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Taraji P. Henson


Taraji P. Henson was born on September 11, 1970 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Taraji Penda Henson. She is an actress, known for Person of Interest (2011), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) and The Karate Kid (2010). See full bio »

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Known For

Person of Interest
Person of Interest Joss Carter
(2011-2015)
The Karate Kid
The Karate Kid Sherry Parker
(2010)
Date Night
Date Night Detective Arroyo
(2010)

Filmography

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 2017 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Praline
- The Great Phatsby: Part One (2017) ... Praline (voice)
 2016 Term Life
Samantha Thurman
 2016 Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade (TV Short)
Ethel (voice)
 2014 Seasons of Love (TV Movie)
Jackie
 2014/I No Good Deed
Terry
 2013 Madly Madagascar (Video short)
Okapi (voice)
 2012 Living in the Age of Surveillance (Video short)
Various
 2010 The Brotherly Love Table Read (Video short)
 2010 Peep World
Mary
 2010 The Cleveland Show (TV Series)
Chanel
- Brotherly Love (2010) ... Chanel (voice)
 2010 Forehead Tittaes (Video short)
 2008 Eli Stone (TV Series)
Angela Scott
- Help! (2008) ... Angela Scott
 2007-2008 Boston Legal (TV Series)
Whitney Rome
- Patriot Acts (2008) ... Whitney Rome
- The Gods Must Be Crazy (2008) ... Whitney Rome (credit only)
- The Court Supreme (2008) ... Whitney Rome (credit only)
 2006 Smokin' Aces
Sharice Watters (as Taraji Henson)
 2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Christina
- I Like to Watch (2006) ... Christina (as Taraji Henson)
 2006/I Something New
Nedra
 2005 House (TV Series)
Moira
- Spin (2005) ... Moira
 2005 Half & Half (TV Series)
Gabrielle
- The Big How to Do & Undo It Episode (2005) ... Gabrielle
 2005 Animal (Video)
Ramona
 2004 Hair Show
Tiffany (as Taraji Henson)
 2004 All of Us (TV Series)
Kim
- In Through the Out Door (2004) ... Kim (as Taraji Henson)
 2002-2004 The Division (TV Series)
Inspector Raina Washington
- Zero Tolerance: Part 2 (2004) ... Inspector Raina Washington
- Zero Tolerance: Part 1 (2004) ... Inspector Raina Washington
- Be Careful What You Wish For (2004) ... Inspector Raina Washington
- Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here (2004) ... Inspector Raina Washington
- Baby, the Rain Must Fall (2004) ... Inspector Raina Washington
 2002 Holla (TV Series)
Guest
 2001 Baby Boy
Yvette
 2001 Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man (TV Movie)
Bess Pinckney
 2001 All or Nothing
Kiko
 2000 The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle
Left-Wing Student (as Taraji Henson)
 2000 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Crystal
- Drug Interactions (2000) ... Crystal
 2000 Satan's School for Girls (TV Movie)
Paige
 1999 Pacific Blue (TV Series)
Rhonda
- The Right Thing (1999) ... Rhonda
 1998-1999 Felicity (TV Series)
Art Student / R.A. #2
- Todd Mulcahy: Part 2 (1999) ... Art Student (as Taraji Henson)
- Drawing the Line: Part 1 (1998) ... R.A. #2
 1998 Streetwise
Tammy
 1997-1998 Smart Guy (TV Series)
Leslie / Monique
- Break Up Not to Make Up (1998) ... Leslie (as Taraji Henson)
- Boomerang (1998) ... Leslie (as Taraji Henson)
- Big Picture (1997) ... Monique
 1998 Saved by the Bell: The New Class (TV Series)
Girl #3
- Loser (1998) ... Girl #3
 1998 ER (TV Series)
Elan / Patrice Robbins
- Split Second (1998) ... Elan (as Taraji Henson)
- Of Past Regret and Future Fear (1998) ... Patrice Robbins (as Taraji Henson)
 1997 Sister, Sister (TV Series)
Briana
- Two's Company (1997) ... Briana
 1997 The Parent 'Hood (TV Series)
Aida
- Fast Cash (1997) ... Aida (as Taraji Henson)
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Other Works:

Appears in the music video "Testify" for rap artist Common. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 8 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Taraji Henson

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

I would love to do a biopic of a famous singer, like Diana Ross or Donna Summer, or an old jazz story that we haven't seen before. I would love to do that! I would love to play Diana Ross 'cause she's an icon. I'm salivating to do that. See more »

Trivia:

Has a son named Marcel (born in May 1994). See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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Recent Posts
So sorry to see her leave Person of Interest winnie808
Why does she use the middle initial? jimbenben
really dead in person of interest? emrullahedis
Since we are in biopic mode... thesulaco
No Boyfriend?? friedgritz
I just cannot say enough good things about this lady. carrieluvv
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