Best known for her charm and undeniably witty humor, Taraji P. Henson has been a consistent face in Hollywood for over 20 years. She attended North Carolina A&T but eventually transferred to Howard University, where she graduated in 1995.
On the big screen the D.C. native stole our hearts in the hood classic “Baby Boy” (2001) and has subsequently starred in over 15 movies since. The Oscar nominated actress made her return to television in 2011 as Officer Joss Carter in the CBS drama, “Person of Interest”. She is gearing up for the release of her new film, “No Good Deed”, in theaters April 25th and the highly anticipated romantic comedy, “Think Like A Man Too” (June 2014).
She is the new host of BET’s Celebration of Gospel” which aired Sunday, April 6th at 8PM EST.
07 April 2014 8:41am
Taraji the superhero? Could you see the 43 year old in a catsuit kicking a**? She certainly could.
07 April 2014 8:24AM
Carl Payne, Shai, Anthony Anderson, Marlon Wayans and Paula Jai Parker are just some of Taraji’s famous classmates at Howard University.
07 April 2014 8:05am
Wouldn’t you love to see Taraji as a CoverGirl? What about a Maybeline or Olay? The funny lady dishes on what she thinks of endorsement deals and if she’d be interested in lending her face to a product.
07 April 2014 7:44am
Any truth to those Taraji and Drake rumors? Apparently the Canadian rapper might be qualified in 10 more years! Watch out Rihanna!
07 April 2014 7:22am
Will Taraji pose nude again? She’s all for it! Her take: she wants to show women over 40 that they can still look good. In case you missed it, she starred in her first PETA ad in 2011.
07 April 2014 7:09am
Taraji talks about her role as Officer Carter on Person of Interest and the intense season finale. Think she’s upset about being killed off? Try again. The Academy Award nominated actress has four new projects being released this year including the Lee Daniels directed, “Empire”, “Think Like A Man Too”, “No Good Deed “and “In The Rough”. Plus she drops a little hint that she’s starring in a new film with Idris Elba.
To find out if the rumors are true about Taraji getting engaged to a mystery man, click here.
Taraji and Drake? Find out how the actress feels about the sultry singer.
Find out why Taraji thinks the beauty industry doesn’t “get her” here.
Celebrities Who Attended HBCUs
1. Lance Gross - HowardSource:ATLPics.Net 1 of 30
2. Spike Lee - Morehouse CollegeSource:Courtesy Netflix 2 of 30
3. Diddy - Howard UniversitySource:ATLPics.Net 3 of 30
4. LaLa - Howard UniversitySource:FreddyO.com 4 of 30
5. Erykah Badu -Grambling State UniversitySource:ATLPics.Net 5 of 30
6. Common - Florida A&M UniversitySource:Getty 6 of 30
7. Eva Marcille - Clark Atlanta UniversitySource:Getty 7 of 30
8. Director Debbie Allen (L) and sister actress Phylicia Rashad - Howard UniversitySource:Getty 8 of 30
9. Wanda Sykes - Hampton UniversitySource:Getty 9 of 30
10. Anika Noni Rose - FAMUSource:Getty 10 of 30
11. David Banner - Southern UniversitySource:Getty 11 of 30
12. Yolanda Adams - TSUSource:@arturoholmesphotos 12 of 30
13. Lionel Richie (Left) - Tuskegee UniversitySource:Getty 13 of 30
14. Gladys Knight - Shaw UniversitySource:Getty 14 of 30
15. Keenan Ivory Wayans - Tuskegee UniversitySource:Getty 15 of 30
16. Rick Ross - Albany State UniversitySource:Getty 16 of 30
17. Toni Braxton - Bowie State UniversitySource:Victoria 17 of 30
18. Wale - Bowie State UniversitySource:Radio One Digital 18 of 30
19. Jerry Rice - Mississippi Valley State UniversitySource:Getty 19 of 30
20. Kym Whitley - Fisk UniversitySource:Kym Whitley 20 of 30
21. Keshia Knight Pullium - SpelmanSource:ATT 21 of 30
22. Michael Strahan - TSUSource:Women's Empowerment 2018 22 of 30
23. K. Michelle - FAMUSource:@PhotosByBeanz 23 of 30
24. Terrence J - North Carolina A&T University.24 of 30
25. Ruben Studdard25 of 30
26. Kamala Harris - Howard UniversitySource:AP Photo/Andrew Harnik 26 of 30
27. Oprah Winfrey - Tennessee State UniversitySource:FreddyO.com 27 of 30
28. Anthony Anderson - Howard UniversitySource:Getty 28 of 30
29. Samuel L Jackson - Morehouse CollegeSource:(Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic) 29 of 30
30. Tom Joyner - TuskegeeSource:Radio 1 Digital - Charlotte 30 of 30
Taraji! 10 Hot Looks from Our Favorite Actress
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