Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson (born September 11, 1970) is an American actress, producer and singer. She studied acting at Howard University and began her Hollywood career as guest star on several television shows before making her breakthrough in the movie 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 an Academy Award nomination. In 2016, Time named Henson one of the 100 most influential people in the world on the annual Time 100 list. Henson also released an autobiography titled Around The Way Girl.

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

EmotionalRomanticFantasticalTear-jerker

I was born under unusual circumstances. And so begins. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Brad Pitt  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Elle Fanning

I was born under unusual circumstances. And so begins. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, adapted from the 1920s story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Fincher
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Brad Pitt  •  Tilda Swinton  •  Elle Fanning

Four Brothers (2005)

Fast pacedViolentAction-packed

Four adopted brothers return to their Detroit hometown when their mother is murdered and vow to exact revenge on the killers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Singleton
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Tyrese Gibson  •  André Benjamin  •  Garrett Hedlund

Four adopted brothers return to their Detroit hometown when their mother is murdered and vow to exact revenge on the killers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Singleton
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Tyrese Gibson  •  André Benjamin  •  Garrett Hedlund

Baby Boy (2001)

The story of Jody, a misguided, 20-year-old African-American who is really just a baby boy finally forced-kicking and screaming to face the commitments of real life. Streetwise and jobless, he has not only fathered two children by two different women-Yvette and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Singleton
CAST:  Tyrese Gibson  •  Taraji P. Henson  •  Omar Gooding  •  Ving Rhames

The story of Jody, a misguided, 20-year-old African-American who is really just a baby boy finally forced-kicking and screaming to face the commitments of real life. Streetwise and jobless, he has not only fathered two children by two different women-Yvette and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Singleton
CAST:  Tyrese Gibson  •  Taraji P. Henson  •  Omar Gooding  •  Ving Rhames

Hustle & Flow (2005)

With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Brewer
CAST:  Terrence Howard  •  Taryn Manning  •  Taraji P. Henson  •  Anthony Anderson

With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Brewer
CAST:  Terrence Howard  •  Taryn Manning  •  Taraji P. Henson  •  Anthony Anderson

Something New (2006)

Kenya McQueen, a corporate lawyer, finds love in the most unexpected place when she agrees to go on a blind date with Brian Kelly, a sexy and free-spirited landscaper.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sanaa Hamri
CAST:  Sanaa Lathan  •  Simon Baker  •  Katharine Towne  •  Wendy Raquel Robinson

Kenya McQueen, a corporate lawyer, finds love in the most unexpected place when she agrees to go on a blind date with Brian Kelly, a sexy and free-spirited landscaper.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sanaa Hamri
CAST:  Sanaa Lathan  •  Simon Baker  •  Katharine Towne  •  Wendy Raquel Robinson

The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000)

Rocky and Bullwinkle have been living off the finances made from the reruns of their cartoon show. Boris and Natasha somehow manage to crossover into reality and team up with Fearless Leader, an evil criminal turned media mogul with some evil plans up his sleeve. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Des McAnuff
CAST:  Rene Russo  •  Jason Alexander  •  Piper Perabo  •  Randy Quaid

Rocky and Bullwinkle have been living off the finances made from the reruns of their cartoon show. Boris and Natasha somehow manage to crossover into reality and team up with Fearless Leader, an evil criminal turned media mogul with some evil plans up his sleeve. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Des McAnuff
CAST:  Rene Russo  •  Jason Alexander  •  Piper Perabo  •  Randy Quaid

Smokin' Aces (2006)

Action-packed

When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Ray Liotta  •  Joseph Ruskin  •  Alex Rocco

When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Carnahan
CAST:  Ryan Reynolds  •  Ray Liotta  •  Joseph Ruskin  •  Alex Rocco

The Karate Kid (2010)

EnjoyableInspiringUpliftingGripping

Twelve-year-old Dre Parker could have been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying but the cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harald Zwart
CAST:  Jaden Smith  •  Jackie Chan  •  Taraji P. Henson  •  Yu Rongguang

Twelve-year-old Dre Parker could have been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying but the cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Harald Zwart
CAST:  Jaden Smith  •  Jackie Chan  •  Taraji P. Henson  •  Yu Rongguang

Once Fallen (2010)

When Chance (Brian Presley) returns home after five years in jail, he is determined to escape his past, start a new life and make peace with his father, (Ed Harris, Golden Globe® winner), who is the head of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang and serving a life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ash Adams
CAST:  Brian Presley  •  Ed Harris  •  Taraji P. Henson  •  Amy Madigan

When Chance (Brian Presley) returns home after five years in jail, he is determined to escape his past, start a new life and make peace with his father, (Ed Harris, Golden Globe® winner), who is the head of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang and serving a life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ash Adams
CAST:  Brian Presley  •  Ed Harris  •  Taraji P. Henson  •  Amy Madigan

Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story (2011)

In 2008, New York mother Tiffany Rubin faced every parent's worst nightmare when her six year old son Kobe vanished into thin air. Upon learning that Kobe had been kidnapped by his biological father and taken to South Korea, Tiffany seeks the assistance of American ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Harvey
CAST:  Taraji P. Henson  •  David Haydn-Jones  •  Drew Davis  •  Sean Baek

In 2008, New York mother Tiffany Rubin faced every parent's worst nightmare when her six year old son Kobe vanished into thin air. Upon learning that Kobe had been kidnapped by his biological father and taken to South Korea, Tiffany seeks the assistance of American ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gary Harvey
CAST:  Taraji P. Henson  •  David Haydn-Jones  •  Drew Davis  •  Sean Baek

