One tough Cookie! Taraji P Henson is chic in shiny black coat as she heads to Today show interview in New York

The weather in the Big Apple may be cloudy.

But Taraji P Henson certainly knows how to shine.

The 47-year-old actress looked chic as always as she headed to a Today Show interview in New York City on Thursday.

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Stunning: Taraji P. Henson looked chic as always as she headed to a Today Show interview in New York City on Thursday

Stunning: Taraji P. Henson looked chic as always as she headed to a Today Show interview in New York City on Thursday

The Empire actress made the sidewalk her runway as she stunned in a long, shiny black tie-up coat.

She kept warm and comfortable as she paired the stylish outerwear with a pair of black sheepskin Ugg boots.

Taraji added to the glam look with a pair of large designer aviator shades.

Youthful: The 47-year-old Empire actress made the sidewalk her runway as she stunned in a long, shiny black tie-up coat
Making the sidewalk her runway: She looked fantastic on the outing

Youthful: The 47-year-old Empire actress made the sidewalk her runway as she stunned in a long, shiny black tie-up coat

Vogue: Taraji added to the glam look with a pair of large designer aviator shades

Vogue: Taraji added to the glam look with a pair of large designer aviator shades

Her raven-colored locks were worn down in a middle-part as she let her evergreen looks shine with minimal make-up.

She appeared on the morning chat show/news program with Tyler Perry who wrote, directed, and produced her latest flick Acrimony.

The thriller is centered around a faithful wife played by Taraji who is tired of standing by her devious husband and becomes enraged when she is betrayed.

Pretty: Her raven-colored locks were worn down in a middle-part as she let her evergreen looks shine with minimal make-up

Pretty: Her raven-colored locks were worn down in a middle-part as she let her evergreen looks shine with minimal make-up

Dressed for TV: Once she got inside the NBC studios, she ditched her coat to reveal she was wearing a pretty pink dress 

Dressed for TV: Once she got inside the NBC studios, she ditched her coat to reveal she was wearing a pretty pink dress 

Getting ready: Taraji swapped out her black winter boots for a pair of stiletto heels, with a little help from an assistant

Getting ready: Taraji swapped out her black winter boots for a pair of stiletto heels, with a little help from an assistant

On the show Taraji was enthusiastic about the role as she saw it as her Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction (1987) moment.

She talked about the role of playing a woman betrayed: 'Love makes you do crazy things. I've been in situations where I look back and I'm like "ooh I may have been a little off there. What was I thinking?"'

Perry, 48, insisted that his leading lady's fire in front of the camera came from a real place as Taraji did admit that she did pull from firsthand experience in being wronged before.

She explained: 'You know what it was? It was all the things I should have done but never acted on, you know what I mean?'

Dynamic duo: She appeared on the morning chat show/news program with Tyler Perry who wrote, directed, and produced her latest flick Acrimony

Dynamic duo: She appeared on the morning chat show/news program with Tyler Perry who wrote, directed, and produced her latest flick Acrimony

Pretty look: The Hidden Figures star looked radiant in her choice of outfit along with glossy lip color

Pretty look: The Hidden Figures star looked radiant in her choice of outfit along with glossy lip color

 This comes just weeks after her head-turning appearance at the  90th Academy Awards earlier this month.

The Empire star looked effortlessly youthful in a sheer black gown as she posed on the red carpet outside the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.  

The actress, who was once nominated for her role in The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, showed plenty of her gorgeous gams in the elegant dress.

Indeed, Taraji went to great lengths to ensure that her limbs looked in tip top shape on the red carpet, with celebrity makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff revealing that she applied Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Radiant Lotion to her skin before she headed out to the event in order to ensure a healthy glow. 

Inspired: On the show Taraji was enthusiastic about the role as she saw it as her Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction (1987) moment

Inspired: On the show Taraji was enthusiastic about the role as she saw it as her Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction (1987) moment

Dream team: Perry, 48, insisted that his leading lady's fire in front of the camera came from a real place as Taraji did admit that she did pull from firsthand experience in being wronged before

Dream team: Perry, 48, insisted that his leading lady's fire in front of the camera came from a real place as Taraji did admit that she did pull from firsthand experience in being wronged before

Later that night: The actress hit up Jussie Smollett's listening party in the Big Apple

Later that night: The actress hit up Jussie Smollett's listening party in the Big Apple

Friends in high places: Taraji got onstage with Crown Royal's Director of Whisky Engagement Stephen Wilson

Friends in high places: Taraji got onstage with Crown Royal's Director of Whisky Engagement Stephen Wilson

'Because Taraji's dress was Grecian and flowy, and showed lots of skin, I wanted to make sure she was glowing and moisturized from head to toe! I used Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Radiant Lotion – made with deep healing moisturizers and Vaseline jelly, it was the perfect choice to show off her healthy, luminous skin.'

Taraji certainly took every available opportunity to show off her glowing limbs; her garment featured a high split, which the Empire starlet used to full effect, poking out one of her toned pins as she posed on the carpet.

The sheer material on the dress' upper half gave an unfettered view of Taraji's brassiere underneath, as well as showcasing her cleavage.

Henson kept her accessories to a minimum for the evening, wearing only her rings and a simple pair of gold, geometric dangle earrings. 

Legs eleven! This comes just weeks after Taraji was back for the 90th Academy Awards on as the Empire star posed on the red carpet outside the Dolby Theater in Holywood

Legs eleven! This comes just weeks after Taraji was back for the 90th Academy Awards on as the Empire star posed on the red carpet outside the Dolby Theater in Holywood

Legs for days: The actress, who was once nominated for her role in The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, showed plenty of her gorgeous gams in the elegant dress

Legs for days: The actress, who was once nominated for her role in The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, showed plenty of her gorgeous gams in the elegant dress

Good hair: The Boston Legal actress wore her straight raven locks in an elegant bob and with an off-center part
Good hair: The Boston Legal actress wore her straight raven locks in an elegant bob and with an off-center part

Good hair: The Boston Legal actress wore her straight raven locks in an elegant bob and with an off-center part

Leggy beauty: The garment featured a high split, which the Empire starlet used to full effect, poking out one of her toned pins as she posed on the carpet

Leggy beauty: The garment featured a high split, which the Empire starlet used to full effect, poking out one of her toned pins as she posed on the carpet

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Taraji P Henson is chic in shiny black coat as she heads in New York

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