The talented Taraji P. Henson turns 50 today (Sept. 11)!
Did you know the “Empire” star wasn’t always looking to be an actress? She originally attended the University of the District Columbia, as well as North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, to be an electrical engineer!
She also has an interesting ancestor– Matthew A. Henson, a famous explorer who helped discovered the North Pole!
Watch clips from some of our favorite Henson shows and films and view some great photos below!