Best known for her charm and undeniably witty humor, Taraji P. Henson has been a consistent face in Hollywood for over 20 years. She attended North Carolina A&T but eventually transferred to Howard University, where she graduated in 1995.
On the big screen the D.C. native stole our hearts in the hood classic “Baby Boy” (2001) and has subsequently starred in over 15 movies since. The Oscar nominated actress made her return to television in 2011 as Officer Joss Carter in the CBS drama, “Person of Interest”. She is gearing up for the release of her new film, “No Good Deed”, in theaters April 25th and the highly anticipated romantic comedy, “Think Like A Man Too” (June 2014).
She is the new host of BET’s Celebration of Gospel” which aired Sunday, April 6th at 8PM EST.
07 April 2014 8:41am
Taraji the superhero? Could you see the 43 year old in a catsuit kicking a**? She certainly could.
07 April 2014 8:24AM
Carl Payne, Shai, Anthony Anderson, Marlon Wayans and Paula Jai Parker are just some of Taraji’s famous classmates at Howard University.
07 April 2014 8:05am
Wouldn’t you love to see Taraji as a CoverGirl? What about a Maybeline or Olay? The funny lady dishes on what she thinks of endorsement deals and if she’d be interested in lending her face to a product.
07 April 2014 7:44am
Any truth to those Taraji and Drake rumors? Apparently the Canadian rapper might be qualified in 10 more years! Watch out Rihanna!
07 April 2014 7:22am
Will Taraji pose nude again? She’s all for it! Her take: she wants to show women over 40 that they can still look good. In case you missed it, she starred in her first PETA ad in 2011.
07 April 2014 7:09am
Taraji talks about her role as Officer Carter on Person of Interest and the intense season finale. Think she’s upset about being killed off? Try again. The Academy Award nominated actress has four new projects being released this year including the Lee Daniels directed, “Empire”, “Think Like A Man Too”, “No Good Deed “and “In The Rough”. Plus she drops a little hint that she’s starring in a new film with Idris Elba.
To find out if the rumors are true about Taraji getting engaged to a mystery man, click here.
Taraji and Drake? Find out how the actress feels about the sultry singer.
Find out why Taraji thinks the beauty industry doesn’t “get her” here.
Celebs Representing HBCUs
1. Erykah Badu1 of 20
2. Alice Walker2 of 20
3. Common3 of 20
4. Sean “Diddy” Combs4 of 20
5. Jacque Reid5 of 20
6. Martin Luther King, Jr.6 of 20
7. Nikki Giovanni7 of 20
8. Oprah Winfrey8 of 20
9. Spike Lee9 of 20
10. Wanda Sykes10 of 20
11. Wendy Raquel Robinson11 of 20
12. Yolanda Adams12 of 20
13. Tom Joyner13 of 20
14. Keshia Knight-Pulliam14 of 20
15. Lance Gross15 of 20
16. Shaun Robinson16 of 20
17. Thurgood Marshall17 of 20
18. Samuel L. Jackson18 of 20
19. LaTanya Richardson19 of 20
20. Jerry Rice20 of 20
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