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Taraji P. Henson

Actress / Television Actress / Film Actress | * 09/11/1970 (53) | Washington, D.C. (United States of America (USA))
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Taraji Penda Henson ( tə-RAH-jee; born September 11, 1970) is an American actress. She has received several accolades, including a Golden Globe Award as well as nominations for an Academy Award and four Primetime Emmy Awards. After studying acting at Howard University, she made her film debut in the crime film Streetwise (1998). Henson gained recognition for playing a prostitute in Hustle & Flow (2005) and a single mother in David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008). The latter earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2016, she portrayed mathematician Katherine Johnson in Hidden Figures. She has also acted in Baby Boy (2001), The Karate Kid (2010), Think Like a Man<..."> ()
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Taraji P. Henson (born September 11, 1970) is an American actress, producer and singer. She studied acting at Howard University and began her Hollywood career as guest star on several television shows before making her breakthrough in the movie Baby Boy (2001). In 2005, she starred in Hustle & Flow and played Queenie in David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), for which she received an Academy Award nomination.In 2016, Time named Henson one of the 100 most influential people in the world on the annual Time 100 list. Henson also released an autobiography titled Around The Way Girl.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Kids & Family

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Awards & Nominations for Taraji P. Henson

NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special 5x BET Award for Best Actor NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Lucy Award Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special 2x Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture 2x NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture 3x NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture 10x BET Award for Best Actor Satellite Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss 2x Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series MTV Movie Award for Best Female Performance
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Movies with Taraji P. Henson as Actress(56)

as Shug Avery2023 The Color Purple
as Belle Bottom (voice)2022 Minions: The Rise of Gru
as The Bride2021 Muppets Haunted Mansion
as Miss Hannigan2021 Annie Live!
as Vanessa Manning2020 Coffee & Kareem
as Alison "Ali" Davis2019 What Men Want
as Ann Atwater2019 The Best of Enemies
as Yesss (voice)2018 Ralph Breaks the Internet
as Mary2018 Proud Mary
as Melinda2018 Acrimony
as Herself - Host / Mrs. Claus / Mary / Prancer2017 Taraji's White Hot Holiday Special
as Ethel (voice)2016 Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade
as Samantha Thurman2016 Term Life
as Katherine G. Johnson2016 Hidden Figures
as Jackie2014 Seasons of Love
as Terri2014 No Good Deed
as Lauren Harris2014 Think Like a Man Too
as herself2014 Top Five
as Catana Starks2013 From the Rough
as Okapi (voice)2013 Madly Madagascar
as herself2013 Picasso Baby
as Lauren Harris2012 Think Like a Man
as Nurse Theresa2011 The Good Doctor
as B'Ella2011 Larry Crowne
as Sherry Parker2010 The Karate Kid
as Pearl2010 Once Fallen
as Mary2010 Peep World
as herself2010 Forehead Tittaes
as Detective Arroyo2010 Date Night
as Dayna Collins2009 Hurricane Season
as Clarice Clark2009 Not Easily Broken
as Vernell Watson2007 Talk to Me
as Sharice Watters2006 Smokin' Aces
as Nedra2006 Something New
as Camille Mercer2005 Four Brothers
as Shug2005 Hustle & Flow
as Ramona2005 Animal
as Tiffany2004 Hair Show
as Yvette2001 Baby Boy
as Left-Wing Student2000 The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle

TV Shows/Series with Taraji P. Henson as Actress(43)

as Vanetta2021 Abbott Elementary
as herself2021 Hart to Heart
as Self - Guest2021 That's My Jam
as herself2021 That's My Jam
as Self (archive footage)2020 History 101
as Self - Guest Judge2020 Legendary
as herself2018 The Alec Baldwin Show
as herself2015 Lip Sync Battle
as Cookie Lyon2015 Empire
as herself2015 Hot Ones
as Joss Carter2011 Person of Interest
as herself2010 Conan
as Self - Judge2009 RuPaul's Drag Race
as Self - Guest Judge2004 Project Runway
as Whitney Rome2004 Boston Legal
as Moira2004 House
as Inspector Raina Washington2001 The Division
as R.A. #21998 Felicity
as Art Student1998 Felicity
as herself1997 The View
as herself1996 The Daily Show
as Patrice Robbins1994 ER
as Elan1994 ER
as Praline (voice)1989 The Simpsons
as Self - Host1975 Saturday Night Live

Movies with Taraji P. Henson as Crew(8)

Directing/Director2023 Two Faced
Production/Executive Producer2023 Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project
Directing/Director2022 Tell It Like a Woman
Production/Executive Producer2019 What Men Want
Production/Executive Producer2018 Proud Mary
Production/Executive Producer2017 Taraji's White Hot Holiday Special
Production/Executive Producer2014 Seasons of Love
Production/Executive Producer2014 No Good Deed

Additional Information

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Born: Friday, 09/11 1970 (September) in Washington, D.C. (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 53 years + 165 days)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Howard University, Oxon Hill High School, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Other names for Taraji P. Henson (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Taraji Penda Henson"
"Taraji Henson"
"타라지 P. 헨슨"
"タラジ・P・ヘンソン"
Taraji P. Henson frequently works together with these people:
Tress MacNeille (36x, Actress)
Andy Samberg (35x, Actor)
Bill Hader (27x, Actor)
Kenan Thompson (26x, Actor)
Fred Armisen (25x, Actor)
Pamela Hayden (23x, Actress)
Kristen Wiig (21x, Actress)
Jimmy Fallon (20x, Actor)
Will Forte (18x, Actor)
Will Ferrell (17x, Actor)
Tyler Perry (8x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:260, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 02/18/2024