Celebrity: Taraji P. Henson
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Taraji P. Henson’s Net Worth:
Popular American actress, Taraji Penda Henson, famously known as Taraji Henson who was born on the 11th of September 1970 has a net worth of $16 million.
The movie star who has appeared in several movies but most famous for her role as Cookie Lyon on the popular Fox series Empire, that premiered in 2015, initially studied electrical engineering at North Carolina Agric & Tech, but later switched her academic focus to theater and graduated from the Howard University in 1995.
Henson who did two jobs so she could pay her studies, worked as a secretary at the Pentagon in the morning while she sang and danced as a waitress on a dinner cruise ship later at night. In the late 1990s, Taraji made her first TV debut by appearing on NBC’s TV series, Homicide: Life on the Street and ERm though her career officially started when she got a supporting role in the feature movies Baby Boy in 2001 and Hustle & Flow in 2004.
Later on she sang on the track “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” for the movie’s soundtrack and her incredible rendition fetched her the Best Song Oscar that year. This further resulted in bigger projects for Henson in movies like Smokin’ Aces released in 2006 and Talk to Me in 2007. While her big break came with her portrayal as Queenie, the mother of the backward-aging Benjamin in David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in 2008.
Her heartfelt performance in the movie earned her the Best Supporting Actress nominations from both the Screen Actors Guild, and the Academy. As on of the most sought after actress in Hollywood, she has also appeared in a several movies including Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys in 2008, the remake of The Karate Kid in 2010, Date Night also in 2010 and Larry Crowne in 2011. Taraji who joined the ensemble of the hit comedy Think Like a Man in 2012, also starred the TV series titled ‘Person of Interest’ from 2011-2015, after which she joined the cast of the popular TV series ‘Empire’ in 2015.