The actress was named by USA TODAY as one of the top influencers of 2015. 

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The actress was given the honor for her remarkable year on Empire.

Lauren Porter
Dec, 29, 2015

Taraji P. Henson's empire of accolades keeps building.

USA TODAY named the actress as Entertainer of the Year for her role as Cookie Lyon on the FOX series, Empire. 

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"I'm trying to capitalize on the success and get more business," Henson remarked. "I'm looking to create more opportunities for other young artists coming up behind me, because I can't do this forever."

Henson's portrayal as the Lyon family matriarch scored her both a Golden Globe and Emmy nomination. 

With all the ways Taraji slayed and stayed fabulous in 2015, we send her many congratulations into the new year!