Taraji P. Henson Net Worth

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Taraji P. Henson Net Worth
Net Worth:
$6 Million
Date of Birth
September 11, 1970
Place of Birth
Washington, D.C.
Singer, Actor

Taraji P. Henson Net Worth: Taraji P. Henson is an American actress and singer who has a net worth of $6 million. Taraji Henson has long list of movie roles, including poplar TV shows that has earned her net worth. Born Taraji Penda Henson on September 11, 1970, in Washington, DC, US, she didn't even dream that her smoldering charisma and beautiful face would make her a professional actress.
Henson initially studied electrical engineering at North Carolina Agric & Tech, and only later she switched her academic focus to theater and graduated from the Howard University in 1995. In order to pay for her studies, Henson worked two jobs, in the morning as a secretary at the Pentagon and at night as a singing and dancing waitress on a dinner cruise ship, but it all paid off in the end. In the late 1990s, she made her debut in TV, appearing on NBC's TV series, Homicide: Life on the Street (1993–1999) and ER (1994–2009). But her career really took off when she got supporting role in the feature movies Baby Boy (2001) and Hustle & Flow (2004). In the latter, she sang on the track "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" for the movie's soundtrack and her incredible rendition fetched her the Best Song Oscar that year. This led to bigger parts for Henson in movies like Smokin' Aces (2006) and Talk to Me (2007). However, Henson's big breakthrough came with her portrayal of Queenie, the mother of the backward-aging Benjamin in David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008). This heartfelt performance garnered her Best Supporting Actress nominations from both the Screen Actors Guild, and the Academy. Since, she has become an in-demand actress and appeared in a series of films including Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys (2008), the remake of The Karate Kid (2010), Date Night (2010) and Larry Crowne (2011). In 2012 she joined the ensemble of the hit comedy Think Like a Man (2012).

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Taraji P. Henson Net Worth

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Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji Penda Henson is an American actress and singer. She is known for her roles as Yvette in Baby Boy, Shug in Hustle and Flow and Queenie in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2009. From 201...
Singer / Actor
Date of Birth
  • September 11, 1970
  • Taraji Penda Henson
  • Taraji Henson
  • African American
  • 5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)
  • United States of America
  • United States of America
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Notable Appearances
  • Streetwise
  • Satan's School for Girls
  • The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle
    Left-Wing Student
  • All or Nothing
  • Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man
    Bess Pinckney
  • Baby Boy
  • Hair Show
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