Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson

American actress
Taraji Penda Henson is an American actress and singer. 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 .Wikipedia
BornSeptember 11, 1970
HometownWashington, D.C., United States of America
Height5'4" (1.63m)
ChildrenMarcel Henson
ParentsBoris Henson , Bernice Gordon
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Taraji P. Henson starring in The Color Purple remake

Taraji P. Henson has been cast as Shug Avery in the musical remake of Steven Spielberg's film 'The Color Purple'.
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AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
2017Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureHidden FiguresWinner
2016Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesEmpireNominated
2016Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - DramaEmpireWinner
2015Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesEmpireNominated
2011Emmy (Primetime)Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or MovieTaken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin StoryNominated