You know you have made it when even the mainstream press is drooling all over you, and Taraji P Henson has made it. In addition to her numerous award nominations for her portrayal of Cookie Lyon on Empire, you can now add Entertainer of the Year honors for national newspaper USA Today.
Let us hope that this recognition helps to lift other WOC! And Taraji hopes so too:
“I’m trying to capitalize on the success and get more business,” she says. “I’m looking to create more opportunities for other young artists coming up behind me, because I can’t do this forever.”
She laughs. “I want to at least enjoy all this money I’m making at some point!”
We hope she gets to enjoy her hard earned cash too!
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