Taraji P. Henson shows no signs of slowing down. At 50-years-young, the actress, author, and hair care expert has done so much. Since her breakthrough role as Yvette in Baby Boy, Henson has honed monumental roles, and earned the awards to prove it. From 1 Golden Globe Award to 1 Screen Actors Guild Award, 1 Critics Choice Award, 2 Black Reel Awards, 6 BET awards, and 10 NAACP Awards, Henson has proven to be a force to reckon with on the screen.
When Henson isn’t showing off her acting chops, she’s slaying the fashion game on and off the red carpet. Henson works with only the best — Jason Bolden is her go-to stylist. Together, the pair create looks that keep the streets talking. Bolden often puts Henson in outfits that accentuate her long legs. And her hairstylist extraordinaire, Tym Wallace, has been known to work his magical fingers in Henson’s locs. From wigs to natural tresses, her mane is always done to perfection.
Today marks Taraji P. Henson’s 50th rotation around the sun. In honor of her birthday, we’ve counted down her ten best fashion moments.
1. TARAJI P. HENSON SPOTTED IN NEW YORK CITYSource:Getty
Taraji P. Henson arrived to ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ wearing an Alexander Wang dress with Brian Atwood shoes.
2. TARAJI P. HENSON AT THE 71ST EMMY AWARDSSource:Getty
Taraji P. Henson attended the 71st Emmy Awards clad is a pink and red custom Vera Wang gown.
3. TARAJI P. HENSON AT THE BET AWARDSSource:Getty
Taraji P. Henson showed up and showed out at the BET awards dressed in a black Balmain evening gown with sheer sleeves, and a thigh-high slit.
4. TARAJI P HENSON AT TYLER PERRY STUDIOS GRAND OPENING GALASource:Getty
Taraji P. Henson attended Tyler Perry Studios grand opening gala in a black, feathered Christopher Kane gown.
5. TARAJI P. HENSON AT THE 76TH ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDSSource:Getty
Taraji P. Henson arrived to the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards in a velvet forest green custom Vera Wang gown with a plunging neckline.
6. TARAJI P. HENSON AT THE VANITY FAIR OSCAR PARTYSource:Getty
Taraji P. Henson attended the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in a bronze metallic jumpsuit by Roland Mouret.
7. TARAJI P. HENSON AT THE 8TH ANNUAL BREAKTHROUGH PRIZE CEREMONYSource:Getty
Taraji P. Henson attended the 2020 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony in an asymmetrical blouse and matching black pants.
8. TARAJI P. HENSON AT THE FOX WINTER TCA ALL STAR PARTYSource:Getty
Taraji P. Henson attended the FOX Winter TCA All Star Party dressed in a blue Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Spring 2020 layered dress.
9. TARAJI P. HENSON AT THE GLOBAL CITIZEN FESTIVALSource:Getty
Taraji P. Henson attended the 2019 Global Citizen Festival: Power The Movement in a simple black tube dress and sneakers.
10. TARAJI P. HENSON SPOTTED IN NEW YORK CITYSource:Getty
Taraji P. Henson was spotted on her way to The Today Show dressed in a fun, plaid coat and white, knee-high boots.