Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson

American, Actress
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Taraji P. Henson

Taraji Penda Henson ( tÉ™-RAH-jee; born September 11, 1970) is an American actress and singer. She studied acting at Howard University and began her Hollywood career in guest roles on several television shows before making her breakthrough in Baby Boy (2001). She played a prostitute in Hustle & Flow (2005), for which she received a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture nomination; and a single mother of a disabled child in David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), for which she received Academy Award, SAG Award and Critics Choice Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress. In 2010, she appeared in the action comedy Date Night, and co-starred in the remake of The Karate Kid.

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Taraji P. Henson was born on 11 September 1970 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. Her full name at birth was Taraji Penda Henson. She is best known as an actress. She attended high school at Oxon Hill High School. For university, she studied at Howard University for a Degree in Theater Arts. Her religion is listed as Christian. She is 5' 4" (163 cm) tall and weighs 132 lbs (60 kg) with an average build. She has dark brown eyes and black hair (color). Her net worth is reported to be $16,000,000 US dollars. Her zodiac star sign is Virgo.
Full name at birth
Taraji Penda Henson
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Claim to fame
her roles as Yvette in the coming-of-age hood comedy-drama film Baby Boy, Shug in the musical drama film Hustle & Flow, Queenie in the fantasy romantic drama film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Cookie Lyon in the Fox musical drama series Empire
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Date of birth
11 September 1970
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Place of birth
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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Age
52
Occupation
Actress, Voiceover Artist, Singer, Producer, Director
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PERSONAL DETAILS

Height
5' 4" (163 cm)
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Weight
132 lbs (60 kg)
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Distinctive feature
  • Multi-talented personality
  • Bob Cut hairstyle
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Dress size
12
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7
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ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Net worth
$16,000,000 USD
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High school
Oxon Hill High School
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University
  • Howard University for a Degree in Theater Arts
  • North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
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Talent agency
  • Vincent Cirrincione Associates
  • United Talent Agency
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  • In December 2020, Taraji revealed through her Facebook Watch series, Peace of Mind with Taraji that she thought of going for suicide during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
  • As a director, Taraji made her feature film debut with Two-Faced. She also produced and acted in the movie.
  • Taraji had hosted the 2020 American Music Awards in November 2020.
  • She appeared as Ann Atwater, a civil rights activist in Durham, in the 2019 drama film, The Best of Enemies.
  • She considers acting a spiritual experience.

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