Taraji P. Henson
Date of Birth
11 September 1970, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
5' 4" (1.63 m)
Voted one of "The 10 Sexiest Women of 2001" by the readers of Black Men Magazine.
Has a son named Marcel.
She was born and raised in Washington, D.C., and attended Oxon Hill High School in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
Henson first attended North Carolina Agric & Tech, where she attempted to study electrical engineering. She failed precalculus, so she transferred to Howard University. To pay for Howard, she worked two jobs: in the morning, as a secretary at the Pentagon; at night, as a singing and dancing waitress on a dinner cruise ship. She graduated from Howard University in 1995.
The father of her only son died unexpectedly in 1997.