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Hustle & Flow, Empire
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Taraji Penda Henson (born September 11, 1970) is an American actress and singer. She has appeared in the films Baby Boy (2001), Hustle & Flow (2005), and Four Brothers (2005), and was a cast member on Lifetime Television`s The Division. Henson was born in Washington, DC, and attended Oxon Hill High School in Oxon Hill, MD. Henson`s first and middle names are of Swahili origin, meaning "hope" and "love", respectively. She is a relative of Matthew Henson, co-discoverer of the North Pole. Henson, who worked as a cruise ship entertainer and at the Pentagon before becoming an actress, holds a degree in theater arts from Howard University. Henson made her singing debut in Hustle & Flow; she provided the vocals for the Three 6 Mafia track "It`s Hard Out Here for a Pimp". The song won an Academy Award for Best Original Song in 2006, giving Three 6 the distinction of becoming the first Black hip-hop act to win in the category. Henson performed the song at the Oscars on March 5, 2006 with the group. She`ll become a full cast member on Boston Legal mid-fourth season.
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Taraji Penda Henson
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Taraji Penda Henson (born September 11, 1970) is an American actress and singer. Henson studied acting at Howard University and began her Hollywood career in guest-roles on several television shows before making her breakthrough in Baby Boy (2001). In 2005, she starred in Hustle & Flow and played Queenie in David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), for which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2010, she appeared in the comedy Date Night and co-starred in the remake of The Karate Kid. In 2012, Henson was in the large ensemble cast film Think Like A Man and reprised her role in its sequel.
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Oxon Hill High School
Howard University for a Degree in Theater Arts, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
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Vincent Cirrincione Associates
www.facebook.com/TherealTaraji, twitter.com/TherealTaraji, instagram.com/tarajiphenson
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Taraji P. Henson is currently single.
She previously dated Kelvin Hayden in 2015, Michael Ealy from 2012 to 2013, Aubrey Graham in 2010, Lamar Odom from 2008 to 2009, Common from 2005 to 2007, Hill Harper from 2002 to 2005, Tyrese Gibson from 1995 to 2002 and William Unknown Johnson from 1986 to 1994.
Taraji P. Henson is rumored to have hooked up with 50 Cent.
Posted by good boy 5 hours ago
her voice is bad but his face is very nice
Posted by william swann 1 day ago
I just want to see as many current pics being the year 2016
Posted by Debi 2 days ago
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