Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson  American Actress


Who is she dating right now?

Taraji P. Henson is currently single.


Taraji P. Henson has been in relationships with Kelvin Hayden (2015 - 2016), Michael Ealy (2012 - 2013), Drake (2010), Lamar Odom (2008 - 2009), Common (2005 - 2007), Hill Harper (2002 - 2005), Tyrese Gibson (1995 - 2002) and William Unknown Johnson (1986 - 1994).

Taraji P. Henson is rumoured to have hooked up with 50 Cent.


Taraji P. Henson is a 47 year old American Actress. Born Taraji Penda Henson on 11th September, 1970 in Washington, DC, USA, she is famous for Hustle & Flow, Empire in a career that spans 1995–present. Her zodiac sign is Virgo.

Taraji P. Henson has been in 4 on-screen matchups, including Brian White in I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009), Derek Luke in Empire (2015), Adam Rodriguez in Empire (2015) and Terrence Howard in Empire (2015).

Taraji P. Henson is a member of the following lists: Actresses from Washington, D.C., African-American actresses and American actresses.


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Relationship Statistics

Dating8 8 years, 1 month 2 years, 11 months 3 months, 2 days
Rumoured1 - - -
Total9 8 years, 1 month 2 years, 7 months 3 months, 2 days


First Name Taraji
Middle Name Penda
Last Name Henson
Full Name at Birth Taraji Penda Henson
Alternative Name Taraji Henson, Taraji P. Henson
Age 47 years
Birthday 11th September, 1970
Birthplace Washington, DC, USA
Height 5' 5" (165 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Sexuality Straight
Religion Christian
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
High School Oxon Hill High School
University Howard University for a Degree in Theater Arts, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Occupation Text Actress, Singer
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Hustle & Flow, Empire
Year(s) Active 1997–present, 1995–present, 1992–present
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling) Vincent Cirrincione Associates
Official Websites twitter.com/TherealTaraji, https://www.facebook.com/TherealTaraji, https://twitter.com/TherealTaraji, http://instagram.com/tarajiphenson, www.nndb.com/people/608/000161125/
Father Boris Henson
Mother Bernice Gordon

Taraji Penda Henson (tə-RAH-jee; born September 11, 1970) is an American actress, singer and author. She studied acting at Howard University and began her Hollywood career in guest-roles on several television shows before making her breakthrough in Baby Boy (2001). She received praise for playing a prostitute in Hustle & Flow (2005) and a single mother of a disabled child in David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008); for the latter, she received Academy Award, SAG Award and Critics Choice Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress; for the former, she received a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture nomination. In 2010, she appeared in the action comedy Date Night and co-starred in the remake of The Karate Kid.

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Partner Comparison

Taraji P. Henson47 VirgoActress
Kelvin Hayden34 CancerFootball (American)
Michael Ealy44 LeoActor
Drake31 ScorpioSinger
Lamar Odom38 ScorpioBasketball
Common45 PiscesActor
Hill Harper51 TaurusActor
Tyrese Gibson39 CapricornActor
William Unknown Johnson-
50 Cent42 CancerRapper


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
MarcellMale10th May, 199423 years oldWilliam Unknown Johnson
JodyMale23rd July, 199720 years oldTyrese Gibson
Jordenn17th June, 200314 years oldTyrese Gibson


