Diva Database: Taraji P. Henson

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It may be hard out here for a pimp, but not so much for a diva on the rise like Taraji P. Henson. Hollywood has been keeping an eye out ever since she played Shug, a pregnant prostitute with a voice, in “Hustle & Flow” and Vernell, Don Cheedle’s, scrappy girlfriend in “Talk to Me.” She was finally recognized with an Oscar nod for best supporting actress in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” opposite Brad Pitt, and now she’s starring in CBS’s crime drama, “Persons of Interest.” But we probably like her most when she’s the independent sister giving brothers a hard time before falling head over heals like in “I Can Do Bad All By Myself” and “Think Like a Man.”

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