What Men Want (2019)

What Men Want (2019)

Director: Adam Shankman Writer(s): Nancy Meyer (story) Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Aldis Hodge, Tracy Morgan Synopsis: A woman is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but gains an unexpected edge over them when she develops the...
Acriomony (2018)

Acriomony (2018)

 Director: Tyler Perry Writer(s): Tyler Perry Starring: Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Lyriq Bent, Crystle Stewart, Jazmyn Simon,  Ptosha Storey, Danielle Nicolet, Nelson Estevez, Kendrick Cross, Jay...
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 (2018)

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 (2018)

 Director: Phil Johnston, Rich Moore Writer(s): Pamela Ribon, Phil Johnston, Jim Reardon Starring: Auli’i Cravalho, Kristen Bell, Ming-Na Wen, Mandy Moore, Alan Tudyk, Kelly Macdonald, Sarah Silverman, Taraji P. Henson, James Corden, John...
Proud Mary (2018)

Proud Mary (2018)

Director: Babak Najafi Writer(s): John Stewart Newman, Christian Swegal Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Neal McDonough, Danny Glover, Xander Berkeley, Billy Brown, Margaret Avery, Alex Ziwak, Leah Procito, Owen Burke, Rob Lévesque, Marinko Radakovic, Jose...
What Men Want (2019)

What Men Want (2019)

Director: Adam Shankman Writer(s): Nancy Meyers (story by) Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Tracy Morgan, Aldis Hodge Synopsis: A woman is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but gains an unexpected edge over them when she develops the ability...
Hidden Figures (2016)

Hidden Figures (2016)

Director: Theodore Melfi Writer(s): Allison Schroeder, Margot Lee Shetterly Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Kirsten Dunst, Kevin Costner, Jim Parsons, Aldis Hodge, Mahershala Ali, Octavia Spencer, Ariana Neal, Maria Howell, Janelle Monáe, Jaiden...
48th NAACP Image Awards Nominees Announced

48th NAACP Image Awards Nominees Announced

Nominees were announced for the 48th NAACP Image Awards are in. Winners will be announced on February 11, 2017 at a ceremony airing live on TV One. Anthony Anderson will return as host. ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Beyoncé Knowles Viola Davis Regina King Dwayne...
Actors on Actors: Ryan Reynolds & Taraji P. Henson

Actors on Actors: Ryan Reynolds & Taraji P. Henson

Ryan Reynolds and Taraji P. Henson sat down to chat about everything from bad auditions to social media, to their characters Deadpool and Cookie for Variety’s “Actors on Actors.” For more, tune in when the fifth season of the series, presented by The...
Taraji P. Henson Writes Her Memoir

Taraji P. Henson Writes Her Memoir

Shadow and Act | Tambay Obenson Taraji P. Henson’s memoir, “Around the Way Girl,” hits bookstores (on- and offline) today, October 11, 2016. I have a copy of the book, which includes a chapter titled “On Being a Black Woman in Hollywood,”...
Mahershala Ali Makes Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch for 2016 List

Mahershala Ali Makes Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch for 2016 List

from Variety Variety is pleased to announce its annual list of 10 Actors to Watch, an honor the publication has bestowed since 1998. Past honorees include many future Oscar winners and nominees, such as Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Brie Larson,...
Term Life (2016)

Term Life (2016)

Director: Peter Billingsley Writer(s): Andy Lieberman, Nick Thornborrow Starring: Hailee Steinfeld, Taraji P. Henson, Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Terrence Howard, Mike Epps, Gregory Fears, Cranston Johnson, Sunny Kelley Synopsis: A guy wanted around...
Heartbreak Recovery Service (3 of 3)

Heartbreak Recovery Service (3 of 3)

One of three videos staring Kerry Washington, Taraji P. Henson and Mary J. Blige, directed by Ava DuVernay to promote Apple’s new Apple Music Service. In this Apple Music commercial that aired during the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, “Scandal” star...
Spencer to Play Opposite Henson in ‘Hidden Figures’

Spencer to Play Opposite Henson in ‘Hidden Figures’

Justin Kroll | Variety Octavia Spencer is on board to co-star opposite Taraji P. Henson in Fox 2000’s “Hidden Figures.” The studio has been developing the adaptation of Margot Lee Shetterly’s book “Hidden Figures: The Story of the...
Kitchen Dance Off (2 of 3)

Kitchen Dance Off (2 of 3)

The third of three videos staring Kerry Washington, Taraji P. Henson and Mary J. Blige, directed by Ava DuVernay to promote Apple’s new Apple Music Service. In third and final episode of this series: Star of “Empire” Taraji P. Henson,...
Instant Boyfriend Mixtape Service (1of 3)

Instant Boyfriend Mixtape Service (1of 3)

One of three videos staring Kerry Washington, Taraji P. Henson and Mary J. Blige, directed by Ava DuVernay to promote Apple’s new Apple Music Service. In this Apple Music commercial that aired during the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, “Scandal” star...
Aunt Viv Is Coming After Cookie in Season 2 of Empire

Aunt Viv Is Coming After Cookie in Season 2 of Empire

By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act As Martin Lawrence’s character in “Bad Boys 2” said, “shit just got real!” Vivica A. Fox has signed on to play Taraji P. Henson’s (Cookie Lyon’s) older sister on Season 2 of...

