Taraji P. Henson

Taraji Penda Henson (tə-RAH-jee; born September 11, 1970) is an American actress, singer, and author. She studied acting at Howard University and began her Hollywood career in guest-roles on several television shows before making her breakthrough in Baby Boy (2001).

Birthday

September 11, 1970

Born In

Washington, District of Columbia, USA

Height

5' 5"

Nationality

American

Filmography

2018Proud Mary
2018Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2
2018Tyler Perry's Acrimony
2017Hidden Figures
2016Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade
2016Term Life
2015Empire
2014From the Rough
2014No Good Deed
2014Seasons of Love
2014Think Like a Man Too
2012Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain
2012The Good Doctor
2012Think Like a Man
2011Larry Crowne
2011Peep World
2011Person of Interest
2011Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story
2011Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story
2010Date Night
2010Once Fallen
2010The Karate Kid
2009Hurricane Season
2009I Can Do Bad All by Myself
2009Not Easily Broken
2008The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
2008The Family That Preys
2007Smokin' Aces
2007Talk to Me
2006Something New
2005Four Brothers
2005Hustle & Flow
2004Boston Legal
2004Hair Show
2001All or Nothing
2001Baby Boy
2001Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man
2001The Division
2000Satan's School for Girls

Awards and Nominations

2017Hidden FiguresOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureWin
2016EmpireBest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - DramaWin
2016EmpireOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesNominated
2015EmpireOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesNominated
2011Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin StoryOutstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or MovieNominated
2009The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureNominated
2009Boston LegalOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNominated
2009The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting RoleNominated
2008Boston LegalOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNominated
2008The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonActress in a Supporting RoleNominated
,