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Taraji P. Henson is a Actor and Executive Producer American born on 11 september 1970 at Washington, D.C. (USA)

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson
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Birth name Taraji Penda Henson
Nationality USA
Birth 11 september 1970 (49 years) at Washington, D.C. (USA)

Taraji Penda Henson (born September 11, 1970) (/təˈrɑːdʒi/ tə-RAH-jee) is an American actress and singer. Henson 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). In 2005, she starred in Hustle & Flow and played Queenie in David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), for which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2010, she appeared in the comedy Date Night and co-starred in the remake of The Karate Kid. In 2012, Henson was in the large ensemble cast film Think Like A Man and reprised her role in its sequel.

Henson has also had an extensive career in television, having been a regular cast member on series such as The Division, Boston Legal and Eli Stone. From 2011 to 2013, she co-starred as Detective Jocelyn Carter in the CBS drama Person of Interest. She starred in the leading role of Tiffany Rubin, in the Lifetime Movie Network film Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story, for which she received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie. As of 2015, she stars as Cookie Lyon on the FOX drama series Empire, for which she won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series and was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

Biography

Henson became pregnant during her junior year of college, and gave birth in 1994 to her son Marcel. Her son's father was her high-school sweetheart. According to a mitochondrial DNA analysis, her matrilineal lineage can be traced to the Masa people of Cameroun.

Henson is a great-great-cousin of North Pole explorer Matthew Henson.

Henson is a Christian.


Controversy
Henson claimed her 20-year-old son Marcell Johnson had been racially profiled by police and that his car had been illegally searched during a traffic stop on October 18, 2014 in Glendale, California. A video obtained by the Los Angeles Times showed Johnson had driven through a lighted crosswalk while a pedestrian was crossing, that he had given verbal consent to search his vehicle, that he had admitted to smoking marijuana two hours before going behind the wheel, and that hash oil, marijuana, and a knife were found inside his car. Apologizing for overreacting and for making unsubstantiated claims, Henson said in an Instagram message, saying in part, "I would like to publicly apologize to the officer and the Glendale Police Department. A mother's job is not easy and neither is a police officer's."


Activism
A supporter of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Henson in January 2011 appeared nude in an ad for the I'd Rather Be Naked Than Wear Fur campaign.

Henson joined PETA again for a 2013 campaign stating "Be an Angel for Animals". In the ad Henson poses with her family dog Uncle Willie. The ad highlights the issue that, "Chained dogs suffer day in and day out. They are cold, hungry, thirsty, vulnerable, and lonely. Keep them inside, where it's safe and warm."

In February 2015, Henson posed in an ad for the NOH8 Campaign, which advocates same-sex marriage.

Best films

Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
(Actress)
The Karate Kid (2010)
(Actress)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
(Actress)
Hidden Figures (2016)
(Actress)
Date Night (2010)
(Actress)
Scary Movie 2 (2001)
(Actress)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Taraji P. Henson (35 films)

