Nominated Four Times for the NAACP IMAGE  AWARD

Winner of the MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography for his work on N’SYNC’s “Bye Bye Bye” Video

One of Hollywood’s Most Recognizable Faces

Darrin Dewitt Henson, born May 5, 1972 in Bronx, NY, is an American actor, choreographer, author, motivational speaker, and celebrity trainer. Darrin Henson initially rose to fame as one of the most notable characters on Showtime’s television series, Soul Food. Henson’s critically acclaimed portrayal of ex-convict-turned-businessman, Lem Van Adams, demonstrated his ability to connect deeply with urban audiences.

His work on Soul Food earned him subsequent roles in popular urban films Stomp the Yard and Life Support.  He has also had key roles ABC’s television series Lincoln Heights and more recently, the hit dramas, VH1’s  Single Ladies and BET’s Being Mary Jane.

With 8 new films on the horizon, 2015 is gearing up to be a promising year for fans of Darrin Henson’s work. Upcoming films include an urban remake of Magic Mike, titled Chocolate City, where Henson will portray male stripper Magnus. Co-stars include Ginuwine, Carmen Electra, Michael Jai White, Vivica Fox, and Tyson Beckford.

The Man with the Moves

Darrin Henson is a man of many talents. Henson is recognized as a leading choreographer within the music industry, and his experience includes work with top recording artists, including Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Christina Aguilera, Prince, Britney Spears and ‘N Sync.

Henson’s most notable dance routine is ‘N Sync’s “Bye, Bye, Bye.” His work on the video earned him the MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography.

Following the success of “Bye, Bye, Bye,” Henson released a dance instruction video, Darrin’s Dance Grooves, which was hugely popular, selling over 3 million copies. 

Henson credits his success as a choreographer to his technical strength, attention to detail, and love of risk-taking.

Words to Encourage & Inspire

Darrin Henson has a personal passion for helping others achieve their dreams.  He has successfully survived the entertainment industry and has learned many lessons worth sharing.  Henson shares his message of motivation and encouragement in his book “Ain’t That the Truth“.

“Ain’t That the Truth” is an open letter to Henson’s readers, where he reminds them of the truths of love,  self-worth and gratitude. His book reminds readers that life today cannot hinder your tomorrows. He offers concrete steps on how to overcome  fear and self-doubt.

Moreover, Darrin regularly speaks on topics related to overcoming life’s obstacles.  He also has conducted workshops specifically of issues and opportunities related to acting and entertainment.

Darrin Henson also received an NAACP Image Award Nomination for his book of poetry, entitled “Intimate Thoughts.” Both titles are available for sale on DarrinHenson.com.

Celebrity Fitness Guru Helps You Dance the Pounds Off

Darrin Henson has a passion for helping others achieve a healthy lifestyle through exercise. However, he believes that exercise can be both fun and rewarding when it incorporates rhythmic dance.

Get In the Groove and into Shape is a popular workout DVD designed by Darrin Henson to assist people desperate to achieve a healthier way of living. Instead of workouts that feel like a chore, Henson invented a fitness program that people would enjoy.

Henson is committed to helping others discover ways to create lasting change, and his workout programs have helped thousands achieve a healthier weight.  Get In the Grove and into Shape sold a whopping 3 million units, closely followed by his second release Get Fit Stay Fit.

Darrin Henson believes that only lasting lifestyle changes lead to weight loss success and people who are happy with their bodies.  Instead of boring repetitive workouts, Henson shows viewers how to get in shape in ways that are fun and enjoyable.

Charity Spokesperson

Darrin D. Henson is the national spokesman for the M.A. Lee Scholarship Fund, a charitable foundation committed to providing access to post-secondary education for deserving students.

The mission of the M.A. Lee Scholarship Fund is to provide financial assistance to graduating seniors who strongly desire to obtain a post-secondary education, yet face financial hardships that could hinder this possibility. It is the goal of the M. A. Lee Scholarship Fund to empower the youth and foster education; thus strengthening our community.