Taraji P. Henson Opens Up About Race In Hollywood For Uptown Magazine (PHOTOS)

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If anyone knows about making a come-up in the big bad world of Hollywood, it’s certainly Taraji P. Henson.

The 44-year-old actress has been trying to shake Hollywood’s default view of her as Yvette from the 2001 hit movie Baby Boy, and with her new role as Cookie on Fox’s Empireshe might have just nailed it.

The show has been gaining more and more viewers each week, with over 4 million tuning in throughout the season, and it’s already prepping for season 2. Taraji is ready to take on whatever is next, which she opened up about during her cover story with Uptown Magazine.

The mag talked to Ms. Henson about her character Cookie, but they also gave her a platform to address her thoughts on race and diversity in Hollywood, as well as opportunities for black actors.

Check out some excerpts from the…

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