Taraji P. Henson



Place of birth:

Washington, District of Columbia, USA:


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.

Film Credits

Minions: The Rise of Gru (2021)
as Belle Bottom (voice)
Feeding America Comedy Festival (2020)
as herself
Coffee & Kareem (2020)
as Vanessa
This Changes Everything (2019)
as Herself
The Best of Enemies (2019)
as Ann Atwater
What Men Want (2019)
as Ali Davis
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
as Yesss (voice)
Acrimony (2018)
as Melinda
Proud Mary (2018)
as Mary
Taraji's White Hot Holiday Special (2017)
as Herself - Host / Mrs. Claus / Mary / Prancer
Hidden Figures (2016)
as Katherine G. Johnson
Term Life (2016)
as Samantha Thurman
Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade (2016)
as Ethel (voice)
Top Five (2014)
as Herself
Seasons of Love (2014)
as Jackie
No Good Deed (2014)
as Terri
Think Like a Man Too (2014)
as Lauren Harris
From the Rough (2013)
as Catana Starks
Madly Madagascar (2013)
as Okapi (voice)
Think Like a Man (2012)
as Lauren Harris
Larry Crowne (2011)
as B'Ella
The Good Doctor (2011)
as Nurse Theresa
Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story (2011)
as Tiffany Rubin
Once Fallen (2010)
as Pearl
Peep World (2010)
as Mary
The Karate Kid (2010)
as Sherry Parker
Date Night (2010)
as Detective Arroyo
Forehead Tittaes (2010)
as Herself
Hurricane Season (2009)
as Dayna Collins
I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2009)
as April
Not Easily Broken (2009)
as Clarice Clark
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
as Queenie
The Family That Preys (2008)
as Pam
Talk to Me (2007)
as Vernell Watson
Smokin' Aces (2006)
as Sharice Watters
Something New (2006)
as Nedra
Four Brothers (2005)
as Camille Mercer
Hustle & Flow (2005)
as Shug
Animal (2005)
as Ramona
Hair Show (2004)
as Tiffany
Baby Boy (2001)
as Yvette
Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man (2001)
as Bess Pinckney
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000)
as Left-Wing Student
Satan's School for Girls (2000)
as Paige
Streetwise (1998)

TV Series Credits

History 101 (2020)
as Herself (archive footage)
Carpool Karaoke (2017)
as Herself
Taraji's White Hot Holidays (2015)
as Herself - Host
Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter (2015)
as Herself
Hot Ones (2015)
as Herself
Lip Sync Battle (2015)
as Herself
Empire (2015)
as Cookie Lyon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)
as Herself
Person of Interest (2011)
as Joss Carter
Conan (2010)
as Herself
The Cleveland Show (2009)
Eli Stone (2008)
House (2004)
as Moira
Boston Legal (2004)
as Whitney Rome
All of Us (2003)
Half & Half (2002)
The Division (2001)
as Inspector Raina Washington
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Strong Medicine (2000)
The View (1997)
as Herself
Smart Guy (1997)
The Parent 'Hood (1995)
ER (1994)
Sister, Sister (1994)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)
Saved by the Bell: The New Class (1993)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)
The Simpsons (1989)
Saturday Night Live (1975)
as Herself - Host
What Men Want (2019)
Executive Producer
Proud Mary (2018)
Executive Producer
Taraji's White Hot Holiday Special (2017)
Executive Producer
Seasons of Love (2014)
Executive Producer
No Good Deed (2014)
Executive Producer