What Men Want2019Movie
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 22018Yesss (voice)Movie
Proud Mary2018MaryMovie
Term Life2016Samantha ThurmanMovie
Hidden Figures2016Katherine G. JohnsonMovie
Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade2016Ethel (voice)Short Film
Empire2015Cookie LyonTV Show
No Good Deed2014TerryMovie
Think Like a Man Too2014LaurenMovie
Top Five2014Taraji P. HensonMovie
Seasons of Love2014JackieMovie
From the Rough2013Catana StarksMovie
Madly Madagascar2013Okapi (voice)Movie
Think Like a Man2012LaurenMovie
Living in the Age of Surveillance2012VariousMovie
The Good Doctor2011Nurse TheresaMovie
Richard Pryor: Is It Something I Said?2011Movie
Larry Crowne2011B'EllaMovie
Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story2011Tiffany RubinTV Movie
Person of Interest2011Joss CarterTV Show
Peep World2010MaryMovie
The Karate Kid2010Sherry ParkerMovie
Once Fallen2010PearlMovie
Date Night2010Detective ArroyoMovie
The Brotherly Love Table Read2010Movie
Not Easily Broken2009Clarice ClarkMovie
Hurricane Season2009Dayna CollinsMovie
The Cleveland Show2009ChanelTV Show
I Can Do Bad All by Myself2009AprilMovie
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button2008QueenieMovie
The Family That Preys2008PamMovie
Eli Stone2008Angela ScottTV Show
Talk to Me2007Vernell WatsonMovie
Smokin' Aces2006Sharice Watters (as Taraji Henson)Movie
Something New2006NedraMovie
Four Brothers2005Camille MercerMovie
Hustle & Flow2005ShugMovie
Common: Testify2005Movie
Hair Show2004Tiffany (as Taraji Henson)Movie
Boston Legal2004Whitney RomeTV Show
House M.D.2004MoiraTV Show
All of Us2003KimTV Show
Half & Half2002GabrielleTV Show
Holla2002GuestTV Show
Baby Boy2001YvetteMovie
Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man2001Bess PinckneyTV Movie
The Division2001Inspector Raina WashingtonTV Show
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle2000Left-Wing Student (as Taraji Henson)Movie
Satan's School for Girls2000PaigeTV Movie
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2000ChristinaTV Show
Strong Medicine2000CrystalTV Show
Felicity1998Art Student, R.A. #2TV Show
Smart Guy1997Leslie, MoniqueTV Show
Pacific Blue1996RhondaTV Show
The Parent 'Hood1995AidaTV Show
ER1994Elan, Patrice RobbinsTV Show
Sister, Sister1994BrianaTV Show
Saved by the Bell: The New Class1993Girl #3TV Show
The Simpsons1989PralineTV Show
The Best of EnemiesAnn AtwaterMovie
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Posted commentsView all comments (66)

LoverJan 24, 2015

I want to marry Taraji today. If you know her, hit me up with her number. She will love me I promise.

jodewwjodewwMar 15, 2014

She is a good actress and good looking, very good looking!

jmullen of coloradoNov 26, 2013

Miss Henson is blazing hot and is the most underappreciated, underpaid, underused and underrated actress in Hollywood today plus the fact she is a great mom too!

berneice adamsNov 21, 2013

great , lovely voice I wish you my daughter.would love to see you hook up with common. keep on singing .favorite .lord I want you to help me mrs. berneice

CraigSnyderCraigSnyderMay 21, 2013

She's a good actress and good looking to boot.

sandramoorekingJan 18, 2013

I need help in contact a business contribution for my business in the entertainment industry.

AliciaDec 30, 2012

How you doing lol lov ya keep Doin you keep it real and will always be your fan and on that note peace have a great day

tamaraMar 16, 2012

i think taraji p henson is a beautiful woman and very talented good luck taraji and many blessings

YouBet12YouBet12Sep 3, 2011

Just saw he in Baby Boy and that was so long ago, she looks the smae if not better. Black women have such an edge. I wish she had more up top, but she if fine.

tionnaJan 9, 2011

i love u taraji p. henson you are my role model and i look up you dearly i wanna be jus like u when i grow up i jus love everything u do and u help me in so many ways with my acting to just let go and diliver and i hope that one day i can be where your at today

andyJul 14, 2010

She one of most natural actor I have ever watched!!. Taking on very human topics, and doing it so well. I love her role in baby boy and Not easly broken .Keep it up Taraji.Love U

AnonJun 12, 2010

Ms. Henson you are the top of the line. Almost seemingly untouchable,but if I ever get within arms distance I`d like to show you some love. You would laugh if I told you why I was into you long before you became an actress. If I was in the position I would be the man of your forte, the manifestation of your dreams,I would just be the one you need. No offense to the brothers, but Common and the others would just be common(serious chuckle). Well maybe I`m dreaming, but sometimes dreams come true. God Bless you in all your endeavors. Oh the Karate Kid was the bomb. A beautiful story.

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