She plays the character of, “Cookie” on FOX’s number one prime show, Empire. The “Cookie” character is aggressive, raw, a non-sugar coater, passionate and sassy!
We know all about Cookie, but who is Taraji P. Henson? Here are some things that we do know:
– She is an Academy award nominee & Golden Globe winner
– She received stardom as “Yvette” in the John Singleton film, Baby Boy.
– She’s the mother of 20-year-old, Marcel.
Through all her obstacles and success, Taraji pens a new memoir – “Around the Way Girl.” Here is how Amazon describes the heart of the book/memoir:
From Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner, Taraji P. Henson, comes an inspiring and funny book about family, friends, the hustle required to make it from DC to Hollywood, and the joy of living in your own truth.
With a sensibility that recalls her beloved screen characters, including Yvette, Queenie, Shug, and the iconic Cookie from Empire, yet is all Taraji, the screen actress writes of her family, the one she was born into and the one she created. She shares stories of her father, a Vietnam vet who was bowed but never broken by life’s challenges, and of her mother who survived violence both in the home and on DC’s volatile streets. Here too she opens up about her experiences as a single mother, a journey some saw as a burden but which she saw as a gift.
Around the Way Girl is also a classic actor’s memoir in which Taraji reflects on the world-class instruction she received at Howard University and the pitfalls that come with being a black actress. With laugh-out-loud humor and candor, she shares the challenges and disappointments of the actor’s journey and shows us that behind the red carpet moments, she is ever authentic. She is at heart just a girl in pursuit of her dreams.
Check out this note from Taraji:
Wowzers! I think this will be an amazing and inspirational book. What do you guys think?
You can pre-order this book now via Amazon. The official release date is October 11, 2016.
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