Taraji Penda Henson is an American actress, singer, and author. She studied acting at Howard University and began her Hollywood career in guest-roles on several television shows before making her breakthrough in Baby Boy.
She covers InStyle magazine’s January 2019 issue in a Valentino dress.
Taraji P. Henson might be the greatest motivational speaker women have at the moment.
“I feel like a boss b*. I’m grabbing my nuts, like ‘Yeah!’” She’s a commanding presence in a man’s world. And as she knows, there’s no time to mince words anymore. From the #MeToo movement to the midterm elections, we’ve seen what happens when women stake their claim. @TarajiPHenson has worked for over 20 years and is among those finally getting their due — and she’s not afraid to say it. She pays homage to Mary Tyler Moore, another amazing heroine, on our January subscriber cover.
Photographed by @robbiefimmano
Styled by @juliavonboehm