- NAME: Taraji Henson
- OCCUPATION: Film Actress, Television Actress
- BIRTH DATE: September 11, 1970 (Age: 43)
- EDUCATION: Oxon Hill High School, North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, Howard University
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Washington, D.C.
- Full Name: Taraji Penda Henson
- AKA: Taraji P. Henson
- AKA: Taraji Henson
- ZODIAC SIGN: Virgo
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African-American actress Taraji Henson starred in Hustle and Flow, and earned an Academy Award nomination for her role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
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In addition to acting in Hustle and Flow, Henson sang "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" on the film's soundtrack. The track won a 2004 Academy Award for Best Song.
Henson went on to land main parts in Smokin' Aces and Talk to Me. A challenging role in 2008's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button highlighted Henson's flexibility and range as an actress,
earning her both Screen Actors Guild and Academy Award nominations. Henson has worked increasingly frequently as a character actress ever since, including roles in a string of Tyler Perry movies. More recently, Henson appeared in the 2012 comedy film Think Like a Man and 2013's No Good Deed. She was also on the television series Person of Interest from 2011 to 2013.
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