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Empire 

TV-14 | | Drama, Music | TV Series (2015– )
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A hip-hop mogul must choose a successor among his three sons who are battling for control over his multi-million dollar company, while his ex-wife schemes to reclaim what is hers.
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The Many Faces of Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson reigns as Cookie Lyon in "Empire." Check out other roles she's played on TV and in the movies.

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The Lyons come up with a plan to take down the Dubois family once and for all.


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Cookie and Lucious take action when Diana Dubois' plan comes to fruition.


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Lucious, the founder and CEO of a successful record label has been diagnosed with ALS. He must choose one of his three sons to take over the company when he dies. Meanwhile, his ex wife and co-founder, Cookie, has been released from prison and wants to reclaim her rightful place in the company. Written by Jennifer Holmes

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Their reign. Their rules. (Season 3) See more »

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Performances by Terrence Howard as 'DJay' and Taraji P. Henson as 'Suge' in the 2005 movie "Hustle & Flow" are almost a perfect prelude to their 2015 hit series "Empire" and their characters 'Lucious Lyon' and 'Cookie Lyon' and the background story of their early years before Cookie's 17 year prison term where she takes the blame for Lucious. See more »


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User Reviews

 
Epic... Empire
2 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

I love this show. I wasn't going to watch it because I am more of a binge watcher and I don't subscribe to cable TV. However, I love Taraji & Terrence together since Hustle & Flow. They just fit perfect together for this series. The issues that arise within this family are real. The dynamics are present in every family household from illness, to the struggle that wealth brings, to homosexuality to obesity and style. The music is amazing. You don't have to love rap or hip hop to appreciate the musical talent behind the scenes of this show. My favorite character is Cookie of course. She is an OG gangsta female who is unafraid to speak her mind and is always in the Height of Fashion. Besides that the chemistry that still exists between her and Luscious is palpable. He loves her for who she is and always was. She never stopped loving him either. I will watch this show play out and it will be one of very few that I watch from TV. ITS DEFINITELY WORTH IT!


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