudson confirmed his participation in Jason Reitman's Ghostbusters: Afterlife, alongside original cast members Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, and Annie Potts. 

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According to Celebrity Net Worth, his work as an actor in movies and television has contributed to making an impressive net worth of $5 million.

Hudson was confirmed as the co-lead in NBC's Quantum Leap reboot on March 8, 2022.

Hudson still has been working hard to strengthen his acting career.

Stay tuned to get more updates on Ernie Hudson.