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Taraji P. Henson

As the fierce, flamboyant matriarch on Fox juggernaut Empire, Taraji P. Henson embodies the character of Cookie Lyon, a hustler extraordinaire who is never far from an animal print. Though Henson is an Academy Award-nominated film actress, it was Cookie who catapulted her to household-name fame and got her a nod for a prime-time Emmy. This year, she also hosted Saturday Night Live; covered elite fashion mag W ; and won the 2015 NAACP Entertainer of the Year award.
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