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Biography

Taraji P. Henson :: Biography

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Taraji P. Henson's facts

Date of Birth 1970-09-11
Nationality American
Profession Actor, Singer
Height 5'4"
Weight 66 kg
Place of Birth Washington D.C
Eye Color Brown
Working for PETA
Net Worth(s) $6 million
Address Washington D.C, U.S.A
Awards Oscar nomination
Measurements 34-25-33
Boyfriend / Girlfriend Micheal Ealy
Hair Color Black, Brown
Children Marcel Henson

Currently aged 43, the famous American actor, singer was born on September 11, 1970 in Washington D.C.  Taraji Penda Henson is famous for role in Baby Boy as Yvette (2001), Hustle and Flow as Shug (2005) and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button as Queenie (2008). She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2009 for playing the role of Queenie. Then she started in the CBS drama Person of Interest form 2011-2013.

Born on southeast Washington, D.C. the actress has named her name in Swahili origin, “Taraji” meaning hope and “Penda” meaning love. She went Maryland spend her summer at grandparents’ house and then attended Oxen Hill High School in Oxon Hill, Maryland. She first attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, and she took Electrical Engineering as her major faculty, and later transferred to Howard University. She didn’t have enough money to pay for Howard University as she used to work at The Pentagon as a secretary in the morning and waitress on The Odyssey Cruise Line in the night. And then finished her education after graduation with a degree in Theater Arts and has also won Triple Threat Award.

She started her filmy career from Four Brother in 2005. Then appeared in many other films Talk To Me in 2007, The Family That Preys in 2008 and Hurricane Season in 2009. In late 2008, she starred Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.  She has also played the mother role of Benjamin as Queenie, in a performance which has garnered critical acclaim and an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She also noted in an interview that “Queenie is the embodiment of unconditional love”.  

Henson has also been a cast member on several TV shows including Henson has also been a cast member on several television shows, including lifetime Television's The division and ABC’s Boston Legal for one season. Her recurring appearances in television include the character Angela Scott on ABC's Eli Stone in December 2008. She has guest-starred on several television shows, such as the WB TV network’s Smart guy, playing the role of Monique (1997–98); the Fox series in 2006. She also starred on an episode of Sister Sister. In 2011, Henson was cast in the CBS crime-suspense series Person of interest.

The actor has the height of 5 feet 4 inches and weighs about 66 kg. She wear 34C sized bra and have perfect body for bikini. She has net worth of about $6 million. She has gorgeous hairstyles and prefers the style that shoots her. The hot admirable body of Taraji P. Henson was dating Michael Ealy as her boyfriend. And then was engaged with her husband Lamar Odom.

Henson made her singing debut in Hustle fad Flow; she provided the vocals for the Three six Mafia track. Her song won Academy award for Best Original Song in 2006, giving Three 6 Mafia the distinction of becoming the first African American hip-hop act to win in that category. Henson performed the song at the live Oscar ceremony on March 5, 2006 with the group. Additionally, she performed the song "In My Daughter's Eyes" on the 2006 charity album. Henson has made several appearances in music videos. For example, she starred in the rapper Common's music video called “Testify” in 2005 as the wife of a soon to be convicted murderer.

Henson joined PETA in its campaign against the use of animal products in clothing, stating, "I don't think a living being should suffer for the sake of fashion, period. You don't have to kill an animal just because you want to be hot and fly. And I really stand by that". In January 2011, she appeared nude in an ad for I’d rather be naked than Wear Fur Campaign.

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