Emmy Nominated Empire Star, Taraji Henson Celebrating Her Birthday in NYC #MakeYours [Photos]

Taraji Henson

By Jack Barnes

Nominated for best leading actress, Empire’s star Queen Lyon celebrated her birthday in NYC just a week before the Emmys.

The celebration was nothing less than fierce; All Gold and lots of Lions, courtesy of CROSS Pens (known for their luxury gold peerless pens and 170 yr. old gold lion logo). Enjoy these photos below after the jump.

Guests included Empire creator, Lee Daniels, and various Empire cast members, as well as Brian Grazer, Mary J BligeMorris Chestnut and Adam Rodriguez, her co-star from Empire’s second season. They started the night with fun photos and signing her birthday card with a life-size CROSS pen, then enjoyed a decadent dinner at Asia de Cuba.

Dessert featured a beautiful gold cake topped with, what else, a gold lion, surrounded by Ciroc bottles shooting off sparklers! And the gift of the night, a Peerless 125 gold pen, was presented to the Empire star to celebrate how she has made her mark as CROSS launches it’s new Make Your Mark campaign, #MakeYours

After the dessert and gifting, the party moved to club Up and Down where friends Common and Kanye West joined to celebrate the big day….and where Ciroc and DeLeon took center stage.

And, to quote her birthday card, “Stay Fierce like the Queen Lion we know you are, and continue Making your Mark! Happy Birthday Taraji!”

About CROSS Pens

For 170 years, CROSS has been creating luxurious writing instruments to ink what matters. CROSS is celebrating those who are making a positive mark on history with their campaign #MakeYours.

CROSS, the world renowned manufacturer and marketer of fine writing instruments has achieved worldwide recognition as a brand since the firm’s inception in 1846. The CROSS name has been synonymous with quality writing instruments, and recently, its collection has expanded to include other fine accessories for where and how you work, including timepieces, leather, eyewear, and journals. CROSS is headquartered in Lincoln, Rhode Island, and its products are sold in more than 100 markets worldwide.

For further information about CROSS, please visit www.CROSS.com

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