Taraji P. Henson is known for her hardened exterior, at least in the dramatic roles she's used to playing. But as she tells NPR's Michel Martin, it's not just an act. "I'm such a fighter," she says. "Some women can take up for themselves. That's why I feel like that's why I feel like I need to speak up to be an example for women." She's started a foundation that, along with her star power, brings awareness to mental health issues in the African-American community. Since her breakout performance in the 2001 John Singleton Baby Boy , she's won a Golden Globe for her star turn as "Cookie" in the hit TV show Empire and was nominated for an Oscar for her supporting role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button . But she's quick to remind people that she got...
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'What Men Want' Actor Taraji P. Henson Talks Fighting 'Like A Girl'