Taraji Penda Henson (/ t ə ˈ r ɑː dʒ i / 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).
Taraji Penda Henson (Washington, Distrito de Colúmbia, 11 de setembro de 1970) é uma premiada atriz estadunidense,  mais conhecida por seus papéis como Yvette em Baby Boy (2001), Shug em Hustle & Flow (2005), Queenie em The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) pelo qual foi indicada ao Oscar Melhor Atriz Coadjuvante.
Apr 17, 2019 · Taraji P. Henson was born on September 11, 1970, in Washington, D.C. She landed her first professional acting gig on Smart Guy . In 2001 she got her big break in the film Baby Boy .
The following is a list of awards and nominations received by actress Taraji P. Henson.For her work in television, including starring in famous TV-series as Empire, Person of Interest and Boston Legal, she won a Golden Globe, and become the first African American woman to win a Critics' Choice Award for best actress in a drama series.
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Taraji Penda Henson is an American Actress and Author. She studied acting at Howard University and began her holy career in guest roles on several television shows before making her breakthrough in Baby Boy (2011).She had played in many television shows and also played many films.
Taraji Penda Henson was born on September 11, 1970, in Southern Washington, D.C., the daughter of Bernice (nee Gordon), a corporate manager at Woodward & Lothrop, and Boris Lawrence Henson, a janitor and metal fabricator. She has often spoken of the influence of her maternal grandmother, Patsy Ballard, who was her Academy Awards the year she was nominated. Her first and middle names are of Swahili origin, with Taraji meaning hope and Penda meaning Love. According to a mitochondrial DNA analysis, her matrilineal lineage can be traced to the Masa people of Cameroon. Henson has said that North Pole explorer Mathew Henson is the brother of my great-great-grandfather
Henson graduated from Oxon Hill High School in Oxon Hill, Maryland, in 1988. She then attended North Caroline Agricultural and technical State University where she studied electrical before transferring to Howard University to study drama. To pay for college, she worked mornings as a secretary at Pentagon and evenings as a singing-dancing waitress on a dinner cruise ship, the spirit of Washington.
In 1996, Henson and her son moved to Los Angeles so she could pursue a professional acting career. She had just $700 in her bank account at the time. After two years of auditioning while also working an office job to make ends meet, Henson landed her first professional acting gig on Smart Guy. In 2001, she got her big break in the film Baby boy. Her performance led to the role of Shug in Hustle and Flow and in 2008 she earned Oscar nomination for her part in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. She also starred in the Television drama Person of Interest from 2011 to 2013. In 2015, Henson took on the role of Cookie Lyon in the hit series Empire, earning a Golden Globe for the part. Taraji has played many Television and films. Some of the famous Tv Shows she played are Smart Guy (1997-1998),Sister,Sister (1997) ,ER (1998) , Murder She Wrote: The Last Freeman (2001), Season of love (2014), Empire (2015-present), Ice Age: The Great Egg-Escapade (2016), The Simpsons (2017) and many more. And some of the films she played are Streetwise (1998), The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000), Satans School for Girls (2000), Baby Boy (2001), Book of Love :The Definitive Reason Why Men Are Dogs (2002), Hair Show (2004), Hustle & Flow (2005), Animal (2005), Something New (2006), Talk to me (2007), The karate Kid (2010), Taken from me: The Tiffany Rubin story(2011), Laugh at My Pain (2011), Acrimony (2017) and many more.
In 2015, Henson the Critics Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series (for Empire), and became the first black actor in the history of the awards show to do so. In 2016 Henson received another Emmy nomination for her leading role as Cookie.
There have been rumored that Empire co-star Terrence and Taraji Henson fought behind the scenes of Empire TV show.
She has a good height of 5 feet 4 inches. She has a good weight of 60kg. She has black hair color and her eye color is dark brown. She has a well-shaped body of 38-28-37 inches. Her bra size is 34D, shoe size is 7US and her dress size is 12US.
She is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She has more than 6,441,815 followers on Facebook. She has around 11.5 million followers on Instagram and has more than 5.25 million followers on Twitter.
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Akatingwah (concubine) Children: Anauakaq (1906-1987; by Akatingwah) Matthew Alexander Henson (August 8, 1866 – March 9, 1955) was an American explorer who accompanied Robert Peary on seven voyages to the Arctic over a period of nearly 23 years.
Taraji Penda Henson, född 11 september 1970 i Washington, D.C., är en amerikansk skådespelare och sångerska. Vid Oscarsgalan 2009 nominerades hon i kategorin Bästa kvinnliga biroll för sin roll som Queenie i Benjamin Buttons otroliga liv.
タラジ・P・ヘンソン（Taraji P. Henson, 本名: Taraji Penda Henson, 1970年 9月11日 - ）は、アメリカ合衆国の女優
The film stars Taraji P. Henson, Sam Rockwell, Babou Ceesay, Anne Heche, Wes Bentley, Bruce McGill, John Gallagher Jr., and Nick Searcy. It was released in the United States on April 5, 2019, by STX Entertainment .
Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story is a 2011 original LMN movie, starring Taraji P. Henson and Terry O'Quinn.The film follows the events surrounding the kidnapping and rescue of the son of Tiffany Rubin, who was kidnapped by his father and taken to South Korea.