Taraji P. Henson Biography

Taraji P. Henson

Quick Facts Of Taraji P. Henson

Celebrated Name Taraji P. Henson
Age 49 Years
Nick Name Taraji P. Henson
Birth Name Taraji Penda Henson
Birth Date 1970-09-11
Gender Female
Profession Actor

Taraji P. Henson is a famous American actress, singer, and author who has appeared in the hit movies such as "Baby Boy", "The Family that Preys", "Hustle and Flow", "Think like a man" and "Karate Kid".  She was also named as one of the 100 influential people in the world by the magazine Names.

What is Taraji P. Henson famous for?


  • Famous as an American actor, singer, and author.
  • Famous for her role of Shug in the movie "The Hustle and Flow".

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  • Recently, on 1st July 2019, Taraji P. Henson posted a photo on her Instagram account with her boyfriend, Kelvin Hayden and wrote his name as #hubbybear. So, from her post, it is rumored that she has secretly got married to her fiance, Kelvin.

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When was Taraji P. Henson born?


Taraji P. Henson was born on 11th September 1970 in Washington DC, US. Her birth name is Taraji Penda Henson. American is her nationality. Her ethnicity is Swahili. Virgo is her zodiac sign.

She was born to Boris Henson(father) and Bernice Gordon(mother). Her father was a janitor and metal fabricator while her mother was a corporate manager. When she was 2 years old, her parents divorced.

She has two younger siblings, Shawn and April. She has said that North pole explorer, Mathew Henson was the brother of her great-great-grandfather.

She was raised in her hometown, Washington DC. She did her schooling from Oxon Hill High School. She firstly attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University but she moved to Howard University after the first year.

She studied drama at Howard University. She has also worked as a secretary at the Pentagon and also as an actress.

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How is Taraji P. Henson's career?

  •  Taraji P. Henson started her professional acting career in 2001 through the comedy-drama movie "Baby Boy". She got the Best Actress award for the movie.
  • She became famous throughout the country after playing the role of Shug in the Oscar-winning movie "Hustle and Flow" in 2005.
  • She was nominated for the MTV movie awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards for her role in the movie.
  • She also appeared in the TV show "House" and also guest-starred in Sister, Sister. Then in 2007, she appeared in movies such as "Smokin" and "Talk to me".
  • In the year 2008, she played the role of Queen in the movie "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button". She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the movie. In the same year, she also acted in the movie "The Family that preys". 
  • She appeared in the remake of "The Karate Kid" in 2010. This movie became a huge success. She received several nominations for her role in the movie "Taken from me: The Tiffany Rubin story" in 2011.
  • She also starred in the Television drama "Person of Interest" from 2011 to 2013. She starred in the movie "Think Like a man" and it's a sequel "Think Like a man too" in 2012 and 2014 respectively.
  • In 2015, she played the starring role of Cookie Lyon in the hit series "Empire". Her role in the TV series was widely appreciated and she won Golden Globe award for Best Actress in 2016.
  •  She also won Critics Choice Television Award for Best Actress and became the first black actress in the history to win that award and also received another Emmy nomination for her leading role in the series.
  • She also hosted one episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’ and on March 16, 2015, she co-hosted the show ‘Live! with Kelly and Michael’ in the absence of Kelly Ripa.
  • She starred in the movie "Hidden Figures" in 2016 for which she won two Golden Globes Award for her role in the movie.
  • In February 2019, she played a role in the TV show "What Men Want". At present, she is starring in the historical drama "The Best of Enemies".
  • She had her music debut in the movie "Hustle and Flow".She has sung many songs such as "Three 6 Mafia", In my daughter's eyes", and "Stay"

How is Taraji P. Henson's personal life?


The American actress, Taraji P. Henson has been rumored to be married to Kevin Hayden after she posted a photo on Instagram with him on and writing his name as "Hubby".

They got engaged in the Mother's day in May 2018 after Kevin proposed her on the same day for engagement. They were dating each other since 2016. Kevin Hayden is an NFL player.

She is also a single parent of her son, Marcel. She gave birth to her son when she was in college without being married. At that time, she was in a relationship with the baby's father, William Johnson.

Her baby's father got murdered in 2003. She never married to William.

She is also active in social media with 14.3 million followers on Instagram.

What is the net worth of Taraji P. Henson?

The American actress, Taraji P. Henson has an estimated net worth of $16 million USD in 2019.

She has earned lots of money from her movies, TV shows, and songs. She also earns money by modeling in commercials and from autobiography.

How tall is Taraji P. Henson?

The 48 years aged, Taraji P. Henson has a well-maintained body. She stands 6ft 4inches(1.63m) and has a body weight of 60kg(132 pounds). She has a dark complexion with black hair and brown eyes. Her body measurement is 38-28-37 inches. Her shoe size is 7(US).


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