Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson

  • Birthday: 1970-09-11
  • Place of birth: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
  • Also know as: Taraji Penda Henson

Biography

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.

Filmography

Hidden Figures

2016

As Katherine G. Johnson

Proud Mary

2018

As Mary

The Best of Enemies

2019

As Ann Atwater

Acrimony

2018

As Melinda

What Men Want

2019

As Alison "Ali" Davis

Hurricane Season

2009

As Dayna Collins

Not Easily Broken

2009

As Clarice Clark

Baby Boy

2001

As Yvette

No Good Deed

2014

As Terri

Seasons of Love

2014

As Jackie

Taraji's White Hot Holiday Special

2017

As Herself - Host / Mrs. Claus / Mary / Prancer

Sorcerority

0000

As

The Color Purple

2023

As Shug Avery

Talk to Me

2007

As Vernell Watson

Once Fallen

2010

As Pearl

The Karate Kid

2010

As Sherry Parker

The Good Doctor

2011

As Nurse Theresa

From the Rough

2013

As Catana Starks

Forehead Tittaes

2010

As Herself

Coffee & Kareem

2020

As Vanessa

Annie Live!

2021

As Miss Hannigan

Hustle & Flow

2005

As Shug

Date Night

2010

As Detective Arroyo

Hair Show

2004

As Tiffany

Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade

2016

As Ethel (voice)

Ralph Breaks the Internet

2018

As Yesss (voice)

Minions: The Rise of Gru

2022

As Belle Bottom (voice)

Animal

2005

As Ramona

Something New

2006

As Nedra

Think Like a Man

2012

As Lauren Harris

Larry Crowne

2011

As B'Ella

Peep World

2010

As Mary

Think Like a Man Too

2014

As Lauren Harris

Madly Madagascar

2013

As Okapi (voice)

Smokin' Aces

2006

As Sharice Watters

Streetwise

1998

As

Four Brothers

2005

As Camille Mercer

Term Life

2016

As Samantha Thurman

Picasso Baby

2013

As Herself

Muppets Haunted Mansion

2021

As The Bride

The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle

2000

As Left-Wing Student

Top Five

2014

As Herself

This Changes Everything

2019

As Herself

Production

Two Faced

0000

As Director

Tell It Like A Woman

0000

As Director

No Good Deed

2014

As Executive Producer

Seasons of Love

2014

As Executive Producer

Proud Mary

2018

As Executive Producer

Taraji's White Hot Holiday Special

2017

As Executive Producer

What Men Want

2019

As Executive Producer

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