09/10/2016 05:51 EDT

TIFF 2016: Taraji P. Henson Looked Like Money On Red Carpet For 'Hidden Figures'

This is Taraji P. Henson's year.

The actress, best known for playing the fierce Cookie Lyon on "Empire", was in Toronto for the screening of her newest movie, "Hidden Figures".

Henson slayed the Toronto International Film Festival wearing a silk, emerald-green shirt dress that tied at the waist with a pair of strappy sandals.


The award-winning actress paired the ensemble with mauve lips and sultry eyes. Her angled bob was dyed platinum blond.



During the question-and-answer period for "Hidden Figures", Henson teared up talking about the importance of the story, which is about three black women who worked with NASA to send the first man to the moon.

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