Celebrity Real Estate: Taraji P. Henson, Kerry Washington, Brangelina
By Laura Vecsey
Taraji P. Henson Lists Hollywood Hills ‘Cookie Jar’
Veteran actress Taraji P. Henson spent many years keeping a low profile in a San Fernando Valley home before making a move to Hollywood Hills in 2010. Well, now it looks like the “Empire” queen is taking her fame and fortune to new heights – or, at least new digs.
The woman who turned the character “Cookie Lyon” into one of TV’s great new characters is selling her 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom home for $3.25 million. Henson’s home, which has a giant Buddha statue sitting in its kitchen atrium, spans 4,202 square feet and features a theater, wine cellar and a dressing room suitable for a Cookie, or a Taraji.
One Year and Done for Kerry Washington
It didn’t take long for “Scandal” star Kerry Washington and her husband, retired NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha, to tire of their Hollywood Hills compound. The couple has listed the French country-style home for $2.695 million. They bought the place last year for $1.865 million.
In addition to the main house, there’s a chauffeur’s quarters, a guest house and swimming pool with entertainment area.
Brad and Angie Looking for Big Easy Sale
It’s been a downer for Brangelina these days. While Angelina Jolie’s new movie “By The Sea” – featuring Jolie and husband Brad Pitt – has been widely panned, the couple is also having a tough time selling their New Orleans home. They’ve just chopped the price on the property by $850,000 to its current $5.65 million list price.
The couple have owned the 1830s-era, French Quarter mansion since 2006, when Pitt was on location in the Big Easy for the film “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.’’ The house has 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, an elevator and period features like marble mantles and a spiral staircase.