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Darrin Henson: American Actor and Choreographer | Know Him Better

aisha Published On Sun Jun 07 2020   Modified On Sun Jun 07 2020
Darrin Henson: American Actor and Choreographer | Know Him Better

Darrin Henson is a choreographer, dancer, actor, director, and producer best known for his work in 'Tekken' as Raven, 'Soul Food' as Lem Van Adams, 'Stomp the Yard' as Grant, and so on.

Henson was born on May 5, 1968, in New York, and has a star sign of Taurus. His father is a Black-American while his mother is a mixed-race of Italian and American. Here are some more interesting facts about Henson:

Net Worth: $3 million

The Express actor, Darrin Henson who has played the character of Jim Brown has accumulated an estimated net worth of $3 million.

He has earned from his varied career as a choreographer, dancer, actor, director, writer, and producer. Henson has also signed three upcoming projects named Black Coffee 2 as Robert, One Heart as Rod McNeill, Chocolate City 3: Live Tour as Magnus.

Ex-Wife: Rachel Henson

In March 2014, Henson got married to Rachel Henson with whom he was in a relationship before marrying. Before marrying each other, Rachel was pregnant with Henson's child who was born in July 2014. 

Their marriage lasted for six months as they got divorced in September 2014. As for now they have maintained a friendly relationship with each other and are co-parenting their child together.

Darrin Henson with his ex-wife Rachel Henson.
Darrin Henson with his ex-wife Rachel Henson.
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Girlfriend

After his divorce, Henson was not in a relationship with anyone but recently he has been seeing someone. As for now, her name has not been revealed however she is active on Insta with the username 'aunaturalt'. The pair are often seen vacationing together while attending events together.

Blessed With Five Children

Henson is blessed with five children one with his ex-wife and others from his previous relationship.

Started Career Since 1999

Henson started his acting career from a television movie 'Double Platinum' as a Dancer in 1999. Since then he has appeared in more than sixty movies, television series, TV movies, short videos, and mini-series. 

Some of his well-recognized works are in 'Four of Hearts' as Derrick, 'Kiss the Bride' as Thomas, 'Chocolate City' as Magnus, Double Cross (TV Series) as Detective Ryan, and Steppin' Back to Love (TV Movie) as Derrick.

Darrin Henson as Orlando Duncan in 'The Family Business'.
Darrin Henson as Orlando Duncan in 'The Family Business'.
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The 'Submission' actor is also the executive producer of six movies and short videos like 'Nothing Like Thanksgiving', 'What Love Will Make You Do', and 'Four of Hearts'. Likewise, he is the director of 'The Hotel' and Violation. 

Awards

The executive producer of 'Frat Brothers' is best known for his roles in 'Soul Food' as Lem Van Adams and because of which he was nominated for two Image Awards (NAACP) in 2004 and 2005. Then in 2000, he won MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) for Best Choreography in a Video in 'N Sync: Bye Bye Bye (2000). 

In 2019, he was also nominated for WorldFest Houston Award for Best Supporting Actor in 'The Last Astronaut' (2019).

A picture of Darrin Henson.
A picture of Darrin Henson. 
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Author Of Three Books

Henson is a multi-talented personality as he is also the author of three books. On October 8, 2011, he published a book named 'Intimate Thoughts' which is about his journey through poetry. Then on April 29, 2014, he released his second book 'Ain't That the Truth' and in 2018, he published 'Pregnant with Thought: I Think, Therefore I Am'. 

Choreographer In Music Video

Orlando Duncan from 'The Family Business' is not only a dancer but is also known for his choreography. He has choreographed several dances in music videos of renowned singers like Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez, and many more. 

Likewise, he is the choreographer of the music video Crazy, Love don’t cost a thing, Bailamos, Genie in a Bottle, Sometimes, and others. 

Picture of dance video of 'Nsync- Bye Bye Bye' by Darrin Henson.
Picture of dance video of 'Nsync- Bye Bye Bye' by Darrin Henson.
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Among his all work, Henson's best routine so far is 'Nsync- Bye Bye Bye' from which he also won MTV Video Music Awards in 2000. Being a prominent dancer and choreographer, Henson also a teacher at the 'Broadway Dance Center' that is located in New York City. 

Social media Presence

As for his social media presence, Henson is active on Instagram and Twitter. He has gained 193k followers on Insta with the username 'iamdarrindhenson' and 19.1k followers on Twitter with the username 'mrdhen'.

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