- Full Name: Taraji Penda Henson
- Net Worth: $6 Million
- Occupation: Actress
- Marital Status: Single
- Ethnicity: African American
Taraji P Henson Net Worth – Is She Richest African American Actress?
Taraji P Henson net worth is $6 million; she is a well known actress now. But she had to struggle a lot when she first started working in Hollywood as an actress.
Early Life Of Taraji P Henson
Taraji P. Henson was born on September 11, 1970 in Washington, DC. Her father was a Janitor and her mother Bernice Gordon was a corporate manager. Taraji P. Henson was a very good student ever since she was a little girl. She went on to study fine arts and received a Bachelor degree in 1995. She was a student of Howard University.
Taraji loved performing and everything that is related to art. So according to her acting was only a natural choice for her. She moved to Los Angeles to peruse her career in acting. Her stunning features helped her in getting noticed.
Her first role as an actress was for the TV show The Parent’ hood, she also guest starred in an episode of “Sister Sister” with Tia Mowry. She went on to do many popular TV shows like ER, House, CSI and many others. She made a lot of money guest starring in TV shows, which helped her in growing Taraji P Henson net worth but she was not a household name then. People can recognize her from the TV, but they did not know her name.
Every actor and actress waits for that one role which is going to change the way people will look at their career completely. They call those roles the turning point of their career. For Taraji P. Henson this role came when director David Fincher cast her to play the role of Brad Pitt’s mother. Now Taraji is lot younger than Brad Pitt in real life. But since the story was about a boy who ages backwards the casting was perfect. Taraji played the role with all her heart and received tons of critical acclaim for the role. She and the movie both received Academy award nomination and all of a sudden she became the “hit” girl of Hollywood. She walked a lot of red carpets that year. Not just people in her country but the entire world now know her name.
She currently stars in one of the most popular new shows of US television “Empire”. The show was renewed until 2016. So Taraji P Henson net worth will be much more very soon.
Taraji became pregnant when she was in college. She gave birth to a beautiful baby boy in 1994. She went to graduate from the same college as a young single mother.
Taraji was never married; there were rumors that she once dated Terrence Howard.
The most important person in her life is her son Marcell Johnson; she never gives an interview where she does not talk about her son. Last year she had to face some controversy because of her son, she publically apologized on behalf of her son via her Instagram account.
Taraji P Henson may play intense characters onscreen but she is a fun personality off-screen. People see the funny side of her personality when she appears in late night talk shows. One of her funniest interview was with Jimmy Kimmel.
Taraji P. Henson car is Lexus Sedan.
She is known as one of the friendliest and easy to work with people in Hollywood.