Taraji P. Henson Net Worth

Raquel Davies | October 11, 2013


$6 million dollars


    Taraji P. Henson


    September 11, 1970




    5’5″ and 145 pounds

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Taraji P. Henson has an estimated net worth of $6 million dollars

Taraji P. Henson is an American actress with an estimated net worth of $6 million dollars. She is 5’5″ and weighs 145 pounds. Taraji Henson was born September 11, 1970 in Washington,DC. When she was a teenager, Henson applied to a performing arts school but she did not gain admittance. She ended up attending Oxon Hill High School. When she graduated in 1988, Henson went on to attend North Carolina A&T University. She studied electrical engineering for her first year, but transferred to Howard University. Upon transferring, she studied theater at Howard University. Henson worked two jobs as a secretary at the Pentagon and as a cruise ship entertainer while attending Howard. She earned the “Triple Threat Scholarship” from Howard University due to her strong abilities in theater, music, and dance.

Henson graduated from Howard University in 1995, and the next year she moved to Los Angeles with her baby and only $700 in her bank account. She was determined to further her acting career professionally. She worked an office job and auditioned for two years before she landed her first professional acting job. Henson landed a recurring role on the Disney Channel series Smart Guy. She then got acting gigs on Sister,Sister, ER, and Homicide:Life on the Streets.

Henson got her “big break” when she was cast in John Singleton’s film Baby Boy (2001). Afterwards she scored the role as Shug in Hustle and Flow (2004). She sang the song “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp” on the film’s soundtrack. The song earned a Grammy Award in 2004 for Best Song. Henson’s career boomed afterwards, landing roles in Smokin’ Aces and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Her role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button led to an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. Through strategic role selection, Henson has proven her versatility and range as an actress. More films Taraji has appeared in are Hurricane Season (2009), Date Night (2010), The Karate Kid (2010), and Think Like A Man (2012),

Taraji P. Henson has enough net worth to buy:

1. 93,750 American Tourister Luggage Sets ($64 each)

2. 333,333.3 Fruit of the Loom 6-Pack Sports Bras Sets ($18 each)

3. 122,448.9 PetNation Dog Port-A-Crates ($49 each)

Taraji P. Henson has enough net worth to give everyone in North Korea $1. 

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Written by Raquel Davies

Raquel is a staff writer for PlentyofCheddar.com. She received her Bachelor's of Arts in Public Relations from Barry University. Raquel enjoys reading Sci-Fi/ Fantasy novels and watching films of that same genre. Raquel is also enjoys the theater arts and fine dining. She was raised in Maryland but currently resides in Miami. Check her out on !

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