Photo: Getty Images/For the AJC
Photo: Getty Images/For the AJC

Taraji P. Henson’s favorite places in Atlanta

What Men Want,” the film set and filmed in Atlanta, opened in theaters on Friday, Feb. 8.

The AJC's Najja Parker sat down with the film’s star Taraji P. Henson (EmpireHidden Figures), producer Will Packer (Girls TripThink Like A Man) and director Adam Shankman (Being Mary JaneA Walk to Remember) for the latest episode of the accessAtlanta podcast. 

Henson, Packer and Shankman share the places they frequent when filming in Atlanta and discuss their legacies in the film industry.

Plus, host Shane Harrison shares things to do in and around Atlanta over the next 10 days, including The Wolves at Horizon Theatre and Trevor Noah at the Fox.

Listen now or open in iTunesGoogle PlayStitcher, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

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The actress and singer was born Sept. 11, 1970. She graduated from Howard University with a drama degree. Her breakout film was 2001's "Baby Boy," which starred Tyrese. The Oscar-nominee has worked alongside Brad Pitt, Tyler Perry and more. Her credits include "Empire," "Hidden Figures," and "Acrimony." In 2016, she released her memoir "Around the Way Girl."

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