She studied acting at Howard University and began her Hollywood career in guest-roles on several television shows before making her breakthrough in Baby Boy (2001).
She received praise for playing a prostitute in Hustle & Flow (2005) and a single mother of a disabled child in David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008); for the latter, she received Academy Award, SAG Award and Critics Choice Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress; for the former, she received a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture nomination.
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In 2008, she appeared opposite Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Henson was in Tyler Perry films The Family That Preys in 2008 and I Can Do Bad All By Myself in 2009.
She also won a Golden Globe Award, and was nominated for two Emmy Awards, in 20.
In 2016, Time named Henson one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
The “Empire” star decided to dish the dirt on her personal life on the “Yes, Girl!In 2010, she appeared in the action comedy Date Night and co-starred in the remake of The Karate Kid.Henson has also had an extensive and successful career in television in series such as The Division, Boston Legal and Eli Stone.Determined to bring her son back home, she is helped by an organization for lost children headed by Mark Miller (portrayed by Terry O'Quinn), and they are able bring her son back home.In 2012, Henson was in the large ensemble cast film Think Like A Man, which was based on Steve Harvey's 2009 book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man.Taraji Penda Henson was born September 11, 1970 in Southeast Washington, D.C., the daughter of Bernice (née Gordon), a corporate manager at Woodward & Lothrop, and Boris Lawrence Henson, a janitor and metal fabricator.That year, she released a New York Times best selling autobiography titled Around the Way Girl.Also that year, she received praise for her starring role as Katherine Johnson in the critically acclaimed drama film Hidden Figures, for which she won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.Henson went on to star in the ensemble film Think Like a Man (2012) and its 2014 sequel.In 2015, she began starring as Cookie Lyon on the Fox drama series Empire, for which she became the first African-American woman to win a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series.