The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media and digital. View this season's finalists!
From the 8th Annual Shorty Awards

Taraji P. Henson

Winner in Actress

About Taraji P. Henson

While her acting career is extensive, Taraji P. Henson is best known for her role opposite Terrence Howard in 2005’s Hustle & Flow and her Academy Award nomination for 2008’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Last year, she reunited with Howard as co-leads on FOX’s mega-hit musical drama Empire as the incomparable Cookie Lyon. As Cookie, Taraji shows how to be a boss and have the perfect one-liner, endless fodder for gifs. In 2015, Taraji blew up social media with #allthefeels after standing to deliver a long, slow applause for sister-at-arms Viola Davis, upon her Emmy win for Outstanding Lead Actress.

Taraji P. Henson's best work on social