Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson

  • Real nameTaraji Penda Henson
  • Date of birthSeptember 11, 1970
  • Age53 years
  • Zodiac signVirgo
  • BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

Parents and family

  • Father
    Boris Lawrence Henson
  • Mother
    Bernice Ballard Gordon


  • Sister
    April MzCockee Henson
  • Brother
    Shawn Henson

Taraji P. Henson husband

Kelvin Hayden
since 2018

Taraji P. Henson 1 kids

Marcell Johnson
with William


Taraji P. Henson was an electrical engineering student when she understood that acting was what she really wanted to do in life. She proceeded with studying drama but had to earn her living at various jobs.

Henson gained her first TV role in television series The Parent ‘Hood in 1997 and in a year, she debuted on the big screen in Streetwise. However, she rose to prominence only in 2001 after playing in Baby Boy movie. Now, she is most famed for her parts in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Hurricane Season, I Can Do Bad All by Myself, Date Night, No Good Deed, Hidden Figures, What Men Want, Think Like a Man plus its sequel.

Taraji P. Henson also has numerous television credits. Among the TV series she played in are The Division, Boston Legal, Person of Interest and Empire. Actually, Henson is a critically acclaimed performer who earned Golden Globe, SAG and MTV Movie & TV Awards plus nominations for Oscar and Primetime Emmy.

Moreover, Taraji is a talented singer who first sang publicly for Hustle & Flow movie. She also launched a makeup line with MAC and presented memoir Around the Way Girl in 2016.

In youth, Henson dated William Lamar Johnson. In 1994, they welcomed their son Marcell, but separated soon after his birth as William was abusive. In 2003, the man was murdered.  In 2015, the actress got romantically involved with American football player Kelvin Hayden. In 2018, he popped the question.

A curious fact: at college, Taraji was nicknamed Cookie just like her character in Empire.

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  • Andrea Rodebaugh says:

    Hi, taraji I’m andrea Rodebaugh and I’m 23 I live in Idaho! This will blow your mind cuz I have your shampoo it really love it a lot! It really change my life completely because I’m so couldn’t been more proud of you! I just want you to know that I love you and your hard work and I’m always be your big fan! I also respect you as a person that you are today in 2021. Cuz you’re my cookie Wookiee, that’s the nickname that I gave you

  • Andrea Rodebaugh says:

    Hi Taraji-P-Henson, my name is Andrea I’m 22 years old I live in Idaho. I am a big fan of you cuz I think you are so awesome I love the way you laugh it’s like music in my ears I also have a dog he is a German Shepard he’s seven years old. I know you’re married but I think I have a crush on you cuz I think you’re so cute and funny you’re always in my mind