Taraji P. Henson Lifestyle, Wiki, Net Worth, Income, Salary, House, Cars, Favorites, Affairs, Awards, Family, Facts & Biography

Taraji P. Henson is an actress and American author. She studied drama at Howard University and began her Hollywood career as a guest performer on several television shows before breaking into Baby Boy. She received praise for her performances as a sex worker in Hustle & Flow, for which she received the Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance, and as a single mother in a movie nomination, in The Curious of David Fincher. Case of Benjamin Button, for which she received the Oscar nominations, SAG Awards and Critics Choice Awards for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. In 2016, Time named Henson one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Birth name

Taraji Penda Henson


Taraji P. Henson, TJ, Cookie





Private life

Anniversary / Date of birth

Taraji P. Henson was born on September 11, 1970 in Washington, DC, USA.


She is currently 48 years old.

Sign of the sun







Henson graduated from Oxon Hill High School in Oxon Hill, Maryland, in 1988. She attended North Carolina agricultural and University of Technical State in Greensboro, North Carolina and even studied engineering and science at the University of the District of Columbiabut shortly thereafter was transferred to Howard University in Washington, D.C. She graduated with a BFA in 1995.

Family details

  • Father – Boris Lawrence Henson (janitor and metal manufacturer)
  • Mother – Bernice Gordon (Corporate Manager at Woodward & Lothrop)
  • Brothers and sisters – She has no brothers and sisters and is the only child of her parents.

Civil status


Boyfriend / spouse

Taraji P. Henson dated –

  • William Johnson (1986-1994) – She attended William Johnson, her darling of high school, from September 1986 to October 1994. Meanwhile, while she was still in college, she became pregnant and gave birth to a son, Marcell Johnson , In 1994.
  • Tyrese Gibson (1995-2002) – From January 1995 to November 2002, she was romantically linked to singer and actor Tyrese Gibson. They ended their relationship 5 times during these 8 years. She is about 9 years old from her senior. During these 8 years, they had two children from the relationship, namely Jody (born July 23, 1997) and Jordenn (born June 17, 2003).
  • Hill Harper (2002-2005) – During the three-and-a-half years from April 2002 to October 2005, she attended actor Hill Harper.
  • Common (2005-2007) – She started dating rapper Common in October 2005 after appearing in her video clip "Testify". They stayed together more than a year until February 2007.
  • Lamar Odom (2008-2009) – Taraji began dating basketball player Lamar Odom in December 2008. He is about 1.5 feet taller than her and about 10 years younger than her. They stayed together for about eight months and separated in August 2009.
  • Aubrey Graham (2010) – In June 2010, she began dating Canadian rapper Aubrey Graham. But this relationship also ended in September 2010.
  • Michael Ealy (2012) – Taraji had met the actor Michael Ealy after meeting him on the set of Think Like a Man (2012).

  • Kelvin Hayden (2018 to date) – In May 2018, Henson is engaged to former NFL player Kelvin Hayden.

Physical statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 4 inches
  • In centimeters – 163 cm
  • In meters – 1.63 m


  • In kilograms – 60 kg
  • In pounds – 132 lbs

Body measurements

  • Measurements – 38-28-37
  • Chest – 38 inches
  • Cut – 28 inches
  • hip – 37 inches
  • Bra size – 34D



Eye colour

Dark brown

Hair color


Shoe size

She is wearing a shoe size 7 (US).

The size of the dress

Her dress size is 8 (US).


Straight ahead

Professional statistics

Famous for

Representative Shug in the independent drama film Hustle & Flow in 2005 and in the role of Queenie in the fantastic drama movie of 2008, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

Movie start

Taraji made his film debut in 2000 with the animated adventure comedy film The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle as a leftist student.

TV debut

She appeared in three episodes from 1997 to 1998 in the WB sitcom, Smart Guy, for her role as Mo'Nique.

Support brand

In 2015, she was appointed ambassador for the American Black Film Festival (ABFF).

