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Okay, so if you’re as in love with Taraji P. Henson as we are then you’re going to totally go gaga for this article. We’re here to give you the skinny on all things relating to Taraji P Henson house and so much more. I’m talking everything from personal details on her love life to how much she makes per episode of Empire and the inside scoop on her gorgeous homes.

So, if you are absolutely obsessed with all things Taraji P. Henson, feel free to sit back, relax, pour yourself a cold one and enjoy the next few lines.

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For all you super fans curious – where does Taraji P Henson live? – you’re in the right place. She lives between Chicago and Los Angeles.

Taraji P Henson House Chicago

In October 2017, Henson purchased a 36th-floor condo in an exclusive high rise in Chicago for $1.925 million. Makes sense as her hit show, Empire, shoots in Chicago!

The 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom unit was never listed on the MLS – she must have had some insider knowledge! – so little is known about the unit. However, we do know that it’s about 2,500 square feet with impeccable views from the window-clad corner living room.

Henson previously owned a 3-bedroom, 2.5 bath condo on the 38th floor of the same building, which she purchased for $1.408 million in May 2015. She traded the luxury apartment in for the upgraded unit two floors below in October 2017, which we revealed above.

Check out more details of Taraji P Henson’s Chicago Condo here!

Taraji P Henson House Los Angeles

Furthermore, in 2016 the actress purchased a BOMB, $6.4 million home in the Hollywood Hills area of Los Angeles. The 3-bedroom, 3 bath Spanish-style home sits on atop a peak at the end of an uber-exclusive street protected by a gate and massive shrubs.

The listing photos available online (seen below) are horrible quality and I can’t believe we’re even adding them here, but y’all wanna see, so here it goes. From what we know, the home has a pool with a waterfall, a cute Zen garden, and 306-degree views of the city. Yes, 360.

Taraji P Henson House Hollywood Hills

We’ve got more photos, plus Taraji P Henson Address, here!

Additionally, in 2015, Taraji began renting a 1,406-square-foot, 2-bedroom, 2.5 bath “starter home” in nearby Glendale, CA for $3,700 per month. Presumably, this is for her son and/or family, but who knows!

Taraji P Henson: What We Really Want to Know

What does the ‘P’ stand for in Taraji P Henson?

The ‘P’ in Taraji P. Henson stands for “Penda” which means “love”.

What does the name Taraji mean?

The name “Taraji” is Swahili and means “hope”.

How did Taraji P Henson become an actress?

The actress initially caught the acting bug in her youth when she enrolled in college to study drama. During this period, she also moonlighted as a singing-dancing waitress on a popular dinner-cruise ship in the area known as The Spirit of Washington. In the early 1990s, she began to pick up background work and eventually was able to get her SAG card. The rest is history.

What college did Taraji P Henson attend?

Taraji initially attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University where she studied electrical engineering. However, shortly after she made the decision to transfer to Howard University where she began studying drama.

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Taraji P Henson’s Age

Taraji P. Henson was born on September 11, 1970. As of this article, the actress is 48 years young!

Who has Taraji P Henson dated?

Taraji has had a pretty dull love life compared to most – which is a pretty big compliment. Many stars’ careers are often overshadowed by their chaotic and tumultuous love lives, but Henson has pretty much-kept things under the radar throughout the entire length of her career.

The actress dated actor Hill Harper from April 2002 to 2005, at which point she moved on to hip-hop legend Common in October of that year (#yum). Taraji and Common got hot and heavy for a little over a year until their relationship ended in February 2007.

From October 2008 to June 2009 she made the biggest mistake of her life and dated NBA player Lamar Odom, now officially known as the biggest hot mess in NBA history. Lamar quickly moved on to Khloe Kardashian in September of 2009 and you pretty much already understand it all went downhill from there. Or stayed the same, for all we know.

Taraji regained her senses in 2012 when rumors started swirling about her dating the super yummy Michael Ealy (those eyes!!!!!!), who co-starred with her in Think Like A Man. These two gorgeous caramel macchiatos were rumored to have been a pair from 2012 to 2013.

In November 2015 she began dating NFL player Kelvin Hayden. The two became engaged just last year on May 14th. Rumors have been swirling about an impending wedding, but according to Henson, it won’t be this year. She’s officially taking the summer off to just be a plain old regular gal.

Who is Taraji P Henson married too?

Were you wondering who Taraji P Henson husband was? Well, the actress is currently engaged to NFL player Kelvin Hayden, however, they have yet to tie the knot.

How many kids does Taraji P Henson have?

Taraji has one child named Marcell whom she gave birth to in 1994. His father was her high school sweetheart and was tragically murdered by his girlfriend during an altercation on his birthday. The two were not a couple at the time.

What movies did Taraji P Henson played in?

The actress has had a pretty lengthy television and film career. As of 2019, Taraji has acted in 35 films which are as follows (in chronological order – you’re welcome):

  1. Streetwise (1998)
  2. The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000)
  3. Satan’s School for Girls (2000)
  4. Baby Boy (2001)
  5. Book of Love: The Definitive Reason Why Men Are Dogs (2002)
  6. Hair Show (2004)
  7. Hustle & Flow (2005)
  8. Four Brothers (2005)
  9. Animal (2005)
  10. Something New (2006)
  11. Smokin’ Aces (2007)
  12. Talk to Me (2007)
  13. The Family that Preys (2008)
  14. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
  15. Not Easily Broken (2009)
  16. Hurricane Season (2009)
  17. I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009)
  18. Date Night (2010)
  19. The Karate Kid (2010)
  20. Peep World (2010)
  21. Once Fallen (2010)
  22. The Good Doctor (2011)
  23. Larry Crowne (2011)
  24. Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain (2011)
  25. Think Like a Man (2012)
  26. Madly Madagascar (2013)
  27. Think Like a Man Too (2014)
  28. Top Five (2014)
  29. Term Life (2016)
  30. Hidden Figures (2016)
  31. Proud Mary (2018)
  32. Acrimony (2018)
  33. Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
  34. What Men Want (2019)
  35. The Best Enemies (2019)

What awards did Taraji P Henson win?

To date, Henson has won several awards and has additionally been nominated for a handful of significant roles she has played. She won an NAACP Image Award while co-starring on the CBS television series Person of Interest.

In 2015 she won the Critics Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series for her role on Empire. She was also the first black actress to claim this award in the show’s entire history. She additionally won a Golden Globe award and was nominated for two Emmy Awards (2015 & 2016) for this series.

She also won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture due to her work in Hidden Figures.

How much is Taraji P. Henson worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the actress is worth an estimated $16 million.

Taraji P. Henson Salary on Empire

According to Fox Business, Taraji and her co-star Terrence Howard have been paid around $175,000 per episode of the popular TV show.


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