Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson

Date of Birth

Birthday: September 11
Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia

 

Taraji P. Henson can currently be seen as the hugely popular character Cookie Lyon on the hit Fox series Empire, a role which netted her the 2015 Critic's Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a drama series.

 

Taraji P. Henson can currently be seen as the hugely popular character Cookie Lyon on the hit Fox series Empire, a role which netted her the 2015 Critic's Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a drama series.

Henson previously played “Yvette” in Bad Boy, “Shug” in Hustle and Flow, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role of “Queenie” in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. She portrayed “Tiffany Rubin” in the true life inspired Lifetime movie Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story. Henson also played the role of alcoholic singer “April” in Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself and has made regular appearances on Eli Stone, The Cleveland Show, Boston Legal and CSI. Henson played "B'Ella" in Larry Crowne and starred as "Joss Carter" on Person of Interest. More about the movie at the official Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story site.

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Awards & Nominations

3 Nominations
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series - 2016
  • Nominee
  • Taraji P. Henson, as Cookie Lyon
  • Empire
  • FOX
  • Imagine Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Taraji P. Henson, as Cookie Lyon
  • Empire
  • FOX
  • Imagine Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie - 2011
Taraji P. Henson on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.
Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson present an award at the 71st Emmy Awards.
Samantha Bee and Taraji P. Henson
Taraji P. Henson
Taraji P. Henson on stage at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Taraji P. Henson presents an award at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Taraji P. Henson on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
Kerry Washington, Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard present at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard present an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard present an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Jamie Lee Curtis and Taraji P. Henson on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Taraji P. Henson on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Taraji P. Henson on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
Taraji P. Henson arrives at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
Taraji P. Henson arrives at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
Taraji P. Henson at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards
Taraji P. Henson at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards
Taraji P. Henson at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards
Boston Legal co-star Taraji P. Henson at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards
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Taraji P. Henson on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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Taraji P. Henson on the red carpet at the 71st Emmy Awards.

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Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson present an award at the 71st Emmy Awards.
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Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson present an award at the 71st Emmy Awards.

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Samantha Bee and Taraji P. Henson
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Samantha Bee and Taraji P. Henson present an award at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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Taraji P. Henson
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Taraji P. Henson on the red carpet at the 70th Emmy Awards.

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Taraji P. Henson on stage at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Taraji P. Henson on stage at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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Taraji P. Henson presents an award at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Taraji P. Henson presents an award at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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Taraji P. Henson on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.
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Taraji P. Henson on the red carpet at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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Kerry Washington, Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Kerry Washington, Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard present at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard present at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard present an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard present an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard present an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard present an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Jamie Lee Curtis and Taraji P. Henson on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Jamie Lee Curtis and Taraji P. Henson on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Taraji P. Henson on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Taraji P. Henson on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Taraji P. Henson on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.
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Taraji P. Henson on the red carpet at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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Taraji P. Henson arrives at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
Taraji P. Henson arrives at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
Taraji P. Henson at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards
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Taraji P. Henson at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards
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Taraji P. Henson at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards
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Boston Legal co-star Taraji P. Henson at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards
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