Happy 44th birthday Taraji P. Henson! Taraji Penda Henson is a seasoned movie actress who has appeared in many acclaimed movies, such as Hustle and Flow, Baby Boy, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button with Brad Pitt and the to be released on the 13th No Good Deed with Idris Elba.
She attended Howard University, and in 2000, she debuted in The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle. She was nominated for her first Academy Award in 2008 for her role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and has won nine Awards in her career. Most recently in 2011 she won three, one being the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special for “Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story.” Check out more Taraji P. Henson photos in the gallery below. -joi pearson @joiapearson