Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson

Keynote Speaker: Academy Award-Nominated Actress & Mental Health Advocate

Taraji P. Henson Biography

Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winning actor, writer, and producer Taraji P. Henson quickly rose to fame after her breakout performance in the critically acclaimed film HUSTLE & FLOW, which earned her and the cast a Screen Actors Guild nomination as well as the BET Award for Best Actress.

Henson recently wrapped her iconic run as “Cookie Lyon” in Fox’s hit musical drama “Empire”, which has earned her three Emmy nominations, a Golden Globe Award, a Critics Choice Award, and three BET Awards. Prior to “Empire”, Henson had recurring roles on “Person of Interes”, “Boston Legal”, and “The Division”.

In 2017, Henson portrayed NASA mathematician Katherine G. Johnson in the Academy Award nominated film “Hidden Figures”. Henson and the cast received a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for the film. Other credits include Tyler Perry’s “Acrimony”, “Proud Mary”, “Think Like a Man” with Kevin Hart, “Think Like a Man Too”, “Talk to Me” opposite Don Cheadle, “Smokin’ Aces” with Ben Affleck and Alicia Keys, Tyler Perry’s “The Family that Prays”, “Hurricane Season” opposite Forest Whitaker, “No Good Deed” opposite Idris Elba which opened #1 in the box office, “Larry Crowne” with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, “Taken From Me”, and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” with Brad Pitt, for which she earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Henson also lent her voice alongside Sarah Silverman, John C. Reilly, and Gal Gadot in Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck it Ralph 2” which was #1 at the box office three weekends in a row. In 2019, Henson starred in Paramount’s “What Men Want” from director Adam Shankman, and “The Best of Enemies” opposite Sam Rockwell. Following the finale of EMPIRE in 2020, she was seen starring in the Netflix film “Coffee & Kareem” with Ed Helms. In 2022, she will be heard lending her voice to “Minions: The Rise of Gru”. In 2019, Henson received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In Fall 2020, Henson announced her production company TPH Entertainment, which has a first-look deal with Twentieth Century Fox TV. The agreement with Fox will include projects for multiple platforms.

In October 2016, Henson released her New York Times bestselling novel “Around The Way Girl,” a memoir about her family and friends, her determination to make it to Hollywood, and the importance of living your own truth. In “Around The Way Girl,” she reminisces on the world-class theater arts education she received at Howard University, and how she chipped away at Hollywood’s resistance to give women, especially women of color, rich and significant roles. With her iconic humor and honesty, Henson shares the struggles and disappointments of an actor’s journey and shows audiences that she is ever authentic.

In Fall 2018, Henson launched the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation in honor of her late father. The organization provides scholarships to African-American students majoring in mental health, offers mental health services to youth in urban schools, and works to lower the recidivism rates of African-American men and women. Henson, along with her best friend and foundation partner, Tracie Jade, recently cohosted the Facebook Watch series PEACE OF MIND WITH TARAJI, which focuses on mental health issues.

In early 2020, Henson launched her own haircare line, TPH by Taraji, which is exclusively sold at Target. A Washington, D.C. native, Henson currently resides in Los Angeles.

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Taraji P. Henson Videos

Taraji P. Henson On 'Peace of Mind,' Talks Of 'Empire' Spinoff
Taraji P. Henson Talks Mental Health During Quarantine
Taraji P. Henson on Mental Health (C-SPAN)

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Who is the agent for Taraji P. Henson?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Taraji P. Henson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Taraji P. Henson for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Taraji P. Henson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Taraji P. Henson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Taraji P. Henson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Diversity, Authors and Basketball. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. Taraji P. Henson generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mayim Bialik, Viola Davis and George Takei. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Taraji P. Henson for an upcoming event.

Taraji P. Henson Videos

Taraji P. Henson On 'Peace of Mind,' Talks Of 'Empire' Spinoff
Taraji P. Henson Talks Mental Health During Quarantine
Taraji P. Henson on Mental Health (C-SPAN)
Taraji P. Henson - Variety
Taraji P. Henson Talks Mental Health, Getting Paid and Why ...

Taraji P. Henson Speaking Topics

  • Empowering Women

  • Diversity

  • Leadership

  • Mental Health

Taraji P. Henson News

How to book Taraji P. Henson?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Taraji P. Henson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Taraji P. Henson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Taraji P. Henson or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Taraji P. Henson?

Booking fees for Taraji P. Henson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Taraji P. Henson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Taraji P. Henson?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Taraji P. Henson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Taraji P. Henson for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Taraji P. Henson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Taraji P. Henson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Taraji P. Henson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Diversity, Authors and Basketball. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. Taraji P. Henson generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Mayim Bialik, Viola Davis and George Takei. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Taraji P. Henson for an upcoming event.

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