Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Taraji P. Henson

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Taraji P. Henson is great at being bad (and a little crazy) on the hit show “Empire.” Even though she’s been acting since the late ’90s, you might not know everything about her. Here are eight surprising facts about Taraji P. Henson.Henson studied engineering and science at the University of the District of Columbia and the University of North Carolina A&T before switching majors and getting a degree in theater arts.

Henson has one son, Marcel, who she says is the most important thing in her life.

Henson’s nickname in college was Cookie.

Henson was voted class clown at Ballou High.

Henson is related to Matthew Henson, one of the guys who helped discover the North Pole.

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Source: Moviefone | Rachel Horner