Taraji P. Henson

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Washington, WA
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Washington, WA


Seasoned movie actress who has appeared in many acclaimed movies, such as Hustle and Flow, Baby Boy and Hidden Figures. She began playing Cookie Lyon on the FOX series Empire in 2015. The role earned her the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama TV Series in 2016.

Before Fame

She attended Howard University, and in 2000, she debuted in The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle.


She was nominated for her first Academy Award in 2008.

Family Life

In 1994 she and her high school sweetheart, William Lamarr Johnson, welcomed a son named Marcell. In 2003 William was murdered.

Associated With

She co-starred in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button with Brad Pitt.

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