September 11th in African American History – Taraji Penda Henson

Taraji Penda Henson

Taraji Penda Henson

September 11, 1970 Taraji Penda Henson, actress and singer, was born in Washington, D. C. Henson earned a degree in Theater Arts in 1995 from Howard University.

She made her film debut “Baby Boy” (2001) and also has appeared in “Hustle & Flow” (2005), “Four Brothers” (2006), and “Talk to Me” (2007). In 2008, Henson starred in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” which won her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.


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