; born September 11, 1970) is an American actress and author.She studied acting at Howard University and began her Hollywood career in guest-roles on several television shows before making her breakthrough in Baby Boy (2001). Henson as baby mama Yvette to Tyrese Gibson's immature father Jody in "Baby Boy." It's a character that is never too far behind her because it was her first big break in the industry eight years ago. And I remember when he called me the day after the Oscars telling me about this script and he was like, Madea's gonna be in the film, and I was like I love it, I love her. In “Hustle and Flow," there was a character with a different set of issues. You just have to really love yourself enough to be able to walk away, to not put the responsibility of you in other people's hands, take responsibility for yourself.But over the last few years Henson has had the opportunity to be more than a baby mama, particularly as her turn as the adoptive mother to Brad Pitt's Benjamin Button in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"--which gained her a Academy Award nomination. I just missed that because you get in the industry and they bow down to you, they want to put shoes on your feet and make you feel like you're this and you're that. I really wanted to get back to the basics, and I really enjoy the way that he works. And plus, she's the only Black woman that can open a film. In "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" your character had an inherent sadness. It's in the why the person ended up the way they did. There's always somebody who can identify with the characters that I portray. It may sound selfish, but you have to put yourself first.How does faith and spirituality guide you, whether you're on set or making decisions about the movies you choose to do? , has explained why she hasn't owned up to dating any man yet.44-year old Taraji revealed that she needs to be claimed by her man before claiming to be with a man on the Steve Harvey show. Henson.’ You don’t get to go on the red carpet and share that part of my life with me because now, today with social media, it’s not private." I have a son and I don’t want them to be like ‘mom dated that one and this and this’…I can’t do that.
Henson went on to star in the ensemble film Think Like a Man (2012) and its 2014 sequel.
A source claims Berry’s decision to ax Cirrincione was, in part, due to him devoting more time to his client Taraji P. “Taraji’s on a hit show and it’s her moment right now.
Halle has had a bad run with films, and her TV show was canceled,” said the source. They’re friends.” Another insider added, “It was just time to change gears. She was just ready for new management.” Berry apparently split from Cirrincione about a year ago.
At Howard, she honed her singing, dancing and acting skills, proudly earning herself a "Triple Threat Scholarship."When Henson was in her junior year of college, she found out she was pregnant.
Not only was she determined to keep her baby, but Henson refused to miss a beat when it came to her performance schedule.
She received praise for playing a prostitute in Hustle & Flow (2005) and a single mother in David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008); for the latter, she received Academy Award, SAG Award and Critics Choice Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress; for the former, she received a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture nomination.