'Empire' Star Taraji P. Henson to Pen Memoir

Taraji P. Henson - H 2015
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Taraji P. Henson - H 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Her immediate plans are to host Saturday Night Live this weekend. But Taraji P. Henson also has a memoir in her future.

The Oscar-nominated actress, who stars as Cookie Lyon in the Fox series Empire, has a deal with the Simon & Schuster imprint 37 Ink. The publisher told The Associated Press on Thursday that the book is currently untitled with a planned mid-2016 release.

Henson, 44, will write about her childhood in a rough Washington, DC neighborhood, being a single parent and her film and TV roles. She also appeared in the films The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Hustle & Flow and Baby Boy and was an Emmy nominee for the TV movie Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story.