Taraji P. Henson is an African-American actress known for her roles as Yvette in Baby Boy, Shug in 2005 independent drama film Hustle & Flow and Queenie in the 2008 romantic fantasy drama film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2009. She is also known for playing the lead role as Cookie Lyon in the Fox’s drama series Empire since 2015. Taraji was born on September 11, 1970 as Taraji Penda Henson in Washington, District of Columbia, USA, the only child of Bernice, a corporate manager at Woodward & Lothrop, and Boris Lawrence Henson, a janitor and metal fabricator.
Taraji P. Henson Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 11 September 1970
Birth Place: Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Birth Name: Taraji Penda Henson
Nicknames: Taraji P. Henson, TJ, Cookie
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Occupation: Actress, Author
Race/Ethnicity: African-American (including Cameroonian)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Taraji P. Henson Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 145 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 65 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 9″
Height in Meters: 1.75 m
Body Shape: Hourglass
Body Build: Average
Body Measurements: 38-28-37 in (96.5-71-94 cm)
Breast Size: 38 inches (96.5 cm)
Waist Size: 28 inches (71 cm)
Hips Size: 37 inches (94 cm)
Bra Size/Cup Size: 34C
Feet/Shoe Size: 7 (US)
Dress Size: 12 (US)
Taraji P. Henson Family Details:
Father: Boris Henson
Mother: Bernice Gordon
Spouse/Partner: William Lamarr Johnson (Partner)
Children: Marcel Henson (Son) (Born: May 1994)
Siblings: She is an only child.
Taraji P. Henson Education:
Attended Oxon Hill High School in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
Earned her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Howard University.
Taraji P. Henson Facts:
*She is an only child.
*The father of her only son died unexpectedly in 1997.
*She had a nickname ‘Cookie’ in college.
*She was nominated for her first Academy Award in 2008.
*Black Men Magazine readers voted her one of “The 10 Sexiest Women of 2001”.
*She is close friend with Mary J. Blige, Anthony Anderson, Common, and Taye Diggs.
*Follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.