The 45-year-old actress was spotted on the beaches of Miami, Florida holding hands with former Indianapolis Colts player Kelvin Hayden Jr. While she's one of the most beloved actresses on television right now, Taraji also told ET's Kevin Frazier in August that dating isn't always easy for her.
Her skimpy style -- an Emilio Pucci bikini and shorts -- would certainly get the nod of approval from Cookie Lyon. Henson On Cookie’s Fierce Fashion and Sassy Catchphrases The 32-year-old NFL free agent must be quite the guy to have landed Taraji, because she told ET exactly what she was looking for in a relationship. "I need safety somewhere to go where I don't have to be Hollywood, where I can take my wig off and you gonna love me and say, 'Baby, you are beautiful.'" Taraji didn't stop there! "You don't have to cook but you can help me with cleaning. A leader where I don't have to be so strong all the time! "I think the more successful you get, the more intimidated they get," she said.
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.
"If I didn’t look out for him, we’d be going 'Terrence Howard, whatever happened to him?
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It's one of my top five romantic movies of all time," the 36-year-old actor revealed.
"I wouldn’t owe Terrence anything, seeing as I’m the reason why he got [the role of] Lucious," Henson fired back with a smirk.
We’re just fine with that, because it’s so entertaining to watch!
; born September 11, 1970) is an American actress and author.
She’s pure talent, and the biggest reason why “Empire’s” ratings continue to grow from week-to-week.
So if you were hoping for Taraji Terrence, you’ll just have to settle for Cookie Lucious.