Awards and nominations

2002Baby boyBlack Reel AwardsBest actressAppointed
2006Hustle & FlowBET AwardsBest actressWon
Black Reel AwardsThe best actress in a supporting roleAppointed
Black Reel AwardsBest TogetherWon
NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding support actress in a movieAppointed
Four brothersBlack Reel AwardsBest togetherAppointed
2008Talk to meNAACP Image AwardsOutstanding actress in a movieAppointed
2009The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonAustin Film Critics AssociationThe best actress in a supporting roleWon
BET AwardsBest actressWon
NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding support actress in a movieWon
OscarsThe best actress in a supporting roleAppointed
Black Reel AwardsThe best actress in a supporting roleAppointed
Critics' Choice Movie AwardCritics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress in a Supporting RoleAppointed
Screen Actors GuildOutstanding Performance of an Actress in a Supporting RoleAppointed
Screen Actors GuildOutstanding performance of a cast in a movieAppointed
2010I can hurt myselfBlack Reel AwardsBest actressAppointed
2011From me: Tiffany Rubin's storyBET AwardsBest actressWon
NAACP Image AwardsExceptional actress in a television movie, a mini-series or a special dramaWon
Black Reel AwardsBest actress: TV movie / cableWon
Satellite AwardsBest Actress – Miniseries or Television MovieAppointed
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding lead actress in a limited series or movieAppointed
2015NAACP Image AwardsArtist of the yearWon
No good actionNAACP Image AwardsOutstanding actress in a movieWon
EmpireBET AwardsBest actressWon
Critics' Choice Television AwardsBest actress in a drama seriesWon
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding lead actress in a dramatic seriesAppointed
Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress: DramaAppointed
Choice TV: ChemistryAppointed
Association of Television CriticsIndividual achievement in theaterAppointed
2016Critics' Choice Television AwardsBest actress in a drama seriesAppointed
Golden Globe AwardsBest Actress – Drama TV SeriesWon
Shorty AwardsBest actressWon
BET AwardsBest actressWon
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding lead actress in a dramatic seriesAppointed
2017People's Choice AwardsFavorite television dramaAppointed
NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding actress in a dramatic seriesWon
Around the Way Girl: A BriefOutstanding literary work Biography / AutobiographyAppointed
Hidden figuresSatellite AwardsSatellite Award for Best Distribution – FilmWon
Satellite AwardsBest actressAppointed
Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding performance of a cast in a movieWon
NAACP Image AwardsOutstanding actress in a movieWon
Black Reel AwardsBest actressAppointed
Circle of female film criticsBest actressAppointed
Saturn PriceBest actressAppointed
MTV Movie & TV AwardsBest performance in a movieAppointed
Best heroWon
Best kissAppointed
BET AwardsBest actressWon
Teen Choice AwardsDrama movie actress choiceAppointed

Taraji P. Henson Favorite

His favorite things are unknown.

Taraji P. Henson net worth

Taraji P. Henson has a net worth estimated at $ 16 million dollars from 2019.

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Some lesser known facts about Taraji P. Henson

  • His first and last names Taraji and Penda were taken from the Swahili language. They mean hope and love respectively.
  • She had a cookie nickname in college.
  • She received a Triple Threat Scholarship at Howard University. In 1995, she obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
  • Taraji is a very big cousin of the North Pole Explorer, Matthew Henson.
  • In 2005, she played in rapper Common's video, Testify, as the wife of a murderer who was soon to be found guilty. She also played in Tyrese Gibson's video Stay, in the interest of her love.
  • She supports People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and participated in one of their advertising campaigns in January 2011.
  • She is good at cooking and Mary J. Blige is a fan of her chili dish, which according to Taraji is her signature dish.
  • In 2015, Henson teamed up with Howard to produce and host a special variety offering for Fox, Taraji and White Hot Holidays.
  • In February 2015, Henson posed in an advertisement for the NOH8 campaign supporting the LGBT community.
  • On March 16, 2015, she was guest co-host on Live! with Kelly and Michael, replacing Kelly Ripa.
  • In 2016, Henson starred in Hidden Figures, a major box office hit nominated for numerous awards, including three Oscars.
  • In February 2019, Henson played a leading role in What Men Want as a female sportswomen, despised by her male colleagues, who gains the power to hear men's thoughts.
  • In April 2019, she will star in the historical drama The Best of Enemies, in which she plays the role of civil rights activist Ann Atwater.

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