Henson, Taraji P.
Most widely held works about Taraji P Henson
Most widely held works by Taraji P Henson
The curious case of Benjamin Button ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and Russian and held by 2,154 libraries worldwide
Daisy Fuller Williams is on her deathbed in a New Orleans hospital the day that Hurricane Katrina hits. At her side is her adult daughter, Caroline. Daisy asks Caroline to read to her aloud from the diary of Daisy's lifelong friend, Benjamin Button. Benjamin's diary recounts his entire extraordinary life. The unusual aspect of his life is that he ages backwards, being born an old man. He is diagnosed with several aged diseases at birth and thus given little chance of survival. He does survive and gets younger with time.
The karate kid ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,522 libraries worldwide
Dre Parker finds himself in China after his mother's latest career move. He and classmate Mei Ying immediately fall for each other, but cultural differences make this friendship impossible. Even worse, his feelings make an enemy of class bully, Cheng, who is quite adept at kung fu. Dre turns to maintenance man Mr. Han, who is secretly a kung fu master and learns that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm. However, Dre realizes that this may be the fight of his life.
Date night ( Visual )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,439 libraries worldwide
An ordinary couple is in the right place, on the wrong night. Phil and Claire Foster are a sensible, suburban husband and wife slogging through their daily lives and marriage. But a case of mistaken identity sets off an outrageous chain of events involving small-time thieves, big-city mobsters, corrupt cops and a crazed cabbie, as the Fosters' 'date night' turns into a wild ride they'll never forget!
Hustle & flow ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,064 libraries worldwide
DJay, a very smalltime streetwise Memphis hustler and pimp, lives a dead-end life at the fringes of society. Though DJay has always had a way with words, that gift has long been misused--employed to keep his 'girls' producing. A chance encounter with Key, a sound engineer, spurs DJay to find a voice and realize his long-buried dreams. Chasing his musical dream transforms DJay, but opening the door to success demands one last hustle--if he's ever going to flow.
Tyler Perry's The family that preys ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,009 libraries worldwide
Wealthy socialite Charlotte Cartwright and her dear friend Alice Pratt, a working class woman of high ideals, have enjoyed a lasting friendship throughout many years. Their lives become mired in turmoil as their adult children's extramarital affairs, unethical business practices and a dark paternity secret threaten to derail family fortunes and unravel the lives of all involved. Alice's self-centered daughter, Andrea, is betraying her husband Chris by engaging in an affair with her boss. Charlotte's son, William is cheating on his wife Jillian. William's true focus is to replace the COO of his mothers' lucrative construction corporation. Meanwhile, Alice's other daughter Pam tries to steer the family in a more positive direction. Charlotte and Alice decide to take a cross-country road trip to rediscover themselves and possibly find a way to save their families from ruin.
Tyler Perry's I can do bad all by myself ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 903 libraries worldwide
After Madea catches sixteen-year-old Jennifer and her two younger brothers looting her home, she decides to take matters into her own hands and delivers the young delinquents to the only relative they have: their aunt April. A heavy-drinking nightclub singer who lives off of her married boyfriend, April wants nothing to do with them. But her attitude begins to change when Sandino, a handsome Mexican immigrant looking for work, moves into April's basement room. Making amends for his own past, Sandino challenges April to open her heart. Now, April has to decide between her old ways and the new possibilities of family, faith, and love.
Not easily broken ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 792 libraries worldwide
After years of disagreement concerning what true happiness, success, and love really are, Dave and Clarice Johnson have finally reached a breaking point in their marriage. Clarice is hurt in a car accident and the obvious truth is that more than just her injuries need immediate attention. Their odds of making it are worsen as Clarice begins to see a physical therapist. Dave develops a friendship with Julie and her teenage son Bryson. The acceptance and comfort he finds in them stirs his longing for a family and a passionate partner. Temptation tugs at Dave. Clarice pulls farther away. Now, they must confront whether their vows are easily broken.
Talk to me ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 736 libraries worldwide
A look at the life and career of charismatic Washington D.C.-area radio personality Ralph "Petey" Green, who was renowned for his "tell it like it is" approach to politics and race.
Baby boy ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 392 libraries worldwide
Jody doesn't have or want a job, because he lives with his mother Juanita in South Central L.A. Her new boyfriend Melvin is an ex-convict, ''original gangster," and landscaper. Jody views Melvin's arrival with suspicion--the last time Juanita had a boyfriend, she threw out his brother Ray. Jody has son with Yvette and a girl with Peanut, and along with his friend Sweetpea, he is just trying to live large. He wants to be a good daddy, but first he will have to learn some hard lessons about living, loving, and surviving.
