Taraji P. Henson Named as USA TODAY Entertainer of the Year

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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!