Laura has introduced Common to her kids, Ellery and Jaya.
I put my name on a lease on an apartment that he was bringing other girls to.
Henson is nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Queenie in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” but do you know anything else about her? The sign said everything “from the rooter to the tooter” was up for sale. Henson drew inspiration for Queenie from the women in her family — her grandmother, mother and four aunts — who represented every age she had to play. She starred in Common’s “Testify” music video, playing a woman whose husband is on trial for murder.
Keep reading for some fascinating trivia about the 38-year-old D. native that will impress your friends when you’re watching the Academy Awards this Sunday night.1. She’s a single mother of 14-year-old Marcel, whose father is dead. Penda, her middle name, means beloved in the same language.
She supported herself while attending Howard University by working as a secretary at the Pentagon in the morning and as a singing/dancing waitress on a dinner cruise ship. And she makes him breakfast every morning so he’ll do well in school.
Were Laura and Common just catching up, and was the very romantic-looking dinner date actually a meeting of friends?
Some are making an argument that Laura Dern and Common aren’t that odd of a matchup."And I feel like when you get in a relationship, you can cancel each other out.And it has nothing to do with her success versus mine...she's a Virgo, she's loud, she's aggressive."I don't really know what that chemistry is independent of the movie set and we both have never tried to go there either," explained Gibson of what it would be like to date Henson according to Gibson explained how they are really good friends and although he is aware that most people want to see them together and are rooting for them to become a couple, he's just not sure if their personalities would work together in a romantic relationship."I mean I do love her and I do know her, but she's got a very big personality and I do too," explained Gibson during the Essence Live interview.They even confirmed that Common has met Laura Dern’s children. Instead, claims that Dern and Common worked on a movie together and their meeting was a friendly one.