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Taraji P. Henson

Actress / Television Actress / Film Actress | * 09/11/1970 (49) | Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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Taraji Penda Henson ( tə-RAH-jee; born September 11, 1970) is an American actress and author. She studied acting at Howard University and began her Hollywood career in guest roles on several television shows before making her breakthrough in Baby Boy (2001). She received praise for her performances as a sex-worker in Hustle & Flow (2005), for which she received a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture nomination; and as a single mother of a disabled child in David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), for which she received Academy Award, SAG Award and Critics Choice Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress. 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, including series such as ... ()
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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 | Romance / Love

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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 & Actress NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Lucy Award 2x Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast Broadcast Film Critics Association 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 & Actress 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(42)

as 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 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(25)

Movies with Taraji P. Henson as Crew(5)

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. (current age: 49 years + 8 days)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Languages: English (EN)
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"
Taraji P. Henson frequently works together with these people:
Jimmy Fallon (9x, Actor)
Eriska Rein (9x, Cast)
Queen Latifah (8x, Actress)
Tina Fey (8x, Actress)
Tracy Morgan (8x, Actor)
Tyler Perry (8x, Crew)
Jay Leno (8x, Actor)
Los ingrávidos (8x, Crew)
Martin Short (7x, Actor)
Molly Shannon (7x, Actress)
John Singleton (7x, Crew)
Colin Quinn (7x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:260, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 09/15/2019