Marcus by Marcus Miller ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
Hurricane season ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of basketball coach and mentor Al Collins, who led his team to victory after Hurricane Katrina ravaged their homes and destroyed their spirits. Collins attempts to create a winning basketball team using players from five of the hardest-hit high schools in the area. Takes a look at the disaster and shows how heroes can rise from the most devastating of circumstances.
Talk to me ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
Washington, D.C., in the mid-to-late 1960s, vibrant soul music and exploding social consciousness were combining to become a unique and powerful effect. It was the place and time for Ralph Waldo "Petey" Greene, Jr. to fully express himself and "tell it like it is." With the support of his irrepressible and tempestuous girlfriend Vernell, the new ex-con talks his way into an on-air radio gig. He forges a friendship and a partnership with Dewey Hughes. From the first wild morning on the air, Petey relies on the more straight-laced Dewey to run interference at WOL-AM, where Dewey is the program director. At the station, Petey quickly becomes an iconic radio personality. Combining biting humor with social commentary, Petey openly courts controversy for station owner E.G. Sonderling. Petey was determined to make not just himself but his community heard during this turbulent period in American history. As Petey's voice, humor, and spirit surge across the airwaves with the vitality of the era, listeners tune in to hear not only incredible music but also a man speaking directly to them about race and power in America. Through the years, Petey's style, on- and off-air - would redefine both Petey and Dewey, and empower each to become the man he would most like to be.
Hair show ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
From executive producers Magic Johnson, Steve Imes, and Leslie Small comes a tender, life-affirming story about the reunion of two sisters. Hair Show proves that blood and family run thicker than water.
The curious case of Benjamin Button ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 156 libraries worldwide
Benjamin Button was a not-so-ordinary man who began his life under unusual circumstances. Born in his eighties, and unable to stop time, he continued to age backwards. His life story is detailed from the end of World War I in 1918 and into the 21st century, when he discovered a love that lasted beyond time.
Peep world ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
At a dinner celebrating their father's 70th birthday, tensions among four siblings explode, thanks to the success of the youngest son's new novel, a thinly veiled portrait of the family. The best-selling expose reveals the oldest, 'responsible' son as a porn addict, the daughter as a catty drama queen, and the third son as a living disaster with a loony plan to change his life around. And things aren't exactly going so great for the hot writer due to a bad reaction to a certain men's medication.
Taken from me the Tiffany Rubin story ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
Follows one mother's nightmarish struggle to retrieve the 7-year-old son her ex-husband whisked out of her life when he abducted the boy and took him back to his native South Korea.
Unexpected dreams songs from the stars ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
The karate kid ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Dre Parker finds himself in China after his mother's latest career move. He and classmate Mei Ying immediately fall for each other, but cultural differences make this friendship impossible. Even worse, his feelings make an enemy of class bully Cheng, who is quite adept at kung fu. Dre turns to maintenance man Mr. Han, who is secretly a kung fu master, and learns that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm. However, Dre realizes that this may be the fight of his life.
The family that preys ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Alice, a working-class woman of high ideals, and wealthy Charlotte have enjoyed a lasting friendship throughout many years. Suddenly, their lives become mired in their adult children's turmoil. Can they find a way to save their families from ruin? Special features include: featurettes, and deleted scenes.
Der seltsame Fall des Benjamin Button ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Action and adventure films Adoptive parents Adultery African American women singers Aunts Biographical films Burglary Business ethics China Comedy films Criminals Detective and mystery films Diaries Drama DVDs Families Fantasy films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films--for the hearing impaired Friendship Greene, Ralph,--1931-1984 Infants--Diseases Juvenile delinquents Karate Louisiana--New Orleans Male immigrants Man-woman relationships Married people Martial arts Martial arts films Melodrama Music trade New York (State)--New York Physical therapy Radio personalities Radio talk shows Rap (Music) Rap musicians Romantic comedy films Soul music Teenagers--Conduct of life Temptation Tennessee--Memphis Traffic accident victims United States Video recordings--for people with visual disabilities Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Washington (D.C.)
Hensen, Taraji P.
Henson, Taraji, 1970-
Henson, Taraji Penda, 1970-