Taraji P. Henson
Sep. 11th, 1970
Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Taraji P. Henson's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2010 - The Karate Kid
2010 - Once Fallen
2010 - Date Night
2009 - I Can Do Bad All By Myself
2009 - Not Easily Broken
2008 - The Family That Preys
2008 - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2007 - Talk to Me
2006 - Smokin' Aces
2005 - Four Brothers
2005 - Hustle & Flow
2001 - Baby Boy
2000 - The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
Guest TV Roles
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- Contrary to previously published accounts, Taraji is a relative, not a descendant, of North Pole explorer Matthew Henson.
- First and middle names are Swahili for 'hope' and 'love', respectively.
- The father of her only son died unexpectedly in 1997.
- Born and raised in Washington, DC and attended Oxon Hill High School in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
- Voted one of "The 10 Sexiest Women of 2001" by the readers of Black Men Magazine.
- First attended North Carolina Agric & Tech where she attempted to study Electrical Engineering. She failed Pre-Calculus so she transferred to Howard University. She worked two jobs: in the morning as a secretary at the Pentagon; in the night as a singing and dancing waitress on a dinner cruise ship to pay for Howard. She graduated from Howard University in 1995.
- An only child.
- Has a son named Marcel.