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Life pre-Cookie: Taraji P. Henson reflects on 'Baby Boy' in TV One special
Life pre-Cookie: Taraji P. Henson reflects on 'Baby Boy' in TV One special

Before she was Cookie, Taraji P. Henson was Yvette. For more than a decade before Henson became the hottest actress in Hollywood with her portrayal of the outspoken Cookie Lyons on Fox's hit hip-hop drama "Empire," she was primarily known for her role as Yvette, the emotional "baby mama" in "Baby Boy," John Singleton's follow-up to his acclaimed "Boyz n the Hood." Since its 2001 release, "Baby Boy," which also marked the movie debut of Tyrese Gibson as the irresponsible young adult who refuses to grow up, has grown in stature and reputation as one of the seminal films about young blacks, arguably outpacing "Boyz n the...

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