Taraji P. Henson Net worth 2022

Taraji Penda Henson is a popular American actress. Her amazing turn in Empire as “Cookie Lyon” is her most famous role.

The seasoned actress has appeared in numerous acclaimed films. These include ‘Hustle & Flow,’ ‘Hidden Figures,’ and ‘Baby Boy.’

The actress has also appeared in multiple TV series such as ‘Boston Legal,’ ‘The Division,’ and ‘Person of Interest.’ The actress was cast in What Men Want in 2019. After working in several TV shows, Taraji P. Henson worked her way to Hollywood.

The actress has balanced her entire career by choosing the best TV series projects and many big screens movies. The amazing actress started her acting career at a very young age. This has earned Taraji an impressive net worth and salary.

Taraji P. Henson Net Worth.

The sizzling actress’ career has enabled her to live a lavish lifestyle. This is because movie stars are well compensated for their work, as such, Taraji. P Henson’s net worth is $25 million. Henson has made most of her wealth from her time in Hollywood. 


As far as her home is concerned, she owns a house in California. No other extra details are available regarding her house.


Taraji P. Henson is the proud owner of a Lexus Sedan. After driving a bug Yukon for many years, the beautiful actress has switched to a Lexus hybrid.

Awards and Achievements.

Taraji P. Henson bagged the ‘Bet Awards’ and ‘Black movie Awards’ for her debutant role in ‘Baby Boy.’ The actress got nominated for ‘Oscars’ for ‘Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.’

The actress was also a part of many blockbuster movies such as ‘The Karate Kid,’ ‘Date Night,’ ‘Think Like a Man,’ and its sequel ‘Think like a Man Too.’ For her spectacular role in ‘Taken from Me,’ she was nominated for the category of “Outstanding Lead Actress” in a movie or Miniseries at ‘Primetime Emmy Award.’

Henson played the role of a prostitute in the famous movie “Hustle & Flow,” for which the actress got nominated for ‘MTV Movie Awards’ and ‘NAACP Image Awards’ along with ‘Screen Actors Guild Awards.’

Educational Background.

Taraji. P Henson wanted to study at Duke Ellington School for the Arts but was unsuccessful. Instead, she found her footing at Oxon Hill High School, where she finished graduating in 1988.

Later, the actress pursued electrical engineering at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Taraji transferred to Howard University and finally found her nitch at the school theatre.

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American Actress, Taraji P. Henson

Her steady progression in the film industry made her accumulate a substantial annual salary, expanding her net worth.

Taraji P. Henson Husband.

As per sources, Taraji P. Henson was in a long-time relationship with William Lamar Johnson. The couple had been together since high school. Taraji got pregnant in 1994 and gave birth to their first child, Marcell.

The actress’ husband was brutally murdered in 2003. Taraji spent a long time as a single mother who happily raised her son. Recently, however, Taraji. P Henson was spotted with Kelvin Hayden in Miami.

This sparked rumors that the pair were dating. Being a private person, Henson would not confirm this at first. By December 2017, she changed her tune and told the world that she was dating the bowl star. And in 2018, she got engaged to Kelvin Hyden.

Image of Taraji P. Henson dating with Kelvin Hayden

Taraji P. Henson dating Kelvin Hayden

Quick Facts.

Taraji P. Henson was born in Washington on the 11th of September, 1970. Her parents are Boris and Bernice Lawrence Henson.

They divorced when she was still young. Being the only child in her family, the actress has grown up seeing how her father struggled to put food on the table. This motivated the actress always to work hard. 

Now she has millions of fans worldwide. Taraji P. Henson regularly appears in big-screen films and TV series. They have fetched her many awards and nominations. 

Image of Taraji P. Henson with her son Marcell Johnson

Taraji P. Henson with her son Marcell Johnson

Age 51 (September 11, 1970)
Net worth $25 million
HusbandWilliam Lamar Johnson (EX-Significant)
KidsMarcel Henson
OccupationActress and Singer
Parents Boris Henson (Father)

Bernice Gordon (Mother)

Nationality American
Ethnicity African American


Taraji P. Henson has accumulated a vast net worth from her spectacular acting skills. Currently, the talented actress is living alone after her late husband’s demise.


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