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Taraji P Henson Net Worth, Salary, Husband, Married, Children, Bio

Taraji P Henson has proved that achieving success is all a matter of our dedication and efforts to overcome adversities put forward by life. She has shattered not only conventional barriers and accomplished an impressive net worth for an actress in Hollywood with substantial salary earnings throughout her career but also established new benchmarks for the future of the film and television industry.

Come join us to know details about Taraji P. Henson’s married life with husband, Kelvin Hayden, and children. More about Taraji P. Henson’s net worth and wiki.

Who is Taraji P Henson? Wiki, Bio

Taraji P Henson or Taraji Penda Henson was born on September 11, 1970, in Washington D.C. She is presently aged 48 years old. Taraji P Henson has two known siblings younger to her. Her siblings are named Shawn Henson and April Henson, and there is no detailed information about them on official sources.

The net worth of Taraji P Henson has been estimated to be almost $16 million according to official sources without any clear estimate of her present salary earnings. She is presently engaged to NFL cornerback, Kelvin Hayden. The couple was engaged to be husband and wife in May 2018. Taraji P Henson has only one son named Marcell Johnson from her relationship with high school sweetheart, William Lamar Johnson.


Taraji P Henson found her career debut in acting with the TV shows ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’ and ‘ER’ on NBC TV in the late 1990s. Her break in films came with supporting roles in the 2001 film ‘Baby Boy’ and the 2004 film ‘Hustle & Flow.’ She did not achieve much as an actress with these films but was able to jumpstart her career in films.

Henson went on to sing vocals for the soundtrack of ‘Hustle & Flow’ in the song ‘It’s Hard out Here for a Pimp’ which went on to bag the 2006 Academy Award for Best Original Song. She found bigger roles in subsequent films such as ‘Talk to Me’ and ‘Smokin’ Aces’ before landing up with the role of ‘Queenie’ in the 2008 film ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.’ This role helped her bag nominations at the Academy Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards. Her next noticeable role was in the 2016 film ‘Hidden Figures’ which was critically acclaimed in different circles of the industry.

Caption: Taraji P Henson sharing her recent life in Variety

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Taraji P Henson Family, Ethnicity

The occupation of Taraji P Henson is acting, and it also includes other roles such as producer and author. The parents of Henson are Boris Lawrence Henson and Bernice Gordon. Her father, Boris Lawrence Henson, was a janitor and metal fabricator while her mother was a corporate manager for Woodward & Lothrop. Taraji P Henson is American in nationality and is African American in ethnicity. An interesting fact about Taraji P Henson is her association with charitable causes such as ‘Hope North,’ ‘A Place Called Home’ and ‘The Heart Truth.’   

Taraji P Henson Net Worth and Salary

As per some trusted sources, Taraji P Henson’s net worth is near about $16 million. She has been able to accomplish this impressive net worth through her many endeavors that started with a mere $700 in her bank balance.

Image of American actress, Taraji P Henson net worth is $16 million

American actress, Taraji P Henson net worth is $16 million

Although there is no clear estimate of the present salary earnings of Taraji P Henson, there are various accounts of her income from different films and television shows. She reportedly received a contractual salary of $500,000 for her acclaimed role in the 2008 film ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.’ She received $22,000 for her role in each episode ‘The Division’ for a total of 14 episodes to her credit.

The sources of income for Taraji P Henson have been prominently observed in her acting career in films and television along with various endorsement deals. She also has various credits as a producer as her sources of income alongside her publications such as her 2016 book ‘Around the Way Girl.’

House and Cars in Taraji P Henson Net Worth

In terms of the houses owned by Taraji P Henson, it has been found that she purchased a house in the Laurel Canyon area in 2016 for a price of around $6.45 million. She has also been reported to own a villa in Glendale which can be put on rent for almost $4000 per month. Henson also owns a three-bedroom condo in Chicago which has been recently put up on sale by her.

Taraji P Henson currently owns a Lexus Sedan in her garage. This is her second vehicle after touring in a large Yukon for many years. She has also stated that she wanted a hybrid but failed to get it due to the higher price.

"Image of Taraji P. Henson house and cars

Taraji P. Henson house and cars

Taraji P Henson Husband, Married, Children

Taraji P Henson has never been married in her life and is currently engaged to welcome future husband and professional NFL cornerback, Kelvin Hayden, into her life. The couple met in 2015 and took an instant liking for each other. Taraji P Henson and Kelvin dated for almost two years in secrecy before making an official announcement about their relationship in December 2017. Kelvin proposed to Henson in May 2018, and they were engaged in becoming husband and wife.

Kelvin Hayden is 13 years younger than Taraji P Henson and has won a Super Bowl championship with the Indianapolis Colts team in NFL. He has also played with the Chicago Bears and the Atlanta Falcons.

Image of Taraji P Henson with her Fiancée Kelvin Hayden

Taraji P Henson with her Fiancée Kelvin Hayden

Taraji P Henson was involved in a serious relationship with high school sweetheart, William Lamar Johnson and had a son with him in 1994. William Lamar Johnson was killed in 2003. She has also been the focus of many rumors regarding her relationships with renowned celebrities such as Tyrese Gibson, Aubrey Graham, Hill Harper, and Lamar Odom.

Image of Taraji P Henson with his son Marcell Johnson

Taraji P Henson with his son Marcell Johnson

Taraji P. Henson Wiki, Bio, Age, Family, Children

Age 48 years (Born on September 11, 1970)
Net Worth $16 million
Spouse Kelvin Hayden (Fiancée)
Kids Marcell Johnson (Son)
Occupation Actress, producer, author
Parents Boris Lawrence Henson (Father)

Bernice Gordon (Mother)

Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American


Taraji P Henson is one of the finest actresses in Hollywood with a net worth of $16 million. She is engaged to the future husband and NFL player, Kelvin Hayden.

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