Yas Girl Of The Week: Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson is an Oscar-nominated actress who made the switch to the small screen and is absolutely killing it as Cookie on Fox’s Empire. Further proof that she can do it all, which makes her the perfect Yas Girl Of The Week!

Everyone has been talking about how incredible Taraji’s character is — and how incredible she LOOKS in leopard print — but this isn’t her first breakout hit. She’s been turning heads in films like Hustle & Flow and winning Oscar nominations for her work in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Right now, however, we’re totally into Cookie, who gives you style, sass, and smarts every week. Slay it, Taraji!

We want to be BFFs with @tarajiphenson on and off the screen! #YasGirl

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She’s also worked with some of the hottest men around. Watch Taraji describe her No Good Deed co-star Idris Elba with emoji.