Taraji Penda Henson (Taraji P. Henson), a multi-talented American actress, singer and writer, makes a striking appearance on a cover of the December 2023/January 2024 ”Women in Hollywood” issue of Elle US. Captured by photographer Adrienne Raquel, Henson sports a stunning Rasario gown complemented by a Harry Winston bracelet, setting a tone of understated elegance.
The collaboration of stylists Zerina Akers and duo Wayman + Micah is evident in the selection of garments from brands such as Valdrin Sahiti, Lapointe and David Koma, with each piece accentuating Henson’s charismatic personality. Tym Wallace’s expertise in hair styling blends seamlessly with Saisha Beecham’s make-up artistry and Temeka Jackson’s nail finesse. Set design by Bryan Porter with production by Anthony Federici at Petty Cash Production.
Taraji P. Henson reflects on her career and life goals in an interview with Elle US. Beginning her journey at Howard University, Henson gained recognition with her debut in “Baby Boy” and continued acclaim in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and “Empire.” Now, she envisions a future where she can savor her successes more leisurely, perhaps on a yacht in Spain.
Outside of acting, Henson is a passionate advocate for mental health in the black community through her Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation. This endeavor, along with her hair and body care line, TPH by Taraji, and her role as a Broadway producer, signify her expanding interests.
Henson remains grounded, finding joy in everyday activities like shopping at Target. She sees acting as a spiritual and healing process and looks forward to diversifying her life experiences and income streams, hoping to achieve this transformation before she turns 60.