Net Worth: $6 Million
- Source of Wealth Film, Television
- Birth Place Washington, D.C., United States
- Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)
- Marital Status Single
- Full Name Taraji Penda Henson
- Nationality American
- Date of Birth September 11, 1970
- Ethnicity African American
- Weight N/A
- Occupation Actress, Singer
- Education Howard University, NC A&T, Oxon Hill High School
- Children 1 (Marcel Henson)
American actress and singer, Taraji Penda Henson, has an estimated net worth of $6 million. Originally studied electrical engineering when she enrolled at North Carolina Agric & Tech. She later transferred to Howard University, where she attended classes while working as a secretary at the Pentagon, and as a singer and dancer aboard a cruise ship. She eventually changed her academic focus to theater and graduated in 1995. Henson smoldering charisma and beautiful face helped her acting career.
She started her career appearing on Homicide: Life on the Street and ER. Her big break came when she was cast in a major supporting role in 2001′s Baby Boy and 2004′s Hustle & Flow, in which she also showcased her vocal talents, singing on the track “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” for the movie’s soundtrack, which took home the Best Song Oscar that year. Taraji P. Henson is also known for her role as Queenie in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2009. She has long list of movie roles, including poplar TV shows that has earned her fortune.