Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson
Taraji P. Henson  American Actress

Taraji P. Henson dating history

Who is she dating right now?

Taraji P. Henson is currently single.


Taraji P. Henson has been engaged to Kelvin Hayden (2018 - 2020).

Taraji P. Henson has been in relationships with Drake (2010), Lamar Odom (2008 - 2009), Common (2005 - 2007), Hill Harper (2002 - 2005), Tyrese Gibson (1995 - 2002) and William Unknown Johnson (1987 - 1994).


Taraji P. Henson is a 53 year old American Actress. Born Taraji Penda Henson on 11th September, 1970 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA, she is famous for her roles as Yvette in the 2001 coming-of-age hood comedy-drama film Baby Boy, Shug in the 2005 independent musical drama film Hustle & Flow, Queenie in 2008 romantic fantasy drama film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Cookie Lyon in the Fox musical drama series Empire in a career that spans 1995–present and 1992–present. Her zodiac sign is Virgo.

Taraji P. Henson has been in 6 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), Mahershala Ali in Hidden Figures (2016) and Michael Jace in Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man (2001).

Taraji P. Henson is a member of the following lists: American film actors, American women singers and American television actors.


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Relationship Statistics

Engaged1 4 years, 11 months - -
Dating6 7 years, 10 months 3 years, 7 months 3 months, 2 days
Total7 7 years, 10 months 3 years, 9 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, TJ, Cookie
Age 53 years
Birthday 11th September, 1970
Birthplace Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Height 5' 4" (163 cm)
Weight 132lbs (60 kg)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Distinctive Feature Multi-talented personality, Bob Cut hairstyle
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, Voiceover Artist, Singer, Producer, Director
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame her roles as Yvette in the 2001 coming-of-age hood comedy-drama film Baby Boy, Shug in the 2005 independent musical drama film Hustle & Flow, Queenie in 2008 romantic fantasy drama film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Cookie Lyon in the Fox musical drama series Empire
Music Genre (Text) Southern Hip Hop, Crunk
Year(s) Active 1997–present, 1995–present, 1992–present
Instrument (text) Vocals
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling) Vincent Cirrincione Associates, United Talent Agency
Brand Endorsement American Black Film Festival (ABFF)
Bust (inches) 38
Waist (inches) 28
Hips (inches) 37
Clothes Size 12
Shoe Size 7
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
Favorite Foods Pasta, Gummi Bears

Taraji Penda Henson ( tə-RAH-jee; born September 11, 1970) is an American actress. 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 played 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 which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2010, she appeared in the action comedy Date Night and the drama The Karate Kid, and in 2016, she starred as mathematician Katherine Johnson in the critically acclaimed drama Hidden Figures.

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Taraji P. Henson53 VirgoActress
Kelvin Hayden40 CancerFootball (American)
Drake36 ScorpioRapper
Lamar Odom43 ScorpioBasketball
Common51 PiscesRapper
Hill Harper57 TaurusActor
Tyrese Gibson44 CapricornActor
William Unknown Johnson-


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
MarcellMale10th May, 199429 years oldWilliam Unknown Johnson


The Color Purple2023Shug AveryMovie
PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie2023Movie
Minions: The Rise of Gru2022Belle Bottom (voice)Movie
Abbott Elementary2021VanettaTV Show
Muppets Haunted Mansion2021The BrideTV Show
Annie Live!2021Miss HanniganTV Movie
Coffee & Kareem2020Vanessa ManningMovie
The Best of Enemies2019Ann AtwaterMovie
What Men Want2019Ali DavisMovie
Tuca & Bertie2019TerryTV Show
Ralph Breaks the Internet2018Yesss (voice)Movie
Proud Mary2018MaryMovie
Proud Mary: If Looks Could Kill2018MaryShort Film
Term Life2016Samantha ThurmanMovie
Hidden Figures2016Katherine G. JohnsonMovie
Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade2016Ethel (voice)TV Movie
Empire2015Cookie LyonTV Show
No Good Deed2014TerryMovie
Think Like a Man Too2014LaurenMovie
Top Five2014Taraji P. HensonMovie
Seasons of Love2014JackieTV Movie
From the Rough2013Coach StarksMovie
Think Like a Man2012LaurenMovie
The Good Doctor2011Nurse TheresaMovie
Larry Crowne2011B'EllaMovie
Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story2011Tiffany RubinTV Movie
Person of Interest2011Joss Carter, Officer Jocelyn 'Joss' CarterTV Show
Peep World2010MaryMovie
The Karate Kid2010Sherry ParkerMovie
Once Fallen2010PearlMovie
Date Night2010Detective ArroyoMovie
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: Testify2005Mrs. WashingtonMusic Video
Hair Show2004Tiffany (as Taraji Henson)Movie
Boston Legal2004Whitney RomeTV Show
House M.D.2004MoiraTV Show
All of Us2003KimTV Show
Book of Love: The Definitive Reason Why Men Are Dogs2002Date #4, Ghetto Girl (as Taraji Henson)Movie
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
Time AloneAnnaMovie
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Posted commentsView all comments (68)

4EverYahama4EverYahamaSep 13, 2022

Happy belated birthday…

MrsTLCApr 21, 2018

she is a fake so called christian. a christian woman does not expose her body. looking like a lion. i look better than she does and not famous..lol,,,, never thought she was pretty...better looking women who are actresses than her. beauty is within anyways.

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

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