WHO: Honoree: Taraji P. Henson
Emcee: Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, President/CEO Rana Ghadban
Guest Speakers: Walk of Famers John Singleton and Mary J. Blige
WHAT: Dedication of the 2,655th Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
in the Category of Motion Pictures
WHERE: 6212 Hollywood Boulevard on front of Eastown
WHEN: Monday, January 28, 2019 at 11:30 A.M. PST
Event will be live-streamed exclusively on www.walkoffame.com
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that entertainer Taraji P. Henson will be honored with the 2,655th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. PST. The star will be dedicated in the category of Motion Pictures at 6212 Hollywood Boulevard in front of Eastown.
“Taraji P. Henson is a powerful woman and a powerful actress. She is an entertainer that fans cannot take their eyes off of due to her great acting ability,” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “We welcome her bright star on our Walk of Fame.”
Helping Emcee Rana Ghabdan, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to unveil the star will be Walk of Famers John Singleton and Mary J. Blige.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the popular star ceremonies encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.
Taraji P. Henson, a native of Washington D.C. was born in 1970.
Academy Award ® nominated and Golden Globe winning actor, writer and producer Taraji P. Henson began her career in film in 2001, when she starred in, “Baby Boy” alongside Tyrese Gibson . She quickly rose to fame after her breakout performance in the critically-acclaimed film “Hustle & Flow, which earned her and cast a Screen Actors Guild nomination as well as winning her at BET Award for Best Actress.
Henson currently stars as Cookie Lyon in Fox’s hit musical drama “Empire,” which has earned her three Emmy nominations, a Golden Globe Award, a Critic’s Choice Award and three BET Awards. Prior to “Empire,” Henson had recurring roles on “Person of Interest,” “Boston Legal” and “The Division.”
In 2017, Henson portrayed NASA mathematician Katherine G. Johnson in the Academy Award-nominated film “Hidden Figures.” Henson and her cast received a Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture” for the film. Other credits include Tyler Perry’s “Acrimony,” “Proud Mary,” “Think Like a Man,” “Think Like a Man Too,” “Talk to Me, “Smokin Aces,” Tyler Perry’s “The Family That Preys,” “Hurricane Season,” “No Good Deed,” starring opposite Idris Elba, which opened No. 1 in the box office, “Larry Crowne,” with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, “Taken From Me,” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” with Brad Pitt, for which she earned an Academy Award® nomination for “Best Supporting Actress.” Most recently, Henson loaned her voice alongside Sarah Silverman, John C. Reilly and Gal Gadot in Disney’s “Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2”. Next up, she will star in Paramount’s “What Men Want” from director Adam Shankman which will be released worldwide on February 8.
In October 2016, Henson released her New York Times bestselling novel “Around The Way Girl,” a memoir about her family and friends, her determination to make it to Hollywood and the importance of living your own truth.
In 2018, Henson launched the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation in honor of her late father. The organization will provide scholarships to African-American students majoring in mental health, offer mental health services to youth in urban schools and work to lower the recidivism rates of African-American men and women.