Taraji P. Henson Kids

Taraji P. Henson’s kids, or kid, is the reason why the award-winning actress works so hard.  Her son, Marcell Johnson is her everything! Marcell currently attends his mother’s alma mater, Howard University.



Henson recently shared her feelings about #OscarsSoWhite with The New York Times explaining “It’s been an ongoing conversation for a long time, and so it should be,” the actress who plays Empire’s Cookie Lyon declared.  “There still isn’t enough diversity.”

How old is Taraji P. Henson’s son?

After seeing the amazing images of Ms. Lyon’s young one many people ask: How old is Taraji P. Henson’s son?

Taraji P. Henson Kids
Taraji P. Henson Kids

Marcell Johnson was born on May 10, 1994 therefore he is currently 21 years old.
Hollywood is not the only place experiencing racial issues: Last year, Henson alleged that a Glendale police officer racially profiled Marcell during a traffic stop.  After video footage of the stop was released Henson quickly apologized yet we don’t blame Cookie!
Cookie Lyon Arrested
Cookie Lyon Arrested

Glendale is located in Los Angeles County, California, just 20 minutes away from where the Rodney King incident took place nearly 25 years ago.

Barack Obama Quote
Barack Obama Quote
Let’s celebrate Black History Month with one of President Obama’s best quotes: “I will never forget that the only reason I’m standing here today is because somebody, somewhere stood up for me when it was risky. Stood up when it was hard. Stood up when it wasn’t popular. And because that somebody stood up, a few more stood up. And then a few thousand stood up. And then a few million stood up. And standing up, with courage and clear purpose, they somehow managed to change the world.”
Never be afraid to stand up for what’s right.


By Jason John

Jason John is based in Maryland and covers Empire BBK’s News and Entertainment. He was previously a producer for the mobile site, helping to present Empire BBK’s news report to readers. More