Taraji P. Henson Biography


Taraji P. Henson

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Birth Name: Taraji P.
Date of birth:
Birth Country: United States
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Birth Sign: virgo
Age:   47 Years
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Black beauty, Taraji P. Henson is an actress from United States and she is renowned in the world for starring the role of Yvette in the 2001 movie, Baby Boy. She is also popular for starring her role on the TV series, Empire. Taraji is also a great singer. Born as Taraji Penda Henson in Washington, D.C., United States of America to Boris Henson and Bernice Gordon, Taraji was raised in upper middle class family. She is an American and is of American and Cameroon descent.

Taraji received her primary education from Oxon Hill High School. There she met love of her life, William Lamar Johnson. She fell in love with him when she was still attending her high school and she also became pregnant of her first child with him. She finally welcomed her first child a son, Marcel Johnson in 1994. She also wished to get married with him soon and be his loving spouse but her high-school sweetheart was murdered in 1997.

Taraji's childhood dream was not acting. After completing her high school graduation from Oxon Hill High School in 1988 and then she joined North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. There she majored in electrical engineering. But later she got interested in acing and dramas and then she got transferred to Howard University and majored in drama. She made her acting debut in 1997 and that was on the TV series, Smart Guy. She became popular in the world after starring the role of Yvette in the movie, Baby Boy. For that role, she earned the salary of $65,000. Her net worth is expected to be around $6 Million.
 

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Born in Washington, DC

1970 11th of September

 Born as Taraji Penda Henson in Washington, D.C., United States of America to Boris Henson and Bernice Gordon, Taraji was raised in upper middle class family. She is an American and is of American and Cameroon descent.

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Graduated from Oxon Hill High School

1988

Taraji's childhood dream was not acting. She received her formal education from Oxon Hill High School. After completing her high school graduation from there in 1988 and then she joined North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. There she majored in electrical engineering.

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First child, Marcel Johnson

1994 8th of May

While she was still attending her high school, she became pregnant of her first child. She finally welcomed her first child a son, Marcel Johnson in 1994. The father of her child was her ex boyfriend, William Lamar Johnson. 

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Graduated from Howard University

1995

While studying electrical engineering at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, she was fascinated towards acting. She then got transferred to Howard University and majored in drama. She graduated from there with Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1995.

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Her boyfriend was murdered

1997

Taraji received her primary education from Oxon Hill High School. There she met love of her life, William Lamar Johnson. She fell in love with him when she was still attending her high school. She also wished to get married with him soon and be his loving spouse but her high-school sweetheart was murdered in 1997.

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Made her acting debut

1997

After completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Howard University, she began appearing in several shows. She finally made her acting debut in 1997 and that was on the TV series, Smart Guy. In 1999, she appeared in another series, Sister, Sister.

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First feature film, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle

2000

After making her acting debut in 1997 by appearing on the television series, she went on appearing in several television shows and then finally in 2000, she played her debut movie role in the movie, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle. 

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Appeared in Baby Boy

2001

She became popular in the world after starring the role of Yvette in the movie, Baby Boy. For that role, she earned the salary of $65,000. She is also famous for starring her role in the movies like Hustle & Flow, Four Brothers, The Karate Kid and many more.

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Began her singing career

2005

Taraji is also a great singer. She has not released any singles and albums but she has sand in several shows and movies. In 2005, she sang on the Three 6 Mafia track, It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp.

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Won BET Awards

2006

Till now she has been nominated in BET Awards for seven different times and out of these seven nominations she has been honored for four different times. She was honored with this award for the first time in 2006 for Best Actress.

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Won Black Reel Awards

2006

Black Reel Awards is also one of the prestigious awards in the acting world with black ethnicity. She has also been honored with this award several times. In 2006, she was honored with this award for Best Supporting Actress and in 2012; she won this award for Outstanding Television or Mini-Series Performance, Female.

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Won Image Awards

2009

Image Awards is one of the prestigious awards in the acting world and it’s an honor if anyone wins this award. She has also been honored with this award several times. She won this award for the first time in her life in 2009 for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.

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Appeared nude in an ad of I'd Rather Be Naked Than Wear Fur campaign

2011 of January

Black beauty, Taraji P. Henson is an active supporter of animal rights. She has also been supporting People for the Ethical Treatment of Animal since a long time. With the start of 2011, she appeared nude in an ad of I'd Rather Be Naked Than Wear Fur campaign. 

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