Taraji P. Henson is a renowned actress and vocalist in the United States with a net worth of $25 million. She is a celebrated presence in the entertainment sector, having been featured in multiple television series and movies. Henson is also an accomplished author, as her memoir Around the Way Girl garnered substantial recognition. Taraji P Henson Net Worth.
Net Worth: $25 Million
Date of Birth: Sep 11, 1970 (52 years old)
Place of Birth: Washington, D.C.
Height: 5 ft 4 in (1.65 m)
Profession: Singer, Actor
Nationality: United States of America
Taraji Penda Henson, born on September 11th 1970 in Washington D.C., had a close bond with her grandmother and two siblings growing up. Her name translates to “hope” in Swahili and “love” in Penda.
In 1988, she graduated high school and originally intended to attend North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University to pursue electrical engineering.
After having a change of heart, Henson transferred to Howard University to study acting and paid for her tuition through multiple sources of employment, such as the Pentagon and a cruise ship.
Following her graduation from Howard University, Henson had her breakthrough role in 2001’s Baby Boy, with Tyrese Gibson, propelling her to early stardom.
Four years later, she starred in the award-winning movie Hustle & Flow as the lead character’s love interest, further solidifying her place in Hollywood.
In 2008, Henson received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress following her appearance in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
She then went on to act in Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys and 2009’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself. Later on, she starred in the widely successful yet critically panned remake of The Karate Kid, which released in 2010.
Following her acclaimed performance in Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story, for which she was rewarded with an Emmy Award, Henson joined the cast of Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man and its sequel in 2012 and 2014, respectively. The 2016 film Hidden Figures is among her most popular films, and earned several nominations.
Taraji P. Henson subsequently featured in films such as Proud Mary and Acrimony during 2018, before taking up a voice-acting role in Disney’s Ralph Breaks The Internet. The following year, she starred in What Men Want, a reinterpretation of the Mel Gibson movie What Women Want.
Taraji P. Henson has been featured in numerous TV series, making a splash with guest spots in popular programs such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and House, as well as in recurring roles on The Division and Boston Legal.
But her highest level of fame came with her part in the hit show Empire, which led to Henson being awarded the Golden Globe for Best Actress in 2016. The accolade served as proof of her immense talent.
In 2017, Taraji P. Henson switched to a vegan diet in a bid to prevent stomach cancer. In the past, she had featured in a nude photo-shoot for PETA in 2011, and later a non-nude version in 2013. Henson has one son, Marcell, born in 1994.
Sadly, his father was killed in 2003. In 2014, her son was detained by police and they discovered marijuana and Ritalin in his car without a prescription. After accusing the police of racial profiling, she later recanted and issued an apology.
In 2015, Taraji splashed out $1.5 million for a condominium in Chicago, which she sold three years later for an almost identical price. She also owns another unit in the same building, acquired in 2017 for $1.9 million.
Additionally, she has two properties in Los Angeles: one purchased in 2002 for $431,000 and another luxurious mansion located in the Hollywood hills which cost her $6.45 million in 2016.