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Actress

Proud Mary
Proud Mary (2018)
, 1h28
Directed by Babak Najafi
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Taraji P. Henson, Billy Brown, Jahi Di'Allo Winston, Neal McDonough, Danny Glover, Margaret Avery
Roles Mary
Rating49% 2.462322.462322.462322.462322.46232
Mary Goodwin est une tueuse à gages professionnelle et solitaire qui travaille pour la mafia de Boston. Mais sa vie est chamboulée lorsqu'elle rencontre, lors d'un contrat qui se déroule mal, un adolescent nommé Danny...
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Directed by Rich Moore, Phil Johnston
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Films about video games, Children's films
Actors John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Gal Gadot, Sarah Silverman, Jane Lynch, Taraji P. Henson
Roles Yesss (voice)
Rating71% 3.598473.598473.598473.598473.59847
Le propriétaire de la salle d'arcade décide de mettre en place le Wi-Fi, qui ouvre une nouvelle voie de train dans la gare centrale. Ralph et Vanellope, intrigués par cette nouvelle voie, décident de s'y rendre et s'aventurent dans l'Internet...
Term Life
Term Life (2016)
, 1h33
Directed by Peter Billingsley
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Hailee Steinfeld, Jonathan Banks, Jon Favreau, Bill Paxton, Vince Vaughn, Taraji P. Henson
Roles Samantha Thurman
Rating55% 2.756572.756572.756572.756572.75657
Nick Barrow planifie minutieusement des cambriolages qu'il revend ensuite au plus offrant. Alejandro Vasquez lui en achète un, le réalise mais se fait assassiner une fois en possession de l'argent. Nick et sa fille se retrouvent alors poursuivis par le père d'Alejandro, qui est un parrain de la mafia, des tueurs à gages et des flics ripoux.
Hidden Figures, 2h7
Directed by Theodore Melfi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Space adventure films, Films about mathematics, Films about racism, Dans l'espace, Films about the Apollo program, Sur la Lune, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Aldis Hodge, Kirsten Dunst
Roles Katherine G. Johnson
Rating78% 3.902693.902693.902693.902693.90269
Les parents de Katherine Coleman apprennent que leur fille possède un don pour les sciences, qu'elle doit parfaire en fréquentant une école pour Noirs (les écoles étant séparées selon la couleur de peau à cette époque) car elle est dotée d'aptitudes intellectuelles supérieures. En 1962, devenue mathématicienne, Katherine Coleman (désormais Goble) travaille au sein d'un groupe de calculatrices humaines, sur le campus ouest du Centre de recherche Langley à Hampton en Virginie aux États-Unis, avec deux amies et collègues : l'aspirante ingénieure Mary Jackson et la superviseure d'équipe Dorothy Vaughan. À la suite du lancement réussi de Spoutnik 1, Al Harrison, directeur du Space Task Group, exige encore plus d'efforts de la part des employés sous sa supervision de crainte que les Soviétiques ne mettent en orbite une bombe H pouvant exploser au-dessus du sol américain. Goble est envoyée dans son groupe pour vérifier les calculs, devenant la première Afro-Américaine à participer à ce groupe de recherche. Au début, elle est ignorée de ses collègues blancs et doit travailler à partir de données partiellement masquées (Goble n'ayant pas le niveau d'habilitation nécessaire) sous les ordres de Paul Stafford, un homme croyant en sa supériorité intellectuelle et refusant de reconnaître le travail de Katherine.
No Good Deed, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime
Actors Idris Elba, Taraji P. Henson, Kate del Castillo, Leslie Bibb, Mark Smith, Henry Simmons
Roles Terri
Rating56% 2.802152.802152.802152.802152.80215
Colin Evans (Idris Elba) is denied parole by the Tennessee Department of Correction, five years into serving a prison term for manslaughter, having killed a man and suspected of killing five women. However, he escapes while being returned to prison, shooting a guard and driver in the process.
Think Like a Man Too, 1h46
Directed by Tim Story
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Kevin Hart, Regina Hall, Terrence J, Jerry Ferrara, Gabrielle Union, Michael Ealy
Roles Lauren Harris
Rating58% 2.9044452.9044452.9044452.9044452.904445
Cedric (Kevin Hart) begins by saying how Las Vegas has always been a place for casinos and showgirls, and is the perfect place for couples to get married.
Top Five
Top Five (2014)
, 1h42
Directed by Chris Rock
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about television, Hip hop films
Actors Rosario Dawson, Chris Rock, Doug Stanhope, Gabrielle Union, Kevin Hart, Sherri Shepherd
Roles Herself
Rating63% 3.198823.198823.198823.198823.19882
New York Times reporter Chelsea Brown is spending a day interviewing comedian and recovering alcoholic Andre Allen, star of the hit film franchise Hammy The Bear, about a cop in a bear suit. He is attempting a foray into serious films with Uprize, in which he portrays Haitian Revolution figure Dutty Boukman, and sensitive to criticism, particularly by Times critic James Nielson, whose previous reviews of Andre's work have been negative and insulting. As the interview begins in his limousine, Andre recalls his lowest point, when he was in Houston in 2003 and met Jazzy Dee, who supplied him with drugs, alcohol and women. Yet after Jazzy refused to pay the women, they contended they were raped, leading to Andre's arrest.
Get on Up
Get on Up (2014)
, 2h18