Think Like a Man Too (2014)

All the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas, but plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Story
CAST:  Kevin Hart  •  Romany Malco  •  Terrence Jenkins  •  Michael Ealy

All the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas, but plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Story
CAST:  Kevin Hart  •  Romany Malco  •  Terrence Jenkins  •  Michael Ealy

No Good Deed (2014)

Terri is a devoted wife and mother of two, living an ideal suburban life in Atlanta when Colin, a charming but dangerous escaped convict, shows up at her door claiming car trouble. Terri offers her phone to help him but soon learns that no good deed goes unpunished ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Miller
CAST:  Idris Elba  •  Taraji P. Henson  •  Leslie Bibb  •  Frank Brennan

Terri is a devoted wife and mother of two, living an ideal suburban life in Atlanta when Colin, a charming but dangerous escaped convict, shows up at her door claiming car trouble. Terri offers her phone to help him but soon learns that no good deed goes unpunished ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sam Miller
CAST:  Idris Elba  •  Taraji P. Henson  •  Leslie Bibb  •  Frank Brennan

Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man (2001)

Jessica Fletcher discovers a shocking old family secret that leads her on a journey to the deep South to bring to light the mysterious details surrounding the death of a slave owned by one of her long dead ancestors in the mid-1800s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Pullen Shaw
CAST:  Angela Lansbury  •  Phylicia Rashād  •  Michael Jace  •  David Ogden Stiers

Jessica Fletcher discovers a shocking old family secret that leads her on a journey to the deep South to bring to light the mysterious details surrounding the death of a slave owned by one of her long dead ancestors in the mid-1800s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Anthony Pullen Shaw
CAST:  Angela Lansbury  •  Phylicia Rashād  •  Michael Jace  •  David Ogden Stiers

From the Rough (2013)

The coach of a women's swim team parlays her success into an opportunity to build her school's men's golf team.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre Bagley
CAST:  Tom Felton  •  Michael Clarke Duncan  •  Taraji P. Henson  •  Justin Chon

The coach of a women's swim team parlays her success into an opportunity to build her school's men's golf team.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pierre Bagley
CAST:  Tom Felton  •  Michael Clarke Duncan  •  Taraji P. Henson  •  Justin Chon

Forehead Tittaes (2010)

Women get men to take them seriously by wearing miniature model breasts on their foreheads.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jake Szymanski
CAST:  Marion Cotillard  •  Taraji P. Henson

Women get men to take them seriously by wearing miniature model breasts on their foreheads.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jake Szymanski
CAST:  Marion Cotillard  •  Taraji P. Henson

Think Like a Man (2012)

The balance of power in four couples’ relationships is upset when the women start using the advice in Steve Harvey’s book, Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, to get more of what they want from their men. When the men realize that the women have gotten a hold of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Story
CAST:  Taraji P. Henson  •  Gabrielle Union  •  Michael Ealy  •  Kevin Hart

The balance of power in four couples’ relationships is upset when the women start using the advice in Steve Harvey’s book, Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man, to get more of what they want from their men. When the men realize that the women have gotten a hold of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tim Story
CAST:  Taraji P. Henson  •  Gabrielle Union  •  Michael Ealy  •  Kevin Hart

Peep World (2010)

On the day of their Father's 70th birthday party, four siblings come to terms with the publication of a novel written by the youngest sibling, that exposes the family's most intimate secrets.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry W. Blaustein
CAST:  Michael C. Hall  •  Sarah Silverman  •  Rainn Wilson  •  Ben Schwartz

On the day of their Father's 70th birthday party, four siblings come to terms with the publication of a novel written by the youngest sibling, that exposes the family's most intimate secrets.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry W. Blaustein
CAST:  Michael C. Hall  •  Sarah Silverman  •  Rainn Wilson  •  Ben Schwartz

Larry Crowne (2011)

FunLightheartedCuteEnjoyable

When he suddenly finds himself without his long-standing blue-collar job, Larry Crowne enrolls at his local college to start over. There, he becomes part of an eclectic community of students and develops a crush on his teacher.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Hanks
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Julia Roberts  •  Bryan Cranston  •  Cedric the Entertainer

When he suddenly finds himself without his long-standing blue-collar job, Larry Crowne enrolls at his local college to start over. There, he becomes part of an eclectic community of students and develops a crush on his teacher.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Hanks
CAST:  Tom Hanks  •  Julia Roberts  •  Bryan Cranston  •  Cedric the Entertainer

I Can Do Bad All By Myself (2009)

When Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only relative they have: their aunt April. A heavy-drinking nightclub singer who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Tyler Perry  •  Taraji P. Henson  •  Adam Rodríguez  •  Mary J. Blige

When Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only relative they have: their aunt April. A heavy-drinking nightclub singer who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tyler Perry
CAST:  Tyler Perry  •  Taraji P. Henson  •  Adam Rodríguez  •  Mary J. Blige

Not Easily Broken (2009)

A car accident and shifting affections test the bond between a married couple.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Duke
CAST:  Morris Chestnut  •  Taraji P. Henson  •  Maeve Quinlan  •  Kevin Hart

A car accident and shifting affections test the bond between a married couple.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Duke
CAST:  Morris Chestnut  •  Taraji P. Henson  •  Maeve Quinlan  •  Kevin Hart
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