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: 11.83
  • 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
2014 Seasons of Love as Jackie
2016 Hidden Figures as Katherine G. Johnson
2018 Proud Mary as Mary
2019 The Best of Enemies as Ann Atwater
2018 Acrimony as Melinda
2017 Taraji's White Hot Holiday Special as Herself - Host / Mrs. Claus / Mary / Prancer
2019 What Men Want as Alison "Ali" Davis
1970 Sorcerority
1970 BET Awards 2022
2009 Hurricane Season as Dayna Collins
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
2010 Forehead Tittaes as Herself
2023 The Color Purple as Shug Avery
2008 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button as Queenie
2007 Talk to Me as Vernell Watson
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
2020 Coffee & Kareem as Vanessa
2021 Mary J. Blige's My Life as Self
2021 Annie Live! as Miss Hannigan
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
2022 Minions: The Rise of Gru as Belle Bottom (voice)
2005 Animal as Ramona
2006 Something New as Nedra
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)
1998 Streetwise
2008 The Family That Preys as Pam
2006 Smokin' Aces as Sharice Watters
2001 Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man as Bess Pinckney
2023 PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie
2005 Four Brothers as Camille Mercer
2016 Term Life as Samantha Thurman
2013 Picasso Baby as Herself
2009 The Curious Birth of Benjamin Button as Self
2021 Muppets Haunted Mansion as The Bride
2000 The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle as Left-Wing Student
2014 Top Five as Herself
2019 This Changes Everything as Herself
2020 Feeding America Comedy Festival
1970 Two Faced
1970 Tell It Like A Woman
2014 No Good Deed
2014 Seasons of Love
2018 Proud Mary
2017 Taraji's White Hot Holiday Special
2019 What Men Want
Photo Name Department
2004 House (1 episode) as Moira
2003 All of Us (1 episode)
2001 The Division (66 episode) as Inspector Raina Washington
1997 Smart Guy (2 episode)
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1 episode)
1994 Sister, Sister (1 episode)
1994 ER (2 episode) as Patrice Robbins
1993 Saved by the Bell: The New Class (1 episode)
2002 Half & Half (1 episode)
2008 Eli Stone (3 episode)
2000 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (1 episode) as Christina
1995 The Parent 'Hood (1 episode)
2000 Strong Medicine (1 episode)
2009 The Cleveland Show (1 episode)
2015 Lip Sync Battle (3 episode) as Herself
2015 Empire (102 episode) as Cookie Lyon
2011 Person of Interest (90 episode) as Joss Carter
2004 Boston Legal (20 episode) as Whitney Rome
2017 Carpool Karaoke: The Series (1 episode) as Self
2015 Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter (2 episode) as Self
2015 Hot Ones (1 episode) as Self
1975 Saturday Night Live (1 episode) as Self - Host / Nicki Minaj / Tamara Sanz / Various
2015 Taraji's White Hot Holidays (3 episode) as Herself - Host
1997 The View (2 episode) as Self
2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2 episode) as Self
2010 Conan (1 episode) as Herself
1989 The Simpsons (1 episode) as Praline (voice)
2020 History 101 (1 episode) as Self (archive footage)
1994 ER (1 episode) as Elan
2014 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (1 episode)
2019 A Little Late with Lilly Singh (1 episode) as Self
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1 episode) as Self
1988 LIVE with Kelly and Ryan (1 episode) as Self
2021 That's My Jam (1 episode) as Self - Guest
2020 Legendary (1 episode) as Self - Guest Judge
2021 Hart to Heart (1 episode) as Self
2015 The Late Late Show with James Corden (1 episode) as Self

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