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Taraji Penda Henson [edit]

(born September 11, 1970) is an American actress and author. 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 in David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008); for the latter, she received an Academy Award nomination. In 2010, she appeared in the comedy Date Night and co-starred in the remake of The Karate Kid.

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Taraji Penda Henson
Other Names
Taraji Henson
Taraji P. Henson
Age
49
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Net Worth
$16,000,000 USD
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Actress, Singer
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Claim to Fame
Hustle & Flow, Empire
Year(s) Active
1997–present
1995–present
1992–present
Talent Agency
Vincent Cirrincione Associates
Official Website
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