Taraji P. Henson
Taraji P Henson


September 11 1970 (1970-09-11) (age 48)
Washington, D.C., U.S.


Actress, singer

Years active


Character played

Camille Mercer

Taraji Penda Henderson (born September 11, 1970) is an actress and singer. She played Camille Mercer in Four Brothers.

Early lifeEdit

She was born and raised in Washington, D.C., and attended Oxon Hill High School in Oxon Hill, Maryland. Henson first attended North Carolina Agric & Tech, where she attempted to study electrical engineering. She failed precalculus, so she transferred to Howard University. To pay for Howard, she worked two jobs: in the morning, as a secretary at the Pentagon; at night, as a singing and dancing waitress on a dinner cruise ship. She graduated from Howard University in 1995.


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