Empire." Before that, she starred in "Person of Interest," "Think Like a Man Too," and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." Even though Henson's been gracing our television screens since the late '90s, you might not know everything about her.

From her coincidental college nickname to her work history, here are eight surprising facts about Taraji P. Henson.

2015 Summer TCA Tour - FOX All-Star Party

[Source: Boston Herald]