Right," other co-stars have been more lucky in love. My momma and best friends are flying in to check on me. "When I have days off, I just don't do anything," she said. Grace Gealey is engaged to co-star Trai Byers and Kaitlin Doubleday will be saying "I do" to her deejay fiancé Devin Lucien. She asked her theater professors not to treat her any differently.; born September 11, 1970) is an American actress and author.Henson went on to star in the ensemble film Think Like a Man (2012) and its 2014 sequel.In 2015, she began starring as Cookie Lyon on the Fox drama series Empire, for which she became the first African-American woman to win a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series.
Henson was hospitalized for exhaustion in June, and tweeted from her hospital bed, writing: "God has a way of saying you're doing too much." God has a way of saying "you're doing too much!
Thank God.”African-American actress Taraji Henson was born to a working-class family in Washington, D. She has pointed to her father, Boris—a metal fabricator who was forced to live in his van after being laid off—as a main source of moral support during her upbringing.
As a teenager, Taraji Henson applied to a performing-arts high school but didn't get in.
She studied acting at Howard University and began her Hollywood career in guest-roles on several television shows before making her breakthrough in Baby Boy (2001).
She received praise for playing a prostitute in Hustle & Flow (2005) and a single mother in David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008); for the latter, she received Academy Award, SAG Award and Critics Choice Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress; for the former, she received a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture nomination.
Instead, she attended Oxon Hill High School, graduating in 1988.