Full Biography Of Taraji P. Henson
Age: 47 years 11 months
Birth Date: September 11, 1970
Birth Place: Washington, D.C.
Height: 5 feet 4 inches (1.63m)
Net Worth: $6 million
Weight: 60 Kg
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark brown
Waist Size: 28 inch
Bra Size: 38 inch
Hip Size: 37 inch
Who is Taraji P. Henson?
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.
Henson married her high-school sweetheart, William Lamar Johnson. In 1994, she became pregnant and gave birth to her son. They named him Marcell. Marcell father, Henson husband, William Lamar Johnson was murdered in 2003.
Currently, Taraji Henson is Single mother and lives happily.
Taraji’s Early life, Childhood & Education
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.
Taraji P. Henson: Professional Life and Career
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.
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.
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),
Satan’s 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.
TarajiP. Henson: Salary and Net Worth
Taraji P. Henson Net worth as of 2017: $6 million.
Taraji P. Henson: Rumors and Controversy
There have been rumored that Empire co-star Terrence and Taraji Henson fought behind the scenes of Empire TV show.
Taraji asked “where did that rumor come from that Terrance and I are feuding?” adding: ‘I fought to have him on the show’. We’ve known each other for 10 years and worked together before. why would I fight someone I fought for?’
Taraj P. Henson: Body Measurements
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.
Social Media Profile
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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