Everyone's talking about Taraji P. Henson's Critics' Choice Award win for Best Actress in a Drama or Mini-Series for playing Empire's unforgettable Cookie Lyon. Curious about this D.C. native? Here's what we know about the actress, mom and diva extraordinaire.
We first really fell in love with Henson as Yvette in the 2001 film Baby Boy. “Some people in the Black community may have called her stereotypical. 'Why do you take those roles? I wouldn't want to play a baby-mama.' But these girls really exist. They need a voice,” Henson told Entertainment Weekly.