Taraji P. Henson is an Academy Award-nominated actress with decades of showbiz experience, but her real breakthrough role didn’t arrive until this past fall.
Hit FOX drama Empire has finally launched Henson into household name status, saturating the pop culture landscape with her work as manipulative hip-hop diva Cookie Lyon. Henson marked her official arrival to the mainstream by hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend, kicking things off with a self-aware monologue about her Hollywood journey, complete with gospel choir for emphasis.
Henson had a number of memorable moments throughout the show, but this viewer favorite has already topped the viral charts. Check out America’s two favorite Cookies battling it out in this bonus Sesame Street send-up:
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