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Taraji P. Henson

1970-09-11 Washington, D.C., USA

Image of 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.


Where’s Usher? Self 2024-02-08
TIME100: The World's Most Influential People Host 2024-05-12
Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project Self (voice) 2023-11-03
Oprah & The Color Purple Journey Self 2023-12-28
The Color Purple Shug Avery 2023-12-25
PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie Victoria Vance (voice) 2023-09-21
Minions: The Rise of Gru Belle Bottom (voice) 2022-06-29
Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 4 Self 2022-11-09
Mary J. Blige's My Life Self 2021-06-25
Muppets Haunted Mansion The Bride 2021-10-08
Annie Live! Miss Hannigan 2021-12-02
Coffee & Kareem Vanessa Manning 2020-04-03
Feeding America Comedy Festival Self 2020-05-10
The Best of Enemies Ann Atwater 2019-04-05
This Changes Everything Self 2019-06-28
What Men Want Alison "Ali" Davis 2019-02-08
Ralph Breaks the Internet Yesss (voice) 2018-11-20
Proud Mary Mary 2018-01-12
Acrimony Melinda Moore Gayle 2018-03-30
Taraji's White Hot Holiday Special Herself - Host / Mrs. Claus / Mary / Prancer 2017-12-14
Hidden Figures Katherine G. Johnson 2016-12-10
Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade Ethel (voice) 2016-03-19
Term Life Samantha Thurman 2016-04-29
No Good Deed Terri 2014-09-10
Think Like a Man Too Lauren Harris 2014-06-20
Top Five Self 2014-12-12
Seasons of Love Jackie 2014-11-23
Picasso Baby Herself 2013-08-02
Madly Madagascar Okapi (voice) 2013-01-29
From the Rough Catana Starks 2013-06-08
Think Like a Man Lauren Harris 2012-04-20
Whitney Houston: We Will Always Love You Self 2012-07-01
Larry Crowne B'Ella 2011-06-30
The Good Doctor Nurse Theresa 2011-04-23
Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story Tiffany Rubin 2011-01-31
Once Fallen Pearl 2010-11-02
Date Night Detective Arroyo 2010-04-08
Forehead Tittaes Herself 2010-03-07
The Karate Kid Sherry Parker 2010-06-10
Peep World Mary 2010-09-15
Hurricane Season Dayna Collins 2009-12-08
I Can Do Bad All By Myself April 2009-09-11
Not Easily Broken Clarice Clark 2009-01-09
The Curious Birth of Benjamin Button Self 2009-05-05
Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys Pam 2008-09-12
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Queenie 2008-12-25
Talk to Me Vernell Watson 2007-07-13
Smokin' Aces Sharice Watters 2006-12-09
Something New Nedra 2006-01-29
Animal Ramona 2005-05-01
Four Brothers Camille Mercer 2005-08-11
Hustle & Flow Shug 2005-07-22
Hair Show Tiffany 2004-10-17
Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man Bess Pinckney 2001-05-02
Baby Boy Yvette 2001-06-27
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle Left-Wing Student 2000-06-30
Satan's School for Girls Paige 2000-03-13
Streetwise 1998-06-12
BET Awards 2024