Taraji P. Henson – Height, Weight, Age, Movies & Family – Biography

Taraji P. Henson

The full name of Taraji P. Henson is Taraji Penda Henson was born on 11th September 1970. She is a tremendous American actress as well as a singer. She pursued her acting career at Howard University and started her profession in Hollywood as a guest role in lots of television shows. Then she had a lucky chance to act in the movie “Baby Boy” in 2001. Subsequently, she played in “Hustle and Flow” in 2005, which helped to win Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2010, Taraji made her presence in the action comedy film “Date Night” and also co-starred in the Jackie film “Karate kid”. She had a successful career in television which includes ” The Division”, “Boston Legal” and ” Eli Stone”.

Taraji P. Henson Childhood Accomplishments

Taraji P. Henson was born in Southern Washington DC to the parents Bernice and Boris Lawrence Henson. Her mother worked as a Woodward & Lathrop corporate manager and his father worked as a Janitor and metal fabricator. Her name “Taraji” means hope and “Penda” means Love. She graduated from Oxon Hill High school, Maryland in 1988. Taraji then went to North Carolina Agriculture & Technical State University in that place she pursued electrical. Later she moved to Howard University to learn drama. To pay fees for college, she did the job of secretary at Pentagon in the daytime and singing-dancing waitress in the evening on a dinner cuisine ship in Washington.

Taraji P. Henson Awards and Achievements

  1. Taraji P. Henson won the Critics awards at Gotham Independent Film Awards for the American biographical movie “Talk to Me” under the category of Best Ensemble Performance.
  2. In the year 2009, She has received the NAACP Image Awards under the genre of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for the American fantasy movie “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
  3. She acquired the Black Reel Award for the Television movie “Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story” in 2012 under the category of Outstanding Actress, TV Movie, or Limited Series.
  4. She won the NAACP Image Awards in 2014 for the TV Series “Person of Interest” under the genre of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
  5. In 2015, She got the Critics’ Choice Television Awards under the grade of Best Actress in a Drama Series for the Television Series “Empire”.
  6. She obtained the Critics awards from the African American Film Critics Association for the American biographical movie “Hidden Figures” in 2016 under the genre of Best Ensemble.
  7. She won the BET Awards in the category of Best Actress for the American biographical movie “Hidden Figures” in 2017.
  8. In the years 2018 & 2019, she received the NAACP Image Award at NAACP Image Awards under the genre of Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for the TV Series “Empire”.

Best known for

Taraji is best known for her awesome performance in “Baby Boy”, “Hustle and Flow”, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and more

She also placed her name in the singing field, Taraji sang a song in “Hustle and Flow” which won Academy Award.

Taraji P. Henson Body Measurements

Height5 ft 4 in / 163 cm
Weight132 lb / 60 kg
Breast Size37 in / 97 cm
Bra Size42 D (US) / 95 D (EU)
Cup SizeD (US)
Body Measurements37-27-37 in | 97-71-94 cm
Chest Size37 in / 97 cm
Waist Size27 in / 71 cm
Hips Size37 in / 94 cm
Shoe Size7 (US) or 37.5 (EU) or 4.5 (UK)
Dress Size12 (US) or 44 (EU) or 16 (UK)
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Natural Breasts or ImplantsNatural

Interesting facts about Taraji P. Henson

  • Taraji P. Henson took a picture with Tracie Jade
  • She is with her son Marvell at National day
  • Taraji “Late Late Show” with James Corden and Gab Union
  • Black Beauty in a wonderful black outfit
  • She shared a funny picture with Jimmy Fallon
  • Taraji with Christiana Marthab and Tracie Jade
  • She released a clip with her mother and wished her a Happy mother’s day

Taraji P. Henson Personal Info

Full NameTaraji Penda Henson
NicknameTaraji P. Henson, TJ, Cookie
OccupationActress, Voiceover Artist, Singer, Producer, Director
ReligionChristianity
Date of Birth11 September 1970 (age 51 years)
BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States
Zodiac SignVirgo
Father NameBoris Lawrence Henson
Mother NameBernice (née Gordon)
Sibling NamesShawn (Younger Sibling), April (Younger Sibling)
Marital StatusUnmarried
ChildrenMarcell Johnson

Taraji P. Henson Pre-relationships

In 1994, Taraji married William Lamar Johnson and has one son named Marcell. In 2003, William got murdered. In 2016, Henson revealed in an interview that she dated actor Hill Harper in 2002. She started to date an actor and rapper common in 2005. In 2009, She dated Lamar Odom who is a famous basketball player. It was disclosed by Odom in an Uncensored interview in 2019. In 2017, She has confirmed her relationship with former NFL player Kelvin Hayden for two years, and both got separated. In 2018, she stated that she engaged with Hayden, and later their relationship got broken up in 2020.

