Taraji P. Henson To Get Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Multiple award-winning actress, Taraji P. Henson is set to get her very own star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame this year.
According to Ana Martinez, the Producer Of the Hollywood Walk Of Fame, the 48-year-old Oscar nominated “Empire” star will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on Monday, January 28, 2019.
“Taraji P Henson is a powerful woman and a powerful actress. She is an entertainer that fans cannot take their eyes off of due to her great acting ability. We welcome her bright star on our Walk Of Fame.”
This honour makes her the 2,597th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, after Hollywood actress, Viola Davis received the 2,596th star at last year ceremony.
It was also confirmed that “Boyz In The Hood” director John Singleton and rapper Mary J Blige will speak at the ceremony.
Henson is Washington DC-born actress whose career started working as an extra in television shows before getting her big break in the 2001 comedy-drama film “Baby Boy”, starring alongside Tyrese Gibson.
In 2008 she starred opposite Brad Pitt in David Fincher’s “The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button”, playing the mother of a disabled child. She also has an extensive career in television and has starred in films like “Date Night” and the 2010 remake of “The Karate Kid”.
Henson who will be honoured in the category of motion pictures was nominated for an Academy Award for “Best Supporting Actress” for her role in “The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button”.
Last year she voiced a character in Disney’s animated film “Ralph Breaks The Internet” and will appear in the comedy “What Men Want” in February.
For each star installed on the Walk Of Fame, the sponsor of the nominee must pay 40,000 US dollars (£31,000) to the Hollywood Historic Trust. The money goes towards the installation of the monument as well as the maintenance of the Walk Of Fame.