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Taraji P Henson Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Taraji P Henson worth? $16 million

How did Taraji P Henson earn her money and wealth?

Taraji Penda Henson is a 47-year-old actress who is also an author and great singer. She was born in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. She was born in the year 1970 to Boris Lawrence Henson and Bernice. Her name “Taraji” is a Swahili word which means hope while her middle name “Penda” roughly translates to love. She was enthusiastic for acting and studied the same from Howard University. Her acting career in Hollywood started from small guest-roles in TV shows. Her major breakthrough that got her attention was the movie named “Baby Boy” which released in the year 2001. He unique portrayal of the role of a “Prostitute” earned her critical acclaim in the movie named “Hustle & Flow” which released in the year 2005. She also played the role of a mother in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” nurturing the disabled child.

She received a SAG Award, Critics Choice Award, and SAG Award nominations for the tag of Best Supporting Actress. She also received nominations for Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance”. In the year 2010, she played a role in the movie of comedy genre named “Date Night”. She was also a co-star in the remake of the hit movie “The Karate Kid”. Among her achievements are also a Golden Globe Award which she won and two Emmy Awards for which she was nominated twice in 2015 and 2016

Apart from movies, Henson had a great career in TV series like “The Divison”, “Eli Stone” and “Boston Legal”. In the year 2011, Henson was a part of the TV film named “Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story”. This TV film bagged her nomination for “Outstanding Lead Actress” in Primetime Emmy Award for limited movie/series.

She also co-starred in the CBS based TV series named “Person of Interest” that aired between the years 2011 to 2013. She played the role of “Detective Jocelyn Carter. She was given the NAACP award for the role. She also starred in the movies such as “Think Like a Man” which released in the year 2012 along with its sequel in the year 2014. She became a part of the drama genre series named “Empire” which aired in 2015. She played the part of Cookie Lyon in the same. Henson became the first ever African-American lady to bag a Critic’s Choice Award in Television for Drama series as the “Best Actress”. Apart from that, Henson has a Golden Globe Award in her name with two nominations for Emmy Awards in the years 2015 as well as 2016.

Taraji is a part of the Time magazine’s annual “100 Most Influential People” list in 2016. The same year she released her autobiography named “Around the Way Girl” which became the NY Times bestseller increasing her net worth.

What are the highest grossing movies of Taraji P Henson?

1-The Karate Kid (2010): $176,591,618

2-Hidden Figures (2016): $169,607,287

3-The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008): $127,509,326

4-Date Night (2010): $98,711,404

5-Think Like a Man (2012): $91,547,205

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