Debbie Allen Discusses Her Many Roles in Grey’s Anatomy Season 12

Elizabeth Wagmeister | Variety Debbie Allen rose to fame with “Fame,” serving as a director, producer and choreographer. She was also the first black woman to be Emmy-nominated in the dramatic lead actress category. More than three decades later, she has a...
Watch New Promo for AHS: Hotel

Watch New Promo for AHS: Hotel

By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act Maybe the most salacious bit of news revealed at FX’s Television Critics Assn. (TCA) press tour last month, was that star Lady Gaga will “romance” Angela Bassett’s character in “American...
Black Actors Set Emmy Nominations Record

Black Actors Set Emmy Nominations Record

by Anthony D’Alessandro | Deadline Hollywood The Primetime Emmys showed substantial progress this year in recognizing African-American thesps, who received 18 nominations across all acting categories — easily eclipsing last year’s record...
Taraji P. Henson & Robin Bissell Re-Team on The Best of Enemies

Taraji P. Henson & Robin Bissell Re-Team on The Best of Enemies

by Mike Fleming Jr. | Variety Empire star Taraji P. Henson is poised to reunite with that hit Fox show’s creator Danny Strong by playing the lead in The Best Of Enemies. That film will mark the directorial debut for Hunger Games producer Robin Bissell, who wrote...
Empire Leads 2015 TCA Nominations

Empire Leads 2015 TCA Nominations

Debra Birnbaum | Variety.com Freshman shows topped the Television Critics Association annual awards, with Fox’s “Empire” and Amazon’s “Transparent” leading the pack with four nods each, including the prestigious program of the year....
Actors on Actors: Taraji P. Henson & Queen Latifah

Actors on Actors: Taraji P. Henson & Queen Latifah

Debra Birnbaum | @debrabirnbaum | Variety.com The following is part of Variety’s Actors on Actor Emmy Studio. For more videos, click here. You could almost hear the music as Queen Latifah joined Taraji P. Henson in Variety’s Actors on Actors studio for a...
Taraji P. Henson Win Critics’ Choice Awards

Taraji P. Henson Win Critics’ Choice Awards

Variety Staff | Variety.com The 5th annual Critics’ Choice TV Awards took place Sunday at the Beverly Hilton hotel and aired live on A&E. “So You Think You Can Dance” host Cat Deeley emceed the proceedings — and also found time to...
Empires Season 2 Returns in September

Empires Season 2 Returns in September

Anthony Vieira | ScreenRant Fox’s hip hop drama Empire, from series creator and executive producer Lee Daniels (Precious, The Butler) was a midseason hit, immediately proving itself to be one of the network’s most popular and entertaining new...
Top Five (2014)

Top Five (2014)

Director: Chris Rock Writer(s): Chris Rock Actors: Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union, J.B. Smoove, Cedric the Entertainer, Hayley Marie Norman, Karlie Redd, Kevin Barnett, Atif Lanier, Amelia Fowler, Lynne Koplitz, Dean Edwards, Seaton Smith, Sway,...
From the Rough (2013)

From the Rough (2013)

Director: Pierre Bagley Writer(s): Pierre Bagley, Mike Critelli (story & screenplay), Christopher Ward (story) Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Michael Clarke Duncan, Tom Felton, Henry Simmons, Letoya Luckett, Justin Chon, Marcus Lyle Brown, Hunter...
Kevin Hart – Laugh at My Pain (2011)

Kevin Hart – Laugh at My Pain (2011)

Director: Leslie Small, Tim Story Writer(s): Kevin Hart, Na’im Lynn, Joey Wells Starring: Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Will ‘Spank’ Horton, Harry Ratchford, Na’im Lynn, Dwayne Brown, Nathan L. Smith, Joey Wells, Jeanette Branch, Franklin...
Hurricane Season (2009)

Hurricane Season (2009)

Director: Tim Story Writer(s): Robert Eisele Starring: Forest Whitaker, Isaiah Washington, Shad Moss, Taraji P. Henson, China Anne McClain, Khleo Thomas, J.B. Smoove, Courtney B. Vance, Robbie Jones, Jackie Long, Lil’ Wayne, Irma P. Hall, Lindsey...
Hustle & Flow (2005)

Hustle & Flow (2005)

Director: Craig Brewer Writer(s): Craig Brewer Starring: Terrence Howard, Ludacris, Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning, Taraji P. Henson, Ludacris, Paula Jai Parker, DJ Qualls, Elise Neal, Isaac Hayes, Jordan Houston, William Engram, Bobby Sandimanie,...
Baby Boy (2001)

Baby Boy (2001)

Director: John Singleton Writer(s): John Singleton Starring: Tyrese Gibson, Taraji P. Henson, Omar Gooding, Tamara LaSeon Bass, Candy Ann Brown, A.J. Johnson, Ving Rhames, Snoop Dogg, Angell Conwell, Kareem J. Grimes, Tracey Cherelle Jones, Kaylan Bolton,...

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