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Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P Henson
Taraji at the 15th Screen Actors Guild Awards, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, January 25, 2009
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Birth nameTaraji Penda Henson
Birth dateSeptember 11, 1970(age 46)
Place of birthWashington, D.C., United States
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1997 present

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Taraji Penda Henson (born September 11, 1970) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her roles as Yvette in Baby Boy (2001), Shug in Hustle and Flow (2005) and Queenie in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2009. In 2009, she appeared in Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself as April, an alcoholic singer.


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