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VIDEO: WATCH TARAJI P. HENSON CRUSH IT AS ‘SNL’ HOST
Monday, Apr 13, 2015

By Erin Biglow

 

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.

READ: Are Taraji P. Henson and Michael Strahan Dating?

“After 20 years in this business, white people finally know who I am!” Henson declared with a laugh.

Yup, she’s “made it,” all right. Watch the celebration ensue below:

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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:

How do you think Taraji P. Henson fared on SNL this weekend? Did you know she could sing? Sound off in our comment section, and stick with @DishNation for all the hottest Hollywood updates!

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