Taraji P. Henson

Taraji Penda Henson is an American actress and singer. She is known for her roles as Yvette in Baby Boy, Shug in Hustle and Flow and Queenie in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2009. From 2011 to 2013, she co-starred in the CBS drama Person of Interest and currently stars on the Fox musical drama series Empire.

Known For


Cast Credits

Empire (2015)
Starring as Cookie Lyon (39 episodes)
Lip Sync Battle (2015)
Guest starring as Taraji Henson (2 episodes)
iHeart Radio Music Awards (2014)
Guest starring as Taraji Henson
Hollywood Game Night (2013)
Guest starring as Taraji Henson
Person of Interest (2011)
Starring as Detective Joss Carter (54 episodes)
Guest starring as Detective Joss Carter
Spike Guys' Choice Awards (2007)
Starring as Host
Boston Legal (2004)
Starring as Whitney Rome (11 episodes)
House (2004)
Guest starring as Moira
  • Episode 2x06: Spin (Nov 15, 2005)
American Idol (2002)
Guest starring as Taraji Henson
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)
Guest starring as Christina
The Simpsons (1989)
Guest starring as Praline
Saturday Night Live (1975)
Guest starring as Taraji P. Hensen