1. She's a fan of Michael Jackson.


Sure, who isn't? According to Henson, she was in love with the King of Pop when he was in his Jackson 5 days, "like really IN LOVE". You know it's true love when the use of caps lock is involved.

2. She had a mushroom cut when she was in the ninth grade, and made it work.

young Taraji P Henson

We all had our fair share of unfortunate cuts (heck, some of us are still in therapy for that trauma), but Henson took it to the next level with a bowl cut that sported a similarity to the humble mushroom. However, we spotted no shame in this picture — just a confident, toothy-grinned young woman ready to take on the world.

3. She has a security bunny.

Bunny Chronicles

Because blankets are overrated. Her stuffed toy makes several appearances on her Instagram, accompanying the actress on her travels — just look up #BunnyChronicles. We've never been jealous of a stuffed bunny until now.

4. She learned how to serve up some attitude from Bette Davis.

Betty Davis Taraji P Henson

Nobody throws shade like Cookie. While she doesn't swear on the show (she's a lady, after all), she manages to raise hairs with as little as a stare — you can say she's got Bette Davis eyes. 

5. She enjoys memes, notably ones featuring Cookie.

Taraji P Henson meme

We reckon there's a meme album in her mobile. Henson loves reposting fan-made memes of Cookie's many expressions — our favourite has to be this one, which you can use for just about any current issue: Malaysian politics, hazy weather, or the iPhone 6s.

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