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Taraji P. Henson

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.

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Sep 11, 1970 In Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Movie Minions: The Rise of Gru 2022-06-23
Known For
Poster of Hidden Figures
Poster of Picasso Baby
Poster of The Good Doctor
Poster of The Karate Kid
Movie Minions: The Rise of Gru Belle Bottom (voice) 2022-06-23
Movie Feeding America Comedy Festival herself 2020-05-10
Movie Coffee & Kareem Vanessa 2020-04-03
Series History 101 Herself (archive footage) 2020-05-22
Movie What Men Want Alison "Ali" Davis 2019-02-08
Movie The Best of Enemies Ann Atwater 2019-04-05
Movie This Changes Everything Herself 2019-06-28
Movie Proud Mary Mary 2018-01-12
Movie Acrimony Melinda 2018-03-30
Movie Ralph Breaks the Internet Yesss (voice) 2018-11-20
Series Carpool Karaoke Herself 2017-08-08
Movie Taraji's White Hot Holiday Special Herself - Host / Mrs. Claus / Mary / Prancer 2017-12-14
Movie Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade Ethel (voice) 2016-03-19
Movie Hidden Figures Katherine G. Johnson 2016-12-10
Movie Term Life Samantha Thurman 2016-04-29
Series Empire Cookie Lyon 2015-01-07
Series Lip Sync Battle Herself 2015-04-02
Series Hot Ones Herself 2015-05-12
Series Taraji's White Hot Holidays Herself - Host 2015-12-09
Series Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter Self 2015-08-02
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Movie Think Like a Man Too Lauren Harris 2014-06-20
Movie Seasons of Love Jackie 2014-11-23
Movie No Good Deed Terri 2014-09-10
Movie Top Five Herself 2014-12-12
Movie Madly Madagascar Okapi (voice) 2013-01-29
Movie From the Rough Catana Starks 2013-06-08
Movie Picasso Baby Herself 2013-08-02
Movie Think Like a Man Lauren Harris 2012-04-16
Movie Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story Tiffany Rubin 2011-01-31
Movie The Good Doctor Nurse Theresa 2011-04-23
Movie Larry Crowne B'Ella 2011-06-30
Series Person of Interest Joss Carter 2011-09-22
Movie Forehead Tittaes Herself 2010-03-07
Movie The Karate Kid Sherry Parker 2010-06-10
Movie Date Night Detective Arroyo 2010-04-08
Movie Peep World Mary 2010-09-15
Series Conan Herself 2010-11-08
Movie Once Fallen Pearl 2010-11-02
Movie Not Easily Broken Clarice Clark 2009-01-09
Movie I Can Do Bad All By Myself April 2009-09-11
Movie Hurricane Season Dayna Collins 2009-12-08
Series The Cleveland Show Unknown 2009-09-27
Movie The Family That Preys Pam 2008-09-12
Series Eli Stone Unknown 2008-01-31
Movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Queenie 2008-12-25
Movie Talk to Me Vernell Watson 2007-07-13
Movie Something New Nedra 2006-01-29
Movie Smokin' Aces Sharice Watters 2006-12-09
Movie Animal Ramona 2005-05-01
Movie Four Brothers Camille Mercer 2005-08-11
Movie Hustle & Flow Shug 2005-07-22
Series Boston Legal Whitney Rome 2004-10-03
Series House Moira 2004-11-16
Movie Hair Show Tiffany 2004-10-17
Series All of Us Unknown 2003-09-16
Series Half & Half Unknown 2002-09-23
Series The Division Inspector Raina Washington 2001-01-07
Movie Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man Bess Pinckney 2001-05-02
Movie Baby Boy Yvette 2001-06-27
Movie Satan's School for Girls Paige 2000-03-13
Movie The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle Left-Wing Student 2000-06-30
Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Christina 2000-10-06
Series Strong Medicine Unknown 2000-07-23
Movie Streetwise 1998-06-12
Series Smart Guy Unknown 1997-03-26
Series The View Herself 1997-08-11
Series The Parent 'Hood Unknown 1995-01-18
Series Sister, Sister Unknown 1994-04-01
Series ER Elan 1994-09-19
Series Saved by the Bell: The New Class Unknown 1993-09-11
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series The Simpsons Praline (voice) 1989-12-17
Series Saturday Night Live Herself - Host 1975-10-11