February 12 - 17, 2025

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TBFF President and Founder Fabienne Colas discusses with Academy Award nominated actress Taraji P. Henson about her path towards Hollywood fame as a Black actress. The discussion will be available on the Festival film platform until the end of the event (available to All Access Pass Holders).

Taraji P. Henson will receive the TBFF 2021 Career Achievement for her triumphs in TV and film while portraying strong powerful Black characters.

Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winning actor, writer and producer Taraji P. Henson quickly rose to fame after her breakout performance in the critically acclaimed film HUSTLE & FLOW, which earned her, and cast, a Screen Actors Guild nomination as well as winning her at BET award for Best Actress.Henson currently stars as Cookie Lyon in Fox’s hit musical drama “Empire,” which has earned her three Emmy nominations, a Golden Globe Award, a Critic’s Choice Award and three BET Awards.” In 2017, Henson portrayed NASA mathematician Katherine G. Johnson in the Academy Award-nominated film HIDDEN FIGURES. Henson and her cast received a Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture” for the film.