List of Taraji P. Henson Movies

Team Anfotimes 23 Jan 2024 12:10 pm
Here is a list of all movies by American actress Taraji P. Henson.

Taraji Penda Henson, born on September 11, 1970, is a highly acclaimed American actress with a prolific career that has spanned film and television. Her talent has earned her numerous accolades, including a Golden Globe Award and nominations for an Academy Award and multiple Primetime Emmy Awards.

Having studied acting at Howard University, Henson made her film debut in the crime film "Streetwise" (1998). However, it was her roles in "Hustle & Flow" (2005), where she portrayed a prostitute, and in David Fincher's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2008), where she played a single mother, that brought her widespread recognition. The latter performance earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

In 2016, Taraji Henson portrayed mathematician Katherine Johnson in the critically acclaimed film "Hidden Figures," further showcasing her versatility and earning her acclaim. Her filmography also includes notable roles in "Baby Boy" (2001), "The Karate Kid" (2010), "Think Like a Man" (2012), "Acrimony" (2018), "What Men Want" (2019), "The Best of Enemies" (2019), and "The Color Purple" (2023).

In addition to her success on the big screen, Taraji Henson has had an extensive and impactful career in television. From 2011 to 2013, she co-starred as Joss Carter in the CBS drama series "Person of Interest." However, her most iconic television role came from starring as Cookie Lyon in the Fox drama series "Empire" from 2015 to 2020. For her performance as Cookie Lyon, she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama and received Primetime Emmy nominations in 2015 and 2016.

Henson's talent has not gone unnoticed, as evidenced by her inclusion in Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016. The same year, she released a New York Times best-selling autobiography titled "Around the Way Girl." In 2019, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, further solidifying her status as a respected and influential figure in the entertainment industry. Taraji Penda Henson's career continues to thrive, leaving an indelible mark on Hollywood.



Taraji P. Henson All Movies List

Year Title Role
1998 Streetwise Tammy
2000 The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle Left-Wing Student
2001 All or Nothing Kiko
Baby Boy Yvette
2002 Book of Love Date #4/Ghetto Girl
2004 Hair Show Tiffany
2005 Hustle & Flow Shug
Four Brothers Camille Mercer
Animal Ramona
2006 Something New Nedra
Smokin' Aces Sharice Watters
2007 Talk to Me Vernell Watson
2008 The Family That Preys Pam Evans
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Queenie
2009 Not Easily Broken Clarice Clark-Johnson
I Can Do Bad All by Myself April Jones
Hurricane Season Dayna Collins
2010 Date Night Detective Arroyo
Once Fallen Pearl
The Karate Kid Sherry Parker
Peep World Mary
2011 The Good Doctor Nurse Theresa
Larry Crowne B'Ella
From the Rough Catana Starks
2012 Think Like a Man Lauren Harris
2013 Madly Madagascar Okapi
2014 Think Like a Man Too Lauren Harris
Top Five Herself
No Good Deed Terri Granger
2016 Term Life Samantha Thurman
Hidden Figures Katherine Johnson
2018 Proud Mary Mary Goodwin
Acrimony Melinda Gayle
Ralph Breaks the Internet Yesss
2019 What Men Want Ali Davis
The Best of Enemies Ann Atwater
2020 Coffee & Kareem Vanessa Manning
2022 Minions: The Rise of Gru Belle Bottom
2023 PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie Victoria Vance
The Color Purple Shug Avery


Year Title Role
1997 The Parent 'Hood Aida
Sister, Sister Briana
1997–98 Smart Guy Monique/Leslie
1998 ER Patrice Robbins/Elan
Saved by the Bell: The New Class Girl 
1998–99 Felicity R.A. /Art Student
1999 Pacific Blue Rhonda
2000 Strong Medicine Crystal
Satan's School for Girls Paige
2001 The Test Herself/Panelist
Murder She Wrote: The Last Free Man Bess Pinckney
2002–04 The Division Inspector Raina Washington
2004 The Drop Herself
All of Us Kim
2005 Half & Half Gabrielle
House Moira
2006 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Christina
2007–08 Boston Legal Whitney Rome
2008 Eli Stone Angela Scott
2009–10 Soul Train Music Awards Herself/Co-Host
2010 The Cleveland Show Chanel Williams
2011 Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story Tiffany Rubin
2011–15 Person of Interest Detective Jocelyn "Joss" Carter
2013 The 365Black Awards Herself/Host
2014 Hollywood Game Night Herself
Seasons of Love Jackie
2015 Unsung Hollywood Herself
Saturday Night Live Herself/Host
Guys Choice Awards Herself/Host
Taraji and Terrence's White Hot Holidays Herself/Co-Host
Lip Sync Battle Herself/Competitor
2015–20 Empire Loretha "Cookie" Lyon
2016 Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade Ethel
Celebration of Gospel Herself/Host
2016–17 Taraji's White Hot Holidays Herself/Host
2017 Carpool Karaoke: The Series Herself
The Simpsons Praline
2018 Lip Sync Battle Herself/Competitor
D'Astrain No Cinema Herself
Nick Jr. Bedtime Stories Herself/Storyteller
2019 My Houzz Herself
Tuca & Bertie Terry
2020 American Music Awards Herself/Host
Jacked Herself/Host
2020–21 Peace of Mind with Taraji Herself/Host
2021 Nickelodeon's Unfiltered Herself
Soul of a Nation Herself
Legendary Herself/Guest Judge
Project Runway Herself/Guest Judge
Muppets Haunted Mansion Constance Hatchaway
Annie Live! Miss Hannigan
2021–22 BET Awards Herself/Host
2022 RuPaul's Drag Race [84] Herself/Guest Judge
2022–23 That's My Jam Herself
2023 Celebrity Prank Wars Herself
Abbott Elementary Vanetta Teagues
America in Black Herself




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