You might recognize her as the Karate Kid’s mom but for those who knew her, Taraji P. Henson has been part of their lives. She has been an actress, a singer and songwriter, a makeup endorser, a spokesperson, an author and a theater actress.Image Credit: Flickr: NASA HQ PHOTO
So what is Taraji P. Henson net worth in 2018? What are Taraji P. Henson’s salary/earnings? Read on…
Taraji Henson was born as Taraji Penda Henson on September 11, 1970. Her parents, Bernice Gordon and Boris Henson were at Washington, D.C. by the time she was born – and that was where they stayed. By the time she was at Howard University, she was studying acting. Her Hollywood career started with guest-roles on several talk shows before being able to act in a film.:
Taraji’s first role had been in the 2001 film, Baby Boy. This film landed her into the Hollywood track that she had longed for. She had always portrayed women that were thrust into the most spectacular settings. These can be seen in the films, Satan’s School for Girls, Baby Boy and the Book of Love: The Definitive Reason Why Men are Dogs in 2000, 2001 and 2002 respectively.
By the time it was 2005, Taraji Henson was part of the Hustle & Flow. She played the role of Terrence Howard’s love interest, Shug. Although the film had two nominations for Academy Awards, it only won one. In 2008, she played the role of Benjamin Button’s mother along with Brad Pitt as Benjamin Button’s father. Taraji was then nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She also remarked that, “Queenie (Taraji’s role) is the embodiment of unconditional love.”
As the years go by, Taraji Henson was involved in many films. She became part of movies such as: The Family That Preys, I Can Do Bad All By Myself and The Karate Kid in 2008, 2009 and 2010 respectively.
In 2011, Taraji stole the spotlight when Taraji Henson acted as Tiffany Rubin in the Lifetime Movie Network film Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story. Since the film was based on true events of a female New Yorker with a son that was abducted by his biological father, it had heavy and severe racial undertones and criticism. Her role, as a mother, was so amazing that she earned several award nominations. The awards include a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie, a BET Awards for Best Actress and a Black Reel Award for Outstanding Television or Miniseries Performance: Female.
By the time it was 2016, Taraji Henson had starred in more award-winning movies. First on the list was Hidden Figures – a huge box-office success. It was nominated for several awards and three Oscars – Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Octavia Spencer. And it had two Golden Globes for the Best Supporting Actress for Spencer and Best Original Score awards.
2018 will witness Taraji Henson’s return to the silver screen as Taraji is slated to act in four feature films – Proud Mary, as a hit woman that doted on a young boy she did not know; Acrimony, as a wife who was betrayed after her faithfulness to her husband; Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph as the voice of Yesss; and Best of Enemies, as Ann Atwater, the civil rights activist. And 2019 will have more and more films that star her. Taraji’s
Currently, Taraji Henson is still filming for the aforementioned films. And while she’s not filming, she’s doing work as MAC Cosmetics’ spokesperson for their Viva Glam Campaign – against HIV/AIDS. Taraji is also a supporter of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and NOH8 Campaign in which she participates frequently.
Over her 20 year career, Taraji P. Henson has played various roles in about 35 films and over 20 TV shows. This award winning actress’ talent has been well recognized with several awards. Her popularity has been instrumental in her ability to accumulate considerable wealth.
In all, we estimate Taraji P. Henson net worth in 2018 at $6 million.