Not only is she the star of this season’s smash FOX hit “Empire,” now Taraji P. Henson has been named the 2015 American Black Film Festival Celebrity Ambassador. Here’s more from Shadow and Act:

The Oscar-nominated actress will wear a different hat later this year, as the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) announced today that Ms. Henson will be the 2015 celebrity ambassador, for what will be its 19th edition, set for June 11-14, 2015, in New York City at the New York Hilton, AMC Empire 25 and the historic Ziegfeld Theater. 

“I want to thank Jeff Friday and everyone at ABFF for the honor of serving as your 2015 Ambassador. It is a privilege to join my fellow filmmakers to celebrate and support Black artists and the artistry that resides in all of us,” Henson told the media.

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