Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson, an American actress and singer, is known for her performance in the movies like Hustle & Flow and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. For the film, Hustle & Flow, she received Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a cast and was nominated by Academy Award for The curious case of Benjamin Button. Now, Henson is one of the top actresses of the Hollywood industry.

 Celeb Facts

Birth NameTaraji Penda Henson
BirthdaySeptember 11, 1970
BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States
Zodiac SignVirgo
Height5 feet 4 inches
ProfessionActress, author, and singer
ParentsBoris Henson and Bernice Gordon
Dating/BoyfriendYes/Kelvin Hayden
Married/HusbandWilliam Lamar Johnson (Died)
SiblingsApril and Shawn
Net Worth$16 Million

Taraji P. Henson Husband, Son & Boyfriend

Henson shares a tragic love story as her high school sweetheart turned husband, William Lamar Johnson got murdered. She gave birth to their son named, Marcell, in 1994 and raised him as a single mother. In 2014, she defended her son, Marcell, as she thought her son got racially profiled during a traffic stop. However, marijuana and hashish oil were found in Marcell’s car. So, she apologized for her previous comments on Instagram.

Taraji P. Henson boyfriend
Taraji P. Henson with her boyfriend-turned-fiance, Kelvin Hayden. P.C: Instagram; @tarajiphenson

On 13 May 2018, Henson announced about her engagement with a former NFL player, Kelvin Hayden. Kelvin used to play for Chicago Bears and Atlanta Falcons as a quarterback. The couple has been engaged for a year now and is waiting for their big day.

Taraji P. Henson Net Worth and Career

Henson began her journey as an actress from the movie, Streetwise. Later, she appeared in movies like Baby Boy, Book of love and finally landed the role of a sex-worker in the film, Hustle & Flow. Along with other cast members, she won the award for Outstanding Performance by an actor from Screen Actors Guild Award.

Later, Henson’s performance in the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button earned her nomination of Best Supporting actress from Critics Choice Award and Academy Award. Her notable works include Date Night, Karate Kid, Think like a man and its sequel, Hidden Figures, and so on. In 2019, Henson will be appearing in the movie The Best of Enemies and What Men Want.

Taraji P. Henson net worth
P.C: Instagram; @tarajiphenson

Henson also made a significant impact on the TV screens when she appeared in The Empire in 2015. She won the award for Best Actress in a Drama Series from Critics Choice Television Award and became the first black actress to achieve that feat.

Henson has amassed a colossal net worth of around $16 million.

Taraji P. Henson Wiki – Bio: Age, Height, Parents, Siblings

Henson was born in Southeast, Washington DC, the USA in the year 1970. She is part of African-American ethnicity and is American by nationality. She was born to parents – Boris Henson and Bernice Gordon. Her mother, Bernice, worked at Woodward & Lothrop as Corporate Manager and her father, Boris, worked as a metal fabricator and janitor.

Henson celebrates her birthday on 11th September, and her birth sign is Virgo. She shared her childhood with her two siblings – April and Shawn. She has a decent height of 5 feet 4 inches.