Taraji P Henson

  • 18 February 2005

Occupation

Actor

Taraji P Henson at the 2018 amfAR (American Foundation for Aids Research) Gala held at Cipriani Wall Street. This year, the foundation honored Lee Daniels and Stefano Tonchi and paid tribute to the foundation's late founding chairperson Dr. Mathilde Krim who died in January 2018 - New York, United States - Thursday 8th February 2018

Acrimony Trailer

They were the picture of a perfect relationship for many years. From a chance encounter in the rain at college to their romantic engagement and the most beautiful wedding to follow that. But all relationships have their problems, and Melinda (Taraji P. Henson) and Robert (Lyriq Bent) were the epitome of that sentiment.

By the time 18 years had passed, things had grown stale. They were strangers living in the same house, affection and intimacy had become a thing of the blissful past. Melinda starts to suspect that Robert is cheating on her, and her suspicions are soon confirmed.

Their marriage over, Robert moves in with his new fiance; a beautiful woman named June (Jazmyn Simon) who has everything that Melinda feels she doesn't have, such as youth and a luxurious lifestyle. It doesn't take long for the betrayal and the jealousy to build up a dangerous whirlwind of rage within Melinda; a deadly force that's set to explode come her ex's fateful wedding day.

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Proud Mary Trailer

There's no-one quite like Mary Goodwin. She's a sexy and totally bad-ass hitwoman with an enormous arsenal of weapons working for a dangerous organised crime unit in Boston, Massachusetts. She's never hesitated to pull the trigger on a mark in her life and very few can match her extraordinary skill when it comes to brutality, but when an attempted assassination goes wrong she she finds herself with a young orphaned boy on her hands. She's not in the business of killing innocent children, but now she feels responsible for leaving him without a mother or a father. She takes pity on him, and is now faced with a choice to make about the boy's future, her own future and the future of her crime family.

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Taraji P. Henson in the press room at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 7th May 2017

Taraji P. Henson at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 7th May 2017

Taraji P. Henson at the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars 2017) held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 27th February 2017

Taraji P. Henson at the 89th Annual Academy Awards (Oscars 2017) held at the Dolby Theatre at the Hollywood & Highland Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th February 2017

List Of Emmy Presenters Includes Amy Poehler, Maggie Gyllenhaal And Terrence Howard

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 09 September 2015

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Six names were revealed on Tuesday, with more to come before the end of the week.

The Television Academy has revealed the first tranche of stars who will present awards at this year’s Primetime Emmys ceremony, including actress and comedienne Amy Poehler and ABC talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.

The list, revealed on Tuesday (September 8th), includes a number of past and present nominees. Taraji P. Henson, who is nominated for lead actress in a drama for her role in ‘Empire’, is presenting a statuette, as is her co-star Terrence Howard. Maggie Gyllenhaal, who received a nod for lead actress in a limited series or movie for ‘The Honourable Woman’, will also present an award.

Image caption Amy Poehler, multiple Emmy nominee for her part in 'Parks and Recreation', will be presenting at the 2015 ceremony

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'Empire' Star Taraji P. Henson Assures Fans She's A Tough Cookie After Hospitalisation

By Stephanie Chase in Movies / TV / Theatre on 20 June 2015

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The actress has taken to social media to let fans know she’s doing good.

‘Empire’ actress Taraji P. Henson has assured fans she’s on the mend after being hospitalised for exhaustion earlier this week.

Image caption Taraji P. Henson is on the mend in hospital.

The 44 year old actress posted a photo on her Instagram account on Friday showing her lying in a hospital bed with an IV drip in her arm. ‘God has a way of saying "you're doing too much!" "SAT DOWN SOMEWHERE". I'm listening Father!!! I am taking several seats!!!,’ Henson captioned the pic.

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'Empire' Actress Taraji P. Henson Apologises For Accusing Police Of Racially Profiling Her Son

By Elinor Cosgrave in Fashion / Beauty on 28 March 2015

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Taraji P. Henson has apologised to Glendale police for accusing them of racially profiling her son. Henson claimed she overreacted before "gathering all the facts".

Taraji P. Henson, the 44-year-old actress best known for her role in Empire as Cookie Lyon, has issued a public apology after she accused police of racially profiling her son. Henson was interviewed last week and alleged her son had been targeted unfairly by Glendale police during a traffic stop. However, the Glendale police released footage from the officer in question's dash cam which showed he had not unfairly targeted Henson's son, Marcell Johnson.

