Taraji P Henson and Jim Henson
Taraji P. Henson has long been at the center of controversy. Her role as Cookie Lyon on Empire drew much acclaim and gained her an Emmy nomination.
Henson managed to switch seats while at a traffic stop and take off with Cache in her backseat, taking out both trooper’s K-9s with her.
Early Life and Education
Jim Henson first moved to Hyattsville, Maryland and attended Northwestern High School there in 1951. Although involved with drama department performances, Henson preferred set design and backstage work more. Additionally, Henson took a puppeteering class which would ultimately influence his career path. Vaudeville acts and variety shows such as Texaco Star Theater or Burr Tillstrom’s Kukla Fran and Ollie greatly impacted Hison’s creativity at that time.
Henson has appeared in multiple films, such as Smokin’ Aces and Talk to Me. She earned an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Cookie Lyon on Fox musical drama Empire in 2015. Additionally, Henson continued acting throughout 2016, landing supporting roles in Proud Mary and Acrimony – while lending her voice for Ralph Breaks the Internet!
Champ Henson was an American Football professional who played six games during his career for both Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals as a running back.
Henson made her acting debut in 1996 on Lifetime’s television series The Division, and since then has made appearances on numerous programs – ABC’s Boston Legal for one season as well as CBS crime-suspense series Person of Interest.
Henson has garnered critical acclaim for her roles in films like Baby Boy (2006) and The Curious Case of Benjamin Banneker (2008), where she currently stars as Cookie Lyon for Fox musical drama Empire. Additionally, Henson voiced characters for Disney animated features The Princess and the Frog and Zootopia while performing stage plays such as “The Life and Times of Benjamin Banneker”.
Achievement and Honors
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Henson was one of the most iconic artists and entertainers of the 20th century, earning many prestigious accolades such as being honored with inclusion into the Library of Congress National Film Registry and winning Maryland University’s George Peabody award for lifetime achievement.
Henson Green Park in University Park, MD was created in Jim Henson’s memory as a tribute to his “extraordinary talent and gift for entertainment”. Additionally, Henson received the Disney Legend award.
Henson has an eclectic taste in books: Rembrandt monographs, Nabokov collections and poems by W.H. Auden can all be found there along with photos of young models who have caused much debate over time. Additionally there is evidence of his controversial photographic practices: snap shots that show him photographing models posing in front of objects of some form or another have become part of his portfolio over the years.
Henson continues to photograph teenagers despite an 2008 scandal where Sydney radio station claimed he was paedophilic. According to Henson, this has had no ill effects; indeed more people approach him saying they appreciate his work than ever before.
Henson’s family includes his wife Cheryl (Bivens) of Circleville; children Courtney and Matthew; Jon(Trish) Dailey from Columbus and Don(Susan) Henson from Ashville as well as cousins. Unfortunately his mother Dorothy passed away in 2008. Additionally he has extended family in New Orleans (of which his brother Jim passed away 2009) as well as Joan.
Henson began seeing significant financial returns following guest appearances on several television programs and her major role in 2005’s Hustle & Flow film, though she conceded making sacrifices while building her career was required before it paid off.
Henson has appeared in multiple films including Taken from Me, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man and Hidden Figures which was both box office success and nominated for multiple awards. Additionally, she offers beauty products through MAC and is the author of her New York Times best-selling autobiography entitled Around the Way Girl.
Henson owns properties in Glendale and Chicago as well as Hollywood Hills according to Trulia reports. Additionally, she established the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation which she named after her late father.