Actress Taraji P. Henson Wiki, Bio, Age, Height, Affairs & Net Worth

Taraji P. Henson Biography

Taraji P. Henson was born on September 11, 1970, in Washington DC, US. She is an American actress and author. Similarly, she first gained wide attention through her role in Baby Boy (2001) and reached new heights after her role as a sex-worker in Hustle & Flow (2005) and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008). Moreover, she received Academy Award, SAG Award and Critics Choice Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the latter.

Likewise, her other films include, Streetwise (1998), The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000), Satan’s School for Girls (2000), Baby Boy (2001), Hair Show (2004), Hustle & Flow (2005), Animal (2005), Something New (2006), Talk to me (2007), The Karate Kid (2010), Laugh at My Pain (2011) and Acrimony (2017). She is equally successful as well in TV career as she has co-starred in CBS drama Person of Interest from 2011 to 2013 as Detective Jocelyn Carter and as Cookie Lyon in the Fox drama series Empire since 2015.

Regarding her family, her father’s name is Boris Lawrence Henson whereas her mother’s name is Bernice Gordon.


Henson completed his high school education from Oxon Hill High School in Oxon Hill, Maryland and attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Similarly, she later transferred to Howard University where she studied drama.

Body Measurements

Henson stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches and weighs around 60 Kg. Likewise, she has a well-maintained body with 38 inches of the bust, 28 inches of waist and 37 inches of hips. Additionally, she has dark brown eyes and dark brown hair.

Taraji P. Henson
Taraji P. Henson


The beautiful actress is currently in a romantic affair with former NFL player Kelvin Hayden. The couple also became engaged on May 13, 2018.

She was previously in an affair with her high school boyfriend William Lamar Johnson with whom she had a son named Marcell born in 1994. He was murdered in 2003.

Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $6 million.


  • Full Name: Taraji P. Henson
  • Age: 49
  • Birth Date: September 11, 1970
  • Birth Place: Washington DC, US
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Nationality: American
  • Father’s Name: Boris Lawrence Henson
  • Mother’s Name: Bernice Gordon
  • Height: 5 feet 4 inches
  • Weight: 60 Kg
  • Waist Size: 28 inches
  • Bust Size: 38 inches
  • Hip Size: 37 inches
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Dark Brown
  • Net Worth: $6 million
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