Taraji P. Henson is a well-known American actress, singer, and author who has appeared in numerous films and television shows. Taraji is hardly an unknown figure in the entertainment world, having enthralled viewers and critics alike since her entry into the sphere of acting with different awe-inspiring parts in films such as ‘Hustle & Flow’ and ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.’ In 2016, Time named her one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” recognizing her significant accomplishments.
Taraji P. Henson was born in Southeast Washington, D.C., to a corporate manager mother Bernice and a janitor and metal fabricator father Boris Lawrence Henson. She was destined to make a name for herself in the acting world. She enrolled in North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University after graduating from Oxon Hill High School in Oxon Hill, Maryland, to study electrical engineering. However, she dropped school and went to Howard University to study acting, a decision that transformed her life.
Taraji P. Henson has had a fruitful and rewarding cinematic career since playing the energetic and vivacious Yvette in the 2001 picture Baby Boy, which catapulted her into the spotlight. She went on to star in a number of critically and commercially successful films, including ‘Hustle & Flow,’ ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,’ ‘Date Night, The Karate Kid, Think Like a Man,’ and ‘Hidden Figures,’ to name a few. She was nominated for multiple top accolades, including the Oscars, SAGS, Critics Choice Awards, and Golden Globes, for some of these gritty parts, especially in films like The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Hidden Figures. Taraji has also made a name for herself on television, with roles in shows such as ‘Smart Guy,’ ‘House,’ ‘CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,’ ‘The Division,’ ‘Boston Legal,’ and ‘Person of Interest,’ among others. She was nominated for an Emmy in 2011 for her heartbreaking performance in the Lifetime television film “Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story,” which was based on the true story of a New York lady who searched for her kidnapped son over all odds. Furthermore, she has been portraying Cookie Lyon in the musical drama series ‘Empire’ since 2015, which has been her most critically acclaimed role on television thus far. Taraji P. Henson is also an Academy Award-winning singer, having lent her vocals to the song “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” from the ‘Hustle & Flow’ album in 2006. She’s also appeared in music videos for a number of well-known singers, like Common and Tyrese Gibson, to name a few. As of 2017, Taraji has many films in the works, including ‘Proud Mary,’ ‘Acrimony, The Best of Enemies,’ and What Men Want,’ all of which are set to be released in 2018-2019. With Disney’s upcoming film ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-lt Ralph 2,’ she will also try her hand at voice acting.
With her long-term lover, William Lamar Johnson, Taraji gave birth to a son named Marcell in 1994. Johnson was assassinated in 2003.
Taraji P Henson, who was born on September 11, 1970, is 51 years old today, February 20, 2022. A 60-kilogram woman stands at a height of 1.65 meters.
Taraji P. Henson’s net worth is projected to be $8 million as of February 2022. She is an acclaimed author with a New York Best Seller in her autobiography Around the Way Girl to her credit, in addition to a successful acting career. In 2016, she collaborated with MAC Cosmetics to launch the “Taraji P. Henson Makeup Collection,” which she also endorses. Taraji P. Henson is known for her enthralling performances that have astonished audiences worldwide. An artist of her caliber is never truly out of style. Taraji P. Henson is set to surpass uncountable milestones in her life with many more years and incredible performances ahead of her.