She studied acting at Howard University and began her Hollywood career in guest-roles on several television shows before making her breakthrough in Baby Boy (2001).
She received praise for playing a prostitute in Hustle & Flow (2005) and a single mother of a disabled child in David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008); for the latter, she received Academy Award, SAG Award and Critics Choice Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress; for the former, she received a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture nomination.
Henson even after 14 years since their breakout hit "Baby Boy." "That's my baby. I'm very, very honored to tell the world we're still family and we still connected and hang out beyond that 'Baby Boy' set." Gibson was a fresh faced 22-year-old in the John Singleton-directed cult classic, which is the focus of TV One's "Unsung Hollywood," airing Wednesday, when he met Henson, who played his girlfriend, Evette.
We always get together for lunches and dinners and connect," he told the New York Daily News on Wednesday. Although their on-screen romance was toxic, he equates their affections to Ryan Gosling and Rachel Mc Adams' chemistry in "The Notebook." "Everybody loves that movie.
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"I hate to disappoint my fans, but daddy duties is real for me on a very personal level." Gibson wanted to go out with a musical bang, so he rented a mansion in Arizona for 34 days and hosted what he called an "R&B boot camp." Out of 146 songs recorded with 19 singers, songwriters, producers and musicians residing in the mansion for the month, Tyrese chose the cream of the crop to appear on the double album, which also includes a physical, digital, and audio book, as well as a short film that he intends to put in the festival circuit.
"The song called 'Shame' is featuring Jennifer Hudson and we actually shot a musical short film," Gibson said about the period piece set in 1958.
Henson went on to star in the ensemble film Think Like a Man (2012) and its 2014 sequel.
In 2015, she began starring as Cookie Lyon on the Fox drama series Empire, for which she became the first African-American woman to win a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series.