Actress Taraji P. Henson offers up a piece of her empire

Actress Taraji P. Henson, who plays the scheming ex-wife of Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) on the Fox series “Empire,” has put her home in Hollywood Hills on the market for $3.25 million.

The Moorish-inspired contemporary, built in 2009, is entered through ornate double doors.

Three floors featuring dark wood floors and vaulted ceilings include formal living and dining rooms, a media room, an office and a chef’s kitchen with a center island and 600-bottle wine cellar.

Rows of lighted alcoves, arched doors and windows, hand-carved fireplaces and multicolored chandeliers are among the interior details. A small built-in atrium with statues and other ornamental pieces sits behind the kitchen sink.


A total of four bedrooms and five bedrooms are within more than 4,200 square feet of space. A fifth bedroom has been outfitted as a dressing room complete with custom cabinetry, vanities and a salon chair.

Outdoors, there’s a lounge area with a fire pit and a hot tub. Sets of balconies sit off of the second and third floors.

The house previously sold for $1.695 million in 2010, records show.

Vanessa Blair of John Aaroe Group has the listing.

Henson, 45, won a Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actress this year for her role on “Empire.” Among her film credits are “Hustle & Flow” (2005), “Date Night” (2010) and “The Karate Kid” (2010).

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