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Hip Hop Vibe’s Actress of the Year: Taraji P. Henson

By Alyssa Debonair
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

Since “Empire” began, Taraji P. Henson has been the engine keeping the show going. Midway through season three, “Empire” has now settled into the role it will have in pop culture. With Henson’s Cookie being the most-notable character, her profile has risen.

 

Like all the other “Empire” stars, Taraji P. Henson has been able to find some other work after the show’s popularity. This, no doubt, helped, in many ways, for Taraji P. Henson to launch Hidden Figures, and do all else that she’s doing. She made so much happen in 2016.

Everything from her work as Cookie Lyon to the Hillary Clinton endorsement, to Taraji’s White Hot Christmas, she’s been it. Well over 10 million people a Wednesday tune in to see how Taraji is going to keep Angelo (Taye Diggs) and Lucious (Terrence Howard) on their toes. Without question, Taraji P. Henson is Hip Hop Vibe’s Actress of the Year.

Watch one of Cookie Lyon’s top 2016 moments and the Hidden Figures trailer below:

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