About Taraji P. Henson
Taraji P. Henson earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress opposite Brad Pitt in David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Taraji is a 2011 Emmy nominee for Best Actress in a Movie or Miniseries for Lifetime’s Taken From Me. She starred as Detective Joss Carter in the highly rated J.J. Abrams crime drama Person of Interest for CBS and won the 2013 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Taraji starred opposite Idris Elba in the Sony thriller No Good Deed which opened number one at the box office. Henson also starred in Karate Kid, Think Like A Man, Hustle & Flow, Hidden Figures, Proud Mary, and many more. She is well remembered as Yvette in Baby Boy. Henson currently stars as Cookie Lyon in Lee Daniel’s Empire, where she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress.