Taraji Henson was born on September 11, 1970, in Washington, D.C. As a teenager, Taraji applied to a performing-arts high school but didn't get in. So she started working two jobs one as secretary and another as a cruise-ship entertainer. Later on in her junior year of college, she found out she was pregnant.In 1995 she achieved her goal of graduating from Howard University with a degree in theater.
" Every human walks around with a certain kind of sadness. They may not wear it on their sleeves, but it's there if you look deep. "