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Taraji P. Henson

Actor and Singer
Female
Born Sep 11, 1974
Age 41
Hometown District of Columbia
Alma Mater Howard University
Other Names Henson, Taraji Penda

Taraji Penda Henson is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her roles as Yvette in Baby Boy (2001), Shug in Hustle and Flow (2005) and Queenie in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2009. In 2009, she appeared in Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself as April, an alcoholic singer. She currently co-stars in the CBS series Person of Interest.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1970 Birth Born on September 11, 1970.

THIRTIES

2005 34 Years Old She has guest-starred on several television shows, such as the WB Television Network's Smart Guy, playing the role of Monique (1997–98); the Fox series House in 2005; and CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in 2006. … Read More
2006 35 Years Old 1 More Event
Henson performed the song at the live Oscar ceremony on March 5, 2006 with the group.

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2012 41 Years Old In 2012, Henson starred in the large ensemble cast film Think Like A Man, which was based on Steve Harvey's 2009 book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. … Read More
2013 42 Years Old 1 More Event
In the Person of Interest November 20, 2013 episode "The Crossing", after co-starring for two and a half years, Henson's character Carter was killed as part of the series' new storyline direction. … Read More
2014 43 Years Old FOX ordered the pilot to series in May 2014 and the TV series debuted on January 7, 2015 with positive reviews from critics. … Read More
2015 44 Years Old In February 2015, Henson posed in an ad for the NOH8 Campaign, which advocates same-sex marriage.
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