How Taraji P. Henson Took A Chance On Hollywood With Only $700 And A Dream

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Empire wouldn’t be half as good if it weren’t for Taraji P. Henson, who plays tough Cookie Lyon – the head of the Lyon family household. And it makes sense, because it almost cost her everything she had to get to this point.

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In an interview with People, the Academy Award nominee shared her success story, how she stays grounded, and what her son. Marcel thinks about his television star mom.

On moving to Los Angeles at 26:

“My dad knew that acting was my calling. One day, he looked at me and said, ‘How do you expect to catch fish on dry land?’ So I moved out here with my son with $700 in our pocket.”

On how she stayed focused:

“You just have to stay the…

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