This past Monday, Taraji P. Henson received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The District of Columbia native was given her star after 27 years in the entertainment industry. She is best known for role Cookie Lyon in the Fox hit series, Empire and is infamously known as Yvette from the 2001 hit movie, Baby Boy. The Emmy and Oscar nominated actress received the 2,655th star on the Walk of Fame.
During her Walk of Fame ceremony speech, she said, “I want to say to all of the little brown babies all over the world, ‘Look at me and see you.’ I was a single mom, raised by a single mom and lived in the hood,” the 48-year-old actress said. “I never focused on my circumstances. I focused on my dream and looked at God. The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a journey through history and today my legacy will be forever etched in the history of Hollywood. I’ve worked so hard for this. It’s surreal”.
Henson is continuing her big screen work with What Men Want, coming to theatres on February 8th.
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