Taraji P. Henson
Taraji P. Henson

Taraji Penda Henson is an African-American singer, author, and actress known for her roles in several movies. She is a talented actress who received numerous awards for her movies. In 1997, she made her acting debut on the episode of The Parent.

Quick Biography

Henson is a very talented actress born on September 11, 1970. She studied from Howard University, situated in Washington, D.C, United States. In 2001, she received her breakthrough role in the movie Baby Boy. Later for her performance in Baby Boy, she received roles of person Shug in Hustle and Flow.

Full Name/Real Name: Taraji Penda Henson
Age: 51 years old
Birth Date: September 11, 1970
Birth Place: Washington, D.C United States
Horoscope: Virgo
Parents: Bernice(nee Gordon) and Boris Lawrence Henson
Boyfriend: Kelvin Hayden
Husband: No
Children: Marcell Johnson
Height: 1.65 m
Weight: 60 kg
Nationality: American
Ethnicity: African-American
Political View: No
Religion: Christian
Smoking: Yes
Tattoo: Yes
Profession: Actress and Singer
Net Worth: $20 million

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

The height of the beautiful actress is 1.65 m, and her weight is 60 kg. Taraji does not look like 51 years old. She maintains her fitness by going to the gym daily.

Education, School/College University

In 1988, she graduated from Oxon Hill High School in Oxon Hill, Maryland. After that, she attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State for studying electrical engineering, but later she transferred to Howard University for studying drama. Her study days are full of struggle, Henson does two part-time jobs for paying her college pay.

In the morning she works as a secretary at The Pentagon, and after that, in the evening she works as a singing-dancing waitress on a cruise ship. Taraji always wants to study at Duke Ellington School for the Arts but can’t fulfill her dream. In 1995, Henson received her degree in fine arts.

Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion & Political Views

The beautiful actress was born in Southwest Washington, D.C, to Bernice and Boris Lawrence Henson. She raised with two younger siblings named Shawn and April. The ethnicity of the actress is African-American. The religion of the actress is Christian.

Married, Affair, Relationship, Boyfriend, Husband, Children

Taraji P Henson With Wife Kelvin Hayden
Taraji P Henson With Wife Kelvin Hayden

She gives birth to her son Marcell in 1994 during her college. In 2003, the father of Marcell, William Lamar Johnson, was murdered. Taraji and William both were college sweetheart. On May 13, 2018, she got engaged to NFL player Kelvin Hayden.

Relationship Statistics 

Marital status? (single, married, in relation or divorced): In Relation
When did she get married? (married date): No
Does she have any relationship affair? Kelvin Hayden
Husband/spouse (Name): No

Professional Life and Career

She did her acting debut with TV show Smart Guy in 1997. In 2000, her two movies, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Satan’s School for Girls released. She was known for her performance comedy-drama film Baby Boy. She received two awards for the movie. In 2005, she worked in the film Hustle and Flowed as Shug. She did her singing debut in the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. After she showed her skills in several movies named The Family That Preys, I Can Do Bad All by Myself, Date Night, and The Karate Kid. She also worked in several music videos named as Testify and Stay.

Awards & Nominations

In 2015, the talented actress received Critics Choice Television Award for Best Actress for her role Drama series Empire. After receiving the award, Henson became the first black actress to receive that award. She included in the list of 100 most influential people in the world by Time. In 2015 and 2016, she was nominated for Emmy Awards. In 2008, Taraji nominated for Academy Award, SAG Award and Critics Choice Award for her role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Taraji P Henson Net Worth, Income & Salary In 2022

Taraji P. Henson Net Worth
Taraji P. Henson Net Worth

As of 2022, The net worth of Taraji P Henson is $20 million. The Taraji major source of income is from acting. She also wrote the book Around the Way Girl. She won NAACP Image Award in 2009 for outstanding supporting actress in a motion picture. Her highest-grossing movie is The Ralph Breaks the Internet, The Karate Kid, and Hidden Figures. She also gets a star in Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

Taraji P Henson did not involve in any rumors or controversy.

Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

TARAJI P HENSON Facebook page has around 6,437,121 fan likes, and her Twitter accounts have around 22.4k followers. On TARAJI P HENSON Instagram account has around 14.3m followers.

In the end, we can say that Taraji P Henson is the greatest actress of all time. She struggles a lot to make her name in Hollywood. She is a very kind heart person. She also supports the NOH8 Campaign for supporting the LGBT community. In an interview with LiveKindly, she stated that she changed her diet to vegan. She also supports People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. In 2013, she joined PETA for their campaign to be an Angel for Animals.


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