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“Empire” star, oh yes, our very own Cookie, Taraji P. Henson is the forever friend in our head and one of Hollywood’s most in-demand! We first came to know the DC-native as Yvette in Baby Boy. Since then, the Oscar-nominated beauty has been slaying red carpets in an incredible transition from a rising young talent, to a bossy A-list powerhouse! From her bright eyed-glory in Pocahontas realness, yes Pocahontas, to the enviable and sleek bob that’s become her signature, here’s the beauty evolution of one single-mother turned superstar doing the damn thang!

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Brittney Fennell

Brittney Fennell

Brittney is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and a writer who has goals to disrupt culture in ways unseen.