Jussie Smollett — who co-stars on Empire — shared the Instagram message below, in honor of Taraji’s birthday.
This pic pretty much sums up @tarajiphenson. Genuine, beautiful and unaffected by all this. I’ve never met someone like you before. My Cookie, my friend and my confidante. I celebrate you every single day and I love you more than anyone will ever know. Happy birthday young Lady Henson. The world is better cuz you’re in it. ??????????#VirgoSeason
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And Gabby Sidibe, who also co-stars on Empire, wrote on Instagram:
Happy birthday, Taraji!