Taraji P. Henson Family and personal life

Throughout her career, Taraji has won several awards and nominations. She married Lamar Johnson and he was murdered in 2003. She lives with her son presently. In the year 1996, Taraji moved to Los Angeles with her son in order to pursue her professional acting career. When she reached Los Angeles she had only $700 in her bank account. She went for several auditions and after two years she performed in “Smart Guy”. Meanwhile, she has done an office job to maintain her family’s needs. About her physical appearance, she is 5 feet 5 inches in height and 65 kg in weight.

Taraji P. Henson Most Favorite Things

Favorite FoodsPasta, gummi bears
Song From EmpireYou’re So Beautiful
Washington D.C. RestaurantsChinese spots, The Wharf
HobbiesCooking, Swimming, Reading
Favorite DestinationWashington D.C
Favorite ColorBlack

What is the net worth of Taraji P. Henson?

The net worth of Taraji P. Henson is around 25 million US dollars.

What are her sources of income?

She has earned the maximum income from Acting & Singing.

How much is Taraji P. Henson educated?

She was admitted to Oxon Hill High School and graduated in 1988. She completed her electrical engineering at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. After that, she had an interest in acting education. So, she moved to Howard University.

Does Taraji P. Henson smoke?

In real life, she has a smoking habit.

Controversies of Taraji P. Henson

There have been rumors about Taraji was she fought with Terrence in the Empire TV show. But she refused it and stated that she knew each other for 10 years

How old is Taraji P. Henson?

Taraji is 51 years old (2022)

is Taraji P. Henson Married?

Yes. In 1994, She got married to William Lamar Johnson. He got murdered in 2003. Presently, she is single.

Assets of Taraji P. Henson

In 2002, she purchased a house property worth USD 431,000 in Glendale. Then she bought a private mansion in Hollywood hills worth USD. 6.45 million in 2016. She has several cars like a Lexus sedan, GMC Yukon, etc.

Does she have any tattoos?

Henson has “The Truth” words written on her left bicep. “Wings” tattoo was spotted on her lower back. Her Son’s name “Marcell” is tattooed on her left wrist and infinity of tattoo along with “GOD” word inked on her left ribs.

Does she own any brand?

Henson is a brand ambassador of TPH Hair Products.

Taraji P. Henson Social Media Profiles

Taraji P. Henson Movies List

  • 1998 – Streetwise
  • 2000 – The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle
  • 2001 – Baby Boy
  • 2002 – Book of Love: The Definitive Reason Why Men Are Dogs
  • 2004 – Hair Show
  • 2005 – Hustle & Flow, Four Brothers, Animal
  • 2006 – Something New, Smokin’ Aces
  • 2007 – Talk to Me
  • 2008 – The Family That Preys, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • 2009 – Not Easily Broken, Hurricane Season, I Can Do Bad All by Myself
  • 2010 – Date Night, The Karate Kid, Peep World, Once Fallen
  • 2011 – The Good Doctor, Larry Crowne, Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain, From the Rough
  • 2012 – Think Like a Man
  • 2013 – Madly Madagascar
  • 2014 – Think Like a Man Too[25], No Good Deed, Top Five
  • 2016 – Term Life, Hidden Figures
  • 2018 – Proud Mary, Acrimony, Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • 2019 – What Men Want, The Best of Enemies
  • 2020 – Coffee & Kareem
  • 2021 – Mary J. Blige’s My Life
  • 2022 – Minions: The Rise of Gru
  • 2023 – PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie[75], The Color Purple

Taraji P. Henson TV Shows

  • 1997 – The Parent Hood, Sister, Sister
  • 1997,98 – Smart Guy
  • 1998 – ER, Saved by the Bell: The New Class
  • 1998,99 – Felicity
  • 1999 – Pacific Blue
  • 2000 – Satan’s School for Girls, Strong Medicine
  • 2001 – Murder She Wrote: The Last Free Man
  • 2002,04 – The Division
  • 2004 – All of Us
  • 2005 – Half & Half, House
  • 2006 – CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
  • 2007,08 – Boston Legal
  • 2008 – Eli Stone
  • 2010 – The Cleveland Show
  • 2011 – Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story[76]
  • 2011,13,15 – Person of Interest
  • 2014 – Season Of Love
  • 2015,20 – Empire
  • 2015 – FIFA Women’s World Cup
  • 2015,18 – Lip Sync Battle
  • 2015 – Saturday Night Live, Live! with Kelly and Michael, Taraji and Terrence’s White Hot Holidays
  • 2016,17 – Taraji’s White Hot Holidays
  • 2016 – Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade
  • 2017 – The Simpsons, Carpool Karaoke: The Series
  • 2019 – Tuca & Bertie
  • 2021 – Nickelodeon’s Unfiltered, Legendary, Muppets Haunted Mansion, Annie Live!, Project Runway
  • 2022 – RuPaul’s Drag Race[78], That’s My Jam
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