Directed by Tate Taylor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Taraji P. Henson, Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Viola Davis, Dan Aykroyd, Tika Sumpter
Roles Tammi Terrell
Rating68% 3.4477253.4477253.4477253.4477253.447725
The film opens in 1993 with James Brown walking through a darkened hallway as an audience chants his name. He hears the voices of people he knew throughout his life. The film then cuts to 1988 in Augusta, Georgia; James learns that his private bathroom in a strip mall he owns was used without his consent. As he confronts and then forgives the trespasser, he accidentally fires a shotgun, attracting the police.
From the Rough
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Sports films, Golf films
Actors Taraji P. Henson, Tom Felton, Michael Clarke Duncan, Henry Simmons, LeToya Luckett, Justin Chon
Roles Catana Starks
Rating67% 3.3927253.3927253.3927253.3927253.392725
Ce drame sportif, est inspiré de la vraie histoire de Catana Stark (jouée par Taraji P. Henson), une ancienne entraineuse de baignade de Tennessee, qui est devenue la première femme à avoir entrainé un groupe d'étudiants golfeurs. Avec passion, elle a pris un groupe indiscipliné d'enfants mal assortis du monde entier et les a guidés à un record historique au Championnat Minoritaire Universitaire national PGA.
Madly Madagascar, 22minutes
Directed by David Soren
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Danny Jacobs, Andy Richter
Roles Okapi (voice)
Rating62% 3.1439553.1439553.1439553.1439553.143955
Valentine's Day is one of Alex's favorite holidays back in the zoo, he was practically showered with Valentines from numerous admirers, but now that he's in Africa, he's finding that Valentine's Day is not what he was used to.
Think Like a Man, 2h2
Directed by Tim Story
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Kevin Hart, Meagan Good, Regina Hall, Terrence J
Roles Lauren Harris
Rating66% 3.3015253.3015253.3015253.3015253.301525
"The Mama's Boy" vs. "The Single Mom" "The Non-Committer" vs. "The Girl Who Wants the Ring"
Larry Crowne, 1h39
Directed by Tom Hanks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Taraji P. Henson, Cedric the Entertainer, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wilmer Valderrama
Roles B'Ella
Rating60% 3.048273.048273.048273.048273.04827
Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks), a middle-aged Navy veteran, is fired from his job at a big-box store due to a lack of college education, despite his seniority and satisfactory work. Larry, who is divorced and lives alone, cannot find a job and could lose his house. Larry's neighbor, Lamar (Cedric the Entertainer), advises him to enroll in the local community college and get an education.
The Good Doctor, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Riley Keough, Orlando Bloom, Taraji P. Henson, Rob Morrow, Michael Peña, Troy Garity
Roles Nurse Theresa
Rating55% 2.7511352.7511352.7511352.7511352.751135
British medical student Martin E. Blake transfers to a Southern California hospital to start his residency. Outwardly charming, Martin is in reality an arrogant and egocentric individual who longs to wield power over others. This attitude quickly alienates him from the nurses, whom he perceives as not respecting him to the extent he deserves. After Martin fails to endear himself to his first few patients and ends up on thin ice with his superiors, 18-year-old Diane Nixon comes in suffering from a kidney infection, which Martin treats. Diane and her family hail Martin as a hero, inflating his self-esteem. As Diane's health begins to improve, Martin begins tampering with her medications and intentionally botching her treatment while maintaining the illusion that he is doing everything within his power to nurse her back to health. Ultimately, he goes too far and accidentally kills Diane when he falls asleep during the night while watching her, after she becomes in critical condition.
Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story, 1h27
Directed by Gary Harvey
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Taraji P. Henson, Terry O'Quinn, Crystal Lowe, Beverly Todd, Peter Benson
Roles Tiffany Rubin
Rating63% 3.154233.154233.154233.154233.15423
The film is based on the dramatic true story of Tiffany Rubin's daring 2008 rescue of her six-year-old son, Kobe, after he was abducted by his biological father and taken from his home in Queens, New York, all the way to Seoul, South Korea. At the urging of her mother Belzora, Tiffany seeks the counsel of Mark Miller (Terry O'Quinn) and his charitable organization, the American Association for Lost Children. With Mark's help, Tiffany is able to travel to Korea to execute a high-stakes plan to bring her son home.
Date Night
Date Night (2010)
, 1h28
Directed by Shawn Levy
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Buddy films, Chase films
Actors Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Taraji P. Henson, Jimmi Simpson, Common, Mark Wahlberg
Roles Detective Arroyo
Rating62% 3.1481753.1481753.1481753.1481753.148175
Phil and Claire Foster (Steve Carell and Tina Fey) are a married couple from New Jersey with two children and whose domestic life has become boring and routine. Phil is a tax lawyer while Claire is a realtor. They are motivated to reignite their romance after learning that their best friends, Brad and Haley (Mark Ruffalo and Kristen Wiig), are planning to divorce to escape the married-life routine and to have more excitement in their lives.