Queen Latifah Honored Her Friend Taraji P Henson on Her 50th Birthday With a Sweet Tribute

Queen Latifah recently shared a photo of herself with Taraji P. Henson in honor of her 50th birthday. She also penned a sweet tribute where she described the actress as her sister.

Taraji P. Henson turned 50 over the weekend and she was met with warm wishes from her family, friends, including ace actress Queen Latifah.

Taking to Instagram, Latifah shared a photo of herself and Henson flashing heartfelt smiles as they posed next to each other.

Actress Queen Latifah at the 2017 BronzeLens Film Festival Women SuperStars Luncheon at Westin Peachtree Plaza on August 25, 2017. | Photo: Getty Images

Actress Queen Latifah at the 2017 BronzeLens Film Festival Women SuperStars Luncheon at Westin Peachtree Plaza on August 25, 2017. | Photo: Getty Images

While Henson wore her hair in a sleek bun, Latifah rocked a long straight hairstyle parted by the side. The adorable picture was accompanied by a caption that read:

"Happy birthday to my talented sista @tarajiphenson."

Latifah concluded the heartfelt note by wishing Henson a birthday celebration filled with light and laughter. Shortly after sharing the post, fans and followers took to the comments section where they left their best wishes for Henson.

Born on September 11, 1970, Henson is most famous for her role as Cookie Lyon in the hit series, "Empire." Henson's character quickly became a fan favorite for her sassy remarks and flashy fashion style. This also made the show one of the biggest in its first year of release.

She also advised people trying to negotiate higher wages to know their worth and go where it will be paid for.

In 2015, Henson received an Emmy nomination for Lead Actress in a Drama. By the following year, she won a Golden Globe Award which was her first 

While making her way to the stage for her acceptance speech, Henson picked up cookies from a table and shared them to people in the audience in honor of her character.

Like many actors and actresses, Henson's fans haven't been able to separate her off-screen identity from her character on "Empire." The actress once admitted that she opted for a stylish haircut to help distinguish herself from Cookie, but it didn't appear to have helped.

In addition to her career as an actress, Henson has also proven herself to be an advocate and activist for causes that she believes in. In March, the actress opened up about how she would keep fighting against being underpaid because of her gender.

She also advised people trying to negotiate higher wages to know their worth and go where it will be paid for. For this actress, giving up is not an option and she is teaching others how to keep fighting for their dreams.

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