Exclusive Red-Carpet Portraits: Taraji P. Henson at 52nd Chicago International Film Festival

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CHICAGO – Popular actress Taraji P. Henson (“Hustle & Flow,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) was showcased at the 52nd Chicago International Film Festival on October 23rd, 2016, as she walked the Red Carpet and presented highlights from her upcoming film, “Hidden Figures.”

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Taraji P. Henson on the Red Carpet at the 52nd Chicago International Film Festival
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

“Hidden Figures” is the untold true story of Katherine G. Johnson (Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janielle Monae), three African American women in the late 1950s/early 1960s NASA space program, whose calculations and contributions helped launch John Glenn into orbit. The film will be released on December 25th, 2016.

Taraji P. Henson was born in Washington, D.C., and graduated from Howard University, where she studied drama. Her breakthrough film role was “Baby Boy” in 2001, followed by “Hustle & Flow” in 2005. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (2008), and has key roles in “The Karate Kid” remake (2010), Larry Crowne (2011) and Top Five (2014).

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Taraji P. Henson Will Be Featured in the Upcoming ‘Hidden Figures’
Photo credit: Joe Arce of Starstruck Foto for HollywoodChicago.com

The “Best of the Fest” continues through Thursday, October 27th, 2016. Click here for details. The 52nd Chicago International Film Festival has its final night on October 27th, 2016. Click here for film schedules, information and to purchase tickets.

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Writer, Editorial Coordinator
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2016 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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