Taraji Henson
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Taraji
Henson

Principal / Actress

Taraji P. Henson’s already-rising career took off even higher with the recent breakout success of the Fox drama series “Empire,” for which she’s won both a Golden Globe and a Critics Choice award, as well as receiving multiple Emmy nominations for her work on the program.

Before “Empire,” Henson appeared on a number of other network shows, including “The Division,” “Eli Stone,” and “Boston Legal,” before landing a co-starring role on the CBS drama “Person of Interest.” She drew Oscar buzz on the big screen for “Hidden Figures,” which hit theaters on Christmas Day.

Her next big starring role comes in January 2018 with “Proud Mary,” an action movie in which she’ll play a hitwoman.

Henson got her start in television before making her way to feature films, with a breakthrough performance in John Singleton’s 2001 film, “Baby Boy.” In 2005 she starred in the critically acclaimed “Hustle & Flow,” before nabbing a Supporting Actress nomination for her performance in 2008’s “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” from director David Fincher. Other credits include “Date Night,” “The Karate Kid,” and “Think Like A Man” and its sequel. Time Magazine included her on their 2016 list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World, while her autobiography, “Around the Way Girl,” hit bookshelves this past October.

Career

  • CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, THE
  • EMPIRE
  • HIDDEN FIGURES

Education

  • North Carolina A&T State University (NC, USA)
  • Howard University (DC, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 10 Actors to Watch
  • Women's Impact

Philanthropy

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Taraji P. Henson Lists Condo in Chicago High-Rise (EXCLUSIVE)

Taraji P. Henson Lists Condo in Chicago High-Rise (EXCLUSIVE)

Taraji P. Henson is in the mood to lighten her real estate load and listed a three-bedroom and 2.5-bathroom pied-a-terre condominium on a high floor of a glass-clad, two-towered high-rise complex in Chicago’s affluent Streeterville neighborhood at $1.525 million. The three-time Emmy nominated “Empire” star, nominated for an Oscar in 2009 for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Buttons,” purchased the 2,159-square-foot apartment almost 2.5 years ago for $1.408 million.With freshly refinished dark brown hardwood floors and an aggressively neutral paint...

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