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Taraji P. Henson

Born: Sep 11, 1970

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Profession: Actor

Nationality: United States

Taraji P. Henson

Date of Birth : Sep 11, 1970
Birth Place : Washington, D.C.

Taraji Penda Henson is an American actress and singer. Henson studied acting at Howard University and began her Hollywood career in guest-roles on several television shows before making her breakthrough in Baby Boy. In 2005, she starred in Hustle & Flow and played Queenie in David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, for which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2010, she appeared in the comedy Date Night and co-starred in the remake of The Karate Kid. In 2012, Henson was in the large ensemble cast film Think Like A Man and reprised her role in its sequel. Henson has also had an extensive career in television, having been a regular cast member on series such as The Division, Boston Legal and Eli Stone. From 2011 to 2013, she co-starred as Detective Jocelyn Carter in the CBS drama Person of Interest. She starred in the leading role of Tiffany Rubin, in the Lifetime Movie Network film Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story, for which she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie.


  • Actor
  • Singer

Also known as

  • Taraji Henson
  • Taraji Penda Henson


  • Bernice Gordon
  • Boris Henson


  • Marcel Henson

Awards Won

  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
  • Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance
  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
  • BET Award for Best Actress
  • NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
  • Black Movie Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
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