Taraji P. Henson showed up to the Grammy Awards this year in a pink and brown sequined mermaid gown by Brian Rennie for Basler with a plunging Marilyn Monroe neckline.
Henson gleamed on the red carpet in this liquid metal Randi Rahm gown at the 2012 NAACP Image Awards.
Taraji Henson arrived at the 2011 BET Awards in one of her most stunning red carpet looks of all time — a glittering gold Kaufman Franco column gown, with sheer shoulder details that gave the illusion of a halter silhouette.
At the 63rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards Taraji wore a flowing beaded Blumarine gown with a 1920s flair.
Taraji’s red carpet shade of choice is nude, a color that never fails to freshen up her natural skin tone.
At the 31st Annual Silver Rose Gala & Auction, Henson looked gorgeous in an Hervé Léger number and matching pumps.
At the 2011 GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! a lamé asymmetrical draped dress was all Henson needed to shine on the carpet.
At PETA’s New York fashion week party in 2010, Henson sported a clean cut jumpsuit by vegan designer Stella McCartney.
In 2010, Henson hosted the Hervé Léger opening with Lubov Azria in Costa Mesa, California wearing a sultry selection by the designer in her favorite shade of nude.
In 2010 the actress attended the premiere of Frankie and Alice in a fun fur and sexy leopard bodycon dress.
The actress selected a flirty Elizabeth & James teal strapless frock and Yves Saint Laurent gold Tribute platforms at The Cosmopolitan Grand Opening and New Year’s Eve Celebration with Jay-Z in 2010.
Henson nailed the color and cut of this Victoria Beckham cobalt blue origami dress at the premiere of Date Night in 2010.
A strapless silk paneled dress played up all of her assets at the VH1 14th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards in 2009.
Henson’s gleaming mirrored Naeem Khan dress took a simple shift-style silhouette to the next level. Her understated Judith Leiber clutch and Rene Caovilla sandals were the perfect touch.
At the 2009 Soul Train Awards, Henson’s sleek purple bodycon dress with cut-outs stood out on the carpet for it’s color and curve-hugging fit.
At the 25th Film Independent Spirit Awards, Henson bares a little leg in a draped navy dress with a super sexy split.
Taraji rocked a sexy tulip style Tracy Reese dress with stacked bangles, a simple black clutch and peep toes at the 2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors.
Taraji looks radiant in a red Hervé Leroux dress, Christian Louboutin pumps, and Lorraine Schwartz jewels at the premiere of Larry Crowne.
A fan of Hervé Léger, Henson wears a unique printed style at the FFAWN Honors Concert.
Henson’s architectural ruffled and layered dress at the Kaleidoscope of Dreams for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was one of her best looks ever.
Taraji’s red carpet fave: a stunning strapless chiffon Roberto Cavalli gown at the 81st Annual Academy Awards. This look was breathtaking, and so was the sizable diamond statement necklace she wore with it.
In 2008 she worked a look that could have easily been worn today — a hot pink mini dress and cobalt blue peep toes to the premiere of Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys.
That same year at the 39th NAACP Image Awards, Henson used pop colors once again to accent her dainty LBD. The pink platforms steal the show!
At the Giorgio Armani & The Cinema Society screening of Albert Nobbs Henson appropriately selects a cranberry colored pleat front gown by Emporio Armani, accented with marigold statement accessories.
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 13: Actress Taraji P. Henson enters Fashion Week at Lincoln Center on September 13, 2011 in New York City.
Taraji is ready for spring wearing brights and white at the LA Film Fest.
Henson’s other stand-out role was in 2005’s Hustle and Flow where she also made her singing debut on the Oscar-nominated song “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp.”
A mom first, Henson says her 15-year-old son Marcel is the center of her world.
Henson’s role as Queenie in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button earned her a Best Supporting Actress nomination.
Henson says she drew her inspiration for Queenie from the women in her family.
Henson is a descendant of Matthew Henson, one of the first explorers to discover the North Pole.
“I haven’t had a date in years… and I’m not looking, because when I look, I find mess,” Henson told ESSENCE. “I’m just waiting for God to reveal The One to me.”
“Do unto others what they do unto you. Whatever you put out in the universe, you’re going to get back,” is Henson’s life philosophy.