Taraji P. Henson to Pen Memoir

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson to Pen Memoir

Upcoming book details her childhood in D.C. and career in Hollywood.

Published April 11, 2015

Taraji P. Henson is having the best year ever. Fresh off of the record-breaking first season Empire, and set to host Saturday Night Live this weekend, the actress is busier than ever. Now, she is putting her efforts into a memoir set to be released next year.


According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar-nominated actress has secured a publishing deal with the Simon & Schuster imprint 37 Ink. The publisher revealed exclusively to The Associated Press that the book, which is currently untitled, is tentatively set for a mid-2016 release.

Henson, who stars as Cookie Lyon in the FOX drama series Empire, will touch a range of topics in the memoir including her childhood in a rough neighborhood in Washington D.C., being a single parent to her son, and her roles in television throughout the years.

Fans of the actress can catch her tonight (April 11) on SNL.

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Written by Moriba Cummings


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