Image caption Taraji P. Henson has apologised to Glendale police following her comments about racial profiling.

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Fox Sues Music Company To Keep The Name Of Hit Series 'Empire'

By Stephanie Chase in Movies / TV / Theatre on 25 March 2015

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The network filled the trademark lawsuit on Monday.

It looks like Fox is doing everything in its power to make sure their ‘Empire’ is the only one left standing. The network filed a a trademark lawsuit on Monday seeking a declaration that it has every right to use the name ‘Empire’ as the title for its hit series, after a Californian music company demanded it pay $5 million for usage of the name.

Image caption 'Empire' has been a ratings winner for Fox

According to The Hollywood Reporter Fox is suing Empire Distribution, Inc, after the company claimed they owned the rights to the names "Empire," "Empire Distribution" and "Empire Recordings”. The company has also claimed ‘trademark dilution by tarnishment’ saying the series features "a label run by a homophobic drug dealer prone to murdering his friends.”

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"Empire" Star Taraji P. Henson Unleashes SASS In Response To 50 Cent

By Victoria Pavlova in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 09 January 2015

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Henson isn't taking any hate - even the high profile kind.

Remember when 50 Cent had some not-so-nice stuff to say about Empire? Neither did anybody else in the world, until Empire star Taraji P. Henson took time out of her (presumably very busy) day to respond.

Image caption Did Henson just school 50 over Twitter?

The Oscar nominee responded to the rapper’s diss of her new Fox series on Twitter earlier this week, after 50 Cent claimed on Instagram that Empire’s marketing materials were very similar to the Starz crime drama. Power is his show, by the way, in case you haven’t been keeping up on your 50 Cent news lately.

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It's Boys Vs. Girls Once Again As The Group Hit Vegas In 'Think Like A Man Too' [Trailer]

By Holly Williams in Movies / TV / Theatre on 13 August 2014

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'Think Like A Man Too' sees Kevin Hart and his loved up friends get wild on a bachelor vs. bachelorette night in Las Vegas.

Five couples and one singleton decide to challenge each other to a men versus women bachelor and bachelorette party ahead of Michael and Candice's upcoming wedding in Las Vegas - but with a few of the relationships already under strain, how will their wild nights affect their partners?


Kevin Hart [centre] takes the guys out for a wild weekend

'Think Like A Man Too' is finally set to hit the UK and, after the hilarity that ensued with the first 'Think Like A Man' movie in 2012, we have to admit we're excited. It would seem that the couples we wanted to live happily ever after are looking pretty solid with Michael (Terrence Jenkins) and Candice (Regina Hall) planning their upcoming nuptials in the romantic city of Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Think Like A Man Too Trailer

The trailer for 2014's comedy Think Like a Man Too, follows the exploits of the original film's cast as they work their way around Las Vegas on a stag and hen night. When Michael (Terrence J) and Candice (Regina Hall) decide to get married in Las Vegas, they set off with friends in tow, but as each couple arrives, they bring with them more than their fair share of baggage. Zeke (Romany Malco) is haunted by his womanizing past, causing a strain on his relationship with Mya (Meagan Good). Jeremy (Jerry Ferrara) and Kristen (Gabriel Union) are already married and trying for a baby, while Bennett (Gary Owen) and Tish (Wendi McLendon-Covey) struggle to regain the spark in their relationship. Dominic (Michael Ealy) and Lauren (Taraji P. Henson) are reunited for the first time in ages, and best man Cedric (Kevin Hart) is just happy to be away from his own wife.

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No Good Deed Trailer

Colin is a violent and narcissistic killer who has spent plenty of time in prison for vicious crimes, including the brutal attack on his terrified ex-girlfriend. Back in prison, he is denied parole but subsequently manages to make an escape in transit despite being handcuffed in the back of a police truck. It's a stormy night and, elsewhere, Terri is kissing her husband goodbye as he leaves her and his two children at their Atlanta home to go visit his father on his birthday. Unfortunately, he couldn't have left at a worse time as Colin manages to enter the house under the guise of a needy car crash victim. It isn't long before his violent intentions become clear, however, and Terri finds herself desperately trying to protect her children from this merciless intruder.

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