Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 11-09-1970
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of Birth: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
  • Also Known As:

    Taraji Penda Henson
    Taraji Henson

  • Popularity: 6.29
  • Homepage: N/A


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.




Year Movie Character
2011 Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story as Tiffany Rubin
2016 Hidden Figures as Katherine G. Johnson
2018 Proud Mary as Mary
2019 The Best of Enemies as Ann Atwater
2018 Acrimony as Melinda
2019 What Men Want as Alison "Ali" Davis
2009 I Can Do Bad All By Myself as April
2009 Not Easily Broken as Clarice Clark
2001 Baby Boy as Yvette
2014 No Good Deed as Terri
2014 Seasons of Love as Jackie
2017 Taraji's White Hot Holiday Special as Herself - Host / Mrs. Claus / Mary / Prancer
2007 Talk to Me as Vernell Watson
2009 Hurricane Season as Dayna Collins
2010 Once Fallen as Pearl
2010 The Karate Kid as Sherry Parker
2011 The Good Doctor as Nurse Theresa
2013 From the Rough as Catana Starks
2010 Forehead Tittaes as Herself
2020 Coffee & Kareem as Vanessa
2005 Hustle & Flow as Shug
2010 Date Night as Detective Arroyo
2004 Hair Show as Tiffany
2016 Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade as Ethel (voice)
2018 Ralph Breaks the Internet as Yesss (voice)
2000 Satan's School for Girls as Paige
2021 Minions: The Rise of Gru as Belle Bottom (voice)
2005 Animal as Ramona
2012 Think Like a Man as Lauren Harris
2011 Larry Crowne as B'Ella
2010 Peep World as Mary
2014 Think Like a Man Too as Lauren Harris
2013 Madly Madagascar as Okapi (voice)
2008 The Family That Preys as Pam
1998 Streetwise
2001 Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man as Bess Pinckney
2005 Four Brothers as Camille Mercer
2016 Term Life as Samantha Thurman
2006 Something New as Nedra
2013 Picasso Baby as Herself
2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button as Queenie
2000 The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle as Left-Wing Student
2014 Top Five as Herself
2019 This Changes Everything as Herself
2006 Smokin' Aces as Sharice Watters
2020 Feeding America Comedy Festival as herself
2014 No Good Deed
2014 Seasons of Love
2018 Proud Mary
2017 Taraji's White Hot Holiday Special
2019 What Men Want

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