Empire – Cookie Lyon AKA Loretha Lyon started working in the drug dealing business where she eventually met and wed Lucious. Her life has always centred on music, money and dodging the law wherever she can. Their marriage was not all smooth sailing, with the pair ending up divorcing. The ex-wife of Lucious who gets released from prison, is on a mission to claim half of their multimillion-dollar record label, which initially began through her own drug money.
Portrayed by Taraji P Henson.
Born September 1970, Taraji P. Henson is an American actress and singer. Her experience as an actress goes across television and film including Date Night, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Karate Kid and Think Like A Man.