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Taraji Penda Henson, American actress. Recipient Best Actress award, Black Entertainment Television, 2006.


Henson, Taraji Penda was born on September 11, 1970 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Boris and Bernice Henson.


Graduate, Howard University, Washington, District of Columbia, 1995.


  • Other Work

    • Actress (films) Streetwise, 1980, The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle, 2000, All or Nothing, 2001, Baby Boy, 2001 (Special Mention award, Locarno Internat. Film Festival, 2001), Hair Show, 2004, Hustle & Flow, 2005 (Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Black Movie award, 2005, Best Supporting Actress, Black Reel award, 2006), Four Brothers, 2005, Something New, 2006, Smokin' Aces, 2006, Talk to Me, 2007 (Best Ensemble Cast, Gotham award, 2007), The Family That Preys, 2008, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, 2008 (Best Supporting Actress, Austin Film Critics Association, 2008, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Image award, 2009), Not Easily Broken, 2009, I Can Do Bad All by Myself, 2009, Date Night, 2010, The Karate Kid, 2010, (television series) Smart Guy, 1997-1998, Holla, 2002, The Division, 2003-2004, Boston Legal, 2007-2008, Eli Stone, 2008, (television films) Satan's School for Girls, 2000, Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man, 2001.


1 child Marcel.

Boris Henson

Bernice Henson

Marcel Henson