Taraji P. Henson: High school yearbook photo shown on Kimmel
Taraji P. Henson, this is your life.
On Tuesday night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, host Jimmy Kimmel challenged the Empire star to identify someone from her life. “I need my glasses!” Henson said as she was presented with a video screen showing six smiling faces.
She did fine without them. After missing on her first guess, Henson honed in on a woman. “God, I know your face, I just can’t put it!” Henson said. After Kimmel gave her a hint — “Imagine her with a crown on her head” — Henson figured it out: “Homecoming Queen Court!”
The woman, named Vanessa, was Henson’s high-school acquaintance, and each were crowned homecoming queen. “I always thought she was very sweet and quiet, and she was always smiling. But nothing like Cookie,” Vanessa said.
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Watch below to see Henson’s high school yearbook photo.