Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson

Actor

Actress Taraji P. Henson scored her breakout playing Shug in 2005's Hustle & Flow. She also sang on the Oscar-winning song from that movie, "Hard Out Here for a Pimp." Three years later, Henson was Academy Award-nominated for her portrayal of Queenie in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. In 2015, she began playing Cookie Lyon on Fox's Empire, scoring two Emmy nominations for her performance. Henson most recently starred in 2016's Hidden Figures, winning a SAG Award. Empire's fourth season premiered September 27.

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