‘Empire’s’ Taraji P. Henson Writing Memoir Due in 2016

Willie Grace | 4/10/2015, 11:24 a.m.
Since Taraji P. Henson debuted in January as the feisty Cookie Lyon on “Empire,” the actress has catapulted from stardom ...
Taraji P. Henson

The power of a single role…

Since Taraji P. Henson debuted in January as the feisty Cookie Lyon on “Empire,” the actress has catapulted from stardom to superstardom.

She’s got “Saturday Night Live” coming up this weekend, and in mid-2016, she’ll have a memoir on bookshelves courtesy of Simon & Schuster imprint 37 Ink.

The publisher told The Associated Press on Thursday that it signed the 44-year-old actress to write about her childhood in a rough Washington, DC neighborhood, being a single parent and her film and TV roles.

She received a best supporting actress nomination for her role in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” She was also in “Hustle & Flow” and “Baby Boy” and was an Emmy nominee for the TV movie “Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story.”

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