Taraji P. Henson Biography, Family, Husband And Movies.

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Taraji P. Henson Biography

Taraji P Henson is an American actress, singer, and author. Penda Henson was born September 11, 1970 in Southeast Washington, D.C., the daughter of Bernice (née Gordon), a corporate manager at Woodward & Lothrop, and Boris Lawrence Henson, a janitor and metal fabricator.

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Henson graduated from Oxon Hill High School in Oxon Hill, Maryland, in 1988. She then attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University where she studied electrical engineering before transferring to Howard University to study drama.

To pay for college, she worked mornings as a secretary at The Pentagon and evenings as a singing-dancing waitress on a dinner-cruise ship, the Spirit of Washington.

Taraji P. Henson Acting Career

Taraji began her Hollywood career in guest-roles on several television shows before making her breakthrough in Baby Boy (2001). She received praise for playing a prostitute in Hustle & Flow (2005) and a single mother of a disabled child in David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008); for the latter, she received Academy Award, SAG Award and Critics Choice Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress; for the former, she received a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture nomination. In 2010, she appeared in the action comedy Date Night and co-starred in the remake of The Karate Kid.

Henson has also had an extensive and successful career in television in series such as The Division, Boston Legal and Eli Stone. In 2011, Henson starred in the Lifetime Television film Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story, which earned her a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.From 2011 to 2013, she co-starred as Detective Jocelyn Carter in the CBS drama Person of Interest, for which she won an NAACP Image Award. Henson went on to star in the ensemble film Think Like a Man (2012) and its 2014 sequel. In 2015, she began starring as Cookie Lyon on the Fox drama series Empire, for which she became the first African-American woman to win a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series. She also won a Golden Globe Award, and was nominated for two Emmy Awards, in 2015 and 2016.

In 2016, Time named Henson one of the 100 most influential people in the world on the annual Time 100 list. That year, Henson also released a New York Times best selling autobiography titled Around the Way Girl. Also that year, she received praise for her starring role as Katherine Johnson in the critically acclaimed drama film Hidden Figures, for which she won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Taraji P. Henson Husband

Penda currently is not married.

Taraji P. Henson Kids

Penda has only one kid named Marcel Henson.

Taraji P. Henson Age

Penda is 47 years of age.

Taraji P Henson Movies

  • 1998 – Streetwise
  • 2000 – The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle Satan’s School for Girls
  • 2001 – Baby Boy
  • 2002 – Book of Love: The Definitive Reason Why Men Are Dogs
  • 2004 – Hair Show
  • 2005 – Hustle & Flow

– Four Brothers Animal

  • 2006 – Something New
  • 2007 – Smokin’ Aces Talk to Me
  • 2008 – The Family That Preys

– The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

  • 2009 – Not Easily Broken

-Hurricane Season

-I Can Do Bad All by Myself

  • 2010 –  Date Night

– The Karate Kid

-Peep World

-Once Fallen

  • 2011 – The Good Doctor

– Larry Crowne

– Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain

  •            – From the Rough
  • 2012  – Think Like a Man
  • 2013   – Madly Madagascar
  • 2014   – Think Like a Man Too
  •             – No Good Deed
  •            – Top Five
  • 2016  – Term Life
  •              -Hidden Figures
  • 2018   –  Proud Mary
  •              – Acrimony
  •             – Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • 2019   – What Men Want
  •             – The Best of Enemies

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