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10 Things You May Not Know About Taraji P. Henson

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Her ‘Empire’ Name Is Inspired by Her College Days

Back in September, Henson told US Weekly that her nickname in college was Cookie. It was a name that only her friends back in the day used when referencing Henson, but now many of her fans have come to know her as Cookie. Cookie is the name of the fierce character she plays on Fox’s smash hit Empire.

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She Used to Be a Class Clown

This may not come as a surprise to many of her fans. She clearly has a big personality, and with funnyman Steve Harvey as a personal friend now, it seems only right that Henson has quite a few knee-slapping jokes of her own.

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